Documenting the Coming Singularity

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Your 2020 Life - Predictions for your life in 10 years

The article excerpt below is part of a larger series on what your life will be like in 2020.

Forbes - 4.8.10 (by Mark Rolston)

Your Computer In 2020 - Traditional computers are disappearing; human beings themselves are becoming information augmented.

What's the most fascinating shift that computing is creating in our lives? You might think it's just "smaller, better, faster," but there is an even more dramatic story about how computing is changing who we are as people and a society.

Thanks to the wonders of technology, the idea of managing two distinct lives has become common for many of us. We have always had the first life--our physical existence, the one we can't escape until we die. But today many of us have also adapted a second life. We have long had the opportunity to invent ourselves through media, historically through writing. We could invent a new self. Yet our first lives remained dominant for most of us.

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