Speaker 1: From quantum computers to brain implants. There are a lot of companies moving forward in areas that were previously the stuff of science fiction. Here's the top, what future technology trends we'll be watching in 2024 With computing at the heart of so much technology, it's no surprise that we're starting with a technology that could revolutionize the computing process itself. IBM Quantum Computers recently unveiled its second quantum system measuring 22 feet wide and 12 feet tall. These modular computing modules can be interconnected [00:00:30] Together to amplify their power when such technology becomes mature. Very complicated. Problems such as those at the forefront of medicine, the environment, economics, and others that are beyond the ability of a modern computer to solve can be made solvable by quantum computing. That's why the race is on between players like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and China to create a viable quantum system. Speaker 1: The components of quantum computing are very sensitive and need to be isolated from external forces that might throw at them [00:01:00] who are they. That's why most of the devices you see in these quantum settings are dedicated to keeping the system very cold near absolute zero to maintain the integrity of the system, which is sensitive to things like thermal energy. The road to quantum computers is long and challenging, but with their transformative potential, we'll certainly be keeping an eye on all the big players in 2024. Another trend to keep an eye on is a variety of new electric vehicles covering the ground and air. And the sea. [00:01:30] We've seen the development of personal electric vehicle charges like the Jetson one, electric trucks like the one developed by Tesla, electric Eide boats like the ARC one, which I test drove this year, and electric scooters like the Honda Moto Compactor in 2024. I'll be looking forward to test driving a solar car Aptera, which I rode last year. Speaker 1: More details about Zapata. A recently announced air scooter and a new boat in development from ARC to name a few. Finally, but definitely [00:02:00] Not least, we monitor the brain-computer interface space. Our team visited Syncro headquarters this year for a demonstration of their insertion device, a device that can be inserted via a catheter, thus bypassing the need for open brain surgery. Syncro has implanted stents in several patients who have used the device to navigate on their phones, computers, and more using only their thoughts. Elon Musk's Nerlink has not eschewed open brain surgery, instead developing surgical robots to stabilize its devices. [00:02:30] Neuralink recently announced recruitment for its clinical trial in September 2023. BlackRock Neurotech, another leader in this space, is preparing to make its move again, a system for commercial launch as a medical device. It also announced a product it calls “neural lace,” an ultra-thin, flexible electrode that claims to be able to capture much more data than current brain-computer interface technology. As always, thanks so much for watching. I'm your host, Jesse Orrall. See you next time with the family.