While reading Wired Magzine, I came across this interview with Nicholas Carr who answered questions related to the future of computing. This article really struck a chord with me because of the following quote:
Q&A: Author Nicholas Carr on the Terrifying Future of Computing The scariest thing about Stanley Kubrick’s vision wasn’t that computers started to act like people but that people had started to act like computers. We’re beginning to process information as if we’re nodes; it’s all about the speed of locating and reading data. We’re transferring our intelligence into the machine, and the machine is transferring its way of thinking into us.
With the inclusion of myself, I’ve already noticed people beginning to think, act, and live as if they are a computer. For instance, if I ask someone a question, they don’t bother to think of the answer on there own, they Google It. Gee, just think how it would be if you were able to hook up a device to your brain that allowed you to browse through the net in real-time and allowed you to come up with answers to perplexing questions that you no longer needed to actually store in the brain. Why bother remember or learning anything when it’s all archived in the cloud, that can be accessed within seconds?
Do you look at the prospect of being nothing more than a node exciting?