FREMONT, CA: As we develop into the present 50 years, our smartphones have more functions than PCs because they are more portable and easier to be with us and handle calls. Cisco announced its desktop phone replacement Webex Desk Hub last week. Although this device initially only merged desktop phones and smartphones, it may quickly develop to replace your PC.
Ten years from now, we should reach the limit in the field of autonomous vehicles. Digital assistants will eventually reach their potential, renewable energy should be the default setting, but we will still bear the impact of climate change.
We will still have a wired network (recall how long the fax machine was in it), but the new development should be wireless. The expected cyber attack will have damaged several governments, transportation systems, and companies. Therefore, a strong and financially supported international law enforcement organization may pursue cyber criminals.
We will be proficient in robotics and should have some advanced human-machine interfaces, most likely initially in the military field. However, it is too early to embed technology in civilians outside of prostheses to address serious injuries.
This future shows that at least cutting-edge and high-end smartphones will be head-mounted and wearable, while lower-priced solutions will be connected to head-mounted displays. These displays will allow you to immediately have a video conference and use photo-level avatars to show how you look in the virtual space. Depending on how many pandemics we have at that time, the office we know is at risk of being eliminated, which at least may make your office no matter where you are.
When many people think that we will be close to unity and the integration of people and technology, this decade is approaching. We will encounter problems between those who actively embrace the integration of humans and machines and the purists who believe in religious conflicts.
People with embedded technology will have significant physical and psychological advantages, and will also face major problems in terms of identity and morality.
As law enforcement agencies and governments struggle to balance innovation with social unrest and discrimination, misuse of this capacity may be widespread. Just like now we have discrimination based on race, then it is feasible for us to discriminate based on technology/human integration.
We should have advanced personal robotics, advanced self-driving drones, automobiles, and autonomous military and security systems, and these systems are often rogue due to being hacked. We should see the beginning of embedded communication systems, most likely to appear in the military, intelligence and some advanced law enforcement agencies. We may have many complicated laws to enforce the use of these technologies.
This decade has brought us to where many people think singularity will happen first. We will still have pure humans, living in certain areas or fighting against change outside the planet. Despite this, most people will still connect to their computing resources through surgery, and mentally appeal to these services to improve performance.
Digital immortality is becoming more and more common-even though the rich have owned it for a while-and your digital assistant can become friends and family (or even the deceased family), with whom you can interact for a lifetime. By this time, people who want to live in the virtual world can, and because robots and AI are fully capable of turning your ideas into actions, the demand for human workers will be greatly reduced.
Your multitasking ability will be greatly enhanced. The service will mainly regulate your body, and your mental attitude will be regulated remotely. Given the large differences in the depth of fusion between these two concepts, this result will create major problems in determining what humans are and robots. Usually, you don't tell or don't care whether you are talking to a real person or an AI, and now most of your interactions will happen with digital AI agents.
Since communication is inherent to embedded technology solutions, smart phones no longer exist. This result will greatly widen the gap between those who can afford and accept these technological changes and those who cannot afford and accept these technological changes. I hope that in these ten years, for pure humans, there will be many conflicts that cannot be resolved. In short, in the 2050s, you will become a smartphone.