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what does the future hold for tecnology

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 08:36 AM
I have been thinking about differences in technology over differences in time like 1000-2000 1900-2012 and how much humanity has advanced in a certain time period and I was thinking about what will be the next big invention or what the future will hold what do you guys think and what will be the next big thing in technology

posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 08:42 AM
Free energy or commercial space travel

posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 08:43 AM
I think the future will hold certain groups of powerful people massing and creating advanced technology in secret while keeping it from the public for purposes of greed and power until some drastic change in consciousness occurs that allows us to desire to help all of humanity rather than focusing on living for and entertaining ourselves.

We already have cures for many ailments that are being withheld from the public because of monetary issues. Cure = no income from treatment.
We have the capability to create drastically superior means of energy production, but again, less money for those in control.
We could feed the world, but we don't. A perfect example is Monsanto trying to control the world's food supply for financial gain with their damnable Terminator seeds.

posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 09:01 AM

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 12:56 PM
Tech is rapidly flying along at this time quicker than ever. My views as a PC tech of 15 years...

Transistor Count
Take a look at this Moore's Law chart for Transistor Count's, for example.
No longer is it the steadily rising curve, its now heading strait up.

Consumer Tech Products
Look at today's laptop hard drives. Their thickness is shrinking to the point that a new standard may be out within 2 years. When SSD drives came out they rapidly became a game changer for storage, with amazing size and speed. Some are no bigger than the SATA connector itself, meaning a new standard is due soon. We had IDE for years, SATA for much less, and something new around the corner.

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 04:40 PM
Computers that are like sheets of paper.

The internet gradually becoming a global telepathy tool.

Really fast aircraft.

posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 11:57 PM
reply to post by ninjas4321

I was thinking about what will be the next big invention or what the future will hold what do you guys think and what will be the next big thing in technology

There are several big things on the horizon, any one of them individually will radically change our world, and it's difficult to see how all of them will shape our society and existence.

First, though not necessarily the most important, is already happening right under our nose. The amount of power and utility in a smart phone is absolutely incredible. Two major advances in this area will be super-capacitors that can supplant Lithium-Ion batteries in 'battery life' and allow for charges within minutes as opposed to hours; the other will be advances in interface technology - which leads us into the next major advance:

Second is digital hardware interfaces with the human brain. Don't get too excited - this isn't Matrix type stuff - but more like being able to navigate your computer/phone with the simplicity of looking in another direction or making a simple hand-gesture (it will be more of an extension of your perceptive 'body' as opposed to some kind of lucid dream).

Third is "cloud computing" - which already exists, but it will become a more common thing in the future. All of the computers in your house may exist as a single virtual computational and storage entity with additional resources being offered by your ISP. In essence - you will be able to access not just the storage, but the processing power of your home networks and/or leased "cloud space." This may be more gimicky to the average person - but be a huge asset to hobbyists and engineers who can run complex simulations from anywhere in the world, using their portable device to display the results to them as opposed to having to pack around devices capable of several TeraFLOPS of processing power.

Those three technologies combine for some pretty amazing results that will, more than likely, result in "AI expressions" being created from our own personalities. We will create (as programmers or within the parameters of certain programs) lists of data to be mined from the internet and analyzed for relevance to what we want to learn or amuse ourselves with. These AI expressions will evolve out of this desire to search through the internet and present us with relevant data and keep it for ready access and reference. As time goes on - these could get quite advanced - perhaps becoming worthy of being considered a self-standing AI program that may even 'look' and behave like us (particularly in those who use programs to respond to technical support requests or fan mail). Others may even evolve into more of a companion figure - "Cortana," if you will. This has interesting implications for the mortal nature of our bodies.... these programs will persist well past a person's corporeal death - possessing many of their 'memories,' interests, and records of their life that continue to run and even compile information on the 'cloud' systems.

That has interesting implications for society - leading to a sort of hereditary memory, of sorts... as you could talk to something that was literally created from the interests, goals, and dreams of deceased members of your family.

Do note that this would not be a "at once" sort of thing... it would be an evolution of the programs one uses to sift through the massive amounts of information on the internet, reduce work-load of using programs (such as short-hands for 3d construction or programming), etc.

Four and Five are as much biological as technological. Four is the elimination of age related death. This is far closer to being reality than many people understand. It won't be a gradual increase of the human life expectancy into infinity - it will be the discovery of how to preserve accurate RNA transcription from DNA along with selective regression of certain tissues (to allow for the regrowing of teeth, limbs, and even some organs) as part of outpatient procedures.

Which leads to Five - genetic engineering and the practical application of genetic re-sequencing on a mature organism - and/or the targeting of selected tissues for genetic modifications. This would be the internet of biology... hard to really see what all it will impact and/or do until it's already happening. The ability to modify other organisms for symbiotic purposes should not be overlooked.

On the engineering front; we have number Six - nanobot construction and assembly of materials. Combine this with the capabilities of 1-3, and you have the ability to build out of trace materials almost anything you need (provided the energy necessary can be gleaned from the environment or a practical source). Specialized production chambers would allow for rapid and efficient construction of materials impossible to create with today's technology.

posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 12:54 AM
Hm. Well,

1) The Navy will get off their butts and release/complete their research on electrostatic confinement fusion at some point.

2) Quantum computing will become practical, for what it's good for.

3) Every military will then switch to chaotic encryption

4) The President will authorize the use of Proteus in a combat situation within the next four years, when Israel and Iran/Egypt/Jordan/etc finally start duking it out in a serious fashion. You guys will have fodder for discussion for about ten years.

5) Multiply resistant infections become a real problem. Then polymedix will release the fix with a universal antibiotic.

6) Technology that twinks with spatial permeability and permittivity ("harry potter cloaking") will continue to be gently introduced to you preparatory to showing that you can do it more directly, thus beginning your catch-up to where we were in WW2.

edit on 7-4-2012 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 10:14 AM

Originally posted by funnybones
Free energy or commercial space travel

as long as the is money to be made this is just a pipe dream

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