Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Our Future in 2045 (part 3)
Pam Melroy, the deputy director of DARPA's Tactical Technologies Office, is an aerospace engineer and former astronaut. She believes that there will be a time in the near future where just a few simple words or the push of a single button will activate machines far more efficiently than using a keyboard or an archaic voice-recognition system. For example, landing an aircraft currently requires an involved series of steps that must be performed in proper sequence with perfect timing, but in the future, landing an aircraft (or even docking a spacecraft) may be as simple as saying, “Prepare for landing.” The computer will not only understand those words, but will perform all the necessary, complex steps to complete the command. Of course, considering that we are looking at self-driving cars in the future, it is quite possible that we won't need pilots in the future!