Slide 44: Contends that Moore's law will continue for the next 300 years.
Slide 58: A fantastic butchering of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
Slide 61: Unsubstantiated (probably wrong) claim life expectancy is going to linearly increase for the next 300 years.
Slide 73: Contention that storage scales at the same rate as number of transistors on a CPU and apparently conflates that with the power of a CPU.
Slide 82-85: Contention that we'll acheive VR in... 2040.
I mean this presentation is just laughably shit. It's like it's written by someone who has no interest or understanding of the complexity of the things they're meant to be talking about. You would have thought that people would see some of the absurd things that are just obviously rubbish and have it damage the credibility of the presentation, but apparently not.
No, that's just average life expectancy but that is driven down by a large infant mortality. In practice anybody who survived their infancy would pretty much live to 60 and beyond. Complete manipulation of the data, as usual.
People can die from loneliness/depression. They just give up and then their health deteriorates. Yes it's not the loneliness that kills you, it is some organ(s) failing, but the root cause is loneliness/giving up.
That BBC article is, like many things they write about Japan, completely ignorant and click-baity. So you better look up other sources if you want to find reliable information.
Even many technical people don't see through this flimflam as long as it's selling a fantasy they want to believe in.
Thinking further, that can be actually extended to make it telepathic. That is, across a great distance and over the air with help of transmitter on one head and receiver on the other, thoughts can be transported magically.
However, there's only 10^50 atoms on Earth.
I like it more than typical generic corporate website that futures, superlatives, and doesn't even explain what they do.
For more context on Mr. Son and the fragility of SoftBank’s model, below recent Economist article is a good read
You'd on occasion hear about Softbank in the late aughts but nothing worthy of note. And then suddenly just like that it was everywhere.
They hired Nikesh Arora who was let go just as swiftly as they hired him.
As President & Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank Corp.
Arora received over $200 million in compensation over the
last two years" while at the head of Softbank's operations.
This pay package made him world's highest paid executive.
Is there an exhaustive read somewhere, on all of this?
Adam Neumann: “It’s important that one day, maybe in 100 years, maybe in 300 years, a great-great-granddaughter of mine will walk into that room and say, ‘Hey, you don’t know me; I actually control the place. The way you’re acting is not how we built it,'” he said."
How about we just shoot for 'everyones lives are improved' instead of just passing the buck.
On the other hand I have seen plenty of times when nobody had balls to tell higher up that what they produced is piece of crap
Tricky but doable.