Imagining Our Future Through Tech

AI-powered toilets. Iron Man-esque exoskeletons. Robot furniture. VR-based offices. Actual dream-recording machines. If these all sound crazy and futuristic, well, that’s because they are! And yet, what if the technology behind many of these is more science than science fiction?

A16z Operating Partner Frank Chen takes us on a tour of what daily life could look like in 2030 and beyond — and what innovations in both technology and business model need to happen to get us there. He can’t promise flying cars (yet), but the future might be closer than we think.

Highlights
Kicking off the day, the Morning routine of 2030 [1:20]
What the future of work looks like in 2030 [04:44]
Practicing a sales pitch enabled by advances in VR technology [7:10]
New ways to invest and engage with fans enabled by blockchain [9:10]
Executing smart contracts using Blockchain [11:05]
What will we do after work for entertainment? [12:12]
What will public transportation look like? [13:22]
Building up our longitudinal health data [18:51]
Bioengineering more sustainable materials such as, Spider-silk [21:00]
How we get to the smart coach [27:34]
How we get to more efficient public transportation [31:10]
How we get to a dream recorder [34:19]

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