Intel CTO Justin Rattner, at his keynote speech in San Francisco's Intel Developer Forum, told the seated that by 2050, the gap between humans and machines will close. And Intel, of course, will be selling you the implants.
He said Intel's research labs are already looking at human-machine interfaces and examining future implications to computing with some promising changes coming much sooner than expected.
"The industry has taken much greater strides than anyone ever imagined 40 years ago," Rattner said. "There is speculation that we may be approaching an inflection point where the rate of technology advancements is accelerating at an exponential rate, and machines could even overtake humans in their ability to reason, in the not so distant future."
Other cool stuff addressed by Rattner include an implementation of resonant wireless power and "catoms," microscopic robots that collectively change their arrangement to create "shape-shifting materials."
Borg, Tesla and The Culture all in one press release, oh my!