posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 04:22 AM
Firstly, that article is garbage. There's nothing particularly important about most of what they're showcasing, and they show rather poor research
into their chosen advances. Apparently, some of the most important inventions of the next ten years are just refinements on what we already have right
They talk about 2nd generation bio-fuels... yet fail to understand that our energy production technology is advancing rapidly enough that we won't
even need to covert to a hydrogen fuel economy. We're going electric, because it's cheaper, cleaner, and we already have a well established
electrical infrastructure. Solar Cells are not that far off now from the point where their output matches their lowering cost and they become widely
viable. We'll be there in ten years. Battery capacity is improving as well, but it'll be a while before you see the end of filling stations. Only
instead of filling your tank, you're exchanging a dead battery for a freshly charged one.
They also mentioned a cure for Cancer. They're right, it will be one of the most important inventions of the next 10 years... but they attribute it
to the wrong reasons. Not a single mention was made of genomics or the powerful advances being made in that field. Reducing side effects? Within 10
years, we're going to see the beginnings of designer medicine emerge. There won't be side effects as we know them, because designer medicine
identifies and corrects the fundamental causes of diseases such as Cancer. We are entering the final days of "Dartboard Pharmacology" wherein drug
manufacturers simply throw chemical compounds at our biological chemistry hoping that they effect some reaction similar to what a real cure would - to
the largest common denominator - with the hopefully little fallout.
As for the RFID... it's basically pointless. Why even bother trying to "sell" you something like that, when the trend has been and will continue
with acceleration for the merger and integration of technology. You're worried about a tracking chip? You have no concept of what's in store. With
the understanding that genetic information is essentially a self-organizing program code, and with our continual improvement in interfacing the
organic machine to the synthetic machine - we're going to see a profound shift in what we consider "human" beginning.
Human 2.0. It may not happen in the next 10 years, but it's been in the works for a long time now - and it will represent not just the most important
advance of that decade... but in human history, because at that point, we can re-write our very source code.