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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.

Nanotechnology (05:04)

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.

Robots (03:20)

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)

Credits: Mutation

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We are at the starting line of an exponential technological change. In the coming decades we will experience the dematerialization of technology. Computers will abandon desks to be installed in eyes, in walls and in everything that surrounds us. Chips will be integrated in virtually everything around us, transmitting vital information. The quality of life and the average life expectancy will increase astoundingly, and aging will be delayed. We will have the capacity to choose genes for our children and to create new forms of life. In 2007, a smartphone had more power than the computers NASA used to take man to the moon in 1969. In 2077 it’s likely that we will control the objects around us through our thought. The opinion that the revolution under way is the biggest and fastest ever is unanimous, with the interception of genetics, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. The consequences are many and cross-cutting, with great impact on our health. However, the rise of the machine raises unprecedented challenges, even the possibility of the extinction of Humankind itself.

Length: 68 minutes

Item#: BVL168644

ISBN: 978-1-64481-386-7

Copyright date: ©2018

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