What Far-Off Technology Will Be Common in a Decade?

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    May 03, 2014 3:35 AM GMT
    NYT:

    “Hundreds or thousands of drones flying to and fro for all kinds of reasons. Getting a top-end college education without going to a physical campus. Cars driven by computers instead of humans.”
    MARC ANDREESSEN

    “Implantable chips that monitor the number of steps we take, hours we sleep, all of our vital signs, blood chemistry and beyond. The chip data will be used to adjust our medications, offer suggestions to change our behavior and automatically send an ambulance -- self-driving, of course.”
    CLARA SHIH

    “Phones and computers will automatically do anything tedious that doesn't require brainpower, like signing up for a web site or app. The march of technology is the incessant march of convenience.”
    EV WILLIAMS

    “Personalized medicine. Imagine a unique drug that’s printed for you and your condition based on your individual gene sequencing.”
    REID HOFFMAN

    “Implantables, like a chip under your fingernail that unlocks all your devices.”
    SEBASTIAN THRUN

    “Fully immersive virtual reality.”
    PETER THIEL

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/05/02/upshot/FUTURE.html?hp
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    May 03, 2014 3:48 AM GMT
    Holographic communications and roll up transparent cell phones.
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    May 03, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
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    May 03, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidcell-phone-implant-2.gif

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    May 03, 2014 5:24 AM GMT
    Hopefully, a zombie apocalypse!
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    May 03, 2014 5:58 AM GMT
    shawnathan said
    AMoonHawk saidcell-phone-implant-2.gif

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    I rather not have technology stick in me.Unless if its for life sustaining purposes.
    Kinda want to avoid ending up like this...

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    May 03, 2014 7:16 AM GMT
    Chips in people's forearms, up until a few people get their arms chopped off by criminals Titus Andronicus style, then nobody wants them any more.
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    May 03, 2014 1:46 PM GMT
    medical science moves sloooow
    so not thinking implantable will happen soon.

    new hobby; shooting down drones
    defiantly look for google like glasses and their integration into everything
    terabyte total solid state hard drives
    a micro class automobile to replace the SUV land boats
    LED lighting better integrated into home fixtures
    100mBps internet to the house
    cure for hiv? no way.
    yessss; a republican zombie apocalypse!
  • kew1

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    May 03, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidcell-phone-implant-2.gif

    Where do you put the batteries?
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    May 03, 2014 4:35 PM GMT
    OMG! icon_lol.gif yet more annoying technology to come icon_razz.gif some is good but i think they have taken things abit too far and i now consider mobile phones not to be that i think the phone is just a feature on the annoying little touch screen thing icon_lol.gif

    Maybe something useful ??? An electric sponge ??
  • Lincsbear

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    May 03, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
    Not sure if these will be common in a decade, but they`re being developed.

    One thing that`s going to revolutionize technology and its applications, though it`s more a breakthrough than a piece of kit, is super conductivity at room temperature. Information technology has hardly begun without it.

    Another technology which will have profound consequences for progress will be the quantum computer. It will make the most modern digital/silicon computer of today look as advanced as a child`s abacus from Mesopotamia circa 3000 B.C.


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    May 04, 2014 12:48 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidNot sure if these will be common in a decade, but they`re being developed.

    One thing that`s going to revolutionize technology and its applications, though it`s more a breakthrough than a piece of kit, is super conductivity at room temperature. Information technology has hardly begun without it.

    Another technology which will have profound consequences for progress will be the quantum computer. It will make the most modern digital/silicon computer of today look as advanced as a child`s abacus from Mesopotamia circa 3000 B.C.




    But why do we need such advanced things to simply browse the internet ? Dont the things we have now work just as good and do there job (worse than previous pieces of technology) icon_razz.gif
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    May 05, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    Dennis_1989 said
    Lincsbear saidNot sure if these will be common in a decade, but they`re being developed.

    One thing that`s going to revolutionize technology and its applications, though it`s more a breakthrough than a piece of kit, is super conductivity at room temperature. Information technology has hardly begun without it.

    Another technology which will have profound consequences for progress will be the quantum computer. It will make the most modern digital/silicon computer of today look as advanced as a child`s abacus from Mesopotamia circa 3000 B.C.




    But why do we need such advanced things to simply browse the internet ? Dont the things we have now work just as good and do there job (worse than previous pieces of technology) icon_razz.gif


    For a start, superconductivity is going to drastically cut the demand for energy as there`ll be no waste(there`s huge amount now. At least fifty percent of that produced is lost uselessly, and there`s huge over production to compensate) Second, it means all forms of electronic devices are going to be much cheaper, with prices falling by maybe as much as eighty or ninety percent.

    The quantum computer is significant because we`re coming to the end of the silicon/digital computer`s rapid increases in computing power; maybe in as little as the next ten years. There`ll be only tiny increases thereafter.
    If we want to do more, we`ll have to find a replacement. The country(or company) that develops the quantum computer will have an astronomical lead on all mathematical/computing/engineering matters.
    For example, all the security codes that guard the internet will be easily broken by such a machine. There will be none from silicon/digital machines.
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    May 18, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    Floating display: Intel show off 3D air interface

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27416573
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    May 18, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
    Autonomous (self-driving) cars. And 10 years is not soon enough.

    I get tired of showing people they're #1 (flipping them off) when they cut me off. And I really really really hate sitting at red lights all the time, waiting for the asshole in front of me to go when it turns green.
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    May 18, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    Nanotechnology

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    May 20, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    I don't see anything "far-off" meaning not yet invented, being commonplace in as little as a decade. However, certain things that are still in early stages will undoubtedly proliferate: Drones, driverless cars, right up to driverless taxis, google glass, maybe 3d printing.