Visualize this. Imagine a time in the future filled with “magical”
technologies. Vertical farms, teleportation of 3-D printable food, and
advanced biotechnology have eradicated hunger around the world. Age
reversal has become possible, and human longevity has reached several
hundred years. Automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and the new age
of advanced self-replicating robots have freed humanity of the archaic
idea of work. The word “job” has vanished from the human lexicon. Humans
now spend their time in pursuit of higher realms of artistic,
cognitive, and scientific exploration.
Imagine a future where we have become a multi-planetary species, with
colonies on Mars, Titan, and Europa. Rumors of the first successful
time-travel jump are circulating, and humanity finalizes its
constitution of “Rules and Ethics of Time Travel.” Teleportation of
people and goods has become common, and we are on the verge of becoming
interstellar beings. We are projecting our consciousness into the
cosmos. We are dancing among the stars.
This future is a post-privacy age of total cooperative and holistic
transparency. Digitally assisted telepathy and brain–computer interface
devices have forced hackers, corporations, and governments to drop the
veil of anonymity. Nationalism is a thing of the past. The concept of
the individual is rejected in many cultures in favor of digital hive
mind. Freed from the burdens of maintaining the needs of the individual
self, humanity begins to develop at an astonishing rate. Like any other
evolutionary process, the future is becoming more complex.