Posted by: crudbasher | May 31, 2013

We Live In Magical Times

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke.

With the rate of technological progress now we are finally starting to see problems humanity has always had starting to be solved. For example, people have lost limbs since they were cavemen and the best we have been able to do it replace them with a prosthetic that is unresponsive. I came across this amazing video that shows a mind controlled prosthetic arm. (H/T Gizmodo)

Now that is amazing! A constant theme on this blog is that people just don’t understand how fast things are progressing now. They think that 10 years from now we will have computers in classrooms and they will be faster of course but will have the same basic capabilities as we have today. This is not accurate because progress isn’t linear it’s exponential which is hard for us to grasp.

Keep in mind the iPhone has only been out for 7 years. How far will that technology go in the next 10? Keep an open mind and don’t rule anything out.


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