The 13 craziest slides that show SoftBank’s vision for the next 300 years

Masayoshi Son, the chairman and CEO of SoftBank.

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Masayoshi Son, the chairman and CEO of SoftBank.
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In June 2010, the richest man in Japan revealed his latest vision for the next 30 years and the next 300 years.

Masayoshi Son, the chairman and CEO of tech behemoth SoftBank, shared his sci-fi predictions in a presentation at what was then SoftBank’s 30th annual general meeting. We first saw the slide deck via Fortune.

Fast-forward seven years and Son has a tech fund close to $100 billion (£76 billion) at his disposal – thanks to companies like Apple and the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Saudi Arabia.

He’s investing the money at a rapid pace into ideas that he hopes will turn his predictions – telepathy, superintelligent machines, computer-brain interfaces, and cloned sheep – into a reality.

Here are the 13 craziest slides from the presentation he used that depict SoftBank’s investment strategy:


The slide deck was found online by a Fortune journalist.

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It shows some of the things that SoftBank wants to focus on.

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And it gives a sense of the strategy SoftBank is using to invest its billions.

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The presentation starts by highlighting some of the technologies that could exist within 30 years, before moving on to look deep into the future.

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This diagram shows how SoftBank expects computer chips to dramatically overtake the power of the human brain.

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SoftBank also wants to create a “brain computer.”

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And it mentions cloning.

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The information revolution brought about as a result of increasing amounts of data will make people happier, according to SoftBank.

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While human life expectancy could increase in Japan to over 200 by the year 2400.

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SoftBank also thinks that humans will find new ways to communicate with one another.

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And learn how to live side-by-side with increasingly smart machines.

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There were some pretty deep messages within the slide deck.

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In 100 years, SoftBank thinks people will be able to touch each other via augmented reality.

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Here are some of the company’s values.

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