When it comes to technology, DARPA are ahead of the game by miles. Billions of dollars are filtered into the company. DARPA probably have the best minds in various fields of technology, and a great PR program to go with it.
In the website provided below, there are videos that talk about what our ever changing future holds. Of course with the rise of terrorism threats coupled with a societal fear of the unknown, we as a society are ripe for willingly giving up our privacy, whether it be our digital fingerprint, or even our daily comings and goings with cameras watching us as soon as we step foot out of our homes. Or course we have cameras in our homes too… think of all our computers, and even TVs! Then, we can’t get enough of our phones, which have become permanently glued to our bodies in someway.
Anyway… you may want to check this post out!
When it comes to predictions, perhaps no organization on the planet is better able to make dreams a reality than the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Their “mad science” reputation already has given the world humanoid robots, drones, and the world’s most advanced surveillance systems. But they are telling us that there is much more to come.
Interestingly, the timeline given by DARPA’s “Forward to the Future” video messages, seen below, is 2045 – the theorized date of The Singularity popularized by futurist Ray Kurzweil in his 2006 book The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. As the title implies, The Singularity is the threshold where computer systems surpass and/or augment both the intelligence and the biological functions of the human body. It’s a process that already has begun, and DARPA is reinforcing their commitment to make it a reality by the target date.