Intel's futurist knows what tech you'll want tomorrowBrian David Johnson is Intel's guy in charge of knowing what tomorrow will be like. No pressure. Join him as he shows CNET's Brian Cooley what's next.
In an economy where next quarter is the focus and thinking about next year result luxury. The next decade doesn't even register -- most of us unless you're Brian David Johnson. He's Intel's futurists. -- the world ten years from now is just another day at work. I think the future's going to be awesome because we -- going to build. As Intel's future and it's my job to look ten to fifteen years out and figure out how people will act and interact -- -- I caught up -- Brian David -- and and resurgent in -- an event where Intel rolls out hands on demos of what they're doing in their R&D labs. Future stuff that they think will change our lives over the next ten years or so and what's going on here. What is this so today we're not resurgent Intel where -- -- all the work that we've been doing in the labs you actually get to see things that we're cooking up in the lab. That may not come to market for five or ten years like. Behind -- interactive services. In this demo video projectors take their orders from off the shelf Microsoft Kinect hardware and Intel code and -- -- -- walls of your living room into this crawling living in touch screen. For years we saw in different movies and we read about things where you had everything would be a screen and you could interact with stuff. We all saw -- -- the so much so that you're like yeah that's fine it's no big deal. But it's a thing of science fiction. Not anymore. I like this -- technology that uses computer processing to tell projector beam headlights when it where not to -- millisecond by millisecond. So doesn't bounce back off raindrops and snowflakes and the result a 70% improvement in scene when driving in the worst conditions back to save lives. If we can start thinking of the cars -- computational platform. We think they're thinking and doing really radically different things like some degree one more than I think that -- to go over here we have life without disease and this is so. Every day got -- -- a borrowing every once he's gonna need him anymore. In the home of the future face voice and gesture recognition and biometric scans could verify your right sanity. Unlock your front door and set up your house the way you like this if you walk -- What if you were technology's new -- specifically Bryant specifically. So when you walked up to your house it knew who you work and -- you to the level that would let you into the house and then allow you to customize your environment customize which -- reviewing particulars of pretty radical shift in how. Technology interact -- with us. -- story. -- minutes ago. You got this combination. A talents -- When -- back to your dad's work in -- I was pretty much born into it. My dad was a radar tracking engineer and my mom was -- ninety specialist -- I grew up. Surrounded I was surrounded -- -- surrounded by by technology -- when I was a kid my dad used to bring home. This dramatics. For the radar and so tell me the story about how radar worked -- comment. House by about 56. Years old so -- so around the same time that I was learning to read in going to school I was learning to read. Technologies -- I've always been a geek and so I learned to program -- -- TI 99 and this is back when the drive it was an audiotape for a cassette to cassette tape and you just recorded you're typing -- recorded. I'm such a big heat that I would program all day. And it would take that tape and go up the human betterment night but that take into the audio tape player and listen to the coast to listen to the squeezed and blocks them again. The ones -- here. Reading science -- -- -- -- -- started writing science fiction when it was. It's always something I've done and for -- -- was it was cool was it too was real. But no -- all this technology won't really be at a granular level that right and -- human level like literally saying if you owned a robot and it did this -- all that well that -- What life would it sound like what would it look like when it's mount life. Brian is a published science fiction writer. And leads the tomorrow project where Intel uses size five to fuel their thinking about are indeed with contributors to run the gamut from Cory Doctorow to will -- -- We found that science fiction gives people -- language to talk about the future it's -- project. Talks to people and says we all need to be active participants in our future. Now there's so much going on here we couldn't even begin to cover all the demos I've been snapping shots and put -- open a slide show that goes in the blog post of this episode you can find that at CNET oh by the way. As well as some links to Brian science fiction very cool stuff. Now I think the big takeaways I have here is that we often think of technology as -- silicon in electronics in fact. The words ancient -- are how we get things done. Any and that Maine's future is a means how we will not so much just how we'd like --