What the future holds. A small snip it of my imagination.
by, April 21st, 2008 at 01:17 PM (609 Views)
This is a rough draft reallly.
I'm kind of a visionary when it comes to what tomorrow holds. I foresee many things. Some of which people will laugh their ass off at.
1) Computer monitors will be replaced with holographic projection. This will be a small maybe round device that you set on the desk and up pops the image like a free standing monitor with no shell. Just a free standing square image in front of you. This will lead to other forms of projection. Take for example a device that will attach to say, your PocketPC that would project an image in front of your face all touch or voice controlled. I can imagine people walking down the streets of New York going to work with these little images if front of their face as they orchestrate their hands in the air interacting on the projection.
2) Invisibility will become a reality. Mostly used for military applications. I had an idea of using very small CCDs in a suit that would project the the view from the front to the back of this suite with tiny LCDs in the suit its self. Likewise, the image at the back would project forward as well the sides.
Some three or so years latter after my idea I had almost sht myself when I read about experiments for this way of creating invisibility in Popular Mechanics. Believe it was in Japan. In fact, I was stunned again to see a similar idea used in the move James Bond - Die Another Day. Although just a movie, but to me, that's not "just a movie" because I know ideas used in movies tend to become reality.
3) A lot of your media like videos and TV shows will all be delivered through the Internet. This is somewhat happing now. But this will be more at a grand scale, like cable or FIOS type content.
4) Privacy will be put to the test more and more. I foresee a type of chip that people could have that would connect to the Internet where doctors could analyze your current health. Currently, a lot of hospitals are networked with many forms of technology. RFID, telesurgery (For lack of a better work) and robotics.
5) Robotics and automation will be an ever increasing part of people lives, including nano technology. One day you won't even have to drive yourself to where ever it is your going. The computer in the car will take you there on voice command. Military applications in robotics and automation will be the primary source of this. Due to robotics and automation in military vehicles and weapons this will reduce human casualties and probably as a consequence wars will last longer. Probably to the point where humans are then called in as reserves. The deployment on to a battlefield will be only in a matter of hours due to super sonic carrier flight.
6) The use of photons instead of electrons will be used in integrated circuits. Thus the efficiency of electronics will grow expediently. Along with the use of devices that take advantage of stored kinetic energy.
8) Marketing of products will take new forms. Holographic projected images throughout Times Square, buses and cabs will have images that change digitally and sense everyone is somehow connected digitally to the Internet, ads could follow you where ever you go. Like I said, privacy will be put to the test more and more.
9) Food will evolve into something more on what your body needs at a nutritional stand point. (Almost sounds like the Matix. )
10) The Internet has enormous potential as it has already shown sense it was devised some twenty nine years ago. Somehow, I don't think human life will cease on its usefulness and great potential. This being said, one might envision a time where you are not connected to the Internet, but physically connected. This is where the move The Matrix comes off the silver screen and into your computer. Or should I say head?
The technologies I speak of are being researched and tested now. It is only a matter of time. I have many, many ideas on what the future may hold, but don't want to bore anyone.