The world is going to be a very different place in 2045.
Dr. Justin Sanchez, a neuroscientist and program manager in DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office, believes we’ll be at a point where we can control things simply by using our mind.
“Think about controlling different aspects of your home just using your brain signals, or maybe communicating with your friends and your family just using neural activity from your brain.”
According to Sanchez, DARPA is currently working on neurotechnologies that can enable this to happen.
Stefanie Tompkins, a geologist and director of DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office, thinks we’ll be able to build things that are incredibly strong but also very lightweight.
Think of a skyscraper using materials that are strong as steel, but light as carbon fiber.
“Our world will be full of those kinds of examples where we can communicate directly our intent and have very complex outcomes by working together.”