That we'll be smart enough to make a difference

May sound doomsdayish or something, but by by the time tlady's senior in high school is 40 and historically in a mass averaged age to make a difference (via wealth, position or power), the new recruits coming into their respective firms/lives will be either genetically, or electronically jacked enough to make us all look like dimwitted fools.

There's the joke about the entire world's knowledge accessible in the palm of our hands (yet we take pictures of our cats), that springs to mind; imagine if it's implanted into your whatever for instantaneous recall and assessment.

We think we are bright now cuz we can google... We have no idea what we will be up against.

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Pending approvalOriginal post by Ria Misra on io9

​What is the Biggest Mistake We're Making in Planning for the Future?

​What is the Biggest Mistake We're Making in Planning for the Future?

Mistakes, we all make them. But today, we want to know which mistake we are making right now that future generations will most judge us for.

Will it be the lack of a kill-switch embedded in our robo-tech that future generations regret? Or perhaps they'll wish we'd pushed further with our space program? Or maybe they'll just be standing around our singed husk of a planet (in a protective helmet, so as not to inhale the toxic fumes) thinking, "Man, I wish my great-great-great-great grandparents had cooled it with the carbon dioxide emissions back in 2013."

Give us your take in the comments now.

Image: Trey Ratcliff

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