The progress that’s been made in terms of computers since their invention has been pretty mind-blowing. Evolving from being essentially oversized calculators to some of the most sophisticated devices on the planet, all in just a few decades.
Instead of slowing down, the progress being made in computation is actually accelerating each year. With better computers, it’s easier and quicker to make even better computers! So eventually, progress will be so significant and occur so quickly that it will be completely mind-boggling to the human race.
In this article, we take a look into the future and explore what we can expect to see from computers in 10 year’s time.
One of the most significant changes that we can expect to see is a change in the volume of computers being used and where they are being used. Biological computing and quantum computing, for example, will enable computers to be made as small as atoms and interact with the human body, from inside it!
Theoretically, a tiny computer could be swallowed or injected into the bloodstream where it could learn about an illness and devise a way to cure it. This is called nano-computing, and will play a huge role in the infusion of computers and biological systems.
The trend is obvious to many people, that computers and the human body are getting closer and closer together, until one day we could even hybridise into a cyborg race!
That might be a way off yet, but maybe not as far as you’d think.
Technologists and medical professionals are now collaborating to use 3D printers to create prosthetic limbs, and even organ tissues. Aside from the physical unification of man and machine that seems to be occurring, there is also an attempt underway to unify our minds with computers.
It’s no secret that AIs have been learning from us with every question we enter into Google and other search engines, meaning there is already a direct link between the collective consciousness and computers.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse announcement has also stirred the public’s imagination, as this is another demonstration of how our minds are set to merge with computers. Experts predict that once something like the Metaverse has been perfected, the Internet won’t be something you access on a computer, but it will be something you physically enter and interact with.
Because we buy any computer that gets created, we’ll have to take extra care to ensure the computers inside our skulls remain in charge!
This is one that’s been making the rounds on social media lately, as these lifelike robots are incredibly disturbing, but also pretty cool. No, we don’t mean the Boston Dynamics robots that can perform gymnastics, though they are incredibly impressive. We’re referring to the humanoid robot made by Ameca.
This is one of the first robots to display extremely realistic facial expressions, as its makers say that the human face is one of the most powerful tools for expressing ranges of meaning.