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Expand Courtesy of Popular Science Get ready for the first complete synthetic human brain, moon mining, and much more. Maybe robotic moon bases, chips implanted in our brains, self-driving cars and high-speed rail linking London to Beijing.
According to a dazzling number of technology predictions that single out the yearit's going to be to be one heck of a year. Here, we take a look at some of the wonders it has in store. Liebhold now helps clients take a long view of their businesses so they can make better decisions in the short term.
He and his colleagues at the Institute for the Future don't help clients read tea leaves but they do help them read what he calls the signals — those things you can see in the world today that allow you to make reasonable forecasts about what the future holds.
In other words, the year andand is Liebhold's business. And he forecasts a pretty interesting world a decade from now.
So what will the world look like in ? With Liebhold riding shotgun, we took a quick spin through to see what the future might hold. Technologically possible, but economics will be the deciding factor.
Link the East and West with a high-speed rail line.
Not linking the Eastern with the Western parts of China — they're talking about linking the Eastern world with the Western world.
How to deal with the inevitable headaches of a country train? Offer to pick up the tab. There's movement being made, but the first hurdle to clear is a big one: Getting all these heterogenous cars to speak to one another.
We don't yet have the wireless infrastructure, globally speaking, to link all our cars with all our traffic tech. Certainly doable, but not by Biofuels will be cost-competitive with fossil fuels U.
It makes political sense not to rely on volatile regions for energy, and this push could mean both cleaner vehicle fleets and a major bump in the competitiveness of biofuels in the market.
The 'flying car' will be airborne Courtesy of Popular Science The rebirth of the flying car? Liebhold, of the Institute for the Future, shoots this one down.
The air traffic control for something like that is incredible. I think that's legitimate. Commercial space will take us to the moon and asteroids and we'll be mining them SpaceX A two-parter: That last part seems less likely — we haven't yet figured out what long-term space travel would do to the human body, and even robotic missions are likely several decades off.
Commercial space travel is the real deal, but beyond orbital flights things become exponentially more difficult.
The moon, asteroids and mining missions are unlikely targets within the time frame. Not intelligence, really, but purely the "ability, the number of cycles," as Liebhold puts it, is on track given Moore's Law. Universal translation will be commonplace in mobile devices Google This one's under intense development, both in practical forms like Google Translate and crazier ones from DARPA.
Translation will probably happen in the cloud, consulting with massive bodies of language knowledge compiled by companies and governments. Probable, but with varying degrees of accuracy depending on the language.
Advertise We'll finally see some decent AR glasses Augmented reality is highly visible on smartphone apps, but we want more — we want rich, customizable, relevant and easy to access AR overlaid directly onto whatever we happen to be looking at.
That depends on the glasses and GPS, which should be accurate enough to keep up with the real world bybut also on the spatial web, with geolocation data. Researchers at Switzerland's Blue Brain Project think so. But there's an argument that as we build a brain, we'll learn more and more about it, increasing the rate of difficulty as we proceed.
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