2020 was a year rich in technological inventions, especially those that were put at the service of combating the pandemic, but the next year may be marked by even more technological innovations, highlighting the promise of flying cars or the chips implanted in the brain – an idea by Elon Musk, CEO of Telsa and SpaceX.
In August, Musk unveiled his latest invention: he implanted a chip in a pig’s brain. Next year, until May 2021, the goal is to implant the first chip in a human, to increase the capacity and functionality of our brain.
“There is still a lot of work to do,” warned Musk. “We probably have an opportunity to put it on a person within a year and restore some functionality that [o cérebro] lost”.
The billionaire thinks that chips are necessary given the importance of artificial intelligence (AI), which will “one day take over the world”. The chip will focus on curing neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
In addition to the chips, deepfakes (a technique for synthesizing images or sounds based on artificial intelligence techniques) are expected to wreak havoc on society after several politicians and celebrities have been portrayed in fake, manufactured videos.
The flying cars are also expected to be launched and perhaps marketed next year. A Japanese company called Sky Drive Inc that went ahead with its flying car project. The vehicle took off and flew inside the Toyota test center, then landed again.
However, as technology is increasingly advanced, it is feared that AI will shake the market and unemployment.
The banking and healthcare industry is likely to benefit most from technology. Juniper Research, a specialist in the digital technology market, predicts that companies will have saved $ 8 billion by 2022 just by using chatbots (a computer program that simulates a conversation).