Advancements in AI, Energy Storage & Future Opportunities
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Predicting the Future of Technology & Energy in 2023 - LIVE!" by Two Bit da Vinci
TLDR AI is advancing in creative tasks, breakthroughs in energy storage are occurring, and there are various opportunities and challenges in technology and energy for the future.
AI is defying predictions by not automating manual jobs as expected, but it is now capable of creative tasks like generative art and script writing, while also providing tools for creators to enhance their work; there have also been breakthroughs in energy storage and batteries, with the accidental discovery of a solution for lithium sulfur batteries that will have significant implications for consumer battery technology in the next five to ten years.
The speaker discusses the importance of diversifying supply chains and advancements in battery energy storage, as well as the potential benefits of a space-based solar system, environmentally friendly sensors, digital twin of Earth, AI in smart homes, and the success of the Tesla Semi in 2023.
Tesla's semi truck has the potential to capture a new market through its charging network and create brand loyalty among trucking companies, but the future of electric semi trucks is uncertain due to various challenges and regulations that need to be addressed.
Liability issues and responsibility for accidents involving self-driving cars need to be addressed before they become a reality, while electric semis are predicted to become common by 2023; businesses utilizing AI technology will surge but only a small percentage will succeed, and an agricultural machine with AI and laser technology can detect and burn weeds, eliminating the need for harmful pesticides.
Interest rates are expected to rise in 2023, impacting short-term investments but creating opportunities for long-term investors; Tesla faces challenges but would not collapse without Elon Musk; research and development in technology and energy will continue; funding difficulties may slow down new startups but blockchain-based social media platforms are predicted to emerge.
Social media will shift towards early Twitter-like platforms with linear timeline feeds, hydrogen energy storage may be more practical for transportation, space travel will become more accessible to the wealthy, investing in diverse technologies is valuable, and Tesla plans to improve energy efficiency in homes with an octavalve-like system and advancements in smart home technology.
Thread, a wireless protocol for smart homes, is expected to gain popularity in 2023, allowing devices to communicate with each other without relying on cloud servers, while the speaker plans to focus on consumer electronics and smart homes, switch to a Ubiquity and UniFi system, pursue energy efficiency, and build a Net Zero home with solar panels and a ground source heat pump, but also discusses challenges in maintaining consistency and avoiding burnout in creating YouTube videos.
Children aspire to be YouTubers, but creating a video is time-consuming; the speaker plans to do a weekly live show to connect with fans and summarize news, expressing optimism for the future of technology and energy in 2023.