“But I want you to think about a new view of the world. Because China is really the middle kingdom. If you look at the characters of China, it really has two characters. The first one means center. The second one means kingdom. China means the middle kingdom; the center of the world. And let me tell you, sadly. You are a part of the last non-designed generation. All of you are here by mistake. You were not designed. In the future, we will be designed.” ~ José Luis Cordeiro
He views nano, bio, info, and cogno (NBIC) as being the four main technologies that “are pushing mankind into the post-human age”, and he predicts that “death will be optional by 2045”.
Jose wrote The Great Taboo, Constitutions Around the World: A Comparative View from Latin America, and (in Spanish) El Desafio Latinoamericano (“The Latin American challenge”) and La Muerte de la Muerte (“The death of death”).
Cordeiro coined the term ‘Energularity’ to refer to “Energy industry’s shift from fossil fuels to solar, wind, geothermal or fusion”.