The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), the prevalent use of smartphones and the evolution of IoT ...
With the current spread of technology every detail of modern life including how we work,
how we live and we communicate is changing rapidly.
What does the future hold for humans? Will AI deprive us of work? Why should we continue to work?
It may turn out to be unavoidable that we get anxiety from the rapidly changing world.
The science and technology underpinning advancements such as AI, and the concept of society are closely related.
New science leads to new technology which inevitably has an impact causing a transformation of our society.
Conversely, the needs of our society encourage the development of new technologies, which opens up new paths towards better science.
An understanding of this relationship between science, technology, and society can help one overcome anxiety of the future.
We asked two experts, who have a bird's-eye view of current trends,
about their image of the future.
Born in Chiba Prefecture in 1970. After graduating from the University of Tokyo where he studied history, he joined Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS Television) where he was in charge of producing numerous popular TV programs. Since leaving TBS in December 2016, he has been active as a freelance producer who creates shows based around popular items.
He has written books titled, "24 Keywords to Understand World History the Fastest" and "A Proposal to Live by 'Doing Only Things you Love'".
Born in Tokyo in 1960. He entered The College of Arts and Sciences (Majoring Science History and Science Philosophy), and then graduated from The Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at The University of Tokyo. He completed a doctoral program at McGill University, (major: high energy physics theory) with a PhD. After graduate school, he worked as a science writer. He has done a number of different jobs including working as a science pundit, essay writer, lecturer, etc. He has also been active on television in roles including as a host for the TV program NHK 'Science Zero'. One of his most popular books is titled "A Course for Literature Majors to Brush up on their STEM Subjects."
At OMRON we hope our "SINIC theory" will lead us on a course towards reconciliation with machines as they take on more human capabilities.
OMRON's founder, Kazuma Tateisi, proposed "SINIC theory" as a prediction for how technological developments would play out in the first half of the 21st century. To date the predictions have been accurate. It is our aim, guided by "SINIC theory", to address and solve future social issues as predicted by the theory.