Extrapolate this.

Technology builds upon itself along exponentially progressing curves

Phonecast 2: During this acceleration, we have the right to ask questions so that we can begin to peer into the black-box culture of technological secrecy.  

Without increased transparency and accountability, our impulses as animals could lead to the snuffing out of this “pale blue dot,” as Carl Sagan described it. 

Can we learn to live in non-judgment of our fellow creatures when we scientifically analyze all of our actions and reactions?


Skype interview with Exis10tial Radio: @Mouselink talks ‘futurism’ on 6-16-2012

What is ‘futurism’? Why does it matter to the rest of us? 

Matteo discusses some of the key concepts with the Chicago fellas, live from Ithaca, New York.

(Skype audio quality is poor in the beginning, but quickly improves.)

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15 Reasons to Pay Attention to the Future

The future is important because we’re all going to be living there.

Matteo Wyllyamz, “technological futurism” enthusiast, will take us on a one-hour roller coaster ride into the things to come. When we take a look at current trends, and project them into the coming century, can we get an idea of how decades of disruptive technological advances will affect our families, businesses, communities, societies, and species? 

A lot of futurists only talk to other futurists.
I am just an everyday guy who’s fascinated by trends forecasting.

What is ‘futurism’ and why do we need to embrace it?
2013: The end of an era and the beginning of a new age.

Trickle-down technology and the run-away freight train
You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube or the genie back in the bottle. Everything that can happen, will happen.

Accelerating returns, and exponential curves
Moore’s Law means computers one million times more powerful than today will exist within the next 20 years.

Smart phones get smarter.
Your intelligent assistant, watching, and listening in, and helping you wherever you go.

Continued disruption of key industries and institutions
Robots are not just for replacing factory workers any more. Knowledge workers, hold on to your hats: Reporters, writers, actors, pharmacists, and even lawyers and doctors are up for automated replacement. The merging of corporations, banks, and government. More bubbles burst: Jobs and education. Expectations flattened.

The cage-match challenge for a petroleum-based civilization

Banning local & alternative currencies
The emergence of the “Cashless Society.”

3D printing and the personal manufacturing revolution

Electronic paper and digital glass
Computer-driven displays in virtually anything. How about a “skin” for your house?

Smart appliances, houses, cities and the intelligent grid

How *everything* can and will be tracked
GPS, RFID, licence plate scanners, facial recognition, and cameras so small you can’t see them. Privacy lost.

Do you enjoy driving? Well, forget it.

Google’s predictive search is only the beginning.
"With enough information, we can predict what you are going to do before you do it."

Will wars never cease?
Take anything happening “over there,” and then imagine it here. Increasingly large uninhabitable regions. The creation of “green zones.”

The emergence of super-humans.

Smarter-than-human machines and the coming Singuarity

Understanding the true oppositional forces driving human development
Centralization (the collective) vs. Decentralization (the individual). Control vs. chaos: How fear is exploited in the guise of safety. And are haves and have-nots the antecedent to the Morlocks and the Eloi?

Check the calendar for an upcoming presentation or workshop, or hire Matteo to have him speak to your group or at your event.


Podcast #11: The Singularitarians will be planning our future. Are you paying attention?

Futurism 101: Comments inspired by the Singularity Summit 2011 in New York City. Will the continual doubling of technological power lead to a point of infinite progression sometime in the next 30-50 years?