Ask A Genius 328 – The Future
October 22, 2017
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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What were we talking about? Ah yes, the future and comprehending about short, mid, and long-term.
Rick Rosner: Yes, it was about the near, what is in the middle, and what is here to come.
Jacobsen: We were talking about the short, mid and long-term future, and what is here to come. We were speaking about our time expectations. Along the way, I’ve noted something which you may find humiliating, and it’s about the Erosion of the Theory of Spirituality.
Rosner: I’d like to call it the Fantastic Future, but I am afraid to say that humans will have little to no joy in the upcoming years. You can say it in other words as it is the story about humans and humanity regarding their existence in different forms. Let’s begin with outlining the near future as it is what every human expects at this time.
This is regarding the next 50-100 years, or basically the whole 21st Century and we are talking about the technologies and devices that will have a major impact on the humanity, their way of living and existing.
These devices and technologies are here to aid us with our perception and our behaviour towards the world. When we are addressing to the mid-future, this is one of the most interesting ones and the strangest of them all.
This period offers us technologies and abilities that we haven’t experienced before. This will most definitely change the relationship between humans and machines, and humans and humans overall in a funny way.
This will gradually increase the search for new ways of completing regular tasks, while constantly moving back and forward in time using the traditional, already proven correct ways, simply because they are already proven to be working and they are well-defined and friendly in our lives.
After this, the long-term future follows, where we use outdated, well proven systems that we are certain they work. They are bonding together with the other forms of existence that we’ve developed throughout the near and mid future, but are slowly fading due to the changes that we’ve made over the decades, as they are easy to adopt and pretty useful. Because the new ways are connected with technology, being a human being as we are now or in the near-future will be considered as outdated.
One thing is for sure, the human communities will always be there, no matter how far in the future we manage to survive.
I want to make a point that we will have a pool of options, but will only follow one path, a path that this human now doesn’t want to live like. Another way into looking these three, the near, the mid and the far future is up to the personal way of seeing them.
The far future is a little bit out of the reach of our eyes and imagination, therefore we can’t clearly see how it will be, as we don’t know the path that the near and mid future is going to take. One thing is for certain – the future will be more informative than always, with a big data of information available, where we will rely on it for our evaluation.
The computers will play a major part in the world, and most probably out in Space, and people will have more and more knowledge in computing as the days go by. Here, we will have to use the Moore’s law, where the cost of the computing will get cut in half in the next 18 or 24 months.
This is yet to be seen as we have no idea what kind of computing will be available in the next decade or so. This is closely connected to the size of the computing and the Moore’s law of things getting double smaller. However, certain magazines state that computing cannot get smaller, and with the atomic limitation that we have, we already have several more generations to come and work on reaching that level of computing.
But will it stop there? One thing is certain, that quantum computing beats and will soon overshadow non-quantum computing in every way. And while the limitation that Moore’s law has set on the way the computing will go in the future we are talking about, there is a chance of a curve that can change it all, and it all comes down that we are still unable to predict how far actually the future can be to tell this information for certain.
The data processing and information bombarding alongside computing will be a huge part of our future, and it will be a lot different than the computing we are experiencing at the moment.
But the tables and sheets that we are seeing now will stay here, in the past – it will be able to produce real time models of the numbers included in the data in just few seconds. This means, the data can be used for quick access of information, and will be beneficial for making money, making crucial decisions on tie, and will most definitely help them with their lifestyle and movement in life.
This will most certainly affect the life of the people living at that time as there will be rapid changes in the entity, which will be part of the world in the future. When we look back in the past, Greg Bayer has a novel called Blood Music from the 90s that I enjoy reading, and it talks about nano-bots that will infect an engineer and the reaction of the body as an effect after this infection.
It is the same feeling as Supermen, where he is holding the city in a bottle in his hand, and in one point, after he gets used to the effect, he becomes the guardian of the city in the bottle.
However, this novel revolves differently than my opinion, and there the guardian evolves faster than it should, while we are yet to begin the changes that will happen. This is all I have in mind for the time being. If I add something more it will only interfere with what I’ve already said.
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