Has Technology Gone Too Far?

Posted: February 27, 2011 in Archive

I think everyone should watch this video for the sake of common knowledge.

It’s incredible how much progress there has been in technology. I am not even out of my twenties yet, and yet AOL dial-up is considered an ancient and obsolete form of connecting to the internet. Now, we have a Watson. The human computer, whose behavior is controlled by precise signals rooted in man-made algorithms.  I can’t help but wonder about the future of such a technology. To think a 100 years ago, no one would of  believed such a technology was possible or even comprehensible. Can you imagine what to expect a 100 years from now in 2111? There will be thousands of Watson taxi drivers in NYC helping reduce traffic and increase safety and efficiency (which may prove to be safer anyway). Sky is the limit..

Watson has revolutionized the concept of human-to-computer interaction. Our culture could experience a significant shift if this technology goes mainstream. I don’t want to begin making too many crazy implications, but it sure is mind-boggling to think about. It’s no longer an ideology. It’s true. Humans can interacts with computers and behave like each other. Computer power has grown exponentially over the last three decades, and its starting to become a scary.

If this blog excites you, then you should check this link out below. This is Time Magazines Top 50 inventions for 2010: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/0,28757,2029497,00.html


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