The New York Times interviewed some Silicon Valley boffins about their visions of our technological future. Here’s a representative sample of the replies:
Marc Andreessen: “Hundreds or thousands of drones flying to and fro for all kinds of reasons. Getting a top-end college education without going to a physical campus. Cars driven by computers instead of humans.”
Clara Shih: “Implantable chips that monitor the number of steps we take, hours we sleep, all of our vital signs, blood chemistry and beyond.”
Ev Williams: “Phones and computers will automatically do anything tedious that doesn’t require brainpower, like signing up for a web site or app.”
Sebastian Thrun: “Implantables, like a chip under your fingernail that unlocks all your devices.”
So surprising. So ambitious. In fact, they’ve inspired me to launch my own startup.