Stories of the future: The singularity, the raving war, and the next millennia
Dec. 05, 2023.
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Step into Agbo Joel's future marked by raving wars, climate challenges, and fascinating technological strides. The specter of an impending cyberwar looms large in Joel's intriguing and uncertain landscape.
Nikola Tesla predicted electricity and smart communication with incredible accuracy, well, he missed out CyberBots and the cold cyberwar. Even the journals from the 1800s thought we’d be throttling in high impact hydro-powered glass mini Vans in a pollution free environment. No pun intended, but with such accuracy, you’d expect them to miss the part where billion-dollar projects and political set-ups are built on memes.
Anyways, they all got it right at one point – the Raving War. Not so spectacular when the oldest religious books hold the same prediction. If we ever have a third world war, it could as well be the end of modern civilization, at least in the way we know it. But maybe humanity was always destined for a turning point.
The statistics on national spending on the procurement and development of military equipment suggest one thing; that international peace isn’t a reality. While the future braces for the unexpected, significant attention could be paid to how much damage the climate could take before it closes down upon us. Probably in the next millennial since it looks like it could hold for a little while more. The ice melts in the north pole are relative to the meltdown between countries and internal groups across Africa, through Europe, and the Americas.
But on the brighter end, nuclear technologies are getting more potent, the rampant hacks orchestrated by the Lazarus group are enough to run a private nuclear weaponry project. The accuracy of these speculations depends on the validity of the claims by the concerned cryptocurrency projects. If the North Korean group is another cover-up figure for exit scams, then most of these funds are probably being spent on Lambos and Teslas and not Nuclear weapon projects.
Talking about Tesla, the rocket man and everything he’s working on might be an indispensable part of our future. The Boring project, space exploration, Starlink, Neuralink, Optimus Prime, X… anyone could lose the count. But taking it one after the other…
On-road transportation is marred by high traffic in over-populated cities, rail transportation worked fine for the 1800s and a little later, but current demand is overpowering it at an alarming rate. According to Forbes, the average U.S. motorist wastes 51 hours in traffic. The exponential increase in this figure suggests that the future will have more gridlocks than we currently see. For people living in cities like Nigeria’s Lagos and the American city of Los Angeles, this is like a real-life version of “The Nun”. Going underground could be the answer, the boring project might be the first major prototype for underground transport and the next phase of human transport. Unfortunately, underground transport can be boring, but if it makes you feel better, you will get to the party faster.
Space exploration? When the decorated Doge father isn’t making jokes about putting a literal Doge on a literal moon, he is working with SpaceX to shoot humans to another planet. The most recent launch draws SpaceX closer to being able to send humans to Mars and explore the chances of growing life on a brand-new planet. If the raving war gets intense, the most financially stable inhabitants could fancy a total migration. In benevolence, the lower-ranked economies could fit into the migration plans. Not likely, but benevolence is an act of grace.
Controlling computers and other gadgets with hands is getting outdated. ‘Old Fashioned’ is probably a more fitting term. If you allow a robot (like Optimus Prime) to put a chip in your brain, then you might be able to control your devices without having to touch them. This is what Neuralink is working towards and it is unlikely that a project valued at over $5 billion will stop at this. The road to robot beings could also start with the Neuralink implants. It is exciting what this could hold for the future, maybe real-life Power Ranger or Iron Man. Marvel and Stan Lee were way ahead of time.
Not to dwell much on a social media application since social media is already a confirmed role player for the foreseeable future. But an ‘everything app’ and an internet service provision technology that doesn’t need network poles to work is a bit different. Multipurpose applications fused with technologies like the one Starlink offers is a Martian communication setup.
Move to Mars, get a brain implant, and turn into an alien, then use the ‘Everything App’ for video and voice communication, the next millennial is surely an interesting one. But not just because Elon Musk is so futuristic. Even though that sounds like talking down on the man who built the CyberTruck, the point is that a lot of other role players will certainly come on and the dynamics could change. If Sam Altman hadn’t finessed Elon for OpenAI, these two would have participated in the AI revolution as a team. The spoils are probably needed to slow down the advancement of humans to the most advanced tech era ever.
Considering how much life changed over the past 100 years, the next 100 years are overly exciting. Even though most of us won’t be here for the whole 100 years, the years leading up to it promise to be interesting ones. On one end, it looks like the era of the most advanced technologies, on the other end, it might be overrated, and the meme culture could override every expectation of ‘rocket science’ technologies. It is not certain how the future will unfold and if the singularity will make humans obsolete or empower them to be more productive. It will be exciting to witness as much of this, as possible.