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2-5-14 11:10am Garland: on technological advances

Feb 5, 2014|

Garland talks with Futurist Magazine editor Dave Snyder about what technological advances we can expect in the future.

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Welcome back via a Genesis of this program. Numbers -- a couple of months ago. My producer. Blind. -- this buses. That would -- talking about. -- but in reality and computers. And you Britain Balkans and government title on the -- there right now. But you'd bragged about pleasing them by 20/20 four there will be eight compute or compute terrors. That make another computer that is slightly better than the original. And he said exponentially. Through computers for computers computers fixing computers in order and on and in -- league. In short order computers may very well become more intelligent than we -- that they would take over. But they might be able to. Process information such ways that it's beyond our understanding. A that's open house and they start keeping five. And let me just split very quickly through what god you're here guy by the name read hers well misses some union. But the torn between his well it means -- program apology away from disease and aging. 2014. Jungle -- Huge 70% of acute patients could be audibly over the next twenty years. Here's the firm in San Francisco. It's called the curious FT CE. -- to -- back by FaceBook. Aiming to create a machine that can -- like humans. Right now -- the software. Is building its own imagination. And not gotten its act here that's probably. He didn't choose the that it shall we won't do that water out of my office to become fascinated by the putrid and they go and we found the smaller. Contributing editors to futurist magazine. Dave thank you so much were committed. If it's -- Jews. Too much to be true this is most of this stuff up or any of this stuff that I am hearing earlier possible. A lot of -- -- right now Ray Kurzweil is sort the high priest. Technological possibilities. Right now he's the guy that is talking this strategic kind of vision and he may be little -- -- But in general what he's talking about in terms of buildings apartments into everything. You know -- already living -- that little bit tight take note that no longer do I have to worry about my prescriptions. An automated system calls media emphasis. Here restrictions on Iran in three days. You -- -- for -- or -- they talk about proximity marketing. Our Smartphones will be programs so that we walk into the shopping mall if we have a paper its story there it's gonna as a disappointment. And we'll look at it and say hey -- -- -- on if you walking in the next ten minutes were gonna get 30% off on this. So our system is gonna get smarter smarter. Knowing what we're going and what it is we like Dubai and what it is we like to see in the way of books or television. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And yes there are problems that are beyond our ability to solve. The computers will act itself -- that's absolutely true. Where you just mentioned something -- that sound like you rooted in the future. But there's so -- -- BR IPO identification software with the EU and EC corporation. That is used by retailers right now. Two. It's face recognition technology. -- recognize the paces of shoplifters. And now it's being marketed. To stores to recognize their best customers. So what you just mentioned there is virtually yours. Absolutely it absolutely is accepted and and five or six years. It will be universal. It just seems that it that it's moving at such incredible speed. -- I was gonna occurs well and then there's certainly are people that feel like is over the top but. At least according C unit in get a thirty year track record of -- to -- -- is good predictions. -- breaths and lose genius by the Wall Street Journal let me -- some of the things he's talking about in the NC if you agree with an area that. What would be well let me back -- that he he served by the early toward the toward improvements and program apology -- from -- disease in Beijing. I have. -- I have them means. But how Long Will take guys to lead to. Another 102030. Years. Yet he -- right. There are things we can do in Atlanta now but it cost huge amount of money and they're very complex. And what he's broken down the road thing but this things that I. Now do. When I first item they were really complex and took a lot of time and expensive and they are. And therefore he's simply extrapolating from where we are now and assuming. Somewhere in the future and his benchmark rate is about 134. Almost all of this country. All right bullet and take our first break here when we come back. Mostly for at least couple more minutes with the disease and aging. I had a doctor. Here a couple weeks ago and it's an island Sheehan given problems between demonstration. And dot com. We're we're think about the future. Technology. There's been called -- law. That and predicted that computers would double in power. What is it every neighborhoods in that is proven to be true and some years exceeded that. Let let's talk about that. As howl it maybe you relate. To the innovations were seeing in technology. Worth thinking about the future governor Bill Gates immoral 53 you have been. Will be right. By interviewing a number of beverage of over the last couple years become -- -- technology. Makes him for the future. -- David Schneider where this contributing and return to the futurist magazine. Dave born born into Edmonton and we took a break. The board of the troops from one of the predict two wars. Says rug nearly 22 and his ruler of the means of program apology. -- and disease in Beijing I had a doctor tell us all. Or in the area. Ted dot com speech. And both for he started this speech. They begin an off camera ruining it can. Right after this speech finished his assistant came out with the kids. And they explained of the didn't with a scalpel and that wouldn't be rejected what ever. It is is that just an interesting sidelight something that we won't see the results for decades or. Well they're -- they're actually doing now once again it's a laboratory thing but. I'm once again we talk in terms a ten to fifteen years out. That will be -- regular procedure and and four other organs as well. We should be -- glued to replace body parts. By simply printing in the that I Zardari. And so and in fact the funny thing is that now the medical journals are all filled with worries. That because we can't replace our livers and kidneys and so forth. Or we will be able to that people stop taking care of themselves because -- don't know that. Academic all I want because of my kidney goes -- -- my -- goes out what they can just give me an. Well you know human beings -- very good at ignoring -- if they figure they can fix it. So the lesser concern. Then we get so good at fixing ourselves will stop taking care of ourselves. The other side of that however is that. This movement of wearable technology. That will track our blood pressure and -- pulse rate and -- a blood sugar camp is elected this cycle watch your risks don't have a little border and your body. Did tell you how well -- you -- and even tell you what you -- -- doing or start doing in order to get better. So a lot of things that technology is gonna do about how we deal with -- And health is the most important thing in life all the surveys tell us that. I don't have good health I don't have a good life. So a lot of this technology we hear about is going to be on improving our. Right towards. Portion of this stuff that I. You with the future of 01 of the things that I never see he has concerns by doctors or concerns by. Futurist quite frankly. Is it will replacing parts of wearing inspect all coaches do and so when it's times or good stuff. It got seven billion people on the planet. Up with population. Well that is one of the long term problems and what future result talk about is. We're gonna start to run out of raw material. Sometime in the next 1012. Years. That is to say were sent running out of time already starting to see yet. And in places where we're running water or there's not enough food and air food riots and things like there. There is a concern about that the other side of it is that the technologies. That work. Is going to enable us to live well without consuming as much or without using as much raw material. The efficiency with which we use all the while that we can have -- back. Already in San Diego about a quarter of water is that people drink out of their faucets. Comes to rinse cycle so that water. Because there is some sort. Fresh water in Southern California. It and it did that in other parts of the world there changing so clean water and of freshwater. So a variety of ways in which technology will enable us. To continues. To grow. Even though we're gonna start to run short. Resources. Because we will get much more efficient at using those resources will be able cycle most of our -- -- you know as we get really good recycling. A lot of the raw material that we would use to make new goods will come. From legal goods that we recycled. Which solves some problems we reduce the probably -- its sales and we reduce the need to go out and dig up the ground and get more raw material. If if club -- all the work you do that futurist magazine. What will do you see in the future that you think was is definitely coming and surprises or amazes you them. While I'm having been -- futures are over fifty years almost nothing that surprises or amazes me more. But. Differences we've been talking about it was society for sixty years and we have -- But. The current projections say by 20/20. We will impact the catalyst. And paperless. There -- there will be no newspapers anymore it is secure. There will be no -- everybody will -- -- Smart -- it becomes their electronic wallet. Your ID will be in there all your medical records when you go into a drugstore -- prescription that it's going to be. Your ID. Will get around these terrible problems. People is stealing your identity because we'll be using art fingerprint which is unique. And can't be. And that will be on -- quit. Our are. Credit cards in the future does not at all. So. Those things are exciting. The idea that we will have wearable. Technology. Will make -- reality. Hear about this Google -- well there's about eager to. Companies making variations on the global glance idea so that is on the street. And you simply say to their computers it is on your body and here's what you talk. Where is that nearest McDonald's and immediately on. -- -- on glasses -- wearing. You were being projected on your match here's a little that chose here's what you are. And one block and that's where the McDonald's. Of that is currently. Being tested in that time we get to 20/20 it will be commonplace. A couple of weeks ago Olympic was Frontline and watching and elderly gentleman news Joe's had a wrap. Up and certain majors and pensions and life. One of them being and in this sport replay. He says that he's working on them and all eyes mist. That will come down in the middle of your living room kitchen or bedroom. And projected upon it will be will be television but it will be. You can walk round at the Riyadh and made inquiries and antsy the thing from every angle. And and -- thinks is coming relatively soon have you heard I. I I you have absolutely surprised me I am not aware. Of drugs and can. Talk around. And -- we know that we could do it and create programs. And indeed I did so probably could while honesty hey -- speaking. When he wasn't there okay. It looked like he was standing there but he actually broadcast from someplace else. Using. The program. And to do. Something in the air either light ms. -- smoke or something that you can projectile into. But itself it's doable. And duke simply the question is -- when will that become a Mets produced. Everybody can afford it but I'm not clear on how -- it take to do. It is certainly plausible. How about self driving cars Japan who people who own that. Talk about a future where you won't own cars you'll Paula car. And there are a lot of people talking to -- Smart is is -- in Florida and California and Arizona already. But it has to be run under strictly controlled circumstances. The first time were going to be in to see large use these Smart self driving cars. Is going to be for large subdivisions. And a lot of elderly peoples and particularly in states like gears on import. Where people that they can drive blocker there licenses been taken away they themselves -- -- causing -- And what'll happen is I'd like to support -- -- -- to. This being all well. Just dial in number and here come off duty car and it'll look like you know except it's a cause so we call it auto -- And take the old coupled to the doctor's appointments. And things like -- Considerably cheaper than jamming. With human beings. So we have will be here in most anybody listening audience booze under the age. 75. Will experience that as a part of their lives for the dance -- -- I'm I'm fascinated about this subject you're the first futures were found. And I have been back on the show 2830. More telling. Erica and I plan to be good junta -- thank you so much have a great day. And you. -- armed action will have another future as this one from. The founder of -- a -- -- corporate. And thinking more about what the future may bring you all the boss.