Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Cell phones are the sperm of the Age of Robots
The cell phone has evolved into a wireless, cordless, device that allows for instant communication and access of information across the world. The cell phone has become a computer, a pager, a phone, a camera, an alarm clock, a daily planner, a phone book, a note pad, a stop watch, a MP3 player. These cell phones are becomming dangerously powerful. Currently there are 3.3 billion cell phone services on earth, that is one cell phone for every two human beings. This number has exploded in numbers and continues to grow every year.
As nanotechnology continues to expand the potential of technology, we will soon find that robotics will be an unavoidable symbiosis between man and bot. I predict we will not even realize the true connection until we look back and notice how stablized we are by technological devices. Cell phones are creating a huge dependence on a robotic device. Cell phones literally have become an extension of our knowledge and our existence on a very personal level. Not to mention behind the scenes cell phones are easily trackable, traceable and easily control by companies or the government. This ability to control something we have incorperated so heavy and dependantly on in our regular lives is scary.
Cell phones as Sperm
I often use the metaphor of cell phones and sperm. Cell phones are impregnating our minds to allow us to adapt to the assistance of robotic help and intelligence. Our memories can be put on autopilot as we simply reach down to our pockets to remember a phone number, an address, an internet fact, a math problem, a name. The amount of information that we need to retain, on a day to day basis, in the modern day is far less than it was 10 or even 5 years ago.
Scaring the bolts off my computer
Compared to the Economy in America the age of the robots does not scare me. Especially when I consider a big part of the success of immortality studies will no doubt depend on the use of artifical intelligence. Although, just like with anything, balance seems to be the key to success. Television should be used for spreading information, not for mindless programming and deceptive advertising. Using the internet and robotic devices to aid in studies and make living more effective is a positive, as long as we are not giving up too much and becoming fat and lazy. Our minds are the most important things we have, and if we dont keep them active we will find ourselves falling quickly into computer controlled automated graves.
I am a 25 year old unmarried American artist and I will use my mind for good.
Also see my health blog posts, Quit Drinking Soda Forever and my 5 steps to becomming immortal