Technology Ideas

Computers & Computation

  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • IPv6
  • Police use fake base station to tap cellphone calls
  • Government uses Internet for ?

Robotics

Other, non-robotic

Energy

Other

General Areas that may need addressing

  • Genetics
  • Cures
  • Nanotech
  • Space/orbit
  • Physics
  • Alt Energies
  • Singularity

Future Predictions

Predictions from 2005 about technology that will be avaliable in 2010 (unknown author)
From http://webfreebies4u.blogspot.com/2010/01/future-of-technology-scientific.html
with comments by Alex
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  • Artificial Intelligence units used as classroom assistants – a long time a away – 10 – 20 years. Maybe monitoring student attentiveness and helping change lesson plan dynamically. We need public school reform before this can be considerd.
  • Toys have built-in tracking technology — 5 to 10 years —for what, saftey? As soon as this becomes wide spreed, every kindnapper will bypass this. Probably NO
  • People have some virtual friends but don’t know which ones are virtual — Very long time away 20 – 30 years. The internet isn’t that much a part of peoples lives. Probably NO
  • Mood-sensitive home d├ęcor comes into use – 10 to 20 years. You need homes to have basic devices that can communicatate and things like X11 need to get a lot cheaper for this.
  • First divorce due to virtual affair with computer game character — now — Sounds like the Japa could do this.
  • Addiction to online games seen as a major problem – now – DUH
  • DNA used to assemble electronic circuits — Dont know
  • First bacterium assembled from scratch — now to 5 years — I think this may have been done
  • AI soccer teams as TV entertainment — 20 – 30 years — Battle Bots got cancelled. This woun’t happed untill andriod start replacing humans
  • Chips with 10 billion transistors — soon
  • Electronic prescriptions reduce fraud and improve speed — what?
  • Quiz shows screen for implant technologies — 20 – 30 years
  • 24/7 blood-chemistry monitoring — 10 – 20 years. Single Bio-moniotring chip that could be more or less easily replacable. Dog have tags like this now
  • Laser-activated drug capsules — what?
  • Ultrasound or radio-activated medicine capsules — 20 – 30. I dont know of any tech that could pull this off
  • Blood-analysis chips — 10 – 20. See 24/7 Boold chemestry
  • Supermarkets used as major source of medical alerts — 5 – 10 yearsSome sort of CDC integration needed. There seem to be a lot more food pandemics recently. Genetically modified food and mass food production is related.
  • Remote control of insects by neural implants — 5 – 10 Saw an artical with a mouse being controlled with a D-Pad.
  • Emotion detection used in businesses to select front-line staff — 10 – 20. I dont think our AI is that good. Possible ethical issues.
  • Instant electronic identification of pathogens — there’s no such thing as intant
  • Lifestyle monitoring and insurance linked to medical records
  • Online surgeries dominate first-line medical care
  • Video tattoos — what? maybe tattoo implants just under the skin that can change and also used as a keyboard interfaces.
  • Cyber-drugs (electronically activated drugs) — why? Maybe eat a pill a week
  • Automated pain relief for soldiers — 10 – 20. Along with full bio-system monitoring and emotional coaching in battle.
  • Bacteria in toothpaste to attack plaque
  • Antibacterial coatings on domestic appliances, phones, etc., especially in hospitals
  • Smells embedded in ordinary household objects
  • Flexible displays used for body monitoring and alerts
  • Emotional jewelry — NO
  • Hand-held scanner to detect tumors using tissue resonance interferometer
  • Smart pill bottles remotely monitor medication taking and use alarms
  • Hotels offer some hospital services
  • Extensive remote-sensing use in environmental management
  • Effective prediction of most natural disasters
  • Chips on food packaging tell when food is at its best
  • Most homes have wireless networks now to 5 years
  • Smart paint available (contains microchips or nanomaterials)
  • Digital bathroom mirrors – 10 – 20 years
  • Personalized response from household gadgets — 10 to 20 years — Home automation price barrier
  • Mood-sensitive light fixtures/bulbs — 10 – 20 years — Home automation price barrier
  • Smart, responsive home and work environments — 10 – 20 years — Home automation price barrier
  • Virtual windows open new worlds — 10 – 20 years — Home automation price barrier
  • 1 billion internet users in 2010 — 6.9 million in 2011 → http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm
  • Automatic video capture of personal events — 10 – 20 years. Brain memory recording will probably come first
  • Electronically mediated tribes become major social structures – what?
  • Viewers able to pick any angle or player view while watching sports events — 10 – 20 years
  • Augmented reality at sports grounds to enhance spectator experience
  • Frequent use of multiple Net identities causes personality disorders — NO
  • Cheap miniature cameras cause social backlash – what?
  • Personal black boxes record everyday life – why? in case crash in another person?
  • Ability to digitally replace or enhance people in your field of view – what?
  • 3D “Minority Report”-style air display for information appliances — 10 – 20 years
  • Projected augmented reality
  • Full-voice interaction with computers — 7 – 14 years. More tech support is using ‘talk to me’ systems
  • Voice synthesis quality up to human standard — 5 – 10 years
  • Data loss because of format changes becomes major business problem — what? NO
  • Chips with 1 billion transistors — i7 has 730 Million
  • Quantum effect interferometer for flux measurement — no idea what this is
  • Use of carbon fullerenes for on chip interconnect
  • Self diagnosis using gene chips for domestic use — now – 5 years – There are already home genetic tests
  • Liquid drop lenses for camera phones, etc. — what? Gravity? NO
  • Terahertz scanners – what kind of scanners?
  • Self-organizing adaptive integrated circuits
  • Molecular sized switches
  • Intelligent materials with built-in sensors, storage, and effectors
  • Smart skin for intelligent clothing and direct human repair
  • Use of bacteria to assemble small circuits
  • Optical neuro-computers
  • Simple quantum computer, 4 Qubits
  • 100GB memory sticks (typical 2005 HD capacity)
  • Ultra-simple computing – just-in-time OS
  • Bacteria used in detection of explosives
  • Autonomous weapons authorized to fire at own discretion
  • Household access by facial recognition
  • Criminal tagging augmented with video and audio sensors
  • Extensive use of electronics to monitor police behavior
  • Immersive VR shopping booths — 10 to 20 years. VR hasn’t begun to come on the consumer market
  • 60 percent of internet accesses from mobile devices
  • Single address for emails, phone calls, etc. — see next
  • HDTV over broadband – now – 5 years. Cable internet and TV are over 1 wire. AT&T overing U-verse over 1 wire. VoIP and all informational services probably will be condensing slowly into 1 package over fiber.
  • Assisted lane-keeping systems in trucks and buses
  • Most new cars fitted with positioning systems as standard
  • Pollution-monitor chips built into cars
  • Light-emitting fabrics used in clothes
  • Smell-emitting clothing, uses context
  • TV-quality video screens built into clothes
  • Jewelry that changes shape, color, and texture
  • Portable translation device for simple conversation
  • Shape-changing fabrics
  • Terahertz jammers in clothes as personal modesty shield
  • Dual appearance – you can change how you look with quick tech
  • Laws restrict what can be shown on video clothing

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