[NTLK] OT: The Future: Cyborgs and Invisible Computers?

From: Ryan Vetter <physicalconstants_at_yahoo.ca>
Date: Mon May 04 2009 - 10:17:06 EDT

Kevin Warwick, a Professor at the University of Reading, England, offers some interesting insight into human evolution, and what may be the next major evolutionary phase that we go through.

Watching it, I also started thinking - sort of collocating - future computers with Warwick's prediction of our future reality.

One thing I have found in computer literature is that a consensus seems to be that computers will miniaturize to the point of being invisible. For instance, smaller and smaller devices like a tiny projector that picks up wireless signals (i.e. streams movies) - no more televisions or Apple TVs.

I then start to feel a bit uncomfortable with all this, but yet intrigued. Is this our future? The harmonious blend of computers with organic tissue, making us smarter and connecting ourselves to one another - a Borg - and invisible computers?

Would you say that the Internet - a sort of global consciousness and pusher for the computer industry - was 'the' precursor to all this, if it ends up happening?


All the best,


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