Humans and machines could be merging within 20 years through artificially intelligent nano-machines, injected into people to repair and improve muscles, cells, and bones, or to help us send signals to other machines. That’s the forecast from IBM senior inventor John McNamara who offered his prediction to the Artificial Intelligence Committee in British Parliament. He believes the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will lead to super-tiny devices that would be inserted into human bodies.

They would then allow people to control things around them – like their homes – simply by thoughts or gestures. “We see the creation of technology that can meld the biological with the technological, and so be able to enhance human cognitive capability directly,” McNamara says. “Using this technology, embedded in ourselves and in our surroundings, we will begin to be able to control our environment with thought and gestures alone,” he says. READ MORE