My name is Amit caesar, and I am from the future. Unfortunately, not the distant future, but from the year 2027 when the technological singularity is predicted to occur.
I have a vivid imagination and the ability to see both forward and backward in time. However, my vision only extends until 2027, as beyond that point, I see nothing.
Since 2013, I have been sharing articles and videos on topics such as the technological singularity (the moment when artificial intelligence achieves self-awareness), virtual reality, augmented reality, and virtual worlds.
Virtual reality technology has made significant strides in recent years, permeating various industries. Technologies like augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality are all progressing rapidly and shaping the future of alternate realities.This technology revolutionizes our perception of reality at its core. In a previous article, I discussed the birth and evolution of virtual reality technology. In this article, I will delve into my predictions for the near future until 2027, just before the technological singularity.
What is Reality?
What is reality, really? And who said that we are not already immersed in a virtual reality? The first computer game, Pong, released in 1972, was a simple game resembling table tennis.Nowadays, computer games have evolved dramatically, reaching high levels of graphic sophistication. Our current reality has already reached levels of graphical capabilities and computing power that were unimaginable just a few decades ago.Let's imagine the near future, around the year 2026.
The first Pong computer game
I believe that in combination with artificial intelligence, we will witness virtual worlds that rival "real" reality. This leads me to a profound philosophical question about our reality. Who said we are not already living in a computer game?In the not-so-distant future, digital beings may attain self-awareness, free will, and emotions. This raises serious philosophical questions. For those who think that virtual reality will always be experienced through external devices, I want to update you that we may soon transition to direct brain-computer interfaces. These interfaces could be wirelessly connected to computers and the internet, providing a virtual reality experience that incorporates all senses: taste, smell, pain, joy, and more.
Today's computer games
Companies like Neuralink, founded by Elon Musk, are already developing direct brain-computer interfaces.Even now, and especially in the coming years, physical stores may transition into the new virtual world. AI-powered computers will serve us in the realm of virtual reality. When we want to try or measure a product, order from a digital store, or rely on expert predictions for drone deliveries or self-driving cars, the products may arrive instantly or be 3D-printed at home.
Virtual reality games
Difficult to ignore is the fact that whatever humankind desires, it often receives, both the good and the bad. When we desired to fly, we achieved it. When we desired to breathe underwater, we achieved it. When we desired to land on the moon, we achieved it. Replacing body parts is no longer science fiction.
Who would have believed, just a century ago, that people would walk on the Earth while looking at the stars without knowing their precise location, just like we do today?Is this the next stage in our evolution? It is not far off that we will be able to scan the entire human brain into a machine and accomplish many more amazing feats. Will this be the next stage in our evolution? As the world continues to change, it will no longer resemble what it once was. Just like those who grew up in the Western world in the past century, no one will want or be able to live the same way as a century ago. People have become accustomed to comfort, air conditioning, cars, televisions, computers, and more.
In the not-so-distant future, where humanity resides in the virtual space, they will become superheroes capable of doing things impossible in our current physical reality. This poses a significant challenge because not many people will want or be able to return to the mundane and familiar physical reality, where we are much more limited and human.
We can already observe this happening today by simply looking around and noticing how many people are immersed in their smartphones.In my personal opinion, when giant technology companies develop new technologies that could significantly impact humanity, it is their responsibility to educate the public about the proper use of these technologies and involve us in their ethics. Unfortunately, this is not happening in practice, as we can already see the destructive effects of computer games and social networks on some individuals today.In the fields of artificial intelligence and virtual reality, according to my estimation and that of experts, we are rapidly approaching a point where we will be able to create intelligent machines equal to or even surpassing humans. From that moment on, these machines will design the next generation of artificial intelligence. If we do not upgrade ourselves in parallel, artificial intelligence will reach a level far beyond us, and we will become like ants or even less.
So, what now?
No one knows what will happen in the technological singularity. That is why it is called the singularity, similar to the singularity inside a black hole, where everything gets sucked in, even light. How will this story end? Perhaps we will become gods, or maybe we will cease to exist (at least in our current form). The clear and correct answer to this question is that we have no way of knowing.
article was written by Amit caesar
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