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Augmented-Life in the Smart Lane by Brett King

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Chapter 2

The Augmented Age

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law from Profiles of the Future(revised edition, 1973)

We are closer now to 2030 than we are to the start of the new millennium (2000). The technologies we are exploring today, such as artificial intelligence, gene editing, nanoscale manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, robots, wearables and embedded computing, are radically going to redefine the next age of humanity. I propose we should call this next age the Age of Augmented Intelligence, or just simply the Augmented Age, because of how radically embedded and personal technology will augment your daily life and your behaviour. This time the changes to our world are overtly ...

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