Future Predictions

Mixed Reality (a combination ot the real world, augmented and virtual reality) is a technology and medium set to play a big role in the future of industry and entertainment.  

How the technology will fit into our lives and values has yet to be seen: Will it be relegated to only videogames and pornography- or will these devices take on a wider range of utilities and functions?  Here are a few predictions for how it will affect our lives from what I'm seeing out here in MR land.

It was, of course, a publicity stunt. And it was a good one: Within days, media outlets across the world posted the announcement that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during an economic conference in Riyadh, had declared Sophia—a humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics and loaded with impressive AI—a citizen of their country.

Dr. Moran Cerf uses methods drawn from neuroscience to understand the foundations of our psychology, behavior, emotions, and decision making strategies. He studies patients undergoing brain-surgery by recording the activity of individual nerve cells using electrodes implanted in the patient's brain. He’s been able to project patients' thoughts onto a screen by reading the activity of cells within their brain.

David Eagleman explains why the complexity of the human brain means that an AI system that’s actually like a human is a lifetime away. 

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