AI in Five, Fifty and Five Hundred Years — Part Two — Fifty Years (also read Part One) by Daniel Jeffries
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
— Arthur C Clark
“Welcome to 2069.
Intelligence infuses every aspect of our daily lives.
Once dumb objects have woken up. Your shirt is babbling away with your shades and having a conversation with your girlfriend’s pearl earrings when she’s traveling to give a talk in Brazil.
Everything from our houses, to weapons, to planes, trains and automobiles, to roads, clothes, jewelry, headphones, glasses, and eye contacts are wild with thoughts.
The dynamic new algorithms that pushed us past deep learning and powered the fourth wave of the intelligence revolution sprang from world wide efforts to map every single neuron and connection in the human brain. Eventually the processors and biotechnology caught up with our ambitions and scientists succeeded beyond our wildest expectations.
Like the human genome project before it, the brain mapping race around the globe took decades and cost billions. But the breakthroughs drove the price down dramatically and a few decades later you could map the human mind for a fraction of world reserve currency Bitcoin and back it up to distributed, decentralized storage running on foglets.
It got so cheap that everyone from the local handy man to the most powerful CEOs on Earth, started snapshotting/backing up their mind at different stages in their life in the hopes of being recreated later with clones or virtually.
What did neuromapping have to do with AI?
Data scientists didn’t discover the secret universal learning algorithms at the heart of the human mind but they could watch them in real time as brain simulations ran on the neurochips inspired by the projects.
We didn’t discover how to learn. We hacked learning.”