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导读:科技进步的加速度,指数型成长,快到所有人都无法想像,未来十年,世界会变成什么样子?继畅销书《胆大无畏》和《富足》之后,作者从交通运输、零售与广告、教育、健康和娱乐领域,针对未来大胆预言科技发展的趋势,诸如:人工智能、机器人、VR虚拟实景、数字生物学、3D列印、区块链和千兆网,这些进步的技术汇流后,将如何重塑未来世界并且彻底改变我们的生活。

作者 | Peter H. Diamandis /Steven Kotler

译者 | 介凡君

作者简介

彼得·戴曼迪斯(Peter H. Diamandis)全球商业太空探索的领军人,共创立了十几家商业太空探索公司,已将8位顾客送上了国际空间站。X大奖创始人,创立了X大奖基金会,用X大奖的形式鼓励私人太空探索。此后,为了激励人们的创新活动,X大奖基金会在环保、汽车、健康等领域陆续设立了X大奖。奇点大学执行主席,戴曼迪斯和库兹韦尔提出:要聚集世界上最聪明的大脑,让他们学习最前沿的未来科学,去解决世界上最宏大的问题。因此,两人共同创立了奇点大学(Singularity University),致力于培养面向未来的,有“全球型”和“指数型”思维方式的人才。Peter H. Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of more than twenty high-tech companies. Steven Kotler is also a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective. In The Future Is Faster Than You Think, they walk us through the incredible technological advances that are being made to pull us into the future – much faster than we think.
THE POWER OF COOPERATION

A big theme that runs through the book is “converging technologies,” which means that super-sophisticated technologies like artificial intelligence, the internet, and 3D printing are being developed – often independently – and then integrated with eachother. The result is a form of exponential technological growth which shatters any previous idea we might have of how much progress we can make in a decade.For example, with 3D printing and artificial intelligence, we might be able to build robots that can learn how to 3D print new “materials” like eyes and brains. They’re printing rocket ships, so why not do it with organs? The lesson we can learn here is the incredible power of cooperation: When a bunch ofsuper-smart people work by themselves, they achieve great things; when they come together to cooperate, they achieve extraordinary things. Alone we can ascend mountains; together we can move them.

WHAT FUTURE CAN WE EXPECT?

To give you a taste of what’s to come with the rapid development in technology, here are a few appetizers:flying cars (they’re already here; just not commercialized); organ 3D printing(it’s here; veins have even been printed); Mars colonization (Elon Musk plansto send his first group of people by 2030); floating cities (it’s already being tested on a massive scale); rocket travel (Musk said you’ll be able to get anywhere in the world in 1 hour); Virtual Reality classrooms (learn ethics from Plato inside his academy, or war strategy from Napoleon), 5G internet for everyone (companies like Google are working to bring free internet to everyone– also the 3-4 BILLION who are completely without it). Do any of these things sound exciting to you? If it is, you’ll be even more excited that these areonly the developments that are already happening and are expected to be ubiquitous by 2030 – in merely a decade!

THE NEED FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

If there’s one thing we should take away from this book, it’s this: The world is changing rapidly. Those who don’t improve get left behind. One way to improve? Keep learning!

本文摘自《The Future Is Faster Than You Think》,出版社Simon & Schuster。