Sunday, June 13, 2010

Skate to where the puck is going to be

Using a hockey analogy here is Ashlee Vance's NYTimes piece on the coming Singularity.

Some of the Singularity’s adherents portray a future where humans break off into two species: the Haves, who have superior intelligence and can live for hundreds of years, and the Have-Nots, who are hampered by their antiquated, corporeal forms and beliefs. Of course, some people will opt for inadequacy, while others will have inadequacy thrust upon them. Critics find such scenarios unnerving because the keys to the next phase of evolution may be beyond the grasp of most people.

The question we need to ask is whether the exponential growth in computing power has led to exponential growth in your business or your life?