The Japanese government is gearing up to launch an extensive innovation stimulus program that will target 25 key areas through 2050. They will seek and develop new solutions not only at home, but also around the world, for these purposes they will allocate $ 1 billion every 5 years.
For example, to solve the problem of a shortage of workers, it is proposed to radically robotize all branches of production. This includes the creation of autonomous robots to replace humans in agriculture, construction, mines, forests, and on the roads. Artificial intelligence will be instructed to manage them, but not to simple varieties, like modern neural networks, but to real "digital intelligence". As conceived by the authors of the initiative, by 2050, these AIs will make new discoveries on an ongoing basis, worthy of the Nobel Prize.
They want to solve the issue of aging of the population with the help of cyborgization and hibernation. The total replacement of worn-out body parts with implants will again turn weakened old people into useful members of society. And artificial sleep - hibernation - will help increase life expectancy. And, in addition, it will allow part of the population to go into hibernation, reducing the load on infrastructure at critical times.
In addition, by 2050, it is planned to organize the processing of any waste and neutralization of all types of emissions into the atmosphere. Plastic pollution of the ocean from environmental disaster will become an important new source of raw materials - cheap and potentially endless.
All projects will be prioritized, and new research applications will begin at the end of this year.