Meredith Doig - Singularity Summit Australia 2012 Day 2
Technology in Society: Global Scenarios from the past, looking to the future
"Every age indulges in predicting the future -- but few go back to check if those predictions come true.
This talk looks back to global scenarios developed at the end of the last century and asks how accurate were their 21st century predictions.
The Singularity predicts technology will radically transform human life -- but how far will that go?
Will technology save the human race from itself, or just go the way of the personal jet pack, colonies on the moon, and cities under the sea?"