Skip to comments.What will be the next big technology that changes our world
Posted on 06/23/2018 11:02:03 AM PDT by MNDude
It seems that we have a few new technologies that becomes commonplace everywhere, and completely changes the world.
Here is roughly what I understand they have been call:
Late 50s to late 60s: television, rocketry
Late 60s to late 70s: (not sure, handheld calculators and digital watches? Cassette players?)
80s: the use of electronics everywhere, home PCS
90s: internet, pagers, cell phones appear
2000s fast internet, flip phones, digital photography, digital music
2010's: smartphones, social media, digital movies
I know those dates are not exact, but pretty close.
So what do you think the big technology trends that will change the world we live in the 2020s will be?
Virtual toilet paper?
flying cars and jetpacks?
Probably medical technology or a drug compound that will keep us young virtually forever.
Artificial, gluten-free veggie bacon
The next big trend in my opinion will be tech “disappearing” as a discrete, separate thing. It’ll become all but invisible. Incorporated into other everyday objects. In the home it’ll recede into the cabinets, walls and furniture. On your person, into your attire, sunglasses, etcetera. It’ll be very freeing in one sense, but very oppressive in another since you’ll be surveillable at all times, if you draw the wrong sort of attention. This will be abused, heck it already is being abused.
2020’s: Artificial intelligence.
2030’s: Mankind extinct.
Who is this “us” of which you speak, consumer? Such advances will be reserved for the deserving. We can’t have consumers living forever, world population would skyrocket and what about medical profit centers such as cancer and aging? Oh no, can’t have that, too disruptive. That’ll be reserved for government officials and other wealthy persons of the correct idealogy.
Home holographic projectors with pole dancers pre loaded.
“Shut Up Spray”
You simply spray it in he face of a liberal in order to enjoy your time with them
Self driving cars. It will change commuting distance, private car ownership, design of cars (no longer need windshields to see or a steering wheel), ground shipping and transportation(all trucking jobs gone), shopping habits (walmart will drop anything you buy at your door, as will every other store and restaurant,), marketing and advertising.(no more billboards on the side of roads).
AI and block chain apppications
Actually there is a new ‘veggie product’ called ‘impossible burger that they claim really does taste just like hamburger- and has similar texture as well
Seen a lot of reviews on it after it was featured on The show “The Wallburgers” - Even they couldn’t tell the difference supposedly-
Someone on Fr said they tried it and yep- it was great-
What I keep hearing they are close to is Smart Translation software. You’ll be able to have the software package on your smartphone for say, Mandarin or some other language. You will be able to then go to China and speak into your phone in English and have it speak that back in Mandarin. The local can then speak Mandarin and the smartphone will repeat that back in English.
That would make communications a lot easier. Even if its not perfect or eloquent, you’d at least be able to communicate with a taxi driver, a waiter, the hotel staff, a customer or other business partner, etc.
Technologies that I think would do us the most good:
1. a cheap means of desalinating large amounts of water. About 1/5th of the land surface of the Earth is desert. Another 1/5th is marginal due to lack of water. Imagine if we could just make the marginal land fully productive and make the deserts at least marginal. That would be a huge plus for agriculture and wealth creation not to mention alleviating the water shortages in many places like Capetown South Africa, like California, like Western Australia etc.
2. Synthetic meat/regenerative medicine. Both would use the same technology. Meat production has a significant financial and environmental cost. Imagine being able to grow/produce the meat in factories without having to deal with feeding the livestock, watering them, dealing with their waste, etc. Also imagine your liver goes bad and they are able to take your own DNA and grow you a new healthy one. There would be no rejection issues since it would be your DNA. That would extend lifespans and alleviate human suffering on a huge scale.
3. Nuclear Fusion. The holy grail. Forget wind and solar and all that. This would blow them away. It would enable us to produce virtually unlimited amounts of energy and since its fusion rather than fission, there would be hardly any waste.
Surveillance. Absolute, total, inescapable surveillance: but it won’t be by the .gov. It will be by ginormous “service” corporations (e.g., Amazon, Alphabet/Google) looking to track your every move and thought and then sell you lots more of whatever it is that you seem to be interested in.
The posed is "new technology".
Magnetism is not new but it's usefulness is becoming (imo) increasingly more interesting.
Self replicating, self improving AI machines and robots. The pace of change will go asymptotic.
When you think how far we have come in the past 100 years, technology is advancing exponentially. I’d love to be around in 100 years to see what man has been able to create......
A clean water filtration system that requires little or no power and can draw clean water out of the air.
There will no doubt be some interesting things coming, but in the shorter term, the real change is going to be a reversion from the utopian millenial bullcrap that has infected tech. Fantasy land about self driving cars, self driving flying cars, pretend battery tech, solar powered everything that isn’t heavily subsidized, etc...all of these things are going to crash head on into the wall of reality.
I know I just triggered some here by saying the self driving cars aren’t going to happen, but the fact remains that they cannot function in the existing road environment and would necessitate a complete ban on human drivers to function properly. Maybe someday, but that day ain’t soon.
Just take a look at how we have developed an effective model for car insurance in this country. I drive a car, I carry insurance, I screw up, I pay. So, now you’re going to take all that liability and put it on 5-10 companies who will now be responsible for every blip and every accident? That isn’t even close to feasible and again would require a complete upheaval of existing norms to a level that is simply too much for society to stomach. Maybe someday, but surely not soon.
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