Real "Matrix" by 2025?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Erbmaster, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Wow!.
    I've just been reading an article in Future Publishing's PCFormat magazine
    about BT's futurologist Ian Pearson,
    and if what he predicts is to pass then we will have one hell of a ride hehe.
    There's also a good chance if you're under 30 you'll want to read this even more...

    • 2004
    • AI teachers in schools
      .
    • 2005
    • War fought over water supply
    • Designer babies
      .
    • 2010
    • Video tattoos
    • Most bombers and fighters flown remotely
    • Orgasms by email
    • Smelly telly using chips with small reservoirs of chemicals
      .
    • 2013
    • "Kitchen Rage" caused by electric gadgets
    • AI entity gains degree
      .
    • 2015
    • Desktop computer as fast as human brain
    • 3D video conferencing
      .
    • 2020
    • Computer enhanced dreaming
    • Electronic pets outnumber organic pets
    • Regular manned missions to Mars
    • Electronic life-form given basic rights (nah that don't include you [e]-punk:p)
    • Deep underground cities in Japan
      .
    • 2025
    • Creation of "The Matrix"
    • More robots than people in developed countries
      .
    • 2030
    • Robots physically & mentally superior to humans
    • Emotion control chips used to control criminals
      .
    • 2035
    • Artificial brain
      .
    • 2040
    • Moonbase the size of a small village

    Before you dismiss this out of hand, only know he currently enjoys an 85%
    success at 10 years range. ;)

    Now tell me, that hasn't worried you?..hehe
    You can read more on Ian & his predictions at the following pages..
    Sphere
    About Ian Pearson
    Futureshow
     
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  2. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Very very interesting stuff, will take a closer look at it before commenting further :)
     
  3. thebear

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    I remember at my elementary school there were books from the 50's and 60's showing and saying what life will be like in the year 2000. It showed massive skyscapers, flying cars, and a bunch of other futuristc things. IMO this is no different, in 2030 and 2040 people will laugh at this....still kinda of a cool thought though
     
  4. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Yeah, I do know what you mean...err, actually I don't.
    We already have huge skyscrapers, and skycars
    Once people all thought the world was flat you know? :p
     
  5. ~bk

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    Nice information. :)
     
  6. Black-Syth

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    In 2060 we'll have no need for genitals. OH NO!
     
  7. Geffy

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    lookin forward to 2010 ;) :p
     
  8. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Haha...gotta love modernists/futurists. They ensure that we have good science fiction films for years to come. :p

    I doubt that much of that will ever happen, but nanotechnology is supposed to dramatically change our lives. I believe that to be true, but whether that is a good or bad thing is yet to be seen.

    Melon
     
  9. Erbmaster

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    I know what mean about the nanotech melon.
    Seems alarming just how fast we are evolving.
    I don't think we have the means to fully understand what we've already discovered.
    Yet we plug on into the unknown, trying new things with little thought of consequence.
    Trying new things is always good, but we need to fully take stock of what we have already.
    It seems that too many are striving to be the first to invent/create something, with not much regard as to why? to what practical end?
    Or the implications therein.
    Just imho.;)

    Anyone remember when everyone knew PC's would never
    need more than 640k? :D

    Geffy:...lol you perv :p