Everything we know.
Everything we love.
Everything we think.
Everything we are.
It’s all out there, in 1’s and 0’s. Yes’s and No’s to a series of questions that no one really knows.
It’s important to note that to this day very few things are impossible with computers, even if the process would take millions or billions of years, there are still algorithms that can do the job.
Our entire lives can be represented by an arbitrary series of 1’s and 0’s.
Videos, pictures, music, stories, games.
The most important skill anyone born today can have for the future, is optimism. Hope that the world will be a better place, when all the idiots of yester-year that destroyed the planet, die off. Kids these days are super smart, their lives enriched with so much knowledge early on. And the way the brain works, it’s accumulated and used that knowledge to develop pathways that make it easier to learn and process digital media.
We’ve hardwired an entire generation on digital goods and electronic learning. They will only get smarter, and their knowledge will only feed the next generation. This process will continue for years and years and eventually a newer form of learning will take the place of the brick and mortar learning environments common for the 20th century.
The 21st century will see the rise of algorithms capable of extending life or eliminating death. Space exploration on scales only dreamed of in Kubrick novels. We will populate the universe and finally know the answer – is there life out there? Yes, us.