IQ 10,000

Following up on Monday’s show, Phil and Stephen explore the possibilities embedded in this recent prediction:

Billionaire CEO of SoftBank: Robots will have an IQ of 10,000 in 30 years

In about 30 years, artificial intelligence will have an IQ of 10,000, Son says. By comparison, the average human IQ is 100 and genius is 200, according to Son. Mensa, “the High IQ society,” starts accepting members with an IQ score of 130.

Assuming the average person has an IQ of 100, Masayoshi Son is predicting that computers will be 100 times smarter than we are. What will we do with that kind of mental capability (assuming we’re still calling the shots?)

Phil and Stephen discuss some problems that might benefit from 100X human intelligence:


  • Anti-aging medicine

This kind of thing:

To Stay Young, Kill Zombie Cells

An anti-aging strategy that works in mice is about to be tested in humans

  • World hunger

20 years ago, 1 billion hungry people

Today, 1 billion hungry people

Lots of glib “solutions,” but the problem persists

Do we need some smarter thinking

  • Getting to true atomically precise manufacturing

  • The transition from an employment economy to a post-scarcity

Or maybe just plain making everybody rich?

  • Flying cars


Or is this all ultimately a dystopian idea?

Join us. And leave a comment — what problem would you put 100X human intelligence on?

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.