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What can Technology Ultimately Make Possible, and What are the Ultimate Possibilities for Life? March 8, 2009 Melanie Swan Principal MS Futures Group Palo Alto, CA +1-650-681-9482 [email_address] http://www.melanieswan.com  Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/LaBlogga/slideshows
What is the future of intelligence? 1 Source: Top 500, June 2008, http://www.top500.org/lists/2008/06, http://www.top500.org/system/8968, http://www.crn.com/hardware/208403186 2 Source: http://paula.univ.gda.pl/~dokgrk/bre01.html Machine Human ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
Source: http://www.kurzweilai.net/pps/Unither Full human brain neural simulation estimate: 2018
Biotechnology speedups: 12 months (vs. 18) Source: http://www.synthesis.cc/graphics/carlson_cost_per_base_nov_08.jpg
Reengineering life into technology ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Image: Natasha Vita-More, Primo Posthuman
Thank you March 8, 2009 Melanie Swan Principal MS Futures Group Palo Alto, CA +1-650-681-9482 [email_address] http://www.melanieswan.com Source: http://www.hetemeel.com/einsteinform.php Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/LaBlogga/slideshows

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FQXi: Ultimate possibilities for technology and life

  • 1. What can Technology Ultimately Make Possible, and What are the Ultimate Possibilities for Life? March 8, 2009 Melanie Swan Principal MS Futures Group Palo Alto, CA +1-650-681-9482 [email_address] http://www.melanieswan.com Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/LaBlogga/slideshows
  • 2.
  • 3. Source: http://www.kurzweilai.net/pps/Unither Full human brain neural simulation estimate: 2018
  • 4. Biotechnology speedups: 12 months (vs. 18) Source: http://www.synthesis.cc/graphics/carlson_cost_per_base_nov_08.jpg
  • 5.
  • 6. Thank you March 8, 2009 Melanie Swan Principal MS Futures Group Palo Alto, CA +1-650-681-9482 [email_address] http://www.melanieswan.com Source: http://www.hetemeel.com/einsteinform.php Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/LaBlogga/slideshows

Editor's Notes

  1. From 1991 through 2008, peak performance of supercomputers has doubled about every year. IBM's Roadrunner in 2008 is more than 250,000 times more powerful than the top supercomputer in 1991 and more than 83 million times more powerful than the Cray-1 in 1983. Roadrunner is equivalent to 10% of my 10^16 flops estimate of a human brain. Various projects aim for a computer within the decade that will exceed the human brain's processing capabilities.