Then, for us ordinary and familiar, that once seemed amazing fantastic future. Yes, we have flying cars and we don't live on other planets, and it is even insulting. But on the other hand, many of the ideas and devices, described by the science fiction writers of the XX century, are now part of everyday reality — and it's worth it.
In March, Elon Musk announced the ambitious project to merge humans and machines with the help of brain-computer interface called Neuralink. We are told in detail. The technology will be in the form of input to the brain "neural lace" — from the grid of electrodes which will complement the human brain, will add another layer to the cortex and limbic system, can communicate with the computer (i.e. will make us cyborgs in the literal sense).
It is no secret that more and more supercomputers are using accelerators computing on the graphics processors, or special co-processors to achieve unprecedented power at relatively low power consumption. According to a new list of five hundred most powerful supercomputers in the world, more than a hundred already uses GPU accelerators. NVIDIA Tesla cards remain the most popular accelerators for HPC (high-performance computing, HPC).
These automated flying robots — tiny, cheap and they do not mind to break. In large groups they can save your life or become the most deadly weapon since the advent of the machine gun. What are you when you think about unmanned aerial vehicle? Modest toy with remote control and a propeller, or large unmanned military aircraft? Very soon, these images can be very different: drones are getting smaller, cheaper, can be automatically gather in groups of hundreds or even thousands, like bees or birds. They are called a swarm — drones collect enough together, and they will be able to outperform people in many respects. They could save your life or become a lethal and powerful force on the battlefield.