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Dubai Museum of Future: The future is bright, it's here!

Kelly Clarke/Dubai
Filed on February 9, 2016 | Last updated on February 9, 2016 at 06.20 am
Dubai Museum of Future: The future is bright, its here!

A visitor purrs with delight as he interacts with a robot cat at the 'forming emotional bonds' section of the Museum of the Future.
(Photos by Juidin Bernarrd and Shihab)

The museum lets visitors explore the role of robots in the future as they will affect the social and economic components of societies.

This is how the Museum of the Future will look like once it opens to the public in December 2018 on Dubaiís Shaikh Zayed Road.

Dubai's museum of Future zooms you into world of artificial intelligence

"The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn't something you await, but rather create."

This inspiring quote by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, perfectly defines just what Dubai's Museum of the Future is all about.

Giving World Government Summit participants a sneak peak into the museum's Fall 2035 Augmentation Upgrades, Khaleej Times' reporter takes a walk forward in time and picks out her favourites in biomechanical miniturised consumer enhancements, which are set to be on the market in as little as 20 years.

The museum, organised by the Dubai Foundation for the Museum of the Future, focuses on the perception of the future of robotics and artificial intelligence. It is due to open to the public on December 2, 2018.

Bye bye to work meetings:

Are you sick of conducting countless meetings at work to discuss ideas? Productivity is set to get a whole lot more attractive by 2035 thanks to GroupThink: Team Edition. Your mind will be blown by this super-smart brain implant which joins your thought process with your colleagues around you. Forget e-mails about yet another meeting to discuss ideas, just think them and the rest will fall into place.

Projected price:Dh12,500 per month (two week adjustment in certified treatment centre to fit device).

Sniff out good deal:

Do you trust your instincts? Do you often find yourself questioning a newly signed business deal? We've all heard of the saying "smell of success", but this device literally does just that. By translating social media and economic performance data into actual smells, this nostril insert - aptly named 'Smell of Success' - will give you a keen nose for business, letting you know whether a deal is bad or good by measuring your brain waves.Projected price: Dh15,000

Out with the bad:

Chronic disease has become a big burden in this region, with fast food often taking a front seat over healthier alternatives. With the Eat-It-All device, you can literally do just that. This technological micro-pill extracts just what your body needs from anything you eat then simply rejects the rest. Projected price: Dh190,000

A smart safe haven:

Do you work in a dangerous or face-past environment? Maybe you live next to a busy road and are forever dodging traffic in a bid to get to the other side. The Clairavigilant device, which attaches to your temples, is guaranteed to keep you safe. Using 360 degree sensors to constantly monitor your environment, it can tell you whenever you're in harms way. Projected price: Dh26,000

kelly@khaleejtimes.com


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