- Driving: When I'm in someone's blindspot and they're acting a little jiggy, I'll look around to see if there's an escape route, like other lanes or a shoulder
- Poker: It's extremely useful for me to calculate how many cards are left that will probably give me the winning hand. If I weren't all boozed up when I played, this would be even more useful.
- Career: What will I do if I get laid off? Or if I get assigned to the Computerized Runtime Application Processor?
Sure, there's healthy living and keeping mentally sharp blah blah blah, but all that seems like a lot of effort for an end-result that ain't guaranteed. I want easy answers. Traditionally, I've assumed that my only option was:
After reading my one zillionth science fiction book, I have concluded that I will escape a frail and demented old age by....getting uploaded!
Between the ever-increasing storage and power of networked computers, Google's mysterious moves in the areas of "dark fiber" and my unassailably Pollyanna-like view of technology, I am convinced, CONVINCED, that someone (hello Larry and Sergey!) will figure out a way for us to upload our brains into some gigantic computer.
I can't wait!
No more jogging to keep fit! No more eating vegetables! They'll use my body as a battery to help fuel a computer big enough for us all! We'll spend our days discussing the minutia of zeroes and ones, flying through file systems portrayed as city-scapes and racing virtual motorcycles!
I am serious, people. This is going to happen and I am going to be first in line to sign up. The rest of you "meat" animals can wallow in your analog and dirt playgrounds.
Oh, and, happy Friday!