This Japanese company has a 300-year technology plan that includes telepathy and emotional machines!
Apparently, this company viewed ‘Star Wars’ as a blueprint.
In 2010, Japanese telecommunications company Softbank announced their new plan for future growth. However, unlike most companies, they did not give a three, five, or even 10 year plan.
Instead, the industry giant laid out their plans for the next 300 years.
Softbank believes that, by 2018, electronic circuits will be more advanced than the human brain. From that point they will grow exponentially, outperforming the brain by a factor of 100 before the middle of the century.
To capitalize on these predictions, Softbank is planning projects that will, in their words, bring “the brain computer to life”. These include machines that can translate languages in real time, robots that can learn to love, computers that can invent machines, medical technology that will expand human life to 200 years, and telepathic devices that sync with the brain.
According to Softbank, the singularity is near. Only time will tell if they’re right, but if they are, it will certainly be a marvelous 300 years.
That is, as long as they don’t change their name to Skynet.