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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:06 PM
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Over and over in my head I ask myself what should I be focused on right now. I always wanted to change the world so I ask myself, what technology is going to make the big impact on the world as I know it. What technology is going to shape society by bringing the masses of the world out of poverty? What technology will raise the standard of living, well at least in the United States. Will it be something related to food and farming that feeds every person? Will it be some energy source that allows everyone to leave the lights on while they are out? Will it be a transportation technology that distributes goods around the world with virtually no cost? Or maybe, just maybe, will there be no technology developed and the utopian dream never be realized?

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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And if you say multiple technologies are going to coalesce together and the Utopian dream will be realized as a slow coming of age, Bull#.

Cmon, what's the tipping point. What technology do you think will change the world?



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: ChefSlug

Hey ChefSlug.

I am going to go with the latter: no technology.

No technology will save us. It's up to us. But if I had to choose one that might help us solve our problems it would be networks.




posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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1. fusion

2. hydrogen.

3. gravity modification

4. warp or wormhole apparent global FTL

5. printed body organs

6. personalized genetic vaccines for cancers and genetic diseases

7. 3d printer manufacturing. laser or plasma sintering, laser epoxy/polymer, additive manufacturing, MBE and other similar approaches.

8. nano tech or picotech.

9. synthetic non baryonic matter

10. metamaterials
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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Bybyots

It may be up to us but I think we aren't going to solve our problems in the current status quo. I think new development is required.

Networks? for data? I don't see that as any more useful then the networks already in place. Maybe the electrical network could be beefed up



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:26 PM
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nano computers...or basically computers so fast and small that one computer can just control everything in your home...the computers will rock...but the operating systems will still suck and it will feel like we never made any progress at all.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:27 PM
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About a couple of hundred nuclear bombs oughtta fix everything! this place is so f--ed up nothing is gonna change things. They won[t let us have any technology to have energy, just keep paying fatcats for their oil. Wars will keep on feeding the military industrial complex. What's the point?a reply to: ChefSlug




posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:29 PM
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We will reach the singularity in the next 20 years I bet. When we do AI will search out answers at an exponential pace. It will not sleep or rest and will answer every question we ask of it and even questions we can not see. It really could be a game changer.
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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: ChefSlug

A genetic health mental upgrader that only is function able to those who's genetics will ensure a better future for future generations.

So if you are exposed to it or put it on it automatically runs telepathic scan on the mind & genetics exposed.

If: racism-hatred-greed-and any other forms of CREATOR Creation self hatred or species hold backs is detected it runs its course and is benign until you re-adjust your thinking/behaviors.
If: peace-love-intelligence compassion for others is detected YOUR UPGRADED into a super being of your genetic choice and are permitted off your home planet



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: ChefSlug

Your a few hundred years behind the times.

The answer to your question ................. it happened with The Industrial Revolution.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: ChefSlug

Automation, including robotics and hands free means of production.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: w8tn4it

The point? The point is sitting home on a Monday night watching porn in your undies on a big screen.
The point is walking up the stairs at the Statue of Liberty with a book of matches for her.
The point is not locking your door because everyone has a Cadillac.

But really I think something with the transportation of goods price dropping dramatically cause of some EV would stop our oil troubles.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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Networks? for data?


Everything is data and it all needs network. War is a networked device. Peace is likely a networked device.




posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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Personally I don't see how the utopian dream can ever be realized as human nature seems to maintain the overall status quo regardless of the technology that is applied to civilization.

Anyhow, watch this very on topic video...



8:33 minutes long, but Mike at Idea Channel can articulate these things much better than myself. It does use Futurama as the reference point in the discussion... trust me.

You won't be disappointed.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Bybyots

Networks are for data. But data is just forms of communication. I think you could open all the lines of communication as fast as you want with anyone you want and it wouldn't resolve our situation. The problem is to many people are living at below acceptable standards. Some technology has to change that.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:43 PM
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Full on hypernet worldwide connectivity by means of individual, fully personalised, physically in-built computer matrices enabling the development of the hive-mind. Or it could just be better nutrition and less chemicals allowing our brains to work at full capacity. Personally I like to think that the next big thing will be more social than technological, we really do need to learn to be good human beings as we are such BAAAAD boys at present



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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I am shocked no one mentioned this, but quantum computing and it aiding in the discovery of artificial intelligence.

Those will be game changers so long as they manage to keep it under control, and don't weaponize it.

They are getting really close and here is an example.




A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five hundredths of a second.


The next step is getting the robot to learn how to catch without the humans showing it how. That's a huge step!!!
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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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Here is a pretty good example of how networks are changing the world...




Heifer International's goal is to end poverty. It's a simple goal, but it requires serious commitment. In our effort to do this we recognize that women make up 70 percent of the world's poor. Women produce 80 percent of developing world's food, yet own less than two percent of the earth's land.

By focusing on women, we also help struggling families and communities. Overlooked by government programs and often denied education, rural women face a cycle of poverty, hunger and despair. Without help, many of them toil endlessly, watching helplessly as death, too often, steals their children.

Heifer International



The sheer force of our networks have kicked the world over like a giant ant-pile. We are living in the change you are talking about right now.



The answer to your question ................. it happened with The Industrial Revolution.

-alldaylong


That's correct as well, 255 years later and we are still reeling from the estrangement brought upon us by the Industrial Revolution.

We are a juggernaut propelled by our technology and now the juggernaut has world-spanning network.

Yay! Right?




posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: ChefSlug

when you look at that list of civilization changing technological breakthroughs since the invention of the wheel, they all had one thing in common... no one saw them coming...

everything people have listed so far is nothing more that than an improvement on what we already have... but a true civilization changing technological breakthrough---- now that will be something none of us expected not thought possible... and that's what makes it all the more exciting...





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