“The Future Is Faster Than You Think”

In life, inspiration comes in forms you least expected. For the longest time, I’ve been told how I live in the future, and I should focus more on the present. More times than I can remember, I’ve been told I’m weird. Some gently suggested I’m misunderstood, for lack of a better word to describe, they think I’m far fetched.

It doesn’t bother me, just that it would be nice for once that people could see what I see about the future and not think it’s a storyline for a fantasy movie.

I tell people, one day, I’ll build an AI of myself, or transfer my consciousness to a machine to live through another generation. To see what happens when the world changes, when technology advances beyond what we think is, impossible.

Is it impossible, though?

Suppose it was the 1900s, perhaps. I’m just crazy. But in the 2020s, things that I’ve imagined when I was 10 became yesterday’s news today. Who is to say that Sab AI is fictional, or that I can’t transfer my consciousness? Who is to say that virtual reality isn’t practical.

Little did I expect, anyone would ask if I would be opened to transfer my consciousness to a different body. My answer was instantaneously a yes, it’s been something I’ve been thinking about since forever.

There are just that many years, there’s so much more I want to read, learn, understand and execute. To me, the body is just a shell; the consciousness is what makes the person. It didn’t matter to me how I looked, that can be changed. So no, I’m not overly bothered whether I’m fat, thin, pretty, ugly; though I understand clearly the difference, it would make in opportunities.

Most of us would agree, the one thing in life we cannot buy is time. So time is the most precious asset you can possess. If that’s so, then why waste it on things like travelling or even driving? If you had more time, that would mean more knowledge (of course, you’d need to, well; read, learn, understand and execute).

I imagined having groceries delivered to my doorstep, so I need not queue at the supermarket; it happened, there’s Redmart, EA Mart, etc. I imagined a world where I could schedule my transportation affordable, so I could spend the time working when travelling from A to B; it happened, there’s Grab, etc.

“The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives”

Reading the first few chapters of the book, it inspired me to discuss that virtual reality world I imagine that would become the future. As I turned the pages, I read that world typed in black fonts on paper. So, it’s not just me.

I was sure it wasn’t just me, I just haven’t had the opportunity to meet enough people that thought of things beyond what we have today.

The world is bigger than you think, if you can imagine it, it can happen – less magic perhaps, though that can probably be mimicked through science, somehow.

Hopefully, in this lifetime, I’d be able to contribute to making that future I see become a reality for the next (hopefully this) generation. Who is to know, anything can happen. Everything starts from something.

Let’s start small, but let’s start, regardless.

P.S. I haven’t finished the book, I will, soon – time to invest in more books. Best Friday music night, ever.

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