Tag Archives: future

What if you could remember everything? (Book Review of “Total Recall”)

“Total Recall” is the concept that in today’s digital world, you can save and retrieve massive amounts of data. Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell are both researchers at Microsoft. Gordon is putting all of his atom- and electron-based bits in his local Cyberspace. It is called by MyLifeBits and includes everything he has accumulated, written, photographed, presented, and owns (e.g. ... Read More »

2020 Graduation Speech

From http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2006/11/2020-vision.html Learn more about Karl Fisch at http://www.designshare.com/index.php/articles/2020-vision This is centered around a high school called Arapaho in Colorado, very education oriented. It was written before Obama won the election. 2008 Amazon buys Ebay – prices of everything becomes negotiable 2009 – Google buys Logitech and Shure (Microphones), teacher podcast ALL classes Google purchases Associated Press & ABC/Disney & ... Read More »

The Singularity Is Near – Ray Kurzweil

Here are two quotes from the book to give you the big picture: “What then is the Singularity? It’s a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed…. The key underlying the impending Singularity is that the pace of change of our human-created technology ... Read More »

The Spike – by Damien Broderick

Around 2050, or maybe even 2030, is when a technological Singularity, as it’s been termed, is expected to erupt. That, at any rate, is the considered opinion of a number of informed if unusually adventurous scientists. Professor Vinge called this project event “the technological Singularity,” something of a mouthful. I call it “the Spike”, an upward jab on the chart ... Read More »