This is a great article that describes some ‘visions of the future’ from ‘Britain’s leading thinker’ Ian Pearson.
He predicts that within 45 year people can upload there consciousness into a computer, which will result in ‘immortal personalities’..
"’If you draw the timelines, realistically by 2050 we would expect to be able to download your mind into a machine, so when you die it’s not a major career problem,’ Pearson told The Observer. ‘If you’re rich enough then by 2050 it’s feasible. If you’re poor you’ll probably have to wait until 2075 or 2080 when it’s routine. We are very serious about it. That’s how fast this technology is moving: 45 years is a hell of a long time in IT.’"
I’m sure that i’m not the only one who ever thought of doing this to your own brain..:
"He believes that today’s youngsters may never have to die, and points to the rapid advances in computing power demonstrated last week, when Sony released the first details of its PlayStation 3. It is 35 times more powerful than previous games consoles. ‘The new PlayStation is 1 per cent as powerful as a human brain,’ he said. ‘It is into supercomputer status compared to 10 years ago. PlayStation 5 will probably be as powerful as the human brain.’"
Ian thinks that it will be possible to make a conscious computer with superhuman levels of intelligence before 2020! Can’t wait for that to happen! 🙂
And good news for the business users that are always crying and cursing about there inability to use computers and software, because (according to them) computers are user unfriendly….
"The next age, he predicts, will be that of ‘simplicity’ in around 2013-2015. ‘This is where the IT has actually become mature enough that people will be able to drive it without having to go on a training course. "
Well. this is definitely the best future vision I’ve read for a long time!
No more phone calls from the family to reinstall or configure there Windows desktop. Great!