Kurzweil believes that we're approaching a moment when computers will become intelligent, and not just intelligent but more intelligent than humans.
When that happens, humanity — our bodies, our minds, our civilization — will be completely and irreversibly transformed. He believes that this
moment is not only inevitable but imminent. According to his calculations, the end of human civilization as we know it is about 35 years away.
I don't know about you but this is one of my favorite mental exercises.
Trying to figure out where we are going to be in twenty or thirty years.
It seems like just yesterday we awere all playing Pong and marveling at technology.
Now we have 3D video games with surround sound.What's next???
You could make the arguement that this was an example of merging with technology.
I am 37 years old and I am having a tough time explaining to my kids what life was like pre-technology.
"You mean you couldn't text when you were a kid"
"Honey, there was no such thing as 'texting', there was nothing to 'Text' on.
If we wanted to 'text' we got out a piece of friggin paper and wrote on it....WITH A #2 PENCIL!!!!"
Damn I feel old.
I try to tell them that there were
No digital cameras
No Cell Phones
No Net Flix
Hell, when I was a little kid there was no such thing as cable!!!
You got maybe 5 channels and at about midnight they ALL went off the air.
There was no DVD player to watch a movie on, hell, VCRs hadn't even been invented yet.
"What did you do when the T.V. went off the air"?
"WE WENT TO BED"!!!!
"Did you have internet"?
"Internet??? There was no such thing as COMPUTERS,not home computers anyway, how could we have had internet"????
Enough of my rant,
NOW we are going to merge with technology.
It is innevitable.
Technology is getting better and better. Where will this take us?
Personally I see a future like the Surrogates.
Great movie, if you haven't seen it, get it, NOW!!!
A future where we will all have surrogate android selves. We will all stay safely inside hooked up to our computers which will allow us to
drive/steer/operate our surrogate android seves.
No one will actually go out into the "Real World".
That's what the surrogates are for.
After we have all reached the point off merging with technology I hope that we'll be able to look back and see that we already merged with technology
long long ago and we called this merger..."LIFE".
This world of atoms, molecules,and subatomic particles is a highly advanced very sophisticated yet fallible and sometimes glitchy computer program.
It is the ultimate video game. You only get one life before you have to start all over.
What do you see happening?
How are we going to merge with technology?
What form will this merger take place?