Today I stumbled upon an article about how there is nothing to fear in the future.
I was inspired to write this response:
The internet in its current configuration is similar to all computing, it is incredibly primitive, thus based on our current primitive technology, I suppose if you fail to consider how the foundations of tech will change, it is natural to envision a clunking mechanical-type 1980s cyborg type future, but tech from year 2012 will transform radically over the next 20 to 30 years, therefore when we achieve Singularity no later than 2045 there will no longer be a biological-mechanical divide.
The clunking metallic idea of augmentation will be hopelessly outdated. The future will be a place of supreme biological refinement, the internet will comparable be to your voice, it will be an integral part of your body. If you can see infrared and x-rays, via your eyes, it will not be because you have chunks of metal or primitive processors stuck into your eyeballs or brain.
We will re-engineer the human body in ways which are almost beyond description. Recently there was some news about engineered viruses able to translate kinetic energy into electricity, which gives you a glimpse of our future. Bacterial and DNA computing are also important to consider. Everything we do to our bodies in the future will be done freely, free like the thoughts we choose to think, and incidentally at no cost because everything in the future will be be due to Post-Scarcity.
Your current interface between your brain and your thoughts is comparable to the futuristic interface between you and technology. Instead of envisioning a cyborg future it is more accurate to envision billions of years of biological evolution within a few decades. You will fly like Superman, or like The Silkie, apparently unaugmented, through space or underwater, without jet-pack or spaceship, faster than speeding bullets. You will be immortal, you will be all powerful. Everything will be free.
Notes from the pre-Singularity era:
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