MIT Researcher: 6 Ways Technology Will Make Us Immortal, Telepathic And More


Immortality

While the Internet of Things might not help humans live forever (at least not yet), it can certainly help them live longer, Rose said.

Take Glow Caps, for instance, a pill bottle cap that alerts users when they forgot to take their medication. Made by a company called Vitality, Glow Caps can send a notification to users via their smartphones, or, as its name suggests, by lighting up a wirelessly connected night light in their homes, to remind them it's time for their daily dose.

So far, Glow Caps has been a success; Rose said a recent study proved that users of the device were 98 percent likely to remember their medications every day, compared to the 78 percent likelihood of those not using the device.