March 17 2008 / by futuretalk
Category: Other Year: Beyond Rating: 11
By Dick Pelletier
I believe humans and their machines will evolve into a mind-boggling future.
We will greet new technologies with much joy. By late 2020’s and early 2030’s, advanced nanotech could be making everything from dishes to carpets self-cleaning, and household air permanently fresh. For properly designed nano-replicators, dirt would become food.
High resolution screens could project different images to each eye, giving us incredible 3D TV so real that the screen would seem like a window into another world.
Some envision systems that would share thoughts and emotions from mind to mind. It may be possible in the future to link neural structures via transducers and electromagnetic signals to provide a sort of telepathy easier to use than today’s telephones.
And of course as we trek through what some experts describe as the “golden age of intelligence” – 2035-2050 – humanity could learn to merge with their machines resulting in powerful bodies that require no maintenance. Say goodbye to human aging and unwanted deaths.
This writer can imagine his great-great grandchildren in 100 years or so asking questions like, “Grandpa, what was it like when you lived in a biological body? What was it like growing “old”, and what did you think when you heard that indefinite lifespan would become possible?”
Thinking about the possibilities of a “magical future” unfolding like this simply blows my mind.