Post by harrydeanstanton66 on Feb 5, 2019 11:04:18 GMT -5
Hey Tim, technology is changing faster than ever before and I am curious where you think things will be going in the coming years. It won't be like the Jetsons LOL but I am curious if you see potential in virtual reality, augmented reality, neuroreality, space colonization, and avoiding the potential manmade catastrophe that will end the human race on Planet Earth. Having such a long history in tech, you have seen many things come and go, and I am curious if you have any interest in keeping your thoughts and feelings (or at least, a copy of your mortal soul) in a technoreality. More possible than every before!
All the extreme stuff you mentioned, and things like flying cars aren't going to happen anytime soon. I like the things that SpaceX and Tesla are doing. I think the Mars colonization is interesting, but I doubt we will have people on Mars in the next 5 years. Some technology is good, some is useless, like Google Glass eyeglasses, and some is too invasive, like these Alexa home assistants.
I have 3 new episodes planned, I just have to quit being lazy and get the camera out and make them. One will be about these little spy devices (Alexa), that the NSA loves for you to put in your house so they can listen to you.
I also like the whole solar panel / battery storage system that Tesla is making now, it has a lot of benefits and not much downside except for cost. They work on your house and at utility scale, and all sizes in between.
Post by harrydeanstanton66 on Feb 6, 2019 15:16:21 GMT -5
Tesla and SpaceX are certainly cutting edge but are all but completed and realized. I suppose I am more curious about some of the things we will see in the coming decades, as the human race confronts the new problem of a resource depleted world. Something like VRChat (not sure if you are familiar with this, would love to see you do a video on it) seems to show the foundation of a second lived experience within a virtual reality world, not unlike Second Life or the many social networks people use. People love to get sucked into Facebook for hours on end. It only makes sense that people whose life on Earth is antisocial and limited might escape to an online utopia, where they can change the way they look and behave and interact with people thousands of miles away. Think the recent movie Ready Player One or, at the worst, something like the Matrix. I believe, in the next hundred years, there will be a different option for the fortunate among us to live in, whether on another planet, a space station, or within the internet, instead of a polluted Earth. Sounds like science fiction but so did cell phones and cloning and both exist now! Would you upload your consciousness into a computer program? Would you live on a planet light years away? I'll attach some articles on the topic, hope to get a response!
Things like that VRChat are easy to overdo. It's like being drunk or on drugs - once you come down / out, you still have the same problems you had before. I played WoW pretty hard from 2007-2010, and there were days where I'd play all morning and into mid afternoon, go to the supermarket, come home, and play until bedtime. It was ok at the time, but looking back, there are better ways to spend the day. So have fun with it but don't think your reality doesn't still exist.
The Mars terraforming is interesting, but I'm not too excited to see brain uploading happen any time soon. That's going too far. Even if we could do it right now, I wouldn't go live on Mars or another planet.