Specialist Dr. Timur Yılmaz: It is likely to live in a virtual world within 15 years
Neurology Specialist Dr. Timur Yılmaz said that social media will experience a tremendous change within 15 years, and it may be possible for the people to live in a completely virtual world in their minds due to this change.
Technological advances in software and hardware bring how social media will be like in the future to mind. According to the researches, it is stated that 2.44 billion people will take place in social media in just a few years. Neurology Specialist Dr. Timur Yılmaz stated that social media will evolve into a very different form within 10 or 15 years, and exclaimed that people will possibly live in a completely virtual world in their minds due to this evolution.
Specialist Dr. Timur Yılmaz, explaining the change of social media in the future in the 3rd Neuroscience Congress held in Nişantaşı University, highlighted there will be three descriptor elements, and the first phase is augmented reality.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO SEE PEOPLE’S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS ON THEIR FACES
Specialist Dr. Timur Yılmaz continued as follows:
“For example, there are eyeglasses Google has created now. In addition, augmented reality can be found on the car glasses of the taxis in New York. You can see history and characteristics of the structures or places in the surroundings when you look at a street thanks to that. Even some museums initiated similar applications. It will transferred to social media in a very interesting way. We will be able to see people’s names, surnames, lengths, the photos they have shared on social media, which means everything we can see on a mobile phone now, to the extent they limit or the package we have bought, on their faces thanks to a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Even we will be surfing on social media by using our hands thanks to this augmented reality.”
“No matter how interesting technologies the scientists create, it turns into individualistic relationships at the end.”, said Specialist Dr. Yılmaz, and added, “If you consider Instagram and Facebook, they have turned into big matchmaking centers. People use social media to establish social relationships. For that reason, our first phase is augmented reality.”
MINDS CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER
Specialist Dr. Yılmaz stated that a technology which will connect minds directly to the internet via a brain-machine interface is on agenda, and explained “In the second phase, we will be able to connect to social media directly thanks to a chip without the aforementioned eyeglasses or contact lenses in augmented reality. People will be connected with their minds to each other. Social media will be evolved into this eventually. You will be able to talk to other people with your minds to the extent you allow. It means telepathy will be possible. Maybe the humanity will be able to get into contact with each other in masses without speaking and moving.”
SILVER LINING FOR THE PATIENT
Specialist Dr. Yılmaz mentioned that people will be able to live in the virtual world in their minds without even a chip, just thanks to algorithms in the third phase, and said, “Social media in our phones today will turn into the worlds just like in Matrix within the forthcoming 10 or 15 years. It means human-beings will be able to live in a completely virtual world. For example, a hundred-percent paralyzed person will be a part of the virtual world thanks to this technology and continue his/her life there.”
“THE HUMANITY WILL DETERMINE IF THIS EVOLUTION IS DANGEROUS OR NOT”
Specialist Dr. Yılmaz made comments about if this technological evolution is dangerous or not, and said, “Fire was a danger when it was first found. The humanity will determine if this is dangerous or not. It will not be a dangerous but a beneficial situation if a hundred-percent paralyzed person as I mentioned before becomes a part of the virtual world and continues his/her life there.”Release date: 23.12.2019