Hein Kaiser
Journalist
2 minute read
17 Dec 2021
8:00 am

Technology ushers in a virtual new world order

Hein Kaiser

Time magazine person of the year Elon Musk is at the leading edge of technology that is simultaneously scary and exciting at the same time.

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The future will happen sooner than you may think and … it may be a dark place. Futurist and trend analyst Faith Popcorn holds a sceptical view of tomorrow. From robot wars and living a double life between the real world and the metaverse, through to an environmentally decimated planet. She said all this might come to pass in the next two decades as, thanks to the Covid pandemic, technology has gained tremendous momentum. Elon Musk is at the leading edge of technology that is simultaneously scary and exciting at the same time. His company, Neuralink, hopes to implant chips...