When the ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘The Entire History of You’ came out back in 2011, we were all fully aware that the concept of a world where humans can record every single memory and experience they have was probably going to happen at some point in the future.
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However, I don’t think any of us thought that six years after the episode aired we’d be hearing this could be a reality soon. Nonetheless, it looks as if Apple has this vision for the not-too-distant-future.
Tom Gruber, co-founder of Siri and an Apple executive, spoke at the TED 2017 conference in Canada recently, where he illustrated a vision for the world in which technology records and remembers every event in our lives:
I believe A.I. will make personal memory enhancement a reality. I think it’s inevitable.
And Gruber’s not the only person to suggest such a technology will be available in the upcoming years. Elon Musk also launched a ‘telepathy’ start up called Neuralink, which is developing technology that would involve, “implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts.”
Looks like Charlie Brooker has nailed yet another accurate prediction. Hopefully none of his upcoming series four episodes come true though – apparently it would mean the end of the world.