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Vijay Babu Jayaraj

IT Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services Limited

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what might be the human needs after 300 years?

Twenty years back my need/wish was to have a pet robot to help me with my class assignments. Today it is a reality. Now there are robots replacing live pets and they are doing much more than what i had wished for. Every day some technologies are becoming obsolete and many new are being introduced. Today my need is to keep abreast of them. My need/wish is to have a means to erase the knowledge about the obsolete technologies and to add the knowledge of the new technologies in to my brain, overnight, so i can be abreast of them the next day morning. One day this might be a reality and may be possible to do much more than i have wished for. 300 years down the line, i think the human need/wish might be to send human pairs, genetically empowered to survive any hostile situation, to different planets to save our race from extinction.

Please share what your childhood needs were, what your current needs are and you think humans might need after 300 years.


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  • Sep 3 2011: in 300 years we'll be trying to figure out the wheel and fire
    • Sep 3 2011: Good one!
      • Sep 3 2011: You're right. We will either be reduced to banging the rocks together again or (if our civilization survives) we will morph in to the Borg. We could become so dependent on our technology that we can't survive in the world without it. Embedded computers with AI systems, wireless communications utilizing the now vacant broadcast frequencies (that could happen in the next 20 years actually), perhaps enhanced physical characteristics. Consider the Borg or the Cybermen.
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      Sep 3 2011: in one year? that will be a great year! in our current history, fire and wheel were separated by hundreds of thousands of years.
      • Sep 4 2011: I never said that both would be discovered/perfected in the same time, I said we'd be trying to understand them

        And I was merely implying that technology will ended and need to restart by then.

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