Interaction & Communication
I am looking forward to wallpapering my house with Sony Wallpaper Screens. It would be lovely to talk with family and friends whose living room looks like it’s connect to mine.
With an ageing population, the lonely and elderly will consider this a life saver.
Internet Internet – The Future of the Internet
The Internet only seems to have been in existence for about five minutes, but already it is difficult to imagine its future. Already, people use the internet instead of their memory, “What was that actor in? Oh, I’ll just look it up.”
Some of us remember Encyclopaedia Britannica salesmen. Not only do they no longer exist, the paper it was all printed on is dwindling in usage.
In his paper, “Collective Intelligence and its Implementation on the Web: algorithms to develop a collective mental map”, Belgian physicist Francis Heylighen, discusses the future of the internet – human beings, are, after all, adding to its intelligence every day.
Many futurists and experts believe the World Wide Web will achieve human consciousness at some stage in the not too distant future.
To conclude, I would say I now know who that actor is - I have just checked in with my brain to find out. Before long I fully expect my brain to perform its physical duties, while I speak to my computer to access my memory.
The implants decipher and replicate the neural code that one part of the brain sends to another. By observing how the neurons communicate with each other will help unravel the mysteries of consciousness.
Nanotechnology has been called upon to improve brain implants to tackle other illnesses and disabilities.
The Blue Brain Project is an attempt to create a synthetic brain with human intelligence and capability. Extraordinary amounts of funding has been allocated to a variety of brain mapping projects. In tight fiscal time, even the American President has bought into the potential of such research.
As Nano technology edges us closer and closer to network enabled telepathy, I am already wondering how on earth I am going to explain that to my ageing relatives. I am sure many of us recall our pained expressions at the inadequacies of our parents with a TV remote control, let alone a headband that will enable them to communicate with us via their thoughts.