“If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.” -Carl Jung
If you are very interested in technology or have a futuristic mind then you may already have a fair understanding of what the future might hold. You may have read about artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), etc. The internet-of-things (IOT) is another novel technology which will revolutionize how devices connect with each other and how we connect to them.
All these are examples of technologies that have already begun to disrupt the global marketplace. We already know that they will be responsible for very exciting innovations in the future. But I think this is just the beginning. Why? It’s because we still haven’t cracked our biggest asset- the human brain/mind. Once we are able to decode the data inside our brains- our emotions, memories and beliefs- and make them accessible to other brains, the real fun will begin. We will move from the Internet to the “Brain-net” and indirectly achieve what is esoterically called “collective consciousness”. Yes, technology will make this possible, although it may not be the preferred way! Once this happens, there will certainly be a revolution in the way people communicate. If your spouse or boss said they couldn’t understand you, you could ask them to “step into your brain” (no more stepping into your shoes). At some point, you would even be able to control the emotions you experience and delete the memories you don’t want. Upgrading your brain with quality data- better emotions, memories, etc- could solve major mental health problems.
All this might look like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but I’m confident that it will become reality some day. The famous physicist Dr. Michio Kaku is a big believer in the Brian-net concept. You can watch the video below if you are interested in this topic: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/bestoftv/2014/12/23/qmb-kaku- futurist.cnn