posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 07:06 PM
Someday we as humans will become so advanced we will become god-like. If someone from the present went back in time with our current technologies they
would be exalted as a god even with as little as we currently know. With all the technology that is available to us at this moment we are still only
seeing the dust lying on the tip of the iceberg. I know that some of you are unaware of the major advancements being made but you should really look
at where we are and imagine what it will be like ten, twenty, fifty, or one hundred years from now. Think of how people in their eighties and nineties
feel looking at the world around them today. Things they see were considered bad science fiction back in their day. Imagine what we will be looking at
when we are those ages. Someday we will no longer have to worry about dying or population control. Someday we will be able to do just about anything
we feel like. We will be able to create new life , engineer planets to make them habitable, enhance our own minds to be much more efficient. If you
can think something up science will someday be there.
While we still can’t cure the common cold, custom-made organs are just around the corner. Picture 12 A company called Organovo has developed the
first commercial 3-D bio printer that builds custom organs cell-by-cell. Each individual cell is based upon sample cells from the body of the
customer. Organovo reports that veins and arteries will be available in 5 years, and more complex organs like hearts and livers in 10. On a more
general note, nanotechnology is revolutionizing the health world. The awesome combination of a higher understanding of how DNA works and the ability
to create very small cellular parts is painting a very bright future for medicine. Scientists are finding specific sequences of DNA that code for
conditions like schizophrenia, autism and even aging. The cures are actually in sight.
Bionic Hand controlled by brain signals Okay, it doesn’t let you crush rocks like you would think, BUT it does allow people without fingers to have
fully functional hands that can pick up and handle delicate objects. It is completely controlled by the brain and requires no surgery. Touch Bionics,
the company the produces the Pro Digits hand, is able to install the hand complete with “living skin,” a plastic covering resembling human skin,
for under $50,000. A small price to pay for a new hand I think.
Solar energy will soon leave fossil fuels and inefficient wind farms in the dust. According to Kurzweil, “the cost per watt of solar energy is
coming down rapidly and the total amount of solar energy is growing exponentially. It has in fact been doubling every two years for the past 20 years
and is now only eight doublings away from meeting all of the world’s energy needs.” Emerging technology from a company called Sandia is making
the reality that much closer: Picture 11 Sandia’s solar cells are made of 100 times less material than the current top solar cells while operating
at the same efficiency. Since the biggest hurdle in the path of solar power is the expensive and large nature of solar panels, these new microscopic
cells will make a huge difference. For example, current panels are massive and require large motors to move them to track the sun. Sandia’s cells,
on the other hand, would only need to be moved a fraction of a millimeter to track the sun efficiently while weighing next to nothing. Even more
amazing, they can be suspended in liquids and printed on flexible materials, allowing the cells to be places on any surface. What if your entire car
was covered in these powerhouses? Bye bye, Chevron.
- Nano-fibres will make garments tremendously more comfortable and durable. “By this process the textile products can be made more attractive,
strong and responsive to customers’ choice.” dn16126-2_300- Fiber-based nanogenerators will build up electrical energy in clothing from physical
movement, ultrasonic waves and even blood flow. “If we can combine many of these fibers in double or triple layers in clothing, we could provide a
flexible, foldable and wearable power source that, for example, would allow people to generate their own electrical current while walking.” -
Extremely hydrophobic (water-resistant) nanofilaments allow for completely waterproof clothing. It can be submerged in water for two months and still
remain dry to the touch. “The water comes to rest on the top of the nanofilaments like a fakir sitting on a bed of nails.” (Whatever that
Check out the link for pics and video's. This only a couple of minor examples. Imagine what is being worked on at present that we are not seeing. If
we dont get wiped out we will someday become more powerful than mans portrayal of the gods throughout history.