The Future of Computing
After visiting Argonne National Laboratory today, there is no reason at all to be afraid of the future of computing.
Certain renowned members of the international intellectual community (like Elon Musk) have called for the companies working on AI to slow down to ensure they don’t unintentionally build unsafe software as the human race continues to progress towards an ideal automated era of technology and singularity. I appreciate Musk’s intentions, and he is one of the most remarkable people alive today, truly. A game changer and quite a suitable role model in my view. However, after visiting Argonne National Laboratory today, there is no reason at all to be afraid of the future of computing.
From today’s current API economy, autonomous cars, and growing cryptocurrencies to quantum computing and intricate mathematical simulations, how could anyone not be enthusiastic about the opportunities and discoveries that the future has in store? As a teenager, avid programmer, and CTO of the Junior Economic Club of Chicago, technology has been a staple for my productivity, health, organization, and philosophy, but it has also greatly contributed to the overall quality of my life experience. And technology will not stop its progression. Even each year at CES for example, we see monumental increments! What becomes of our technological advancements will influence all of us in some way. When I look 20 years back into history and think how different the world was—well, I don’t have that great of an idea because I wasn’t born yet! As I look 20 years into the future, I realize that’s beyond the scope of time I have experienced in my life, so in my mind, anything could happen! Dream on.