Does everything seem to be happening faster? In their book “The Future is Faster Than You Think,” Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler make the cat that you don’t even realize how fast it is going. They say that it is not just in one particular area where we will see dramatic changes but rather the convergence of technologies will have the most impact.
You have most likely heard of Moores Law – that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit double about every two years. Think about how that has changed your life over time.
We can now carry cell phones around in our pocket that began as giant car battery size devices. Well, you haven’t seen anything yet.
Have you heard of Rose’s Law? This is the new one. It is that the number of qubits in a quantum computer doubles every year. The authors say it has been named “Moores Law on steroids because qubits in superposition have way more power than binary bits in transistors.”
Yes, quantum computing is going to change things a lot. These authors don’t even know what innovations will emerge once quantum computing matures. That is very exciting!
New materials, new chemicals, and new drugs. The future is going to be amazing and happening so fast.
Tree planting drones “that fire “seedpod” bullets into the ground, allowing a single, drone to plant as many as one hundred thousand trees a day.” Isn’t that something?
Virtual and augmented reality will kick in like never before as VR matures.
Flying cars! Uber already is planning to provide trips from atop of buildings in LA to tops of buildings in San Diego.
Very fast underground “trains.” How does 700 miles per hour sound? The authors use the example of someone leaving their home in Cleveland Ohio at 9:00 AM and arriving at their 10:00 AM appointment on Wall Street right on time.
Or how about the “spaceship” that gets people fro New York to Shanghai China in 35 minutes?
Increase in life span. The authors say, “We’re heading toward a world of long-lived, AI-enhanced, globally interconnected humans – a world far different from the one which we find ourselves.”
Supporting the previous example are the plans of a company called Neuralink. “Neuralink has a plan for a two-gigabyte-per-second wireless connection from the brain to the cloud and wants to begin human trilby the end of 2021.” So how do they get that link into the brain? They inject it!
There is much more in the book. You can read about how the retail, advertising, and entertainment business will be transformed. So get it and read it!