The Technology That Could Travel at Lightning Speed
The idea that technology is on the rise isn’t exactly profound. Technology is a part of our everyday lives, from the near-standard use of satellite radio and GPS in our cars, to the constant chiming of our smartphones as new emails come in, to watching video on our flat-screens and iPads. However, when we examine the widespread use of consumer technology around the world and couple it with solid predictions for what the future holds, the immense and unstoppable growth of various technologies is most likely more impactful than we expect.
Here it’s pointed out that the more open-ended a technology is, the more ubiquitous it becomes in our society (think about the novel concept of the wheel). While additional uses of a technology may not always be apparent to the layperson – flashback to the cell phone of the late ’80s – the adaptability of different technologies has and will always be discovered, thanks to the minds of extreme techies and inventors.
In addition to charting the growth and use of items like HDTVs and access to the Internet, this infographic provides a peek into how Ray Kurzweil’s “Law of Accelerating Returns” will affect our lives in the next century. For example, a $1,000 computing device will be just as good as a human brain in 2019, and sometime during the following decade it’s possible that our children will have simulated software-based teachers. While this may be bad for real-life teachers, advanced technologies like this will pave the way for human-computer networks that science fiction writers fantasize about.
There’s no doubt that the way we view and utilize technology today will be drastically different in 2099, but we can only speculate how future societies will look at computers when they’re in competition with them...
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