Feb 23 2008

Virtually Real?

Category: In The MediaChrisM @ 1:34 am

No longer really virtual at least… Before assuming I have had one too many vodkas (nope, tonight’s total = 0 !), head on over the BBC’s article here. Whilst it was an interesting read, when Mr Kurzweil made reference to being able to plot the future by looking at progress over the last 50 years, I can’t help remembering Moore’s law, which held that processing power would double every two years. However, over the last decade or so, industry has struggled to keep up with this ideal. I also remember scientists confidently predicting we would all have Jetson-like hover cars, and have residential homes on the moon by 2001… However long it may take, and assuming society does not create a backlash against technology literally becoming part of, or integral to our bodies, I think Mr Kurzweil’s predictions may come to pass eventually.

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