The government of Japan has identified 25 most promising areas that the authorities intend to actively develop in the coming decades. All of them are aimed at solving the main problems of the country, including fertility decline, population aging, environmental pollution, labor shortage, etc. these issues will be solved with the help of advanced technologies.
To achieve their goals, the authorities of the country are aimed at attracting local researchers. Thus, to solve the growing problem of labor shortage, by 2040 technologies should be implemented to fully automate activities and eliminate the need for human intervention in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries, as well as on construction sites. By 2050, there should be technologies to create a cyborg-man, allowing using robotics or living organisms to replace parts of the body and human organs, the state of which has deteriorated in the process of aging.
Japan also plans to dispose of all emissions and waste generated from industrial activities by 2050. The main goal in this direction is to maintain a balance between the restoration of the environment and the development of mankind. At the same time, the technology of automatic collection and processing of plastic in the ocean should appear.
Also, the Japanese authorities will invest in the development of artificial intelligence in order to create robotic AI systems that can independently make scientific discoveries worthy of the Nobel prize. Another goal is to develop artificial human hibernation by 2050 based on the ability of animals to fall into a deep sleep. It is believed that periodic immersion in a state of hibernation will help to increase life expectancy.
All targets within 25 fields must be completed in the period from 2035 to the 2060 year. To this end, studies will be carried out to determine the sequence of their implementation in order of priority. In the first five years, the authorities intend to invest in the development of about 921 million dollars.