Thread: Inventions of the future
01-13-2004, 11:42 PM #1
Inventions of the future
Anyone have any thoughts or actual knowledge of gadgets, etc to be found in ten years from now?
I invision a gadget the size of a credit card that is a camera, video phone, mp3 player, palm pilot, etc, and is still an actual credit card that allows you to make ALL your transactions with a finger print as your pin code.
I know they have gadgets like that already, but Im talking about the size of a credit card and the interface changes formats like those NEW universal remotes.
Fully colorized and it has ALL your needed data. Medical records, all your stocks, etc. And it still has endless amount of memory.
Everyone will have one. Even four year old kids will use it to buy their school lunches. It will even be their key to get inside the house.
It will include a voice activated GPS so uncle sam will know where EVERYONE is at all times. It will have your plane ticket and passport programed onto it at your conveniance.
I cant think of anything else it would need.
I was also saying that telephone wires would be obsolete due to the entire US population owning a cell phone. Rural state telephone wire repairs would be unnecassary other than FIBER OPTIC wiring which will be underground.
01-13-2004, 11:49 PM #2Originally Posted by bermich
Yeah I can see it. I like the finger print as your pin code. I was thinking maybe a retina scanner though. Sh*t, I wounder how much that would cost you to loose that card? It's bad enough loosing your drivers license, $20 f that.
Im trying to think of the company but I know there's a card phone coming out, it's the size of a credit card with micro threading, but the only thing is you can only use it for out going calls...it's suppost to get rid of the pay phones. You just put it in your wallet like any other card.
Last edited by cascade; 01-13-2004 at 11:52 PM.
01-14-2004, 12:24 AM #3
Bill Gates said in the 80s that a 25 mhz computer was as fast as a house hold computer needed to be.
Also said was that the microchip could not exceed a certain speed and size. Both preconceptions were wrong.
Credit cards might even be obsolete. A microchip inbedded inside your finger tip might be encounterable in 20 years.
F U C K. In 50 years, if the world is still around without any major wars, the future will be so crazy.
Computers might be able to read DNA and teleport an actual person just like the FLY.
01-14-2004, 06:37 AM #4
01-14-2004, 06:39 AM #5
and I hope advances in medical science during the next 40 years or so will enable us to live like 5 times as long as normal, that would be cool
01-14-2004, 06:42 AM #6
not to mention that if some kind of virtual reality device(like matrix) that you plug right into the brain was invented it would change society. I mean just imagine all the people that would just be in the virtual reality playing porn games all day
But it would probably present a host of problems, like how the hell to seperate reality from the game ect.
01-14-2004, 07:23 AM #7Originally Posted by bermich
01-14-2004, 08:06 AM #8
Not revolutionary, sweeping, or life saving, but I'd say that within the next 15 years, the dream of fully interactive TV will come about as the web and television come together the way they were imagined to early on...none of this "on demand" BS - full customer customization.
With the proliferation and popularity of Kazaa for SNL skits and favorite episodes, it's inevitable that they won't want to miss this potential customer base. Want to order up a certain episode of Seinfeld, a favorite but obscure movie, the 1986 world series? I'm guessing that in 15-20 years that will be very much the norm. My kids will think it odd that we had to "wait" for a certain time and certain day to catch a favorite episode, video, or other format and plan our day and tasks around getting in front of the TV at the designated time.
01-14-2004, 08:10 AM #9
01-14-2004, 08:32 AM #10
Robotic women. We could make them into whatever we wanted them to look like and program them to do what we wanted.
"Go get your friend to come over and have some fun with us."
01-14-2004, 08:38 AM #11
I dont know what they will have... but think about what we wont have, like cash I think will be gone
01-14-2004, 01:46 PM #12
One of the very interesting areas of research that I'm very interested in see what happens is nanotechnology. I had a Physics prof that was doing lots of stuff in it, and he claimed it would be larger than the industrial revolution. I think it will be a long while however since I've seen some of the work done and its still in the basic stages, but countries like Japan are already investing huge amounts into it, and I can't see it being any less important than the transistor. Unfortunately the US doesn't seem to take it as seriously, but theres still some limited gvmt funding here, and just about every univ. has some research group(s) studying, and some like Purdue are building huge buildings just for nanotech.
01-14-2004, 04:23 PM #13
Im sure the US government is investing HIGHLY in nanotechnology. Just for military purposes. The military will get first dibs on the latest technology and the civilians will get the same stuff 20 years down the road.
I also see NANOs being revolutionary. Little robots able to repair your body, enhance strength, eye sight, memory, etc.
Kinda the same way we have all their crappy computers they used awhile ago.
I guessing 3 dimensional will be popular. No more FLAT screen crap. Everything will be transmitted with actual dimension so you can see all sides of it.
For tv, cameras will be placed all around the staging area and super computers will just render what is not seen into what the computer calculates should be there.
Instead of sitting in front of the screen, the audience will sit around the projection.
01-14-2004, 08:06 PM #14
Theres already a new type of computer that doesn't use metal at all. Instead it runs in a state of a chemical, meaning it uses a single molecule as a transistor, in a biological environment.
It is believed that this computer works and calculates, BUT there is one BIG catch. It is soo fast that there is no current technology that can capture the information it is outputing. Also, its about the size of 1/4 of a PENNY.
I hope they figure it out in the next decade or so.
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