Quiet Revolution: Technologies that will change the World

Quiet Revolution: Technologies that will change the World

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Many, technologies, show up with loud proclamations. Of how they will change our lives while, others arrive more quietly, but just as surely revolutionized. The way we live. Two, men wake up at 7:00 in the morning on August 10th, the. Difference is one wakes up in the year 2017. And the, other wakes up in, 1717. The. Latter wakes up chilly to the sound of a rooster crowing from, a bed of straw he shares with lots, of bedbugs. Neither. His nightshirt no his bedding his tale be clean and he, splashes one on his face from a bowl to help wake up before looking outside to, try to guess what the weather will be like today he. Like all his family, and most, of the people he knows is a foam or so weatherman, owes a lot to him and any, other news will be a long time coming, including. That his brother who lives just a cup of towns away broke, his leg a few days back and passed, away from an infection, he. Walks from sunup to sundown because, he has little machinery, and he would probably walk longer if he had access to something better than candles, to provide lights our. Other, man wakes up in 2017. To the sound of an alarm clock he. Is not hot or cold because, his home has central heating his, pajamas, and bedding all quite clean because, he has a washer, and dryer he. Is a bit groggy because, he can light his home at the flick of a switch so. He often stays up later than he should, fortunately. He has hot coffee and a hot shower to help him wake up and, he checks his email while drinking that coffee and listening to news and weather he. Already knows his brother broke his leg a few days back even, though he lives a long distance away and of course he does not die from an infection, he's, just at home bored and probably would welcome a phone call, these. Are two, very different, lives they. Are separated, by three centuries a, dozen. Generations and, as, slew of inventions, both major and minor, those. Inventions, major, and minor have. Altered, our civilization. Profoundly, during, that time our, topic. For today however, is not, those inventions, but. Rather the ones emerging, nowadays, that, will change our lives once, more many, of which get little notice in the news even. Those emerging, technologies, that get reported with much pomp and hype, often, bypass, a lot of the simple, yet, drastic, changes, they will bring to how we go about own normal day, this. Was a topic picked by a poll of the channel supporters on patreon, and it's, a great topic but, one that was surprisingly, how to discuss, a, survey. Of Technology. Is that don't get talked about a lot but will change the board we live in requires. Introducing. Those technologies. And explaining, the potential, of each the. Trick is that technologies, that don't get a lot of fan fail don't, get it because their value and applications. Are not, too obvious. Fundamentally. Technology. Is about making our lives better, safer. And more, convenience. To. Talk about the impact technology will have on our lives we, need to go deeper, than just what technology, does like. How a fusion, reactor makes electricity, cheaper and renewable, and obvious, benefit but, also how it alters our day to day life cheap.

Electricity, Is awesome, an energy. Source that doesn't run out or cause environmental problems. Is awesome, but, it is easy to, overlook all the other benefits that come along with them we. Once devoted, an entire episode, to just that one technology, back, in the early days of the channel today. We, need to cover several such technologies. So. To do this we will walk through a day in the life of two people Sam. Who lives nowadays in the year 2017. And Hannah, who lives just a few generations from, now in 2077. Sam. Wakes up his the snooze on the alarm clock then, wakes up again five minutes later and grumbles, as he gets out of bed he. Gets the coffeemaker, started, then heads into the bathroom to shower shave and brush his teeth unlike. Most of his ancestors, he, has all of his, teeth though, some are fillings, or caps he. Drinks coffee and, has a bowl of cereal checks. The news dresses, and plots, out his day so. Sam gets his call and unlike, his grandfather, he can remotely stop the call before heading out so the vehicle is all warmed up when he gets in he. Stops for gas before getting on the freeway and spends, maybe five minutes Pompeians, he. Does not need to speak to anyone though it is 2017. Not, I see a seven, so, he just slips his debit card into the Machine rather, than going inside to wait in line for cash, he'll he, doesn't need to grab another copy either because, Louis Thomas kubs all cheap and easily available, when. He gets back in the car he has a phone message from his boss saying, not to come home to the office everyone. Is going to a meeting hall and here is the address. Sam's. Company, makes software, and he is going to go demo that software this morning to a company in that area he's, got it on his laptop and, keeps a projector, in the trunk they'll, tweak the usual, presentation and, email, it to him with some notes on the prospective customer, he, doesn't recognize the address but, that is what GPS, is for so, he gets on the vote and almost reel in someone while trying to read those notes but. If I was at his destination and, gives the presentation. Thankfully. They seem happy with the product he, doesn't know the area well but such as the internet for good restaurant for lunch that, heads back to the office gives his bass report, on how it went and they spent some time strategizing. How to close the deal it's. Been a bit of a stressful day so, he goes and gets a drink after war just, one though because he needs to drive he. Then goes to the grocery store and thankfully, he remember to put his list on his phone, so he doesn't forget anything he. Had so microwaved, some dinner and settles, into Washington TV and play, a video game to finish unwinding. His. Son Ted calls from college and they chat for a while then, Sam heads off to bed, that. Was a day in life of Sam Sam's. Day is a fairly normal one for modern times different. From a generation, ago in many ways but, similar, in many others, different. From the one his son Ted will live but, likely similar in many ways too, it. Is worth noting that while Sam has access, to virtually all the knowledge of humanity, he can't particularly, learn it faster, than someone with access to a classic, library could he. And his son away at school can access just about any information Neel. Instantaneously. But, other than it being easier, to find visual, example, was beyond text in a diagram, how, he intakes, new information, has not changed, much over previous, generations, he, even if his mode of access hands. Okay. 60, years later, Hannah wakes up but she is not gradually, so she does not hit the snooze button on halong o'clock because, she doesn't actually have one unlike. Oh grandfather Sam, or dad, Ted she, does not own a smartphone, either she. Has a supercomputer, in whole wristwatch, and some, thin contact, lenses, and a, tiny implanted, speaker by Halil that, fetal information, instead, lots. Of Oh friends have no wristwatch, or contact, lenses either just stuff wild, into their brains more directly but, she's a bit of a traditionalist.

She's. Not groggy because, every day she eats a couple of capsules the, same way we might take a multivitamin, no allergy medicine the, old gel capsules, that dissolve into lots of tiny pills which, in turn can be sent a signal to release their contents or, simply. Let them pass through the system unused. Some. Of those micro, pills contain, things like melatonin, the help whole get to sleep or, others, to help or wake up there's. No along clock on the nightstand, next to a bed instead. A little while before she wakes up those, medications, get triggered to helpful transition, comfortably, to wakefulness and Julio. Speaker starts talking, or playing music the. Lights in the moon turn on to and glow Bridal she. Doesn't stop the coffeemaker, because all the small electronic, shadows that follow Hall around made. A good guess she wants some and some toast and delivered. Those to our nightstand, instead, she. Does not flush her teeth in faith will preen in something like a mouth guard that, she just bites down on and he goes to work brushing, and flossing in a very precise and guided, way then. Relays, that data to or dentist computer, which analyzes, and collates it to see if she needs an appointment, she. Knows what cavities, and fillings all because, she heard about them in a history class along. With smallpox. Normally. Hannah would not actually, go into walk because, she mostly walks from home she. Does need to go in sometimes, though so, she does find it worth the cost to, have a call rather than just summon an automated taxi. She. Tells her vehicle to start while getting dressed and it feels a little chilly as she steps outside but. Her clothing is smoke too with, lots of small machinery, and micro size solar panels, and batteries and. Wireless, energy receivers, in it so, it instantly starts warming her upon her walk to the coal which. Is short because it drives itself up to a doorstep, and opens, the door for she. Tells it to take on a walk and she sips some coffee and reviews her notes and correspondence. While it drives, she. Walks through lunch and orders whatever she likes for drone delivery, she, doesn't even know where she ordered it farm or that it came from two different places that seamlessly, coordinated, their delivery to be simultaneous. After. Walk she goes to a pub and decides to stick around for a second drink because, she isn't driving and does not need to go to the grocery store she. Just gets a note for more small house requesting, permission to buy things she's, low on and ask if she wants anything else she. Skin as a list as some, ice cream to it and says yes all, the while chatting with a random stranger with a bowl neither. Of them ever gave their names since, they are just used to seeing someone's name pop up in their vision whenever, they look at a person's face and their, various electronic, shadows detect. The mental equivalent of curiosity. She. Heads home and talks to her dad Ted along the way he. Appears to be sitting in the car with or with, every sight and sounds, seem to come from someone physically, they are the, whole preferences, all said to always give a certain halo and translucency.

To Such folks so she doesn't forget they aren't, actually, present, he's. Entirely, digital though her, dad Ted is not there and not, City and from, his perspective his, daughter is walking alongside him, while he plays golf half a planet away he. Remembers, when the software, for this was a lot less seamless, and would show a video window of their face and when, you used to have to remember to take your phone with you and had, to mess around trying, to get charging, cables into course he. Hasn't plugged, anything in for a long time and Hannah doesn't even remember, doing so because, for her whole life everything, has just been wildest, energy. Is transmitted, to small devices, by magnetic, induction or. Runs off stored, energy in tiny high, energy density bad is that, charge very quickly and gets, power off micro sized solar panels, in one's clothing or by leeching a little energy off every swing of the arm or leg she. Doesn't think about it much but often it's a little harder for her to move an arm or leg when, her electronic, shadows, think, she needs some exercise and devote, that extra energy into the grid or vent, some of the puzzles in her clothes or places out for cloud processing signal. Boosting and so, on Hannah, walks for the same software, formal father and grandfather, dead but, she never carries any equipment around for presentations. Because, she really does them in person and when she does she, could just grab the file was off a cloud and share them like your audience and the, interface is so smooth, and mostly, thought or gestural, controlled that she can shuffle through dozens, of charts or images, in real time and send them or even, make new ones as needed, indeed. Her audience, can usually ultra clam laws of a given shout without, even having to ask or, they, just say they want the child their scene projected, over five years not three as she showed them and it does, when. She gets home she has dinner with her son who is off at college but. Is actually in the house in the flesh right now because. He just attends that shows by watching them and he, asks his professors, questions, by calling, during office hours which. Are all day every, day because. Dozens, of professors, around the planet nominally. Teach that course and his, study group for doing homework is likewise, spread all over the planet an individual. Course might, be taught by many different people and he just finds the lecture whose style he performs, and watches those but. It's not live so, he needs someone else to ask questions, Hannah, doesn't, ask him about his grades because he doesn't get them he, finishes a class when he knows the material be. It a day or two years and he, never takes tests, either because, the folks who designed the course also, designed, tens of thousands, of questions or other progress, models, and those, just get injected, from time to time in the course when.

He's Nailing them nine times out of ten it moves on to more advanced stuff or tells. Him he has Perficient see and that gets recorded, his file, henna, does not need a second mortgage on her house to pay for his tuition that lodging, because, paying a couple dozen different professors, to pay an instructional, segment our, topic, everyone, around the planet can pick and choose from is a lot cheaper and more, cost and time effective than, paying one professor to stand in a room repeating. The same lecture, once a semester to students that, may or may not be receptive, to his presentation. Style or have, to miss a class and fall behind there. Is no class to fall behind on just. Subjects, and the, ability to assess, with solid, accuracy, how, knowledgeable. And individual, person is at any, time on that subject so, Hanna, doesn't, have much trouble falling asleep because. She isn't too stressed out by life and her, personal, health model can send in a signal to some of the pills left no system, to dissolve or tell her how much of something to take if she needs a hand getting the sleeve what. Is interesting about Sam, and Hanna's lives is that they both live in a pretty automated, in the high-tech civilization. We. Spend a lot of time on this channel talking, about futures in Hannah's Eva or even, centuries for though ahead and we tend to focus on big things new. Spaceships, new energy sources, giant. Constructs, we could build around our own stole, or other stores and the ships that will get you there not. Today though for, today it does not matter that Ted, was actually playing golf in a rotating habitat, orbiting, the Earth complaining. About how the spin flows off his normal swing we. Care that his golf boat off was actually lying down at home on his bed playing, with him in virtual reality and, that, he ted and hannah were, thousands, of kilometres apart but, all felt like they were in the same environment chatting. Even though they were not in the same place and quite, possibly all, saw different, environments, we. Don't care that they have rocket, ships with big fusion, power drives, that, can get to Mars in a week we, care about them having cows they can sleep in fully. Relaxed, in $1 that it could drive through a blizzard without, a risk of accidents, and that, if one did somehow happen, a dozen. Safety, systems would pop on deploying, airbags and restraints. Before, the vehicle even hit the target, and that if somehow even, that wasn't enough an automated, ambulance, would be on the scene in moments, with robots, controlled by exports, hundreds, of kilometers away piloting. Them and already, knowing from the vehicles models, exactly. What happened and where all the injuries, wore and how severe, we. Also don't particularly care that Hannah's son can do classes, online we. Already have ever-improving, technology. Allowing that we. Care about the automated. Interactive. Aspects, of that something. Called effective, computing, or computers and. Systems that, can recognize interpret. Process.

Or Simulate. Human, body language, and effects. Fundamentally. It is this sort of technology, that holds the strongest, potential, to revolutionize, our lives, sure. A student can watch recorded, lecture and pick, from several variations of, it by other people, coupling, that same topic just. As you can do now on YouTube, for instance but. It is a big game-changer. When the system can actually recognize that, you are confused. Or distracted, and act, accordingly, by, simply bringing up a different, or expanding. Presentation. One. That can recognize what, sort of voice tones, and man or accent, you respond better to and, suggest. Speakers, based, on that it, can even real-time, ultra, vales or even, perform text-to-speech, functions, that don't pronounce each word mechanically. But, can simulate it like a normal person would say it and possibly. Even produce, a simulated, speaker, who doesn't trip all your mental flags as inhuman. And disturbing. The, uncanny valley all tendency. To respond more negatively, to things which seem closer, to human than further away is a big, hurdle to making such simulations, but. If you can get past it you, open the door for books, that don't just get read out loud by some cold disjointed. Voice but. Can be real-time performed. Like a TV, show or interactive. Virtual environment. Without, needing. Doors it's. A lot easier to low in the history of the world when, instead of a book or lecture, or even, historical, TV drama a person. Can land in that environment, where, the bits they find bowing can be seamlessly detected. And altered, so, they remain focused on the important, knowledge while, enjoying themselves, it's. Nice to have a test that doesn't need to have questions, checking, your reading comprehension because. It all he knows what that was from monitoring, you while you read and even, nicer if most texts can adapt as you, obedient, to rephrase, the information, or question. To better communicate, to you as an individual, it's. Like the automatic, translator, that doesn't just hear what someone said in another language and translate. A word for ward but, instead, can, convert all the idioms, and expressions into. Another. Language as own, idioms, and expressions, it. Will be even cooler if one day we can just download knowledge. And skills into. Your head like, in the film The Matrix where, they upload for a few seconds, and suddenly, that person knows martial, arts it'll, come foo in. The absence of that while, we can only use our eyes and ears to input data which. Are limited to their format, and bandwidth, being. Able to maximize, those by telling, the input to, the individual, could, massively, boost how well and quickly, people, acquire knowledge and, skills. Nothing. Would, more powerfully, alter our day to day life then, the ability to absorb skills, and knowledge quicker, than we do now even. Many of our conveniences. Come from simply making a task so easy you, don't have to invest any time in solonian a, civilization. Where everyone, is a jack-of-all-trades, and, an expert at a few is fundamentally. Different from, alls. We. Didn't focus on cool new power production, methods like fusion today we, focused on ways to conveniently.

Get Power wireless. Energy transmission, by, magnetic, induction or, energy beaming smaller, and better batteries, and solar panels, or harvesting. Energy right from the person, leeching, just a little energy away from heavy motion, maybe, even cleaned of Isis in the body that could steal a bit of energy from your own food to transmit it to devices in you or on you I never, really said how Hanna's cooperates. That is an electric, vehicle ultimately. Powered, by some big fusion reactor, somewhere because. Hanna doesn't think about it she, knows the batteries in her vehicle were placed a combustion engine, when batteries finally, got small enough and fast charging, enough to, remove the inconvenience. Of recharging. Compared to refueling, but. She just doesn't think about it any more than you or I spend, much time thinking, about our lightbulbs or light switches or, what makes our refrigerator, cold even. Though those devices, changed. All eyes profoundly, we. Are not too interested, in the super-powerful, classic, or quantum, computer, that could simultaneously. Play every, human being at chess and beat them all or, even the social media network that can help you find other people in your area that enjoy, chess we, are interested, in the hardware and software that, notices. You like playing chess and, can let you know the person you are talking to does as well and like, scouting like you do but, does not share your joy of cooking or parachuting. Off kalam know tall buildings. Predicting. The future of technology is, always, a hit in this game often, in hindsight, stuff, is obvious, but, can't be predicted in advance something. We call a black swan and have discussed before, some. Technology, and its impact is easy, enough to predict but, what makes them inaccurate, in most cases is all, those tiny, secondary. Advantages, and changes, and those, tend to focus on human desire, and convenience. It's. Not that hard to predict faster, computers, the, internet satellites. Or cell phones what's. Hard to predict is people using those to post a picture of what they ate for lunch once. You do you, can imagine that a lot of restaurants will advertise online, and, show photos, of the menu it, will seem obvious, in hindsight, that. Someone is going to make a piece of software, that can look at that image and make some smart guesses, about its nutritional, value and calorie.

Counts It will seem obvious, in hindsight that, as we get more, affective computing able, to monitor your reactions, your computer, will get better at showing you bits of stuff on your social media newsfeed. That, you will enjoy and that, advertisers, will be able to hit you with an ad showing. A picture of a pizza with, the toppings, you like when. You're just getting a little hungry and haven't, had pizza recently. And tomorrow. You'll, get shown sandwiches, instead it's. Predictable, that 3d, printers, and fast, cheap delivery, might put a dent in classic. Retail shopping its predictable, that automated, vehicles not, needing expensive, drive holes will, make it much cheaper to deliver things or take a taxi, so, that fewer people might, own individual. Vehicles, it. Is less, predictable, that these might start including a casual. Chat function. That notices, two strangers, sharing a vehicle, all uncomfortable. And bored and can drop an ice bag or so they can talk to each other it's, less, predictable, that some software company, will make a fortune, designing, algorithms, for that which can seamlessly drop, a targeted, advertisement, in there where, the automated, driver can say that it noticed you're hungry and like Italian, food and there's, a great beast Road just up ahead. Automated. Vehicles, wireless, energy transmission. Effective. Computing that can read your moods or even mental implants. They can sync directly, to your thoughts are all technologies, that are emerging and do, tend to get a fair amount of attention in the media however. It is very easy for us to miss a lot of those secondary, applications. That, can quietly, sneak in there to, revolutionize. Our lives just, as much as landing on the moon did or going. To Mars will, next. Week we will be starting up a new series looking at just that we. Spend a lot of time recently in the Upward Bound series, discussing. How to get off the, planet and in, the new outward-bound, series. We, will be visiting some other planets, and moons and talks about how to get there and what, to do when you arrive and, we, will start with colonizing. Moles, for. Lords when that and other episodes come out make, sure to subscribe to the channel if you, enjoyed this episode hit. The like button and with others and let, me give a thanks to the folks who support this channel on patreon, and selected, this topic, as the winner for the months until next, time thanks, for watching and have, a great week. Oh. You. You.

2019-03-17 16:51

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this is my favorite

Great video!

I loved this episode! You mentioned books being played out like a TV show or movie for educational purposes. I think that can be very effective, since a lot of people learn by seeing. This could be expanded to entertainment, too. Grab your favorite book, and watch it like a TV show. Suddenly, any book that does not have a visual adaptation has one! I love that concept!

I honestly don't know which future is more horrifying. The remnants of a nuclear war or this.

My only disagreement is, I think pace of change suggested here is painfully slow compared to what reality will bring. I expect all of these changes and many more in less than 25 years, not 60.

I can't even imagine the technological Utopia mankind will inherit in the year 2317. Will the stars open up to us and unlock their home world's? Will we make the transition to post-biological conditions? Wish I could live to see it.


I dont like Hannas world, all drugs have collateral effects and she is taking drugs to wake up , brain implants are too invasive to be commonplace, I would only use brain implants to cure diseases or disabilities.

well if you follow the tech scene this things will happen much sooner already on the way

Note to myself: check back after 50 years (or just before I kick the bucket)

Is that the right answer for Q23 at 13:35? I would have chosen A, but you know, I would probably have gotten it wrong.

Speaking from personal experience. I do not believe you would have people paying for fuel at the pump the reason for this is simple. The business wants you to buy their products in store. bringing you inside to pay entices this

And 15 yrs from the day this video aired most of this technology will already be obsolete.

21:40 hit or miss, I guess they never miss huh

I do not want anything permanently wired directly to my brain or something that cannot be very easily removed.

For the record, some differences between 1917 and 1977. 1917: A Boeing aircraft flies for the first time. 1977: Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its first free-flight test. 1917: French sculptor Auguste Rodin dies. 1977: Colombian pop star Shakira is born. 1917: Woodrow Wilson is president of the USA. 1977: Jimmy Carter is president of the USA. 1917: The founder of the Zeppelin Airship Company dies. 1977: The Apple Computer Company is founded. 1917: Forces of the British Empire defeat Ottoman Empire resistance in the Battle of Jerusalem and occupy the city. 1977: The Likud Party of Memachem Begin wins national elections in the State of Israel. 1917: World population is about 1.9 billion. 1977: World population has more than doubled to 4.2 billion.

pastfags eternally btfo

I have aspergers syndrome and I would love some of those body language reading technologies. Something to tell us what the other person's expression is so that eventually I memorize that facial expression and can understand without the computer telling me. Something that can recognize my proficiency in that non verbal communication increasing and show me my progress.

Parachuting of a kilometre-tall building? Fah! I'm planning to go up to the orbital ring and base-jump off that! If that doesn't completely erase my fear of heights, nothing will. I often wonder how I survived back when I had to physically go to a public library during its limited business hours if I had a question that couldn't be answered by my own rather eclectic library at home, how I managed to put up with having to flick through numerous books looking for something I vaguely recalled was in one of them or hunting through numerous books looking for something that answered my questions. I remember the early search engines and how great they were compared with that - and now the search engines are so much better - if I make a typo or I'm not 100% certain on how to spell the name I'm looking up, Google will give me commonly-searched close matches that are spelled correctly - and recognise UK, NZ, AUS and US spellings of words and return all matches. If I ask "how do you recognise the symptoms of..." it will include answers like "guide to recognizing symptoms of..." I can watch things I'm interested in when I want to, not limited by a network's broadcasting schedule, I can pause when I want to so I can grab a coffee when the whim hits me or to stop and absorb or ponder the implications of what I've seen - or to laugh uncontrollably for five minutes without missing half the show. I can be part of a community of like-minded individuals that spans the globe - actually, I can be part of numerous communities that span the globe and note overlaps in the populations of those communities, recognising familiar faces and names of people I've never physically met but have interacted with in more than one setting - TV Tropes, YouTube, BAUT and so forth. I can order everything from clothes to camping gear to books to electronics online and get them delivered to my house having sought numerous opinions, read numerous reviews and seen recommendations by people I've never actually met but whose judgement I trust and then found the best price. How did I ever tolerate going into a store and having to wonder if the limited range of items were actually as good as the salesperson claimed? Answer: I had no bloody choice. Now I do. I'm no longer limited to what's available in the few stores in my own town, I no longer have to make an uninformed decision about a purchase or buy whatever's available.

You forgot the part where Hannah lives in an irradiated hellscape where bands of what was formerly her nation's military loot and pillage their way across the dead, bleak land, murdering families for canned food and human flesh.

What about information privacy policies? Not everyone wants to let so much data be collected.

All is cool but not necessary to live. Maybe many people choose to live without all those advanced technologies, "ultra-cheap low tech" may be dominant

"She doesn't think about it much more than you or I think about our light bulbs." You are under estimating how much I think about light bulbs.

I assume there will still be the forgotten people still living like it was 1717

so basically in 2070 you are a drone not making any choices at all

There was a web series called "H" that was about a virus introduced that killed those that had brain implants. Knowing the nature of mankind, no thank you to those implants.

One thing I absolutely love about your videos is that you understand how intricately things affect everything else. That an effect is not just one thing but many many things.

can i just skip this step and be uploaded to the machine? awkward stage

AI will destroy all the professions, the only thing that will matter is creativity.

I respond to this voice tone the best please teach me.

Wtf, who would dislike such a well made video? Luddites I presume?

I can't wait for these new innovations. Even though today I can have my phone or PC type this. But...I'm old. Remember dial phones? With a curly cord? They still work today.

If this 2077 look is what you want, then you want to be a drone, welcome to the borg. you can have all those things uploaded, what an easy thing to have happen, you can also have the government or your overlords upload your directives for the day. work harder, you find happiness in working 18 hours a day. eat this highly nutritious slop, you enjoy this slop so much. you are happy with being a drone, your masters, such as the UN, think you are doing a great job. what a good drone you are, what good drones your children are and their children will be and so on. While the masters enjoy life, eat steak and drink fine wines live in luxury as the rest of us drones live, breed, and die at their whim. screw you mate.

Hello I am from 2077. This is litte or no privacy these days. Mega Corps are the superpower now, with Google leading them. They don't follow any laws. From your point of view humanity will have a very dystopian future.

I enjiyed this video and hit the like button Isaac, thank you

I think a good way to deal with the uncanny valley is to stop thinking we are going to have androids, or shooting for robots that look human. You can make it more human like as far as personality or actions goes while dropping the human appearance relation. There's got to be a curve there that lets you go a lot further than current thinking.

One food replicator and a holodeck please. Keep the implants and government interference.

It’s good to know that even in 2077, she still drinks coffee.

Oh sure, a world without coffee is dystopian by definition :)

A perfect example of a secondary revolutionary affect is NASA's creation of the microwave tech during the moon race.

I think at some point you'll be able to download classes into your brain.

just found this channel and oh my lord thank you so much

I’m going leave this dot here to see how this actually pans out over the next 59 years. “.”

This message brought to you by Big Pharma.

Also, at 22:40 - isn't this similar to Google's AdSense?

Good god. Why does this give me a hit of nostalgia?

but what about privacy? do you predict people are prepared to lose so much of it for convenience? i don't mean the tinfoil-hat stuff, i mean real metrics and data gathering that can be used to manipulate the emotional state, mindset and even opinions of a person in a fully integrated world like this. stuff that is already well on its way, although still mostly confined to computer screens.. somehow i have to imagine a great backlash in the near future against this kind of sinister potential, no matter if it's explioted or not.. i'm not talking about a proper 'butleri jihad', but the need for some direct way of getting off the grid from time to time and/or the preference for localised data evaluation whenever it is possible.

The uncanny valley doesn't exist for me. When I see these modern robots in videos it doesn't bother me at all. I am fascinated by AI and technology in general.

She’ll be wearing a burka and probably not a smart one.

Once again, best channel on YouTube. Love your content, your nuanced voice and the music of the show. 10/10.

No AI? 2077 and the world is still human centric? Are we really that impressive?

Mental implants... Now you can be as vulnerable to hackers as your computer!

Glad I'm alive now. More vissitudes and uncertainty for me, thank you. Convenience, predictably and saftey make people more homogeneous and easier to control. There will be less uniqueness and more uniformity. Life without an edge, or an underbelly? Hopefully, there will still be non virtual, off planet opportunities for explorers and the adventurous.

I really liked a lot of your vision of the future. I guess it's normal though that some of it actually disturbs me a bit. Not sure I'd like an AI deciding I need more exercise or need to take a tablet or things like that. Even if it's for my own good. Though the convenience of your future is something I'd really like, I might feel a bit bored of not being bored haha.

hannah is a bitch

@Isaac Arthur are any permanent fixes for obesity? That would be very useful.

Am I the only one thinking the AI bits too creepy to happen *that fast?* Not that it *Won't* Happen.. Just later.

+Dan Kelly True. What I'm saying, is that it will take longer for the public to be comfortable with consuming those services. So bluntly that is. And they are not so much doing those jobs, as taking the less interesting parts.

Some of it already exists. In 1-2 human generations experts predict AGI=humans. AI already performs some white collar job functions better than humans.

If you've ever watched "Zardoz" then that is how I see the future of computing and knowledge transfer within the next 50 years. No external hardware for the user as everything will go directly into the brain via a small implant, probably of a biological material which is genetically adapted to the individual so there are not problems with the body's defences.

For the life of me, I cannot comprehend why we need to be waiting till 2077 for that college system to exist. By all accounts, it should exist today, at least in first world countries. The internet already allows for that kind of system, we really need to ditch out antiquated methods of education.

Also consider that ambulances by Hannah's time might not take people to the hospital. In 2001, American surgeons in New York performed surgery on a woman in France, via robot. All ambulances will likely be equipped with this technology, and people will receive treatment before they reach the hospital for outpatient recovery or are sent home to recover.

136 people broke their leg and got infection

...what rambling waffling shite best just work on your vowels

1. It's not the vowels you better stay in school or go back. 2. What makes you a better judge of these things than experts? Go ahead google what is already happening. Some AI is doing human white collar jobs better than humans. People like you should be afraid very afraid.

Your worst video IMO. You mostly don't dwelve into deep consequences of any technology, you make shallow observations on how technology affects us that I mostly disagree with, especially in some of your examples, and you make wrong assumptions about other things (e.g. about how education works). Also the picture of the future you portray is not appealing (except for autnomous vehicles. Looking forward to that).

Do some googling. In particular there are videos here online demonstrating AI doing some aspects of human *white* collar jobs better than humans.

I came here for Stock Market ideas. :D

Okay Mr. Arthur when you can get a computer with the performance of todays supercomputer in a wrist watch, it would not be considered a super computer anymore than today's desktop computers are, even though they're compared to a mainframe computer.

sam's day is normal for the very richest people on earth: to suggest that this is representative of life on earth is false

Others here already living in the "future" compared to others ? I don't wake up with a basic alarm clock anymore but a smart headset wakes me up when it knows I had completed my sleep cycle and I feel pretty energetic each morning. I don't need these inefficient melatonin capsules to sleep, the headset produces some calming sounds like rain or waves at the beach, it also enhances my deep sleep by emitting "rose noise" via bone conduction instead of using earphones and when I wake up the headset sends all the precise informations about my sleeping session like by how much percentage my deep sleep have been enhanced the previous night. I definitely think we're living the 4.0 Revolution, we're living it folks ! Btw if you're interested by the headset, it's called "Dreem".

It’s 2018. 1 year down, 59 to go.

You think AFFECTIVE software will be that important? Because that's EASY to do right NOW. Should I get on that?

Do you mean "effective"?

Damn I want to live on Hannah’s life

Love that future education system soooooo much!!

Free idea for writers: the immersive book/tv drama idea mentioned in the video as a way to teach history could be called the Samsara System if you want a dramatic name, since you're effectively living another life in another time and place for the duration of the experience.

futurism is pointless . it never made any correct predictions. and the name of this video is very missleading

Isaac, do you play chess? If so, I have to ask how serious you are about it and what your rating is. :)

I don't really think these are technologies that will change the world. They seem more like conveniences. Conveniences or slightly, but nonetheless advanced forms of things we have now. I also imagine Hanna being pretty unbearable, I can't put my tongue on why.

In the 50's we were told that we would have flying cars by 2000, so I'm sure that 2070 isn't the time that is would happen, much more like 2170.

Hey Isaac I just wanted to say I was very put off by your speech impediment at first, but your videos are incredible. Thank you for all of these long videos.

Is nobody going to mention this grown man’s speech impediment?

Another great video.

So every time Hannah want's an upgrade, she needs surgery to implant them? I'm sceptical of implants when you can just carry them around in your hand like a smart phone.

A mechanical hand with the finesse and dexterity of a human one..that would change a lot.

It is here there is a video of it on YT.

dude your videos are the best part of my day. I delve into this content head first and cannot get enough of it.

I thought your speech impediment was some sort of scotish or other type of accent, not really hard to understand. Good content, keep it up!

3D printer


The people who are bored will be left behind. Resistance is futile.

The automation sounds really good, but the fear of government interference, such as limiting freedom of movement, or spying on you through your smart devices, or hackers doing similar, make it an iffy proposition.

Haha! I love the Elmer Fudd reminder about the captions. You own your impediment. I actually find it relaxing, and find that you have such clear diction that I very rarely have trouble understanding anything you say. The one word I had trouble with was how you say, ‘earth’, but I adjusted after 1-2 videos. Anyhow, you’re the shit, your channel is the shit.

I’m glad you mentioned YouTube. Recently I went over old subjects I had problems with when I was young. By picking each subject myself and finding what works for me suddenly these subjects became much easier. I imagine the system you’re positing will be even better.

Get another reading chick already, it's been used too much.


Can anyone explain to me why so much near future sci-fi is set in 2077?

"it" WILL have a kill switch... if not right from fleabay, the first thing will be instalation of physical switch between its battery or fuel cell or whatever source and all other circuitry, or something that disables all transmissions and sensory inputs. Now "it" might be smart enough to convince me never to use that switch... Yes, i am paranoid.

Awesome although some of the technologies talked about here will happen sooner than you think and, some already exists today.

The poorer will always disagree. You should do an episode that deals with what the poorer members of society can expect.

"I know kung fu"

Ouch, Arthur! Please avoid monotone rotation as at 7:50. If not for my meds I'd get seizure.

As an educator, the description of the college lecture tailored to the student had me geeking out

I'm scared of this future. Is it good or bad?


in the year 2525

Excellent presentation.

I did like the video. And like always. Thank you

Sounds wonderful, but how many will enjoy the benefits of this utopia. Will it be for the majority or just the few?

13:15 by far the single "change" I would value the most.

People knew better how to get rid of fleas and other pests. You are right about the vast improvements generally but rats, fleas and cockroaches look about 20 to 50 times more common now than the 1970s and 80s. The way we record things makes imaginery improvements in public health. Rats and fleas were rare when I was a kid. I can point out a bunch of reasons. My boss's car does suggest restaurants and whines when he is about to scrape it against a bollard or wall. So some of this stuff already happened.

i have been binging many of your videos but this one made me subscribe

Could you please not show poverty and backwardness with a Black man but then the progressed and prosperous as white? Thanks

Notice how basically everything of 2017 is based on the phone? Thats pretty cool

I have no trouble understanding you and find your speech very pleasant to listen to. subscriber

18:02 Lol that girl is not reading anything. Her eyes just go straight down, and up again. XD

Quantum computers and fusion technology will change EVERYTHING. We may have the universe by the short hairs if we're smart about its practice and opportunities.

Uhmmm, i have a question. Why is that coffee green? Lol

While the near instant availability of information is technically progress, I consider it a huge setback that made the average person less knowledgeable than before. First and foremost, the less effort it takes for you to get to that information, the easier it is to forget it. You just do not retain as much information as you used to, because now there is no effort in acquiring it, and no incentive to memorize it for later recall, if you can just google it again any time. It also made arguments on the internet something better not to get involved in. Most of the time people who end up arguing about a particular subject know next to nothing of it, they just google search their opposing arguments without having the bare minimum knowledge necessary to determine if any of those snippets they intend to portray as their own are even valid. I never write anything I couldn't repeat without the help of the internet, all my opinions and knowledge those opinions are based on are coming from me. This is my general stance, and this is why I have such a huge respect for you Isaac. You are just as well-spoken on your live streams as you are in your prerecorded videos, while most science channel presenters who presume to disseminate knowledge revert to mumbling morons when they are supposed to talk live, unscripted, off the top of their heads, they don't even seem to remember their earlier content. I always took pride in my lexical knowledge and the intellect I wield it with, but whenever I watch one of your videos about a subject I assumed to be very familiar with, I'm so humbled, I feel like a talking chimp by comparison. Best wishes from Hungary!

The technologies you describe are pretty cool. Though, they are equally horrifying, I can already think of the innumerable ways for this technology to be hideously abused.

22:20 - SeeFood app, anyone?

I kind of expect that instead of going to all the effort of making simulations or robots that are super realistic, they might opt for something like a C-3PO approach; something humanoid that we anthropomorphize and grow attached to, but isn't risking falling into the uncanny valley route. A single slow moving part, or even a breakdown could make a normally completely humanoid-robot become nightmare fuel if its face started contorting unnaturally - and people could easily (even if there was a pop-up in their HUD) mistake a realistic robot for an actual human, which could be confusing at the least to an embarrassing faux pas at worst. Plus, you're gonna be paying a lot more for all the extra mechanisms to make subtle facial expressions - while they might be incredibly cheap, if you are making literally billions, that cost could add up. I am sure there will exist more life-like robots, but they will probably be quite uncommon, maybe even the kind of thing you'd see at the most high-end of places, just as extra pomp.

Ayyy Cyberpunk 2077

22:42 wtf is that man doing to the pizza

I'm not sure if I should be excited or frightened

Isaac casually references electronic shadows following you like it's not creepy

Isaac, your understanding of technology and it’s significance in our everyday lives in general is truly profound

It is more like 2084...

That sandwich at 23:04 looks absolutely delicious! >.< If you’re looking for things that you personally can do to scale back the influence/wealth of the powerful (In the US, Russia, China or anywhere else.), AND at the same time increase your own, start with these 7 things: 1) Save at LEAST 10% of all you earn.  If you are not saving at least that amount you are no better then a slave living for what your master gives you to eat. (Get yourself a free PDF copy of “The Richest Man in Babylon”: http://horizonspeakers.com/wp-content/uploads/ebooks/the-richest-man-in-babylon.pdf  Easiest book you’ll ever read on personal finance and is taught in parable so enjoyable to read as well.) 2) Keep your money in physical form.  Either in Gold, Silver or, more pragmatically, physical currency (Remember in the most resent financial panics in the US (2008), Cyprus (2012), Greece (2015), etc. people were trying to get physical cash, not Gold or Silver.).  If you must use the banking system only use Credit Unions or Savings and Loans.  Keep only as much currency in it as you need for expenses over the course of a couple of weeks or a month tops (Business owners will need more because of tax and logistical reasons.). 3) If you’re a wage slave paying down a lot of debt talk to an attorney about bankruptcy.  You are doing your patriotic duty by not repaying banks.  Fractional reserve banking is fraud so don’t lose a single nights sleep if you don’t repay another cent of it!   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFDe5kUUyT0&list=PLE88E9ICdipidHkTehs1VbFzgwrq1jkUJ&index=4) 4) Speaking of being a wage slave, if you’re getting a refund at the end of the year then you need to change your withholding status so you OWE at the end of the year.  Why give the government a free loan for a year while you are paying 100+% from a payday lender?!?!  Society trains you to be a slave, that doesn’t mean you actually have to be one! 5) When possible use physical cash when you purchase things.  This helps by a) making it hard for the powerful to profile you and add you to their metadata. b) allows those so inclined to reduce the power of government by being “tax neutral”. c) supports the poor by making merchants obligated to accept cash through your free market choice to use currency, as opposed to governments tyrannically passing laws forcing merchants to accept it (https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-starbucks-cashless-plans-could-hurt-poor-unbanked-2018-1). 6) Try keeping your patronage away from large entities,  i.e. don't use Google use DuckDuckGo.com or some other small search engine that does not have massive power and also tries not to keep personal search information.  As I always say, " Whenever you centralize power it always helps the powerful." And yes I realize the irony of saying this on a Google owned platform.  :) 7) Vote 3rd party, preferably one that pays lip service to freedom and liberty.  Your vote doesn't really count anyway so you might as well make the powerful pay more for the privilege of owning you by adding the number of parties that they have to bribe (Remember action 6 above.)!  8) Copy and paste this list to any future posts that you make on Youtube, or anywhere else for that matter.  The only thing better then you doing these things is getting OTHERS to do them as well. You can search the internet for other actions that you can take and if you have any  good ones feel free to let me know.  The first two are hands down the best an individual can do (Least effort and most effective.).

2019 hadir

In 60 years time Hannah will wake up and wish she was born in 1700.

19:47 This is the difference between a translator and an interpreter.

Sorry, 18:47 Youtube won't let me edit a comment for some reason.

Sex robots

Oh shit.. I've been trash talking myself.

Oh so now your copying my name and profile picture? You want to be me that badly...that's just sad.

Oh I'm sooo scared another threat over youtube. You fucking dipshit.

Sure I will, I'll track you down from your IP adress. Keep talking punk

Big talk for a youtube comment, bet you wouldn't say that to my face.

Fuck you asshole, no one cares what 'YOU' think!

Shut up DevidesByZero, no one cares.

The problem with predicting the future is that we think the future will be like today but more so.

A person living in 1917 wouldn't have had that different a life then the person in 1717. The tech ball really started rolling during the 20th century.

@Dan Kelly True. What I'm saying, is that it will take longer for the public to be comfortable with consuming those services. So bluntly that is. And they are not so much doing those jobs, as taking the less interesting parts.

forgive my scepticism, but i feel that tech enslaves us first, and makes life better -second. Tech is driven by market forces, the profit motive and the system do the rest - it might be unfair to blame the tech - the mutant spore of the system that bore it. Sorry for being negative but i am - that does not mean that i would not put my hand up for the complete suite of genofixed drugs, more that i would.

All of this requires 5G and beyond.

Depends where they lived- In a British city, for eg, they'd probably have a pretty different life. The Industrial revolution might have taken a while to reach a lot the world, but it was still a pretty important change- The beginning of the end of the almost-entirely agricultural economy, that had dominated for about 12,000 years.

2077, yes cyberpunk 2077.

@ 8:41 Hannah 's mouth guard is now available @ snowhite.pro . The inventors may have seen this video.

Thanks for another great video! When you say you consider the coffee maker one of the greatest inventions [and I assume you're being serious, of course], do you mean the Mr. Coffee automatic brewer type, or ANY coffee maker, such as the old percolator types I grew up with? I ask because, if you have roasted ground beans, a filter & hot water, you have a coffee maker in that sense. I actually have a coffee grinder, myself (which I don't use nearly enough!) Now, on to weightier matters. One of the things that bothers me about many predictions of the future - including the scenarios you mentioned here - is privacy, including but not limited to that kind of privacy that includes security of personal information. To wit, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of that in most predictions of the future; and that bothers me a LOT. I suppose it's possible that humanity may, indeed, one day live in the kind of society where no one has to worry even though anybody who gets near them is automatically 'sent' their name [& who know what other information?] via wireless communications of whatever form. Maybe they'll be able to 'disable' that function; maybe they'll just be implanted with it at birth & have no say-so. Who knows? But any society THAT connected would, no doubt, frown on anyone who bucked that system by disconnecting! Indeed, there might not be any real way of functioning normally in such a society WITHOUT staying connected in ways that give me the creeps. I'm not normally a very paranoid person, but the idea that any computer I passed withing RFID range of would (or, at least, certainly COULD) automatically know my name, my phone number, where I work, etc., etc. (& goodness knows, they'd be EVERYWHERE!), is a world in which I'd feel paranoid just leaving the house! Hacking is NOT a fad, it's an industry. And as they point out in a commercial that runs today, if it were listed on NASDAQ, it'd be in the Fortune 500 (or better!) For all I know, the future might end up being one in which people opt out of such technologies precisely because of hacking concerns! I mean, good grief! Why not just have all our brain waves piped directly into the Plan of Man computer? That way, it can tell when we're not happy, & stimulate the release of endorphins? My point is, where does that sort of thing stop? In most future-predictions, it simply doesn't. And that's not realistic in my book. Just because a technology exists - or might exist - doesn't mean it's automatically good or beneficial. I fully acknowledge that it ALSO doesn't mean it's automatically bad! BUT, people often ARE. In a world where human evil is an ongoing concern, I already feel my privacy is being violated by companies like Facebook. I don't have a Facebook account. I have never had one, & never will. Nevertheless, it's almost certain that they have an account on - & about - ME. They say it's for "security reasons." And THAT scares me s**tless. What's to keep some future government from appropriating all that info for their own "security reasons"? [Assuming that hasn't happened already?!?] THAT scares me s**tless. tavi.

I love the VR clip at 2:26 the main focus of the shot seems to be the guy there in the middle, everyone else seems to be having a blast and he... he is just having none of it xD

I feel bad for saying this, but when you think about the differences between the 1717 and 2017 people, I would say that the 2077 tech probably won't mature or roll out to the extent discussed until 2117 at the earliest. That's always the issue - doesn't matter when a given tech is first invented, but rather when it's commonplace, that decides when it becomes transformative to society.

You're missing huge discussion about the future of sex. Unless you predict that that's going to go away in the future,

isnt it E? Since its a loop, there should be no average direction in which it goes.

oh yeas, and the poor and homeless as always will be excluded from those marvelous technologies.

1:51 Yes! A Coffeemaker is one of mankind's greatest inventions. Only beaten by instant coffee!

If privacy is a concern even now, when advertisers only get access to all your browsing data, do you really thing nobody won't raise an eyebrow when a "peaceful advertiser" gets access to all your eating habits? Never, absolutely never it will ever happen. (22:45) Advertisers will get less and less information that a person deems personal enough and it will get harder and harder to extract any info from them, because helpful "electronic shadows" will be actively protecting people from harmful scanning in red flashing exclamation marks in a corner of an eye. Advertisers will be developing more sophisticated AI patterns to learn from what little bits of information they receive to guess at least a simple question "are you human or not?" or "where were you born, in Europe or Asia" with 51% accuracy on guessing those question will be deemed accurate enough.

I'd have to say, this is the most conservative look to the future that Issac has made. But I like it as a straw man to think more about how these will happen much sooner.

Most of this will be driven by 5G

Rectenna devices.... I note that Mr Arthur did not specify where one sticks the device...I do hope the clue is not in the name.

You lost me at “wired into her brain” that technology is not on the horizon

Icarus Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. Giving one pair to his son, he cautioned him that flying too near the sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and forgot his father's warning. The feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea. This is your future man of the book .

Are you Indian issac ?

Isaac creates Jobs!

Psychology should be excluded from coding unless it is entertainment.

Affective computing. Ok. Rogue computing will not be prevented. Disorders will become more autonomous.

hes american

Playing golf in a rotating space habitat in 2077? How about 2277 instead? :-)

you just reminded me to pre-order Cyberpunk 2077

The education part... I study with the Open University in Scotland. It's already free, online and taught by dozens of tutors whom I can contact very easily. Good to know we are 50 years ahead of the game haha.

"It is easier to imagine the end of the world, than the end of capitalism" is what I couldn't stop thinking when you mentioned she 'works for the same software company her grandfather did'. By that point we'll have long reached a point where society would have required a very fundamental shift in order to continue to function as automation replaces larger and larger swathes of our economy.

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