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20 Most Important Inventions of the Next 10 Years

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posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 01:09 AM
Miniaturized Medical Equipment

Truly tiny implants that can test, diagnose, and even alert doctors to problems with their patients will replace costly routine visits. Researchers in the Netherlands say they've developed a pill that can be loaded with medicine and programmed to travel to a specific part of the body to unload it. A pen-size device is being developed at the University of Texas that can detect skin cancer without the need for a biopsy.

They are now trying to sell us the idea of the RFID chip...

this is scary.

Please don't hesitate to tell me if this has already been pointed out on here.


posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 01:14 AM
Yes, a similar thread is here'

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 01:42 AM
ah schnizz thanks for pointing that out

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 02:09 AM
Hmm, interesting, i've always had a feeling that they would put plants like this in us sooner or later though, they'll probly upload them with capabilities to track us and everything before they plant them into us though, pretty sad really =/

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 04:22 AM
Two things:

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 now.

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.

posted on Apr, 26 2009 @ 04:08 PM
wow that was interesting

where can i read up on what you were saying like human 2.0 or what ever?

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