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Monday, September 25, 2006

Experts Believe the Future Will be Like Sci-Fi Movies

robotIn the year 2020, Luddite terrorists attack technology infrastructure and artificial intelligences dominate earth. Or at least that's what 700 experts predict in the latest Pew poll. Is the future really going to be like a sci-fi movie?

The highly speculative scenarios presented to respondents are all vaguely reminiscent of various themes commonly found in contemporary science fiction. From artificial intelligences dominating humanity to disgruntled Luddites engaging in violence, the poll looks more like an abandoned script by Michael Piller than a serious exploration of the future. Let's examine some of the more colorful quandaries, and see how many of the concepts have been prominently featured in Star Trek:

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2 Comments:

  • say with me now.....I before E except after C

    Hmm this reminds me of my writing class today. We were reading an article about how technological rate of change increases exponentially so we'll all be AI robotic/human mix things by 2045.

    By Blogger Mackenzie, at 5:28 PM  

  • take the challenge! and ensure that big bright future will include a really popular anonymous polling site:

    http://www.clearblogs.com/thechallenge

    By Anonymous its me, at 12:36 AM  

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