I believe we (or at least a good amount of us) are headed for a “Post-Sexual” world. Conception and even growth within the womb will be able to be achieved—with all the requisite genetic modding of course—involving only the minimum of actual human physicality or contact.
It never fails to impress me how some the very same people who are pushing and popularizing and creating and making money off of increasingly advanced AI are also the ones continually touting their “dangers.” Case in point: Elon Musk, who recently reiterated his sentiment that advanced artificial intelligence is going to be a “dangerous situation” for humans.
In this talk at the World Government Summit in Dubai Musk went one step further: suggesting that humanity’s only hope might be to merge their minds with AI:
Why did Google Glass fail as a potential mass-market item? Was it perceived as too “elitist”? Was it the privacy concerns? Was it because it kind of made you look like a jerk?
No, I think it didn’t catch on because it was only an intermediary step in a larger evolution of tech that will eventually see us accessing digital information via body implants. Sounds crazy? Well, not according to consumer research group Ericsson’s study on the technological trends for 2016.