To Singularity, and Beyond.
Happy Daylight Savings, everyone! Remember when we had to remind each other? Now, our phones control our time for us. And on that note…
Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted that in 2021 humans and computers will become one. By this, he meant that we will live seamlessly with technology, and that the use of technology will be integrated into our bodies and lives.
An in-depth account into our trajectory of technological advancements toward singularity was published by Forbes recently. Read it here.
If you choose to do so, I would also urge you to give thought to the marketing hype game that often makes big promises it can’t keep, using buzzwords like AI and Blockchain, neither of which have yet to live up to what many of the companies behind them have promised.
However, I believe it’s all more simple than this. Look to any crowded street and find one human being not interconnected to technology.
It is very possible that the singularity is near.
Your phone is the first thing you grab when you wake up, and it dictates your every move throughout the day. Whether it’s google maps, Uber, or social networking, your phone and your brain have become one in the social navigation of your very existence.
Do you remember when we used to write “BRB”? As in: be right back.
There is no longer a “BRB”. We are all connected, all the time.
Everyone thought Ray was a bit mad when he made his prediction back in 2005 regarding the year 2021. It is only the beginning of 2019, we are only three years away, but our current trajectory is exciting, at least.