Dave Evans, a Cisco Systems, Inc.(NASDAQ:CSCO) futurist has foreseen that the technology of ‘printing’ food will be available in near future.
Evans took part in a Twitter interview this afternoon under #AskFuturist. Being asked an apparently tongue-in-cheek question, Evans happened to provide a serious answer. The question was when people will be able to download food from the internet.
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Evans answered that people will be able to download recipes to print food, not food itself. Nearly 15 year horizon, however, prototypes are available right now.
Evans’ prediction is based on the arrival of 3D printing, by which 3 dimensional objects can be created additively with the help of a digital model.
Continuing the topic, Evan also indicated that a new industrial rebellion due to technology.
Evans said that there will be an industrialized revolution due to 3D printing, igniting a new wave of innovation.
He has also pointed out that increased artificial intelligence is becoming available through the internet, on being asked what is in store next for cloud services. He said that Watson, Siri and much more will be available to all devices, including cars.
On being asked by a correspondent whether touch and voice commands are likely to take the place of keyboard and mouse in the future, he had responded that they would not completely replace but considerably displace them. Also, gesture commands will be a popular interface on both smartphones and PCs.