AI Artificial Intelligence

Last week, a U.S. House Committee gave its approval for the SELF DRIVE Act, a bill that introduces breakthrough legislation in favor of autonomous vehicles. The bill could pass Congress before the end of 2017, ushering in a new era in self-driving tech. In a report published in 2016, the White House estimated that nearly 3.1 million drivers working today could have their jobs automated by autonomous vehicles. From the same article, 80% to 100% of nearly 1.7 million drivers’ jobs will be automated. The White House predicts delivery drivers and self-employed drivers for on-demand services like Uber will face almost total automation as well.Read More →

Welcome to Mr Futurist’s first weekly podcast where I discuss what going on in emerging science and technology. Scientists have successfully edited the first human embryo in the U.S. using CRISPR. CRISPR is a gene editing technique that can modify any region of the genome of any species with high precision accuracy. Modifying a species to have certain characteristics or traits. If you’re curious as to what CRISPR is, I have added a link below to an excellent video from Futurist that explains what CRISPR is and what it can be used for, all in 60 seconds. It’s worth a minute of your time. WhileRead More →

Technological Singularity, Extinction, future technology

We may live in a Universe that is expanding but the one constant in our world is that it seems to be heading toward the extinction of the biological human species. Not getting into mass extinction events like a global pandemic, nuclear war, a major sunburst, there are things happening that can seriously impact the future of the human race. There is a lot of talk about global warming, man-made or not, but there is no denying that something is happening. “In 2016, surface temperatures on Earth were the warmest that they have been since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses byRead More →

Parallel Realities, The Multiverse, Consciousness

Amazing news this week. It was announced that; “We found a world that we had never imagined, said Henry Markram, director of Blue Brain Project. “There are tens of millions of these objects even in a small speck of the brain, up through seven dimensions. In some networks, we even found structures with up to eleven dimensions.”(1) Scientists at the Blue Brain Project have found tens of millions of objects in a small speck of the brain that are multidimensional and have found that the brain operates on up to 11 different dimensions at the same time, creating multiverse-like structures. According to the article; “EachRead More →

When people post their emotional responses to social media and through their free email account(s), they are loading their human personal emotional responses, judgments, and biases into a large computer and cloud database?  Everything we post and respond to is data somewhere. The truth is, hundreds of millions of people around the planet do this every day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most people are more than happy to tell hundreds or even thousands of people that don’t even know, how they think, what they are thinking about, how they’re feeling, what they are pissed off about and how their day wentRead More →

Simulated Virtual Reality

What will the world look and feel like in 30 years? This article and roundtable discussion is a chance for all of us to stretch the limits of our imagination and creativity to envision the future… Please contribute to this discussion by adding your thoughts and ideas to this article. Please see, How Mr Futurist Works for more information. Mr Futurist thinks that in 30 years… Quantum Information Science and Quantum Physics will continue to develop, advancing artificial intelligence, through Quantum Computing, into creating advanced artificial intelligent machines faster than we thought. These intelligent AI machines, which we cannot even imagine right now, will discoverRead More →

Technological Tsunami

According to a Map by NPR; In 29 out of 50 U.S. states, Truck and Delivery Driver is the top profession. Only 4 states list Computer Software Developer as the top profession. (Take a look at the article and map below in the reference section) (1) According to Google Trends on April 25th, 2017, most people worldwide and in the U.S. are not searching for articles or information on Emerging Technology  There are more searches for Emerging Technology in India and Australia than in the U.S. Why do you think this is the happening? This Google Trends map shows U.S. searches and interest in EmergingRead More →

Artificial Intelligence Psychic Powers

Check Out this great interview with Ben Goertzel, PhD from Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, New Thinking Allowed, then let’s discuss it…  Ben Goertzel, PhD, is author of many books on artificial intelligence including Ten Years to the Singularity if We Really Really Try; Engineering General Intelligence, Vols. 1 and 2; The Hidden Pattern: A Patternist Philosophy of Mind; and The Path to Posthumanity. He is also editor (with Damien Broderick) of an anthology about parapsychology titled, Evidence for Psi: Thirteen Empirical Research Reports. He is Chief Scientific Officer for Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong. Let’s look at the idea of consciousness. Research has shown, that over 95%Read More →

Artificial Intelligent Machines Reincarnation

Check Out this fascinating interview with Ben Goertzel, PhD from Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, New Thinking Allowed, then let’s discuss it…  Ben Goertzel, Ph.D., is an author of many books on artificial intelligence including Ten Years to the Singularity if We Really Really Try; Engineering General Intelligence, Vols. 1 and 2; The Hidden Pattern: A Patternist Philosophy of Mind; and The Path to Posthumanity. He is also editor (with Damien Broderick) of an anthology about parapsychology titled, Evidence for Psi: Thirteen Empirical Research Reports. He is the Chief Scientific Officer for Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong. I believe that Dr. Goertzel is right, what we will discoverRead More →