Week 13 - The Future
his is a classic future prediction, written by a leading technologist
just as WWII was ending.
We will discuss what he got right and wrong in class, so please be
prepared by having read it.
A summary of his predictions, based on the book "Age of Spiritual
Where we are and where we are going from a glass is at least half full
Please at least scan read this one as well.
The singularity is a radical notion promoted by Kurzweil and others
that we are moving into a fundamentally different
An opposing view from Bill Joy, another important technologist
(co-founder of Sun Computer, key contributor to Unix and
Nanorobotics (and nanotechnology) is one possible future technology
that may (or may not) have interesting possible
Claytronics is one name for programmable matter, that is materials that
can reconfigure themselves, akin to the T1000 in T2. This is the
overview from one project attempting to develop this technology.
Slides from a talk given at the Wild and Crazy Ideas session of ASPLOS
(an important computing conference) about building the ultimate
hardware. The last WE will ever design?