by Roger Bourke White Jr., copyright 2015
Welcome to Visions of 2050. This book is my speculations on what life (human life) will be like thirty five years from now, when "cyber" is both self-aware and in full control of "Big Business" -- the large scale manufacturing, service and transportation operations that are currently becoming more and more automated. In this book the automation in these areas will be completed.
The result is a whole lot of fascinating changes in how humans live, and what they think about. For instance, with cyber handling most manufacturing and service jobs, humans are going to have to find other things to do to "get a job" and feel like they are fully part of their community. What will they be doing? What will be the important things in their lives -- the things they think about a lot?
Outline and Definitions
-Story: The beginning -- self-aware cyber is first created
Vision: Total Entitlement State (TES) 1 -- part one: the economics
Vision: Total Entitlement State (TES) 2 -- part two: what it feels like
Vision: Allocating wealth -- "necessity" wealth and "luxury" wealth
-Story: I am a rock -- Simon gets meaning in his life
Vision: Educating systems in 2050 -- just as much change here as in Big Business industries
-Story: School daze -- Troy has a good day at school
Vision: Human cities and cyber cities -- they will be quite different
Vision: Man and cyber -- how the two will relate
-Story: Finding God -- lots of choices when we have cyber gods
-Story: Superspy weekend -- the adventures of Tom Sottom and Mary Mayking
Vision: Cyber muses -- cybers designed to stroke human emotions
-Story: Looking for Miss Right -- Party Hearty Bob is looking for his girl
Vision: Cyber gods -- will the cyber gods be angry?
-Story: Hard times -- experiencing a Designer Recession
Vision: Surveillance in the land of drones and wearables -- fast feedback is the big benefit, privacy must compete with that
Vision: Top 40 jobs -- if work is about being passionate... Top 40 Jobs!
-Story: First Responder Blues --
Vision: Child raising in 2050 -- plenty of choices, but not enough kids
Vision: The role of violence -- still around, but in different forms
Vision: Mind altering -- lots of new ways, and still a white-hot topic
Vision: News broadcasting -- lots of emotion, little business
-Story: Wilderness 2050 -- reporting the adventure of exploring a pristine wilderness
Vision: Putting human consciousness in cyber space -- not easy to do!
-Story: Youth wasted on the young... Hah! -- human consciousness transfer
-Story: The first starship -- how interstellar aliens coming to trade will change our world