Going Forward: Part 1 ✿Franz Bruckhoff — April 27, 2015✿
Impending superhuman machine intelligence, low cost robotics, optical processors with 1000-fold increased computational power and an impending wave of breakthroughs in quantum mechanics are going to fundamentally transform our jobs and lives.
Powered by information-enabled technologies, all industries are in the process of getting disrupted. And with them, all businesses and people.
Our economy is in a deceptive phase of pseudo-linear growth. While tech is still largely dismissed as a bubble -just look at the NASDAQ Composite vs. the S&P 500-, the signs of disruptive transformation are omnipresent.
We’re prone to underestimate exponential growth. We’re a consumers economy, flying towards a creators economy at the speed of light. We’re increasingly expanding our local mindsets to global ones as the Internet connects everyone and everything.
When I chat with people about the future, I seemingly joke about how one form of punishment will be to disconnect someone from the hive. Just the way how airplanes help us fly, superhuman machine intelligence will help us think faster, work smarter, and harder.
All of these things mean a great degree of uncertainty for the majority of people on the planet. If you are 60 years old, you will experience space travel within your lifetime. You will be able to walk into a VR booth in Los Angeles, and have a robot looking like you walk out of a station in Sydney. The robot will become a natural extension of yourself on the other side of the world. You will be able to have a video conference with someone on Mars thanks to zero latency data transfer via measurable quantum entanglement (aka “subspace communications”). You will be able to MRI-scan anything with a device as big as your iPhone is right now. When you seek to know something, you will know it the moment the desire emerged.
The rate of self-employment will rise exponentially. We’ll work more connected, at higher levels, on increasingly more complex problems in collaboration with increasingly more people.
Most jobs we know today will become extinct over the next few decades, while new ones we haven’t heard of yet will emerge. While the future holds tremendous opportunity for everyone, the turbulent changes will come with increased stress levels.
Going forward, Taptanium’s mission is to reduce stress in the world and positively impact the lives of more than one billion people.