“Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn and friend Max, both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can… but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power—to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.”
Just like the Matrix, another science fiction movie about a possible dystopian future. Will science fiction become science fact? According to Ray Kurzweil, in his most recent interview with The Guardian, it will. Scary or not?
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“Jacob struggles not to give in to the new smartphone craze that has taken over society. One morning he meets Chase, a new kid at school who doesn’t have a smartphone. Meeting Chase gives Jacob hope that he might not be alone in this brave new world…”
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“Point. Click. Superhero. Reemo empowers its users to control their environment through point-and-gesture technology. Engage Your Environment. Reemo can control smart appliances, computers, and other everyday electronics. Build Your Clickable World. Reemo users can control supported home automation systems and some computer operating systems, making it the first mouse for the physical and graphical world.”
Last year I saw the Swedish science fiction/drama series set in an alternate version of modern day Sweden where humanoid robot workers and servants are widespread. The series follows the resulting emotional effects on two families as well as the trials of a group of robots who have attained free will and want their freedom from human ownership. Today I learned that a second series is now being broadcasted on the Swedish television.
If you are not able to few this serie, you might want to watch American science fiction/crime drama “Almost Human” made by J. J. Abrams, the man behind the new Star Trek and Star Wars movies, as well as the series Lost, Fringe and Revolution. The series “Almost Human” is set 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new policy: every human police officer is paired up with a lifelike combat-model android.
What I am really looking forward to see is the new movie “Her”. In het beginning of next year it will be shown in a cinema near you. Her is a 2013 science fiction romance film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film centers on a man who develops a relationship with a female voice produced by an intelligent computer operating system.
The central theme that combines all the three trailers together is the fact that the relationship between humans and machines is again evolving. Technology is becoming more intelligent, more intimate, more personal, more intuitive and more anticipating. Technology is an essential part of our identity. We can’t live without it. Technology is our all-rounder, our mainstay, it is the mother who takes care of us, and the father who protects us, it’s our best friend who is always there for us, it’s the teacher who learns us stuff, it’s the coach who guides us and finally it is our partner who loves us.
I don’t think that the above scenarios are Science Fiction. It’s Science Fact. Science Fiction has become a Fact of Life. The future is now. Where accelerated change is the only constant. So you can better embrace these new technologies, experiment with them and innovate. Adapt or die! It is Digital Darwinisme.
And it’s not a revolution, but an evolution. I have created the following blueprint to guide me in to this future. Hopefully it inspires you and helps it to find out how it impacts your business. If you have any questions regarding this blueprint, please let me know by using the comments.