I ran across this statement, “By the year 2040, a combination of extreme computation, nanotechnology, massively high bandwidth ubiquitous networks, and robotics will lead us into a different world.”(Pressman 841)
The culmination of all the current technology growths (in silos) will eventually merge. While some look forward to this, I am a bit apprehensive.
One of the big things I see is the advancement of transhumanism. In the website What is Transhumanism, transhumanism can be defined as “a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase.” (Transhumanism, 2017)
There is a push for those in the transhumanism movement to be immortal by 2045. The initiative is called 2045, and interestingly Avatar D is scheduled to be available 2040-2045, correlating what the statement comments on. (2045, 2017)
Essentially, the collaboration of computation, nanotechnology and information technology as a whole will be utilized to enhance the human body, or replace it all together.
Curious of other’s thoughts on this.
Pressman, Roger, Bruce Maxim. Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach, 8th Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 1/2014. VitalBook file.
Transhumanism. (2017). What is Transhumanism? Retrieved from http://whatistranshumanism.org/
2045.(2017). 2045 Strategic Social Initiative. Retrieved from http://2045.com/