I support technology in harmony with nature and humanity.
Nature can teach us a lot about how to create and apply technology that is in harmony with nature and humanity.
To media fanfare Dyson introduced to the world a robotic vacuüm cleaner, the coding which took engineers 100, 000 hours to produce. Scientists have developed a robot called Boris who will load up your dishwasher. Do you want to kiss someone far away? Let a robot kiss your beloved for you.
In my opinion current technological advances are unnecessary, enslaving and depersonalising. It seems some may feel I hate or oppose technology, in reality I dislike bad technology and I support good technology. I refuse to have a smart phone, I refuse to use cloud computing, I refuse to have robotic garbage in my home, because I have no need for them. Why would I want a robotic vacuüm cleaner when I can use a dustpan and brush instead?
The following are four technological innovations I love:
1. Solar powered transport.
On my shopping list, a solar-powered boat like MS Tûranor. The only vehicles I prefer to associate with are those powered by the sun or wind. When you think that due to fuel costs a large container ship is slower than a wind or solar-powered ship, there is a bright future for this type of technology.
2. Communication with plants (and animals.)
We all know animals communicate, but did you know plants talk to each other? Imagine being able to find out how your apple tree is feeling today, or your runner beans telling you what the weather will be like? If a field of wheat can communicate to the farmer the moment it is under attack by a disease or pest, food productivity would increase.
3. Information and quantum mechanics.
I will soon be able to transfer vast amounts of information to you instantly without any possibility of it being intercepted by a third-party using quantum mechanical properties such as entanglement.
4. Artificial Intelligence.
Even though people love to become enslaved or enjoy illusionary control through smart phones and robotic vacuüm cleaners, they become paranoid about AI, terrified that an AI system might enslave or destroy humanity. If an AI is smart enough to think for itself, then it can learn to care, become wise, to become a philosopher. I see endless possibilities for positive applications of AI, for instance running all the accounting, inventory and records of a hospital, freeing up the time of medical staff to care for their patients.