June 21st 2020
Writer, editor, hunter of flying krakens and, sometimes, paranoid with security and privacy.
This article is not important. It does not contain relevant information or any interesting study on any subject. It is just a small reminder to remind you that today is an excellent time to be alive.
And how is the world doing thirty-six years after the book was published? Well, we have robots. By the thousands. From simple homemade projects to high-performance humanoid prototypes, including personal assistants, autonomous cars/drones and ornamental bionic robots.
But with the great advances come new problems. Although facial masks are cool as hell, wearing them out of necessity is sad. Thinking on the bright side, it is still not radioactive dust. And the current violence is comparable to your adventures in a Shadowrun campaign.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a considerable advance, but it will soon turn games like Watchdogs into children’s tales, because real-world hackers will do even more impressive things. Harari‘s Homo Deus, with its implanted quantum assistants and ultracomputers, will transform the world into something that we, poor spectators of the 21st century, cannot imagine.
This is if artificial intelligence does not obliterate us or make the limit that differentiates man from the machine unrecognizable. The big question of The Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner will create the Android rights committees (without discrimination by firmware version!).
I don’t know if I can follow this movement. They may not be able to transfer my consciousness to a Neo-Tamagochi in time, but I hope I can see it all from somewhere. And let’s not forget about the LEDs. LEDs are important.