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Bill Gates picked the top 10 tech that makes him optimistic for the future1

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I think the brilliant minds of the future will focus on more metaphysical questions: How do we make people happier? How do we create meaningful connections? How do we help everyone live a fulfilling life?

So, what did Bill have to say?

Bill looked back at human history and one thing up to this point stood out – the majority of technological advances were aimed at increasing our quantity of life. From the humble, but essential, plow, to medical knowledge and better food production methods, they have all contributed to extending the human lifespan. Now we’re at an inflection point, where inventors are looking at increasing our quality of life at the same time.

In twenty years time, Bill hopes that MIT’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies list would be completely made of “quality of life” products:

I think the brilliant minds of the future will focus on more metaphysical questions: How do we make people happier? How do we create meaningful connections? How do we help everyone live a fulfilling life?

For the interim, here’s Bill’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2019:

  • Robot dexterity For all the talk of robots replacing humans at work, one fact remains – robot hands are clunky and lack the self-learning that human hands do by instinct. That’s changing, with robot hands such as Dactyl, which can manipulate unfamiliar objects on their own.
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  • Robot dexterity For all the talk of robots replacing humans at work, one fact remains – robot hands are clunky and lack the self-learning that human hands do by instinct. That’s changing, with robot hands such as Dactyl, which can manipulate unfamiliar objects on their own.

If you want to read more about the visionary technology in this list, head on over to the MIT Technology Review;.

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