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Augmenting intelligence

In the 2030s, humans might become hybrids with augmented intelligence, with the brains connected directly to the cloud via nanobots made from DNA strands; in the 2040s, thinking might be predominantly non-biological; by 2050, parts of the world could become augmented geniuses.

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  • In the 2030s, humans might become hybrids with augmented intelligence, with the brains connected directly to the cloud via nanobots made from DNA strands; in the 2040s, thinking might be predominantly non-biological; by 2050, parts of the world could become augmented geniuses. These will radically change the role and methods of education and could potentially further increasing the intelligence divide between the have- and have-not knowledge people. | Related Megatrends: TechnologyWorkInequalities
  • The EU, US, China, Israel, and Japan have major research projects attempting to understand the brain. Future results could address brain diseases, improve brain functioning, lead to better computer designs, and create new brain-computer synergies.
  • Increasing intelligence becomes a goal of many national education systems. | Related Megatrends:TechnologyWorkInequalities

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