Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Visions of the Future
Episode One: The Intelligence Revolution
Episode Two: The Biotech Revolution
Episode Three: The Quantum Revolution
In case you didn't catch this amazing 3-part BBC documentary from last year, I'm posting it here. Because everyone needs to see it. It's presented by one of my favorite physicists -- and probably my favorite Asian American that I don't know personally -- Michio Kaku. The third part, The Quantum Revolution, is my favorite just because it's the topic I'm most nerdy about, but they're all fantastic. Eye-opening and intensely thought-provoking. This upcoming century is going to be incredible. And scary. Invisibility? Teleportation? Elevators to space? The friggin' Replicators from Star Trek? They're all coming, probably within this century, thanks to exponentially growing computing power. And with the coming of all this SF-turned-to-real-life technology, also comes all kinds of questions and scenarios for the future of humankind.