We’ve seen it all before, how futurists and other science fiction writers got it wrong. Futurists of the 1950s all seemed to be believe that by the year 2000, we would be flying around in cars and living on moon bases. And yet in these optimistic visions of space-faring civilizations, Spaihts notes, people still had secretaries typing up their messages.
“They utterly failed to see a different ramp that wasn’t yet visible to them, which was the development of information process and networking, computers and the Internet. Artificial intelligence.”
“It will be like having an angel on your shoulder who can answer your questions and transform the accessibility of data,” says Spaihts. “When that becomes meaningfully possible, it will change the fundamental face of society in ways we cannot predict now.”
Austin: “Computer, what is wrong with my life?” — PREPARE TO GET MIND BLOWN
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