The Great Debate on Digital Technology
For those of you that like to keep abreast of new technology and where we're headed as a species, I recommend the following discussion. There were several speakers who were given time to make opening remarks and after that they all participated in a discussion. It is one of the most interesting and comprehensive discussions on new technology and it's ramifications that I have seen yet. Lots of talk on autonomous cars, Artificial intelligence and more.
The entire video is 2.5 hours long but I think once you start watching it you will find it hard to stop. The lead off speaker is Peter Diamandis who is a technology trailblazer and maintains an extremely optimistic outlook. I have to say that when I listen to him speak his passion is inspiring. I can only hope that the future turns out the way he envisions it.
Thnaks for sharing this, I enjoyed this tremendously as many of the perspectives and predictions shared are an awesome reality check!
I had a feeling you would like it. :-)
There was so much there I will probably watch it again. I'm kind of spoiled working alone in my shop. I typically stream things like this during the day while I'm working and just crank it up. It does have it's drawbacks at times as something like this will distract me a bit from my work.
I'm surprised there weren't more comments on this debate. It was pretty eye opening. Here is another shorter more condensed video on the rate of technological development.
The video in the OP would've taken about 4 hours to view, process and review. I appreciate the in lieu of that. The 22 minute snippet required an hour. There are quite a few things just in there that could generate debate. Each one being a separate debate. The end result of any one debate possibly changes the previously assumed resolution of another debate. See where I'm going with this? It's not that any one of them are bad or good. They just are.
It's really not much different than engineering work groups at an OEM fighting over real estate. I remember when an OEM wanted to change the headlamps on a model. There were 7 different work groups involved. Why? Because each of their work products would be directly affected by something so seemingly simple as changing a lamp style.
Your comment probably gets right to the heart of the biggest challenge we are now facing. We are in an era of technology explosion where the new discoveries and inventions are coming at us at ludicrous speed. (spaceballs reference)
It's coming so fast it's like trying to drink from a fire hose and we often don't have the time to assimilate it all like we did when life was much slower. The more I research on all the new technologies and where it's all headed the more I believe that eventually, we will have to merge with the technology or risk becoming irrelevant.
Maybe WE will be the Borg.