The opinions of Elon Musk, Yuval Noah Harari, and the rest of the great minds of the planet.
To what extent do scientists, entrepreneurs, and CEOs of large companies approve of the rapid development of technology, how do they see our future and how do they relate to the privacy of their data?
Ray Kurzweil, Google's CTO and renowned futurist, argues that AI is not an alien invasion from Mars, but the product of human ingenuity. He believes that technology will eventually be integrated into the human body and brain and can help restore health.
For example, by connecting the neocortex to the cloud, a person can make himself smarter and create new types of knowledge, previously unknown to mankind. This is his vision of the future, a global scenario for the development of technology by 2030.
Companies build and improve robots, make machines smarter, and help empower people. There is nothing radical about the fusion of humanity with artificial intelligence. This is happening right now. Today, there is no single artificial intelligence in the world, but there are about 3 billion phones, which are also artificial intelligence, the futurist claims.
Peter Diamandis, CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation, says every powerful technology that humanity has ever created is used for good and bad. But it is imperative to analyze data over a long period. How much the cost of food production per person has decreased, how much longer life expectancy has increased, etc.
Diamandis does not claim that there will be no problems in developing new technologies, but, in general, believes that they make the world a better place. For him, it is about improving the lives of billions of people who are in difficult life situations, on the brink of survival.
By 2030, car ownership will be a thing of the past. The man predicts that everyone will be able to turn their garage into a spare bedroom, and their driveway into a rose garden. People will be able to walk to the front door of the house, and the AI will know the person's schedule, see how they move, and prepare an autonomous electric vehicle. It can track if you are getting enough sleep and prepare a bed for you right in the back seat, so you can easily get rid of your lack of sleep right on the way to work.
Michio Kaku, an American theoretical physicist, popularizer of science, and futurist, says that the benefits of using technology for society will always be more noticeable than threats. He is confident that digital transformation will help eliminate the contradictions of modern capitalism, cope with its inefficiency, get rid of the presence in the economy of intermediaries who do not bring any real value either to business processes or to the chain between producer and consumer.
With the help of digital technologies, people can in a sense achieve immortality. It will be possible to collect all the information about a known deceased person, and based on this information, make his digital personality, supplementing it with a realistic holographic image. It will be even easier to make a digital personality for a living person by reading information from his brain and creating a virtual double, the scientist believes.
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is interested in things that change the world or that affect the future. He is fascinated by wonderful, new technologies, upon seeing which everyone will admire and ask themselves how did this happen at all? How is this possible?
On the topic of space, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is using his resources to enable the next generation of people to drive dynamic entrepreneurial breakthroughs in space. He thinks it is possible and believes that he knows how to create this infrastructure. He dreams that thousands of entrepreneurs can do amazing things in space, and for this, it is necessary to significantly reduce the cost of access to space flights.
Bezos says the three most important things in retail are location, location, and location. The three most important things for our consumer business are technology, technology, and technology.