Some people say contemporary society is facing a crisis of big ideas. What could be the next big goal for humanity, or could we go on without major goals?
I’m not sure I understand the question as it was phrased. The next goal to me is that I would love to see us becoming dispersed and separated farther from politics, and more into use of the brain, emphasizing the good brains. We really are the key to the future, to making decisions - and that’s about all I can say on that.
A great idea for humanity? Well, obviously, machines that interact and act just like human beings. Every step of the way from personal computers to today, we have made the machines seem more genuine, more realistic. Cartoons have changed into live videos; virtual reality has made you feel like you’re in another world. Artificial reality will give us information about the world at our fingertips. I will be able to look at you and see your name, and, of course, every website you’ve ever browsed, and every click you’ve ever made, and everything you’ve ever said online.
Next idea? Very difficult to say. I would say machines that are very good friends to humans, but which help us more than we could ever do by ourselves.