We are all aware of the fast pace at which technology moves. During one’s lifetime we can name several technological changes at different points in our lives. At least every five years, if not closer, there are very notable changes in technology which help us to keep our personal time lines in order. Technology is probably the third most referenced subject when trying to recall a time or an event; right after music and movies. How many times have you said, “The time that I did…. was when…. (technological reference)”, associating memories in your life with the technology of that same time? Many of us do. Just as it is easy to recall a song or movie you so enjoyed, it is just as easy to recall a change in technology.
The other day, we are having a conversation at our think tank about the future of human longevity. You see, there are a number of people working with Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity Institute and it appears that many technologies are coming together rapidly which may actually help us find a cure for something very important; old age. Interestingly enough as modern medicine works to solve problems with diseases, viruses, and genetic health issues, these Kurzweil is working on something which is actually more important.