Have trouble remembering names? Help is on the way – eventually – in the form of Internet eyeglasses or contact lenses with facial recognition capabilities. Not only will you know the name of the person you met at an event a year ago and haven’t seen since – you will also have instant access to their complete profile.
In the next 10 to 15 years this type of technology will be readily available, says noted theoretical physicist, futurist, author and self-proclaimed “populizer of science” Dr. Michio Kaku. Kaku spoke from the main stage on April 30 during the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Kaku told attendees that computer chips will eventually cost a penny each and therefore will be embedded into virtually everything – clothes, wallpaper, mirrors – you name it, it will have a computer chip.
In eight years, Kaku says Google predicts most new cars would will have the ability to drive themselves, which could lead to a drastic reduction in domestic automobile fatality figures of about 40,000 per year.