SoftBank CEO: Technology with emotions and intelligence, the next big challenge for mankind

SoftBank CEO: Technology with emotions and intelligence, the next big challenge for mankind
SoftBank founder, CEO, and owner of Sprint, Masayoshi Son has a grand idea about the future, and some of it could conceivably spell bad news for mobile communications.

Mr. Son is known for his aggressive business style, and love of technology. One of his most recent initiatives was the introduction of the robot called Pepper, an artificial intelligence platform put to work at several SoftBank retail locations, and soon to be available for sale for roughly $2,000.

What does he envision in our future? Well for one thing, he believes that Moore’s Law is going to continue to drive swift advances in technology to the point that our computers will be able to process emotions and intelligence beyond our own capabilities, “That, I believe, is the correct evolution of the computer brain.” Such a leap in technology would be a real test to humans.

Masayoshi Son also believes that technology will drive the cultivation of medical science to a point that could enable humans to live as long as 200 years, and one day, people will communicate via telepathy. Some of this seems a bit too far reaching, but if and when we can communicate telepathically, we could see that as a bit of a downer for the wireless industry.

source: The Wall Street Journal

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9 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Whatever Mr Son. Apparently turning Sprint into a good carrier is harder to do than emotions in technology because Sprint still sucks... You haven't even been able to turn that one around.

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

"Masayoshi Son also believes that technology will drive the cultivation of medical science to a point that could enable humans to live as long as 200 years" Does anyone else have a feeling he just watched Big Hero 6 for the first time???

3. TerryTerius unregistered

That's not that far-fetched in actuality. We're researching the mechanism through which we age in order to stop and possibly reverse it (something we've had some success with in mice), attempting to use nano-machines to maintain the human body as well as fight viruses and disease, attempting to print entire organs using paper comprised of cellular tissue, and generally trying to find ways to enhance the human body through artificial means. In short, through a combination of technologies and or techniques we very well may be able to have human beings that live far longer than nature intended. Or maybe even indefinitely if not acted upon by outside sources. At this point, it's impossible to say. I remember watching a special on the science channel i'll never forget. It ended with a medical researcher claiming that humanity will one day find a way to "cure" the ultimate ailment, death itself. That day seems to be more of a question of morality than possibility. Masayoshi's business skills can be called into question. But his claims are certainly possible.

4. engineer-1701d unregistered

true if nano tech can help us rid the body of toxins then we can live hundreds of years the oly reason we die is because the body builds up toxins and cant keep up with getting them out of the body

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Softbank=Skynet

5. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Great, another rich bastard living in his ivory tower voicing his insignificant opinion!

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this guy must be hi,..lol.

8. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Skynet.

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Seeing how humans are handling the world I can't help but wonder if it'll be better if we had robo presidents lol

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