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Started by joesvejk on Apr 29, 2018 12:31:15 PM
After the internet and smart phones what is going to be the next technological breakthrough.?

Imagine the future here.

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SheikYerbouti - 29 Apr 2018 12:38:50 (#1 of 111)

A constructive and intelligent social media.

machiavelli - 29 Apr 2018 12:39:21 (#2 of 111)

Digital implants, citizen.

TommyDGNR8 - 29 Apr 2018 12:42:25 (#3 of 111)

Improving battery technology making everything cordless.

Bonusy - 29 Apr 2018 13:25:22 (#4 of 111)

What would you be making cordless that isn't already? Improved battery tech will increase the time between recharges, sure, but it's not a revolutionary idea.

Increased battery per unit capacities and charge times combined with cheaper generation (either nuclear or renewables) would enabled a significant shift in transport economics, especially electrically-powered flight (cheap and quiet). Maybe if the AI thing ever comes to fruition in the way sci-fi imagines, the two together would enable flying cars for the masses (ie avoiding lots of crashes in 3 dimensions).

diomu_II - 29 Apr 2018 21:10:07 (#5 of 111)

Pushing a button and hundreds of robots sending drones to bomb a wedding in Iraq. Or Iran, can't remember which.

Arjuna - 29 Apr 2018 21:55:36 (#6 of 111)

sex robots

bossab2 - 29 Apr 2018 21:58:58 (#7 of 111)

Clever IT which puts lots of 'professionals' out of work.

kvelertak - 29 Apr 2018 22:04:00 (#8 of 111)

Powdered water.

carterbrandon - 29 Apr 2018 22:38:58 (#9 of 111)

Robot cars, obvs. They are being tested now, and it's massive.

hailesaladdie - 29 Apr 2018 22:48:36 (#10 of 111)

Machine learning. Specifically, the processing power (most likely quantum) to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant input in real time, which is what currently hampers the technology.

carterbrandon - 29 Apr 2018 23:06:16 (#11 of 111)

We'll have automated transport before we have large-scale production quantum computers.

HorstVogel - 29 Apr 2018 23:08:59 (#12 of 111)

I'll go with carter, self-driving cars kind of thing. They'll be ubiquitous in affluent asphalt areas in the world when I'm a pensioner (peak baby boomer in Germany). The demand will be there, the money will be there (hopefully, probably cheaper than owning one as Uber-like companies could run them). The lecky supply will be there.



yup



after than - hydrogen based energy

virgil5 - 30 Apr 2018 02:45:39 (#13 of 111)

DIY genetic engineering

Analyse your own DNA.

Express genes in your system to improve your health and longevity, intelligence and personal appearance, all with a very inexpensive kit that's extremely easy to use.

Gotout - 30 Apr 2018 03:45:14 (#14 of 111)

How about more work on producing food in difficult areas in order that nobody goes hungry?

Bonusy - 30 Apr 2018 06:17:56 (#15 of 111)

Too much push back from the green lobby, and not enough push from the people who actually need it cos they are poor

col2001 - 30 Apr 2018 06:48:31 (#16 of 111)

Personalised medicines.

Moschops - 30 Apr 2018 06:49:10 (#17 of 111)

A friend tells me Blockchain will change the world in the next 5 years

Agaliarept - 30 Apr 2018 08:56:15 (#18 of 111)

Teleportation.

Unlikely but one can dream....

But yes. Also sex robots.

Electro2 - 30 Apr 2018 08:58:54 (#19 of 111)

Unisex robots?

browserbutton - 30 Apr 2018 08:59:30 (#20 of 111)

I don't get the self-driving car idea. I like driving.

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