Dr. Ian Pearson has been working as a full-time futurologist since 1991. Being featured on BBC and other major media outlets for his predictions about the future of technology, an commissioned future prediction work for large companies like Canon, EA Games, and more.

In this interview, Dr. Pearson talks about the “hype bubbles” around 3D printing and virtual reality, and the technologies that he sees as most likely to change the next 10 years ahead. In addition, Dr. Pearson explains why he believes that creating a smarter-than-human artificial intelligence may be much easier than enhancing the human brain itself.


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