An overly optimistic, utopian vision of the next 100 years (in video form). Watch it here and spot the short-sighted mistakes
The idea that all humans will be vanquished from pain by technology is not a new one: utopian visions never live up to their breadth of scope.
The way things are going either Western economies collapse, bringing down the global system or war will ravage the planet, probably caused by a fight for resources. In out attempts to project our current situation into the future we are forgetting that the majority of humans on this planet still live in poverty, at the whim of disease and corrupt governments.
The abolition of slavery in the West did not see it abolished everywhere else. In fact, some say slavery is more rampant than ever before. Some things only change in our perceptions: reality is a different thing altogether.
We Westerners need to take our tech-heads from up our utopian asses before we end up blocking out another generation of the 'developing world' in our shadow.
Perhaps Transhumanism, and the nonsense which revolves around it, is the world's most dangerous idea
(Originally found at Posthuman Blues