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SoftBank's Son wants to connect '1 trillion devices'

Machines will become smarter than humans, and that's a good thing, says the CEO

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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, left, shakes hands with Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert at the SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo on July 20.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Masayoshi Son on Thursday said he sees a future where everyone and everything is connected to the internet, traffic accidents don't happen and robots are smarter than humans.

And nowhere in that vision is there a hint of dystopia, stressed the SoftBank Group CEO, who was speaking at a company event in Tokyo.

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