“The future is already here, it’s just unevenly distributed” William Ford Gibson.
Gibson is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the “noir prophet” of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. Gibson coined the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome” and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer.
I’m absorbing information, content, culture, anything, everything. I feel like my mind has never been as open. I’m not easily surprised by things anymore but often delighted by the ingenuity humans not matter their age background or experience. I see a lot of value in others, from a simple smile to the sophisticated works of tomorrows bio-technologists.
As I continue my journey of discovery and purpose (aided by the BRILLIANT work of meditation master Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Using Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science), I’m thinking about the change we are going to experience over the next decade. Artificial Intelligence in particular is about to have a profound impact on humanity and it’s going to happen be faster than any other revolution in history, whilst being on a bigger scale than anything we have seen before. By 2030 and beyond the world will feel like a completely different place to what we know it today. Will A.I. end up creating a new social class system? Those that work with and embrace technology and those that prefer to remain pure or organic human? Wearable computing is still embryonic and many argue its value today is debatable (I personally do not wear any electronic technology everyday) however, the next computing form factor will move on from the smartphone to something that’s permanently worn on or inside our bodies.
When computers can diagnose tumours from an MRI scan better than a doctor (this is only a matter of a few years away), and a robot can lay bricks ten times faster than a human builder, how do we remain relevant? Traditional “safe” jobs like medics, accountants, lawyers and physical labourers are all at risk. Andrew Ng a leading A.I expert from Stanford University believes the only major industry he can think of that will not be effected by A.I is hairdressing…
The internet in 2017 is still young, very young — what we are about to experience in the next 10 years will be equally exciting as frightening. My mind is open, change must be welcomed and technology used to advantage ourselves and others to live in harmony and happiness.
Steven Kainth is founder of www.wouldiwearit.com A exploration into new discoveries surrounding modern lifestyles from wearable technology to fashion, transportation and more.