I wonder what the world is going to be like in 5-10 years. With the exponential rate of technological expansion, how will our lives change? In the news today, the United States FCC announced that they hope to allow air travelers to surf the web by 2006. (Link) Being in a technology career, I can appreciate the convenience of this new advancement. But where are we going to go from here? In the near future, remote and isolated locations will be more connected with the rest of the world, such as campsites and fishing boats. It will be up to you to decide if you have the willpower to resist the temptation of connecting to the Internet for the sake of preserving the traditional enjoyment of camping in the wilderness with no connection to the outside world. It will be tempting to give in, and if you do give in, I think it will take away from the experience. All people will be available at all times if the world keeps heading in this direction. I think that in 10 years, devices that offer privacy will be a hot seller on the market, if GPS chips are embedded in human bodies, there will be a device that will scramble these devices.
What are your thoughts on the future of humankind and technology?