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Will we see talking dogs by the year 2050 ?


Posted on Wednesday, 4 January, 2017 | Comment icon 31 comments

Could you one day have a two-way conversation with your dog ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Thomas Vaclavek
A scientist has offered up a series of predictions about what life will be like in the next 30 years.
Three decades ago it would have been quite a challenge to predict some of the technologies that we take for granted today such as 3D printers, mobile phones, Blu-ray discs and the Internet.

So what advancements can we expect within the next 30 years ?

According to futurologist Ian Pearson, some of the things we can look forward to include the ability to regrow missing teeth using nanotechnology, medication-dispensing bracelets that ensure that you never forget to take your pills and artificial muscles that can be 'worn' to enhance your strength.

Perhaps his most bizarre prediction of all however relates to talking dogs - canines implanted with intelligence enhancers that will make it possible for us to have a conversation with them.

Dr Pearson also believes that by 2050 it may be possible for humans to become 'electronically immortal' by replacing broken body parts with machine alternatives.

"We can expect our evolutionary process to change in response to technology," he said. "What's exciting is that it is no longer nature which is forcing changes on us but our own breakthroughs enabling changes we want."

"This could give rise to some weird and wonderful future forms and creations - from changing video displays on our faces to controlling our own dreams - our (evolving) imaginations are the only limit."

Source: BT.com | Comments (31)

Tags: Technology, Dogs

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #22 Posted by paperdyer on 6 January, 2017, 19:01
I think Mel Tillis was the same way at the beginning of his C-W singing career. I believe he eventually was able to talk without studdering but kept doing it in public as part of his persona.
Comment icon #23 Posted by mysticwerewolf on 6 January, 2017, 19:18
my friend to the left could say "hello" as clearly as scooby doo and sometimes even as clearly as a person. they do talk you and i just have to listen.
Comment icon #24 Posted by LV-426 on 7 January, 2017, 11:54
The UM forums will become defunct if I can sit and grumble about the state of the world with my canine compadre
Comment icon #25 Posted by Emma_Acid on 8 January, 2017, 18:21
Comment icon #26 Posted by freetoroam on 8 January, 2017, 19:20
Implanted devices will make animals cleverer than they are today, or give them the ability to speak to us in our own language.http://home.bt.com/news/science-news/scientist-predicts-that-our-dogs-will-be-able-to-talk-to-us-by-2050-11364036859399   This should be used on humans.     As for the implants,  really? what sort of testings would be done to try this out....maybe they are trying it on mice and monkeys already?
Comment icon #27 Posted by Thorvir on 8 January, 2017, 19:40
  I absolutely agree.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Lilly on 8 January, 2017, 19:58
My favorite talking dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEZ_xL1S4hs
Comment icon #29 Posted by Hawkin on 9 January, 2017, 0:37
A guy at my workplace stutters. But when he gets mad, he doesn't miss a beat.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Krater on 13 January, 2017, 20:35
And what will they say? "I like to eat other animals poop." Or... "Your butt smells delightful!"
Comment icon #31 Posted by Eldorado on 13 January, 2017, 20:55
"Get your own *bleeping* stick!"


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