Infographic Shows What Tech Could be in 150 Years

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In 150 years Toms will finally figure out how to properly embed a linked picture SO THAT THE LINK ACTUALLY TAKES YOU TO THE PICTURE
 

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[citation][nom]sna[/nom]what is the purpose of this if u cant live 150 years ?[/citation]
You're right -- there's no point in thinking about anyone but ourselves, because after all only the current generation matters.
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[citation][nom]sna[/nom]what is the purpose of this if u cant live 150 years ?[/citation]

There is nothing more exciting than what the future may hold. That's why.
 

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A little thing to keep in mind:

What they are projecting is idiocy... because apparently, they neglected to take into account that the technology as described in the article was already doable today on a global scale for over a decade... and within a 10 year period, it could be globally scaled and orders of magnitude more advanced (if we actually made technology with superior synthetic materials that can be made in abundance with highest technological efficiency and in a way that reflects our latest scientific knowledge) - and they also seem to forget that projecting that far into the future is utterly idiotic because our scientific knowledge (and technology) are advancing exponentially (the more advanced technologies are incorporated, our discoveries, knowledge and new technologies will be developed at an exponential rate - something that's already been happening - just not in the consumer area).

The only conceivable reason I can think of as to why they are projecting this pessimism that far into the future is because we currently have a system that only uses new technology if its cheap enough to make in mass quantities and profitable (it has nothing to do with how much resources we have, or our technological ability to produce something in abundance using superior methods of production - right now we are using outdated methods of production because it's cheap).
Money is a limiting factor seriously inhibiting our technology on a large scale seeing how it only provides access to those who have money in the first place (even though we've been producing material abundance and were able to produce energy in abundance for every person on the planet and industry at large several times over for over 100 years now).
Money is useless in the face of our technologically produced abundance... and the sooner people realize this, the sooner we can actually start solving our problems and become a hyper-advanced civilization as opposed to forcefully toying in technological obscurity because its' 'profitable'.


 

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The smell thing already exist, it just that currently it require specialized OS and equipment.

Nice fusion is on that list, don't they know that fusion is available since the 50s in the form of hydrogen bomb, so really hope they mean cold fusion, but then it just become something that been on those kind of list for longer then I have live, so no idea why it on freaking likely side.
 

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[citation][nom]sna[/nom]what is the purpose of this if u cant live 150 years ?[/citation]
someone didnt get the joke at the end of the chart -_-
 
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"The first immortal mouse has been created"

It seems the zombie apocalypse idea was all wrong, it's the rodent apocalypse we should be worried about.

 
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Metro will still be around then, so all you windows 8 haters best grow up now! Yay for Metro! YAY!!!
 
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Scientology will also have won the war by then! God bless L Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige!
 

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[citation][nom]mouse24[/nom]Shouldn't the title be 137 years instead of 150?[/citation]

Apparently with technology today and the rate at which it is advancing, the first person that will live over 1000 years has already been born. We are a generation or two too late depending on our age.
 

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[citation][nom]innocent bystander[/nom]Taxes will be abolished in the USA... LOL[/citation]
Ya, that will only happen if everyone gets a gov't job. We would not have to pay taxes... but all earnings go straight to the gov't first!
 

CaedenV

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[citation][nom]iniudan[/nom]The smell thing already exist, it just that currently it require specialized OS and equipment.Nice fusion is on that list, don't they know that fusion is available since the 50s in the form of hydrogen bomb, so really hope they mean cold fusion, but then it just become something that been on those kind of list for longer then I have live, so no idea why it on freaking likely side.[/citation]
Even cold fusion has been done and proven in a few different ways... problem is that it is a 'nuclear energy' and so it gets buried.
 

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[citation][nom]deksman[/nom]A little thing to keep in mind:What they are projecting is idiocy... because apparently, they neglected to take into account that the technology as described in the article was already doable today on a global scale for over a decade... and within a 10 year period, it could be globally scaled and orders of magnitude more advanced (if we actually made technology with superior synthetic materials that can be made in abundance with highest technological efficiency and in a way that reflects our latest scientific knowledge) - and they also seem to forget that projecting that far into the future is utterly idiotic because our scientific knowledge (and technology) are advancing exponentially (the more advanced technologies are incorporated, our discoveries, knowledge and new technologies will be developed at an exponential rate - something that's already been happening - just not in the consumer area).The only conceivable reason I can think of as to why they are projecting this pessimism that far into the future is because we currently have a system that only uses new technology if its cheap enough to make in mass quantities and profitable (it has nothing to do with how much resources we have, or our technological ability to produce something in abundance using superior methods of production - right now we are using outdated methods of production because it's cheap).Money is a limiting factor seriously inhibiting our technology on a large scale seeing how it only provides access to those who have money in the first place (even though we've been producing material abundance and were able to produce energy in abundance for every person on the planet and industry at large several times over for over 100 years now).Money is useless in the face of our technologically produced abundance... and the sooner people realize this, the sooner we can actually start solving our problems and become a hyper-advanced civilization as opposed to forcefully toying in technological obscurity because its' 'profitable'.[/citation]

money has been crucial to our society for thousands of years, and it's been that way because there's nothing that can replace it. Zeitgiest, the modern proponent of abolishing them monetary system, doesn't have a good solution either. Communism and socialism do not work.
 

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Elsewhere, over the course of the next two centuries, UK universities have warned that computers could take over the world

There is more of a possibility that people will turn in to machines by that time.. cyborgs.. master chief..
 

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The Zeitgeist movement and the Venus Project do not advocate communism, socialism or fascism - it shares NOTHING with the said systems (including capitalism) as people envision them (I think people should look up what separates each and every system in detail before they jump to conclusions).

Also, just because money worked in the past, doesn't mean it's been working for the past 100 years.
Money had its place in history and it WORKED for a period of time when Humanity was living in real scarcity (but ever since the industrial revolution, Humanity has been producing abundance through technology, and rationing of such abundant resources is useless - plus, the general population was never exposed to relevant general education, which means people at large were never aware of what our science/technology can really do, and they were constantly prone to being manipulated and used by others - not to mention having people in positions of power).

The point is to completely abolish money in every shape/form and use automation technology on a full scale (which is already doable) so we can produce abundance in a sustainable capacity using less resource with highest efficiency in mind, producing superior technology (the best of what is possible and in line with our latest scientific knowledge) and by repairing the environment in the process (also was doable for a LONG time now).

Also, there IS a transition plan in place.
We cannot simply push people from the existing system into RBE... because you will end up with same problems.
People need to be educated on sustainability, how the new system would work, how the technology/cities would work, etc.
That's why a transitional period of at least 10 years is needed (it would be enough to completely transform the entire planet, repair damage we caused and reduce our footprint by orders of magnitude - no killings, no fighting/violence is required to achieve it.
During the transition, it would be best to retain most things from the present system (such as money and system of government [one that is actually DOING something to solve problems] but with far less emphasis).
Automation would be introduced to such an extent where the work-days would be reduced to 4 hours daily, but with no cuts in salaries (new people could be employed with also same salaries and work-schedule as others to compliment automation so production would be the same if not higher).
And over 10 years, as we maximize technological automation, the work day would continue to reduce by half until its completely eliminated in the end.
Basic necessities of life (clean air, clean water, quality food, quality clothing, quality housing, needed technological amnities (made in the best possible way), power, heating, access to quality medical care, relevant general education and quality transport - all of those are basic necessities of life for TODAY (all of which can be provided to every person on the planet several times over by using all those landfills for raw materials - no need for extraction of new resources from the Earth).
Switching to geothermal, solar, wind, tidal and wave in concert (just using 1 of those in sufficient quantities would satisfy all our needs on a massive scale for a LONG time to come - tap into just 1% of Earth geothermal supply and we have 4000 years worth of power/heating).
Solar is more than enough (and has been for some time now).
Now imagine just how high efficiency would rise if we made these techs from superior synthetic materials.

Use your imagination a bit and merge it with our up-to date scientific knowledge.
What I mentioned is just a tip of a very large iceberg (and its using contemporary knowledge consumers and regular folk have access to).
 
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