What are blockchain, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality? They’re all complicated subjects that get many people excited. You might have heard the terms in passing, or perhaps you’ve seen it in a headline—or maybe you’re hearing it for the first time right now.
The truth is, these terms are so prevalent that we need to learn about them in order to be informed and curious citizens of the world. But with all of these things being so new, there’s a lot of confusion surrounding the terminology and what exactly they mean.
But before we can begin to understand these three different technologies, we need to look at another piece of technology that has been with us for centuries: the book. While books are a technological marvel in their own right, they’re also an effective way to introduce concepts like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality in an accessible way.
A book has pages (blockchain), chapters (Artificial Intelligence), and words on a page (Virtual Reality). Books aren’t something that everyone understands right away—it takes some time to learn how to read and comprehend information presented within them.
A non-native English speaker may struggle with a English language book just as much as they would struggle with the dense information presented by a technical book on artificial intelligence. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality are changing the way we live.
Blockchain + AI = Decentralized Artificial Intelligence
The Marmo MR-04 is an innovative piece of furniture that utilizes blockchain technology as a means to store and process information. The patented and patent-pending technology behind the Marmo allows for processing power requirements to be met by the users of their system, rather than requiring them to purchase expensive servers and processors. This decentralized system allows for the processing of massive amounts of data, while allowing anyone using it to share in the profits from their own personal computer.
This new technology creates a decentralized AI that is able to learn from its surroundings and from its users. It can then make decisions based on data inputted by its users, which leads to a truly autonomous AI that can react faster than current technology allows for. The decentralized nature also means that this AI can be used by multiple companies and individuals without any single person having control over it.
This could mean that self-driving cars would be able to communicate with each other more effectively, or even allow manufacturers of different devices to communicate directly with each other to optimize the use of their devices in conjunction with one another.
A creative solution to the problem of storing the increasing amount of consumer data is being sought by many companies. There are two main technological solutions that are currently being developed: blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). A lot of people don’t realize that these two technologies have been slowly merging over the last few years, and they create a new type of technology called decentralized artificial intelligence (DAI).
AI, SMART CONTRACTS
As a kid, I was fascinated by the idea of robots, and I spent hours in front of my computer watching the latest developments in AI technologies. Now, decades later, I have grown up and found myself working on the next big thing. The internet is already a big part of our lives, but it is still not fully linked with everything else we own.
There is no way to take ownership of what you buy online, or transfer it to someone else when you’re done with it. In addition, there are many opportunities left unexplored by this behemoth we call the World Wide Web.
Today’s blockchain technologies allow us to create smart contracts that can manage records and make transactions online in a decentralized manner. This opens up a new world of possibilities: imagine having your books automatically updated every time you buy a used copy on Amazon! Imagine being able to sell your used car without having to pay high fees to an intermediary!
I believe that one day, people will look at us and wonder how we could ever have done things any other way. I am already looking forward to that future, and I see Blockchain as an important step towards this change in human society.