Juan Enriquez talks briefly about the economy and three trends gaining momentum over the past couple of decades. Cell engineering, tissue engineering and robot design are three trends leading to what he calls The Ultimate Reboot.
Highly recommended video about what’s going on NOW and where that leads us:
How old are you? Well, the real question is – how much longer will you live?
If you can make it about another 30 years, you just might be able to extend it another few hundred. You might become one of the first of the homo evolutis, the first batch of humans to marry themselves inextricably to their technology.
An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense “intuitive linear” view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate). The “returns,” such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There’s even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity — technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light.
Click through to Kurzweil’s Wikipedia page – really fascinating life.
I am Jon. Resistance is futile.