Can a thought be automated? Is it possible to influence someone’s pattern of reasoning? With the augmentation of artificial intelligence (AI) and smarter ways in which apps will disrupt human conscience, now is the time to re-evaluate the future of thinking. The physical and virtual worlds are paving the way for powerful thinking. Smart cities are developing with ecosystems of connected devices and intelligent cloud infrastructure. A future awaits in which smart implants, memory-enhancing components and high-performance prosthetics will shape human behaviour. The business of biometrics is already in development. Wearable devices and body modifications are a new platform for app developers to explore. The generation of simulated ideas could deliver untold benefits to a society becoming more dependent on the automated mind. Take dreams as an example. You could wake in the morning, review them, play them through social media and share them in a virtual environment for others to explore...

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