This passage provides a striking forecast of the technological advancements that are in store for humankind. As we plunge deeper into an era of exponential technological change, we can expect the dematerialization of technology to occur in the coming years, with computers abandoning desks to be installed in walls, eyes, and anything that surrounds us. Chips will be integrated into virtually everything around us, transmitting vital information and allowing us to control the objects around us with only our thought.
This technological revolution will have an unprecedented impact on our lives and society. It is anticipated that the quality of life and average life expectancy will increase incredibly, and aging will be delayed. Furthermore, we will have the capability to select genes for our children and even create new forms of life.
In 2007, a smartphone had more power than the computers NASA used to take man to the moon in 1969, and in 2077, we can expect even more advanced technology to allow for unparalleled control over our environment. Despite the immense benefits that come along with such a technological revolution, there will be challenges that we may not be aware of. The rise of the machine raises unprecedented and unforeseen challenges, and we must be conscious of the possibility that humankind may itself be threatened.
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