How do you think that generations will look back on us in a distant future?

There is always the possibility to simulate this time.Films such as the Matrix and the theory from the paper by Nick Bostrom (the Simulation Argument) are interesting, one can in the future try to simulate the reality of today.That doesn’t mean I believe that, I think it’s an interesting guess piste.

Should there be enough information left for the people in the future, I think this time was seen as a crucial hinge point in history.

Some reasons:

  • Artificial intelligence has been the toy of academics.

Since a few years, hardware has become very important, i.e. fast enough to be able to run a reduced version of a trained KI model. Also, data centers and servers that used to be based only on Cpus that have fairly generic instruction sets change to more complex systems. Graphical chips (Gpus), Fpgas and application-specific chips are added as co-processors to accelerate the normal Cpus. The start of this development where engineers are working with KI and not just scientists and academics, is now.

  • While the first Cray Supercomputing had huge dimensions, every man now runs with a more powerful processor around the back pocket.
  • And it can last for several days without charging. The fact that we just carry such powerful devices with us is phenomenal. Edoch few who realise it.

  • Where I used to learn from books in the library or from the printed newspapers, it is now very easy to find information.
  • Used to be too little, now without a doubt too much. It is an advantage for those who are focused on searching and who can distinguish the main issue of side-matter. Hence the emergence of mentors and self-made entrepreneurs who never obtained a university diploma. At the same time, a filter is placed in a subtle way between the information and the person looking for information. The filter determines what you see and how to get it. Where once every library had a Winkler Prins encyclopaedia, you knew that everyone in the same country read the exact same information, the only source was that encyclopaedia (obviously simple suggested to make a point). Today, you don’t know if anyone who uses Google or Bing to find something gets the same information. Even more, based on your browsing habits, chances are you won’t see the same search results. The same with Facebook, what you are looking for or the messages in your “feed” are carefully selected by an algorithm that no one knows how it works right. Facebook’s goal is to advertise effectively, and that’s only if you know everything about you and exploit your weaknesses to turn it into buying. Since Facebook is so effective, “social media marketing” has become a household name. Fake News, propaganda or advertising, it’s all manipulation of information. And today, in 2019, this has become much easier.

  • Censorship has never been gone back.
  • Twitter deletes accounts according to what they find correct. It can very easily show certain opinions to very little or to a lot of people. As politics has long been dominated by one-liners, the news and opinion is also about 180 characters long. Just as it used to be discussed at the counter and by people in the various stages of intoxication with the fists, insults and some based on arguments, this is now possible on a global scale. And don’t be mistaken, every model, every actor, every newspaper, every journalist and every politician uses one-liners and unrealistic images to mark themselves. But every benefit, they hep disadvantage, and that can sometimes lead to virtual Lynch parties. It is a much more powerful marketing tool that can provoke much more powerful positive AND negative reactions. The advantages are clear, but one should not forget the disadvantages.

  • Automatisation is slowly but surely accelerating.
  • We all know the car assembly robots, which have been deployed for quite some time. But more and more dangerous tasks that are soon bored or repetitive will be done by machines. On the one hand you have the positivos that say that everything gets super. On the other hand, the Doomsday thinkers say that the world (again) goes to the Kloten. Neither Ven is right. Fear is not necessary, the right information though. This cover in the labour market is drastic but will bring about a change and not necessarily make all workers unemployed. Correctly informing and understanding what is and does not become automated is crucial. Unfortunately there is no teacher on Earth who can give that subtle explanation to the children. This will result in problems. But the world will continue to spin. Just as the car replaced the horse and cart, and the factories pushed back the agriculture.

    If everyone informs themselves (through the guides who know what they are talking about) then the future should not be feared.And, for example, we can look at our own society and how the politicians squat our future and dig wells while saving worthless money (previously, gold collateral for money, has long been no longer). We only need 1 little boy who shouts that the emperor has no clothes.

    I think that the three million people who live in Antarctica will find us huge suckers, because we have let it come.

    I think as the civilization that is depicted in plasma games characters each with its own story based on the DNA structure derived from our mortal remains and in that way we are all brought back to life individually.

    And of course we all get a spot in the museum 2020 which are represented with big Ipads:)

    As if we were violent monkeys with a yellow blaze.

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