Predicting the future is a tricky business. With technology near term is still viable. Long term – science, fiction and magic all mesh up to create a haze. Still experts like Ray Kurzweil do exceedingly well ( see my post #16) getting upwards of prediction right over the span of multiple decades. So I look out for these and enjoy doing mental checks based on what I know (which is not much). Which is also why reading about 10 predictions by MIT Technology Review for 2017 in Inc by Jessica Stillman makes for an interesting reading.
Here is a sample of what to look out for:
– Reversing Paralysis : brain implants to cure spinal injuries.
– Practical Quantum Computers : unimaginable power is now within reach.
– The Cell Atlas : What we really made of?
– Reinforcement Learning: how computers are learning on their own
There is a lot more. Link of each idea is there to details in the MIT Tech Review. Look it over this weekend.
Where I learnt this #298
10 Breakthrough Technologies That Are About to Change the World