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Probably some of you guys watched this sad documentary about really very important things. “The gift” talks about a subject that is all around us specially when we start mixing religion and science. More precisely quantum physics. If you want to know what i’m talking about with more details i really recommend “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?“. A much more serious documentary. They both talk about the same subject with very different approaches. “The Gift” unfortunately is really shallow and sometimes even stupid. What they talk about is what in important though. Our universe have only one law that can’t be denied and that rules everything and that’s the law of attraction. Quantum physics are helping us undertand many different ways that law can be applied. If you consider reality only exists when it’s witnessed as colors are only visible with the presence of light you will be able to wonder how do we transform our own reality by building it in our minds first. Even without being an easy test the documentarist give many researches and tests done proving that’s truth. Our reality depends a lot in how do we want to shape it. That means by the law of attraction that if we are negative we are also attracting negativeness into our lives. If we are positive… That happens already on a daily basis in a very easy way to witness. Only it’s very small. With new equipment scientists are finding that our brain is not the same during our lives. The synapses in it changes every time we execute some action. We shape our brain to produce what we want. It’s also proven our eyes can see ten times more stuff that our brain can undertand so we “see” the world only partially. There are many other ways of shaping the reality recognized around us setting up a scenário where the next events will happen and the law of attraction is always there to move whatever we ask our bodies and minds to get closer or far away from us. What does it all mean? That the cheese idea that being positive can result in positive effects may be truth. That people that are negative about everything and never stop complaining about their lives usually have a lot of difficulty to get good things going for them. That those “lucky bastards” that are so annoying because everything in their lives are always well will keep that way. That if you really set your mind to do something you will surely end up getting it or at least getting much closer to it. It’s the law of attraction. The only unquestionable law of our universe.

Those of you who know Ray Kurzweil and his ideas already got the theme for this post. He is one of the most important minds from the computer era. He wrote the first patern recognition software when he was fifteen and played a piano song composed by this software  Invented the matching system to help students decide the best college when he was twenty. This was in 1968. From that time till now he invented text recognition to help the blind, the music sampler and his Kurzweil keyboard company, the speech recognition, AARON the software that was able to create poems with meaning. He is also a futurist and the author of many books about future tecnology. Needless to say he knows about computer science. In his books he make a lot of predictions based on his knowledge about the future of this field. A documentary will come up in february talking about him and hes ideas. There’s this idea that makes me struggle to accept though i know it’s not impossible at all. He has this theory that technology grows exponentially and doubles every year. So far he hes been totally right. Following this prediction the human leap that started with computers and today means internet and iphones and gps and nanobots performing surgeries in the future will represent the union of man and machine. Far away of believing man will become slave from machine he believes we will grow a technology sophisticated enough to better humans and expand our lives. Putting some predictions together: In 20 years computers will have the same capacity of the human brain and more importantly in 40 they will exceed this capacity millions of times. Computers are getting smaller and in 20 years they will be able to perform celular repairs and sustain a better use of our bodies. Medicine will in 20 years master the major corrections on living grown up human beings. Obesity, hair loss, heart failure,diabetes and cancer will be totally controllable. The sum of these and other predictions tells fantastic tales: Computers with the size of a neuron will life in our brains helps us control our own perception the way we prefer. We can get out of this reality and get into another one. We can be smarter and stronger and heal from the inside being able to live more than 120 years. Is cool to listen to the ideas of a person that understands the near future so much and is optimistic about it. So why my struggle to accept this? It is because it’s fantastic? I don’t think it’s fantastic at all. At same point it will happen but at the same time i remember Paul Sartre: “Hell is other people”. All of this is a prediction that follows one person. Let’s remember the case on other person that invented something good: Albert Einstein. His accomplishment is the theory of relativity but his legacy to the world is also all the possible uses from this idea so hes legacy is also the atomic bomb. The problem with the future of mankind is still and always will be mankind. What good will do this technology if only very powerful and rich people have the chance to use it? What will the world strong nation will do with robots that control the reality inside a man’s brain? Maybe we will have slaves all around third world working 24/7 juiced up by these machines and technologies thinking in their heads they are living in an eternal vacation full of joy and happiness. Maybe people starving in third world countries will beg to be one of these slaves to ease their suffering from lack of food and human care. Maybe that will only boost what we already have today. So the important thing is: When will someone like Mr. Kurzweil with so much intelligence will find a way to make the world a more equal place? Maybe before finding a way for humans to live more than 120 years old we should find a way to guarantee any human being to reach adult life.