Masayoshi Son: “Shoes will be smarter than our brain”

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http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/27/tech-giant-shoes-will-be-smarter-than-humans-in-30-years/

The CEO of SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications and internet conglomerate, says that super-intelligent robots will not only outnumber humans in just a few decades, but will also be smarter.

Masayoshi Son also claims that more than a trillion objects, including ordinary, household items like shoes, will be connected to the internet in thirty years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“One of the chips in our shoes will be smarter than our brain. We will be less than our shoes, and we will be stepping on them,” he said.

Son is specifically referring to artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart robots, “the three main things” he says he’s interested in.

Everyday items, like refrigerators, vending machinescars, toiletstoasters, trash cans and rectal thermometers, are now available with internet capabilities — a concept known as IoT– and are growing in number.

Son asserts that supersmart computers, which can be embedded into common household products, could soon have IQs of 10,000. In contrast, Son explains that the average human has an IQ of 100, and influential geniuses like Albert Einstein were estimated to have scores of around 200.

“If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025,” reads the introduction of a McKinsey Global Institute report titled, “Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things.”

The economic forecasts and the relatively short time frame are precisely why Son is investing heavily into IoT technology. SoftBank has made at least three substantial business maneuvers in recent years, including starting a $100 billion technology-investment fund with a Saudi sovereign-wealth fund, purchasing a British software design company for $32 billion, and acquiring an asset management company for $3.3 billion, according to The WSJ.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_Son

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i would argue some shoes are smarter than some human brains right now..dont worry about it occurring in a few decades!

“Masayoshi Son also claims that more than a trillion objects, including ordinary, household items like shoes, will be connected to the internet in thirty years, according to The Wall Street Journal. “One of the chips in our shoes will be smarter than our brain. We will be less than our shoes, and we will be stepping on them,” he said.”

there it is..

“Everyday items, like refrigerators, vending machinescars, toiletstoasters, trash cans and rectal thermometers, are now available with internet capabilities — a concept known as IoT– and are growing in number.”

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~ by seeker401 on March 3, 2017.

7 Responses to “Masayoshi Son: “Shoes will be smarter than our brain””

  1. Hello Seeker.

    “One of the chips in our shoes will be smarter than our brain”

    The usual mistake of confusing processing power for intelligence or consciousness.

    Best wishes to all, as always.

    Andrew Farquharson.

    • Quite correct Andrew.

    • “One of the chips in our shoes will be smarter than our brain”

      Yes, it appears Mr. Son thinks as a logical positivist or early Wittgenstein. The ‘disengaged reason’ and ‘proceduralism’ of these particular philosophers. Disengaged reason is postulated as the objective method, i.e. not subjectivism. The person who engages in this methodology simply processes reality, or what is called proceduralism. What is presupposed is that bits of data are empirically gathered by the mind, which computes what is empirically true, as opposed to distortions or falsities. This kind of language philosophy has many problems, but one problem is the ignoring of context, intelligence (understanding), and ordinary language, which the latter are not solutions. The latter are simply ignored, as other philosophies point-out, by the disengaged person interested in simple procedure or processing.

      Not that I recommend reading Taylor (I have not), just a reference to an idea I mentioned above:
      A. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sources_of_the_Self
      “Taylor broadly divides the sources for contemporary Western qualitative evaluations of moral value into three broad strands; (1) the theistic grounding as articulated by Augustine; (2) the naturalism of disengaged reason that is typically associated with the scientific outlook and (3) the romantic expressivism articulated by Rousseau.”

  2. Disruptive Technologies? I don’t know one individual outside of impressionable teens who are used to their moms taking care of them, who would think the ‘Internet of Things’ will provide a quality life.

    Unless they are going to eliminate money for good, and the world becomes a sudden Utopia of peaceful, sharing people, we won’t have jobs to buy the broom!

  3. Psychopaths! This is utter madness!

    In order to understand humans, which these scientists who are humans cannot do because they too are human, they must create a robot that behaves like a human and that lives in societies like humans!

    Future Robots: Towards a robotic science of human beings
    By Domenico Parisi

    ‘The robots of robotic science must be human, not humanoid robots’

    https://books.google.com/books?id=DDTOAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA379&lpg=PA379&dq=Robotic+peasants&source=bl&ots=JUzDZD-uRF&sig=6mau17O4HtfXp4F7O4ifx01We68&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixn5rZ97vSAhVq2oMKHeUyC3wQ6AEIJTAC#v=onepage&q=Robotic%20peasants&f=false

  4. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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