For example, A.I. is a prominent technology that has seen great advances in recent times. News of Facebook's use of A.I. to prevent suicides, and the A.I. Sophia's acquisition of citizenship in Saudi Arabia are just a few instances of recent developments. The technology's growth may excite some, including myself, but it can also be a cause for worry. After all, movies of A.I. overlords and their opposition against humans are a popular topic in Hollywood, and prominent figures in society such as Elon Musk have also publicly announced their concern. As a popular science fiction topic, and can be hard to take seriously for some, and perhaps harder to imagine in the current reality. When it comes to the future, however, people can be very confident and very wrong, and this includes the topic of emerging technologies.
Augmented reality and virtual reality is another technology that is rising in prominence. In gaming, VR systems like the Oculus Rift or HTC Hive are especially popular products that make use of the technology. Although some may be worried that over time people will want to spend more time in a virtual world than the real one, as a gamer I can't help but be excited for the possibilities. In the future, as the technology becomes more advanced and, by extension, is able to produce more immersive experiences, the potential worlds to explore become infinite. Going on an adventure in a medieval setting that is often depicted in story books and movies or undergoing an exploration through space potentially meeting new alien species, all of this can be possible one day. And I will be waiting for that day with great anticipation.
Change can be either exciting or scary (or both), depending on the individual. Regardless, what is probably certain is that the effect of the coming advancements in technology will change society in some way. Although we will only truly know the consequences once that future is here, for now I think it is best to wait and observe with cautious anticipation.