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A Snapshot Of The Future

jannah-scifiI purposefully didn’t write a post on Steve Jobs last week because while I recognise the fact that he’s a visionary and has had a MAJOR impact on the way we interact with technology, I felt I didn’t know enough about him to be able to write something which you wouldn’t have already read 1 000 times.

Then I came across this video of a 1 year old girl playing with an iPad and, after that, trying to use a magazine in the same way and it really made me stop and think about what our lives have become.

We’re plugged in, every day, all the time. We’re permanently connected in some way or other, whether it’s through your cell phone or the nearest 3G tower. We consume VAST amounts of information, very little of which sticks in our already crowded minds.

Awhile back I started reading “The Singularity Is Near” by futurist Ray Kurzweil, where he puts forward the notion that within the next 40 years, technology will become so advanced and move at such a rapid pace that it will “appear to rupture the fabric of human history.” In other words, we will seize control of our own evolution.

 

 

It’s based on the principle of nanotechnology and the theory that eventually we will be able to inject nanobots into our blood streams that will reverse and control aging at a cellular level, speed up our thought processes by doubling the amount of neurons in our brains and basically transform us from biological into nonbiological beings.

If you’re into that shit, you gotta read this interview with Kurzweil that Vice Magazine did, it’ll blow your fucking mind: http://www.vice.com/read/ray-kurzweil-800-v16n4

And when that happens, this blog site will become wired into your DNA and these words I’m writing will echo inside your brain like I’m sitting right close to you, shooting the breeze.

Kinda like it is already Winking smile

But yeah, until that glorious day, here’s the video of the baby that thinks a magazine is an iPad:

 

 

Food for thought right there.

Have a killer weekend, I’ll catch you on Monday for more curazy-pops!

-ST


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