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>> From mirrors that can read your mood to disks that can store data for billions of years. More than 100 objects are going on display in London giving a glimpse of the world of tomorrow.>> So what would a day in this future look like? Well first of all you might want to check on Baxter you're artificially intelligent robot.
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Make sure he's doing the laundry properly. Machines like this learn the same way humans do, through trial and error. Then it's time to come through to the kitchen to have a conversation with our companion robot. Hi Jibo can you tell me a joke? Apparently he's not talking to me today.
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Well, now it's time to get dressed anyway and perhaps you want to put a little bit of muscle on your muscle. Exo suits like this are designed to do exactly that. Finally it's time to have some breakfast. Restaurants like this are designed to take the facial stigma out of eating alone, and this is a meal replacement drink.
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No, for the time being I think I'll stick to bacon and eggs.>> And you might find that vision of the future quite depressing.>> We asked the question, we're all connected, but do we feel lonely? In a context where our homes are equipped with algorithms that learn about our preferences, learn what we like, and we can even say, they learn to take care of us and to love us to some extent.
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What does it mean to live in a house like that?>> This exhibition at the UK's Victoria and Albert Museum is trying to ask more questions as well. On what it means to be human, the future of the planet and where all this technology might be taking us.
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The exhibition opens with a quote by Poverelio where he says that the invention of a ship It was also the invention of the shipwreck that is every new invention. generates a new accident.>> And what that raises is more questions like is progress always positive? What are the unforeseen consequences of technological innovation and what kind of future is it that we're trying to build?