10 Seconds to the Future: 2077 (01:56)
Alfonso, 103-years-old, reflects on humankind's accomplishments over the centuries and man's continued use of a razor to shave; scientists invent a pill to eradicate facial hair. Technology and genetics revolutionizes lives.
Mutation: Fourth Revolution (05:06)
Michio Kaku cites three significant revolutions in science—the next revolution is artificial intelligence, biotech, and nanotech. By 2077, we may be in a state of technological maturity; consequences could be a utopian or dystopian society. Humanity is near a decisive moment in history.
Exponential Change (03:00)
In the next 20 years, humanity will change more than the previous 300 years. Experts explain Moore's law; smartphones have more technology than the 1969 NASA moon rocket. Exponentials surround humanity.
Dematerialization of Technology (04:01)
By 2077, computers will be invisible and intelligence will be everywhere. Humanity will control technology with thoughts and speech; distinguishing between physical and digital will be difficult. Experts discuss big data.
Artificial Intelligence (05:49)
Many scientists are focusing on AI development; AI will impact all economic sectors. The Watson computer is part of people's daily work and medical care. Augmented activities are spreading into many industries.
Sensory Revolution (01:35)
By 2077, humans will have access to "robodocs" for healthcare. Sensors will measure physiological aspects of the body.
This cross-cutting science will impact many areas of science and medicine. By 2077, a chip in the toilet will analyze body fluids. Experts discuss the curability of cancer, biological causes of death, and disease control.
By 2077, robots will be a regular part of life; robots are currently at level one consciousness. The robotics industry will be larger than the current automobile industry. Experts consider humanity's relationships with robots.
Genetic Enhancement (04:01)
Humanity is in the stage where biology is changing faster than digital technology. Experts consider the impact of genetic engineering in health and food sectors; it can never be used to improve the human species
Human-Machine Fusion (15:43)
More than 50,000 people have chip implants. Scientists will find ways to augment human cognition and abilities with machines; MRI machines allow experts to read and project human thoughts. The human brain will be digitized and aging may become a choice.
Credits: Mutation (03:26)
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