“The Five Pillars of the 21st Century,” according to CoinEdition’s Charles Hoskinson

  • Charles Hoskinson, the creator of Cardano, shares his insights into the five transformative technologies that will shape the 21st century.
  • The blockchain expert discusses it in a recent live video titled The Five Pillars of the 21st Century.
  • The five technologies that will define humanity are AI, Quantum Computing (NASDAQ:QMCO), Synthetic Biology, Nanotechnology and Blockchain.

Blockchain and cryptocurrency expert Charles Hoskinson, CEO and founder of blockchain research firm Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) and creator of blockchain platform Cardano, shares his insights on the five transformative technologies that will shape the 21st century.

In a recently aired live video titled “The Five Pillars of the 21st Century,” the founder of Cardano and co-founder and former CEO of Ethereum, two of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency networks, speaks “a little more philosophically” about humanity’s next hundred years.

According to Hoskinson, five technologies will determine the future of mankind. First on the list is artificial intelligence (AI), which he calls the greatest technology because it allows for the expansion of cognition to the point of synthetic cognition on a global scale. Hoskinson Notes:

There is no way to beat AI. They have won. Congratulations.

The second technology is quantum computing, which Hoskinson describes as a new computing model with significant computational capabilities not currently possible with classical computing. He notes that the two technologies together with AI have an amplifying effect and argues that AI would be better equipped to use quantum computing.

Third is Synthetic Biology, which Hoskinson defines as when someone begins to use technology to manipulate and alter organisms, such as extinction. He explains that synthetic biology can be used in an extension or regulation direction.

Next comes a very closely related topic that doesn’t get much discussion in the press – nanotechnology. For Hoskinson, nanotechnology is just as important and has a strong connection to all other technologies. He explains that this technology makes it possible to build and turn any physical thing into a computer.

And finally, to complete the list, is blockchain technology. He believes that “blockchain technology is effectively making the rules in the new world order.”

According to Hoskinson, the technologies in question will have a significant impact on our future society, which will be governed by either a “pyramidal system” or a “horizontal system”. In the pyramid scheme, controlled by a few unelected elites, “the people at the top rule everything and are given total domination and control”.

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On the other hand, in the horizontal system spearheaded by blockchain technology, “everyone is equal, has equal rights and equal access to the system without anyone being in control”. He says,

Through this (horizontal) system, natural law can be transformed into digital systems of human rights.

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