TEDx Melbourne: Limitless (For About Three Hours)

“Twenty years ago, artificial intelligence was a fun concept in cartoons and fantasy films. Today it’s a reality.”

It was fun imagining being trapped inside a cold, murderous, super-intelligent co-worker, wasn’t it?

How disappointing that the reality today mostly focuses on mining data to eventually plug a haemorrhoid ointment owned by the A.I. company’s affiliate (or…whatever your data may suggest).

“A few years ago, long haul travel took days. Now you can be in London in 24 hours. Imagine what tomorrow will bring.”

We imagine food poisoning and a cavity search.

But we clearly aren’t at the forefront of A.I. research, nor do we have the optimism to be able to encourage non-suicidal audiences to buy a ticket to a show wherein we further explore the looming issue.

So TEDx are ones that’ll be asking the question: what’s on the other side of impossible? Are we as humans, Limitless?

The line up features Future Crunch – a group of scientists, artists, researchers and entrepreneurs that believe science and technology are creating a world that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant.

They’re determined to share that story through dynamic and entertaining presentations that are designed to make you think differently.

…Unless you’re so steeped in cynicism and dull fear that you’re incapable of being receptive to new ideas.

In which case, what brand of haemorrhoid ointment do you use? Because we’ve been experiencing less than positive results so far.



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