I think a lot about the future and the past. Our future is completely informed by our past. If we weren’t who we were we wouldn’t be who we will be.
This will of course be coming and I look forward to it. It is important to note that we will absolutely still need designers.
Some day we will have closets with these printers built in. You might go to a store and work with a designer to make the perfect dress for you. Rather than a tailor you’d have a quick 3d video and everything comes out just for you.
The real trick is going to be in recycling them live. Take the fabric, break it down, and reuse it. Then they will be built into home closets everywhere.
Singularity is a term thrown around quite a bit. I don’t really believe it will be soon. I don’t even think I’ll get to see it in my lifetime. I am a little disappointed by that. I would love to be able to upgrade to virtual. And when the end of my life comes around I’m entirely on board with being tested on.
I also think we may end up reverse engineering the brain before we really understand it. Mapping neuron to neuron without quite understanding all of the parts of it, but that will help us understand.
I’m trying to get the last of an edit pass done on the My Woods (which does desperately need a new name) short before April (camp nano). This lead to getting lost in the wikipedia about ancient trees and ancient organisms.
Thousands of years? Easy!
The clonal colonies are also fascinating.
The Future of Banks
How banking and the Uber economy means layoffs. The “uber” economy leaves a lot of questions about our future.
Would you bank with Apple?