reply to post by L.HAMILTON
Yep, same here. I've noticed the jump in tech over the years. Being in the high tech industry on the manufacturing floor for 16 years and a
Manufacturing Eng Tech for a solid 5 years, I've noticed the same thing.
Only the Corps with HUGE amounts of $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$.$$ have the means to make the necessary 'jumps' in tech. Being around nothing but Engineers
for 5 years, they say they'll have to go back to school every 5 years just to keep up on the 'latest' that came out.. and even that is old news! I
By 'jump' I mean, leaps in technology in which processes get more streamlined, manufacturing tools become smaller but, extremely efficient, less and
less dependent on human resources to interact with tools, S/W & H/W themselves.
We already have multiple threads on ATS about nanotechnology but, I do believe we fast approaching something unique if not horrifying. I believe we
are fast approaching a technology, if we've haven't discovered it yet, will take the world civilization out of the dark ages and into a whole other
plane of civilization; just exactly like...Electricity
did in for the entire world. It literally
brought this world out of the dark and into a more.. what's the word, modern world.
I wish there was a graph that would show the leaps we've made since the discovery of Electricity and the IC. I know it would take a HUGE amount of
time to research it but, I think it would make most of the people wake up to know something has or is accelerating us as a world civilization.
Here are some fields that have came across my mind as of late.. which have made some huge leaps in a short amount of time.. Bioengineering, Robotics,
nanotechnology, Medical, Video/Audio Communications Technology, Computer systems, Manufacturing processes, Air and mobile Transportation, Security
systems.....just to name a few.
and actually I found a graphic time-line that shows most of what types of Technology we've discovered already however; the graph is to big to past it
in this thread.
here it is: Tech Tree
mouse over the pic to zoom in for better view.