Not much to do with Islam, but a fascinating development nonetheless. Within the lifetimes of many of those reading this, computer technologies will undergo profound changes and revolutionize the way we live. As usual, the scientists, engineers and researchers of free infidel societies are leading the way.
How will Muslims and Muslim societies cope with the quickening pace of technological change? The only answer I can come up with, is "none too well".
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July 23, 2008 (Computerworld) At Intel Corp., just passing its 40th anniversary and with myriad chips in its historical roster, a top company exec looks 40 years into the future to a time when human intelligence and machine intelligence have begun to merge.
Justin Rattner, CTO and a senior fellow at Intel, told Computerworld that perhaps as early as 2012 we'll see the lines between human and machine intelligence begin to blur. Nanoscale chips or machines will move through our bodies, fixing deteriorating organs or unclogging arteries. Sensors will float around our internal systems monitoring our blood sugar levels and heart rates, and alerting doctors to potential health problems.
Virtual worlds will become increasingly realistic, while robots will develop enough intelligence and human-like characteristics that they'll become companions, not merely vacuum cleaners and toys.
Most aspects of our lives, in fact, will be very different as we close in on the year 2050. Computing will be less about launching applications and more about living lives in which computers are inextricably woven into our daily activities.