Informational singularity, each of us with our own private noospheres, able to interlink and communicate with other's at will. Augmented reality will be commonplace through GAG displays (gloves and goggles) meaning that we can all walk around in our own customised bubble-reality (to a point). Whole new concepts of crime and communications, and quite possible with a generation on the way who will be as alien to us in their way of interacting with technology/extelligence as we are to the previous generation who struggle with google.
Add to that expert systems bordering on emergent property complexity, and that's where I think/hope it goes.
We think progress is fast but just think back a little further. When my Grandmother (died 1994) was born hardly anyone had a telephone, air travel was still a dream and motor cars were rare. Just consider how much changed in her lifetime
As I will be joining you in the wonderful age of 27 this year (In a few weeks in fact) I thought I'd add nanotechnology to the mix, which has a massive potential in medical science, I can see the first augmented human being trialled in the next 27 years, and perhaps the rise of of robots?
I want a pair of those OLED glasses though, would still have to use them to check students passwords though!
From Douglas Adams The Salmon of Doubt
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that s invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
One things for sure, we will still be complaining
I'm going to go with the option that Apes take over and humans become nothing but slaves.......
Actually, this raises a question, if 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' is based on Earth, where did Mark Wahlberg arrive from in the 2001 film 'Planet of the Apes'......in the 2001 film are they making out that there is another planet inhabited by humans who are at a similar technological point as us?
Edit; just checked on IMDB and they use the sentence "an abrupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race" so that could mean an alternate reality or anything......
Maybe the 2001 Planet of the Apes actually visited the 2011 "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".......actually i'm just confusing myself now.....
Off to lie down.
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