“Few observers have truly internalized the implications of the fact that the rate of change itself is accelerating.” – Ray Kurzweil, founder at Singularity U
The future is coming faster than we think. Don’t be a passive passenger.
Think for yourself, think ahead and ask questions – don’t follow blindly.
Today’s guest on the OPP is Hannes Sjob, the Chief Disruption Officer at Epicenter Stockholm and a faculty member at Singularity University.
Hannes takes us on a fascinating glimpse into the future of wearable – and implantable – technologies, Artificial Intelligence and the intersection of BioTech with biohacking, health and Big Data.
What’s coming? What does it mean?
What can we do with it?
On the positive side, we could see the democratization of medicine – a revolutionary shift in the way we proactively protect our health with real-time biofeedback from heart rates (already happening) to hormone levels along with suggestions for course corrections.
Are we really 2-5 years away from grain-of-rice-sized implants that could change the way medical systems operate and treat patients – especially important in rural and undeveloped areas where the nearest doctors are hundreds of miles away.
Conversely, on the futuristic Sci-Fi, skeptical side, there are serious questions that we need to ask (and answer) about tracking and monitoring – do we trust the people who have this data?
Who will access to it and what can they do with it? What are the real Big Data concerns? Can we encrypt certain information? (yes)
Technology is accelerating faster than most of us realize, and while it has tremendous potential upside, we need to have these conversations now while we still have the opportunity to curate the future we want for ourselves.
We won’t have all the answers today, but we certainly need to start asking the right questions. Enjoy this show with Hannes and let us know your thoughts on Implants, AI, and the future of biohacking.