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The Era of Anticipating computing: a Blueprint for the Future

Sander Duivestein
December 19, 2013

Last year I saw the Swedish science fiction/drama series set in an alternate version of modern day Sweden where humanoid robot workers and servants are widespread. The series follows the resulting emotional effects on two families as well as the trials of a group of robots who have attained free will and want their freedom from human ownership. Today I learned that a second series is now being broadcasted on the Swedish television. If you are not able to few this serie, you might want to watch American science fiction/crime drama “Almost Human” made by J. J. Abrams, the man behind the new Star Trek and Star Wars movies, as well as the series Lost, Fringe and Revolution. The series “Almost Human” is set 2048, the uncontrollable evolution of science and technology has caused crime rates to rise an astounding 400%. To combat this, the overwhelmed police force has implemented a new policy: every human police officer is paired up with a lifelike combat-model android. What I am really looking forward to see is the new movie “Her”. In het beginning of next year it will be shown in a cinema near you. Her is a 2013 science fiction romance film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film centers on a man who develops a relationship with a female voice produced by an intelligent computer operating system. The central theme that combines all the three trailers together is the fact that the relationship between humans and machines is again evolving. Technology is becoming more intelligent, more intimate, more personal, more intuitive and more anticipating. Technology is an essential part of our identity. We can’t live without it. Technology is our all-rounder, our mainstay, it is the mother who takes care of us, and the father who protects us, it’s our best friend who is always there for us, it’s the teacher who learns us stuff, it’s the coach who guides us and finally it is our partner who loves us. I don’t think that the above scenarios are Science Fiction. It’s Science Fact. Science Fiction has become a Fact of Life. The future is now. Where accelerated change is the only constant. So you can better embrace these new technologies, experiment with them and innovate. Adapt or die! It is Digital Darwinisme. And it’s not a revolution, but an evolution. I have created the following blueprint to guide me in to this future. Hopefully it inspires you and helps it to find out how it impacts your business. If you have any questions regarding this blueprint, please let me know by using the comments. Blueprint for the future

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Trend Watcher – New Media, Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses and society. He is therefore a much sought-after speaker for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gather


    4 thoughts on “The Era of Anticipating computing: a Blueprint for the Future

    1. I just started following the new series “Almost Human”. 1st Episode was cool. Looking forward to her aswell. But i got a feeling the movie is going to be a bit like the “The terminal” only with a tech/sci-fi approach. Really want to check out the Swedisch series, but really need subtitles with that 🙂
      I do think the above trailers are all science fiction, the reseaon behind that is. Human stay human and robots want to become human.Ultimatly always resulting in a struggle. I think Adapt or die, should be integrate or die. And this is already happening. Mostly medically. But superhumans, bionics or cyborgs will become the next step of evolution. A good example you can find in the game Deus Ex.
      Humans (and the power of the brain, wich is good in recognizeing patterns, storage and feeling) combined with computer (fast calculations)robotics (extreme strong,durable and replace able) and nanotech (keeping the human parts healthy).
      These so called cyborgs/bionics should be able to interact with the nearby enviroment. In this environment there will be robots that will fit your blue print. They will be there to make life easyer and company’s flourisch better.
      Just my to cents, what you think of it ? There will be 2 blue prints 1 of for the humans (us) and the robots (them) and eventually merge.

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