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    Predictions of the Future

    Post by 3rdforum on Fri 6 Jan 2017 - 22:42

    FUTURE PREDICTIONS:
    In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years - and most people don't see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again? Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Exponential Age.

    Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
    Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties.

    Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected. In the US, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain. Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. By 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

    Autonomous Cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don't want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving. Our kids will never get a driver's license and will never own a car. It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars for that. We can transform former parking space into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 100,000 km, with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km. That will save a million lives each year.

    Most car companies may become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels. I spoke to a lot of engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; they are completely terrified of Tesla.

    Insurance Companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

    Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

    Electric cars won’t become mainstream until 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.

    With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter. We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

    Health: There will be companies that will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breathe into it. It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medicine, nearly for free.

    3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes. Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large number of spare parts they used to have in the past.

    At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home. In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed.

    Business Opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: "in the future, do you think we will have that?" and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner? If it doesn't work with your phone, forget the idea. And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed in to failure in the 21st century.

    Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

    Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all days on their fields. Agroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow-produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows. Imagine if we don't need that space anymore. There are several startups that will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as "alternative protein source" (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

    There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you are. Until 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions if you are lying. Imagine a political debate where it's being displayed when they are telling the truth and when not.

    Bitcoin will become mainstream this year and might even become the default reserve currency.

    Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year. Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it's 80 years. The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more than one year increase per year. So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.

    Education: The cheapest smart phones are already at $10 in Africa and Asia. Until 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smart phone. That means, everyone has the same access to world class education.

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    Re: Predictions of the Future

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 8:59

    3D printing...I can't get my head round that. How can you make spare aeroplane parts on a printer? Is there a wee foundry inside it?



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    Re: Predictions of the Future

    Post by 3rdforum on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 15:44

    That piece above frightens the shit outta me!






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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 16:05

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    Re: Predictions of the Future

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 16:08

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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 16:15

    Mind you what would be scary, imagine if they let Dermo build the robot,,, we're doomed, doomed I say...
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    Post by 3rdforum on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 16:35

    They wouldn't even allow me to hold the drill to build the feckin' robot!






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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 16:59

    Don't know why but this threads put this story in my head, a mate of mine served his time as a truck mechanic, once time served he continued to work in the same garage for some ten years or more, eventually he's sick of the place and the job so decides to try sonething different, he gets a job in a big factory that manufacturers parts for the aerospace industry, his job, assembling the gyroscopes for fighter planes guidance systems... Pleased as hell he is with the new job, better wage, warm clean work environment, working regular hours etc, alls great, but he ain't let loose on these gyroscopes on day one, there's a long training program to go through, he's paired up with this guy who's been doing the job for years, for weeks he sits and watches the guy building these things, would seem the gyroscope is mounted on a trypod rig sort of thing that allows it to be turned through different angles during the build process, as the guys building the thing he's explaining how it all fits together but every second line was "be very carefull these things are worth a fortune", "be very carefull these things are worth a fortune","be very carefull these things are worth a fortune",,, anyway after weeks of this the day comes when my mates gonna get to build his first gyroscope, with the training guy looking over his shoulder he starts the assembly process, every component he touches the following words come from behind him "be very carefull these things are worth a fortune", "be very carefull these things are worth a fortune",,, as he makes to change the position of the gyroscope in the assembly rig, splat,,, the whole lots on the floor,,, he says he could hear the words "these things are.......... second splat, he twats the training guy...

    Back working in the garage he is...
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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 17:14

    Just on the news, there's a sex mad dalek roaming the back streets of London crying our ejaculate ejaculate ejaculate...
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 17:29

    If we get rid of all the cows wheres the bloody milk gonna come from? 
    Absolute udder rubbish....



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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 17:30

    Asda...

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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 17:32

    Well is does stand for Associated Dairies...
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    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 17:49

    Wheres the milk in Mercadona
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    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 7 Jan 2017 - 23:19

    The Lone Ranger wrote:3D printing...I can't get my head round that. How can you make spare aeroplane parts on a printer? Is there a wee foundry inside it?

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    prints super strong plastic innit.






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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sun 8 Jan 2017 - 8:58

    As long as it works I'm happy. Mind you, I couldn't get my head round music coming off a vinyl disc with a wee needle!



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