Friday, August 24, 2007

The blade runner generation

Christensen is describing a world often expounded by futurists, where the boundary between organisms and devices begin to blur -- a world where neural implants create a direct link to the brain, essentially making computers an extension of our minds. Futurists don't talk of connecting to the "bog-standard" PCs of today, but to sentient computers, thousands of times cleverer than a human brain and with up to a million times more processing power.

If I'm a member of the "blade runner generation" then where the hell's my flying car?


razorsmile said...

Give me skin-tight fusion-powered nano-diamond armour with hypersonic suborbital capability - then we'll talk.

Mac said...


Good point. While we're at it, where's my Nexus-Six "pleasure model"?