What's Your Future Shock Level?
Here's a piece on future shock levels.
A Shock Level measures the high-tech concepts you can contemplate without being impressed, frightened, blindly enthusiastic - without exhibiting future shock. Shock Level Zero or SL0, for example, is modern technology and the modern-day world, SL1 is virtual reality or an ecommerce-based economy, SL2 is interstellar travel, medical immortality or genetic engineering, SL3 is nanotech or human-equivalent AI, and SL4 is the Singularity.I am at SL3, which means I'm comfortable with the concepts of "nanotechnology, human-equivalent AI, minor intelligence enhancement, uploading, total body revision, intergalactic exploration." This is the level inhabited by "extropians and transhumanists."
How about you?
(ht: Jacqueline Passey)