A Quote by John Naisbitt on change, evolution, revolution, biotechnology, nanotechnology, time, and expectations


A brief look into history reminds us of the time lines of the past. My lifelong experience has been that things we expect to happen always happen more slowly. With inventions, we continually underestimate the time span required from idea to their full realization. The new fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology will be evolving for all the years left in the twenty-first century.

It is the surprises that overwhelm us, such as AIDS and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As with the human species and other manifestations of nature, almost all change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Things just take time--almost always more time than we expect.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 76

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by C. Altman on converging technologies, network, internet, science, technology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, biophysics, nanotechnology, Genetics, and quantum computing

An omni-linked world populated with intelligent artifacts will bring sweeping changes to virtually every facet of modern life – from science and education to industry and commerce – leaving no segment of society unaffected by its advance.

C. Altman

Source: "Converging Technologies: The Future of the Global Information Society," First Committee Chair Report to the UN General Assembly. Christopher Altman, UNISCA (2002).

Contributed by: ψ*

A Quote by Ray Kurzweil on singularitarian, singularity, aging, longevity, immortality, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and life extension

We have the means right now to live long enough to live forever. Existing knowledge can be aggressively applied to dramatically slow down aging processes so we can still be in vital health when the more radical life extending therapies from biotechnology and nanotechnology become available. But most baby boomers won't make it because they are unaware of the accelerating aging process in their bodies and the opportunity to intervene.

Ray Kurzweil

Source: The Singularity Is Near : When Humans Transcend Biology, Pages: 371

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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