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Technology Explosion — How in the Next 20 Years Technology Will Go Beyond Your Wildest Sci-Fi Dreams

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The next 20 Years could make your head spin. Humanity is hitting its stride, rapidly producing technological advances that used take 100s of years to create.

* Futurist Ray Kurzweil believes that by 2040 artificial intelligence will be so good that humans will be fully immersed in virtual reality and that something called the Singularity, when technology becomes so advanced that it changes the human race irreversibly, will occur.

* Kevin Kelly, who helped launch the magazine *Wired* in 1993, believes that humans will co-produce things side-by-side with robots on automation and that 3D printing will play a huge part in that.

* Tracking and surveillance are only going to get more prevalent, but they may move toward “co-veillance” so that we can control who’s monitoring us and what they’re monitoring, Kelly also believes.

Asking the right questions will become more valuable than finding answers. In the age of Google and Wikipedia, answers to endless questions are free. Asking good questions will become much more important in the future than finding one-off solutions.

[Read more.](http://www.businessinsider.com/the-future-of-technology-will-pale-the-previous-20-years-2014-6#ixzz34vuARa5h)

[See Kevin Kelly’s Hour Long Video Here.](http://edge.org/conversation/the-technium)

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