CLEVELAND, March 1, 2017 – Albert Einstein’s was a genius. Einstein’s IQ was measured at 160, while famed astronomer Galileo Galilei IQ was estimated at 185.
Masayoshi Son CEO of SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications and internet conglomerate, tells the Wall Street Journal that within the next thirty years shoes will be smarter than the people wearing them. (Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says SoftBank CEO)
Does that mean you will you be able to jump higher than Lebron James or never get lost? Will they help the height challenged be taller?
Not really. 3-D printed shoes and insoles are already here. The benefits of the super smart shoewear is that it will be able to adjust to your movements so that you can jump higher, walk further and stand straighter. The shoes will be able to cool your feet down, or warm them up, maybe they will even make you taller.
The result you may find yourself becoming more reliant on your shoes, and less reliant on your own skills or abilities or simple common sense.
And how will all that change how we move and athletes compete?
When it comes to human intelligence there will be almost no comparison between man and the super smart computers, that according to USA Today, can and are being embedded into everyday household products.
And if you think our greatest thinkers had off the chart IQs, your shoe, or refrigerator, could possess equivalent IQs in the tens of thousands. That would easily put all the geniuses of the world in the super smart computers’ dust.
The future is clearly destined to be the economic domain of the companies that are investing now in the formation of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and smart robots.
SoftBank has thus far invested heavily in three business ventures, including purchasing a British software design company for $32 billion, acquiring an asset management company for $3.3 billion and starting a $100 billion technology-investment fund with a Saudi sovereign-wealth fund, reported the Wall Street Journal.
For those who fear that super intelligent robots could eventually take control of the world as we know it, that notion may not be so far-flung. A version of AI is already showing its control in how it operates many of the systems found in cars, devices, and even manufacturing robots.
It may only be a mere leap of a few generations of upgrades before as Son stresses, “This burst of super intelligence is going to become a reality.”
He also predicts that over the span of three decades the population of smart robots will exceed the population of mankind. Excitement or fear may govern the world of the future. Be prepared for either one may be the best advice.