Sometimes I wonder: what is the future going to look like in 100 years? 1000? 10,000?
If you look around, people everywhere are completely addicted to technology. When was the last time you saw somebody on the train without something stuck in their ears?
These days, people want quicker answers, more content, more choice. They think faster than they can physically type (or even speak).
If you extrapolate this, I predict that technology that removes the interface between the brain and the computer will be the next big thing (unfortunately). And I humbly predict that the next trillionaire might just be the person who invents that device and brings it to the masses. I would now like to say a big “fuck you” to that person, before they even get started on the project. Why?
I think the Brain Computer Interface (BCI) is going to make the world look like a very different place than it is now. In the past, I used to think that it would never happen, because the human brain is too complex. But after only a few decades I have changed my mind. I think that the idea is not too far from reality.
It won’t be like it is now, with thinner and thinner screens and faster and faster processors. The whole point of a BCI is that there won’t be a physical user interface. [Read more…]