“I’m excited to announce the development of a monumental project. ReelWorks Studios and it’s partners are working toward the Fuzed Trilogy becoming a movie and a highly interactive video game!”
— Award-winning Producer Rick Eldridge, April 11, 2017
After the asteroid blew up over Chelyabinsk, scientists used declassified data from the Nuclear Test Ban monitoring system to recalculate the impact rate. Turns out, impacts big enough to obliterate a continent, are 10 times more likely than we thought. Dr. Ed Lu, astrophysicist, astronaut and CEO of the B612 Foundation, referring to the Las Vegas truism that “The house always wins,” said, “We’re not the house.” The odds of dying from an impact are greater than death by lightning or food poisoning. We can develop the technology to prevent this but … we aren’t.
Computers are doubling in capacity every 18 months. We see it every time we upgrade our phone. We should have two to three decades before computers surpass our intelligence … unless the processors in billions of smartphones are linked together like neurons in a human brain. Their combined IQ would already far exceed ours. Cell phones are now being designed that can connect to each other without going through cell phone towers. Forget Skynet … what if Siri wakes up and she’s pissed?
Micro-drones, facial recognition software, RFID tags, search engine algorithms, The Cloud and accelerated human gene editing – these technologies, and many others, are powerful and useful tools. Unfortunately, plowshares can also be turned into swords. The ability to monitor, track and influence everything we do has never been greater. The technology of Orwell’s “1984” is finally at hand, but even Orwell never imagined this future. A future where not only your identify can be stolen and modified … but even your genome.