A Look at Technology Predictions Made By Michio Kaku 11 Years Back
Michio Kaku is one of the most famous physicist and futurist in the world. He has for years given us the ‘vision of the future’. We look at this interview he gave in 2004 for the show ‘Screen Savers’ about the future of technology, computers and artificial intelligence. Most of what he predicted seems to be coming true.
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Moore’s law is the observation that, over the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. The observation is named after Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of the Intel Corporation, who described the trend in his 1965 paper.
Mr. Kaku predicted 11 years back that processing technology would get so shrunk down that it would reach its limit. We are already looking at beginning of that collapse. The processing might of our phones and computers are fast becoming static or have reached maturity. This is the reason why companies are investing in new product families such as wearables and the Internet of Things. Our present gadgets though, still have a few years before they become obsolete, so don’t worry yet.
Quantum Computing is still in its infancy, but we have seen some results that are encouraging. At present, Google and NASA possess a quantum computer capable of handling 512 qubits and is known as the D-Wave system.
Artificial Intelligence is also a major topic of discussion and we have heard concerns raised by famous tech personalities. Dr.Kaku says that there may be a time when the robots might want to take over human masters, but he also presents a solution to it using an Asimov chip.
Watch the whole video for some exciting nerdgasms: