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sandygrimm
06-02-12, 10:17
According to scientists and futurologists this is how the future in tech will look like in 25 years, at it's current evolution. Once SF not S Fact! Leet's hope we won't wipe ourselves out till than :pi:
If you guys have any other ideas how the future will look like or what tech you'd like to see, please share :)

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Cristina
06-02-12, 10:27
WOW so awesome!!!BUT 25 YEARS IS TO DAMN LONG!!:p:D

digitizedboy
06-02-12, 10:48
Anti-Gravity. :D

Cochrane
06-02-12, 11:07
I hope someone finds an alternative or major extension of touch screens. They are neat, but very hard to use without looking. This makes them quite useless for example in cars, where you have to be able to distinguish buttons by their feel and shape, without looking. Of course, many car companies don't seem to realize that. But it's not just cars. On an old iPod without touchscreen, you can change the volume, the song or press play and pause without looking at the device. You can feel where the controls are, roughly. With an iPhone or iPod touch, well, you have dedicated buttons for volume control, but play, pause, forward, backward, all those require you to look at the device. I hope someone finds a way to solve this issue.

jackali
06-02-12, 11:08
That's pretty awesome, but just think of all the fingerprints everywhere! Not to mention the smudges! :/

sandygrimm
06-02-12, 11:12
I hope someone finds an alternative or major extension of touch screens. They are neat, but very hard to use without looking. This makes them quite useless for example in cars, where you have to be able to distinguish buttons by their feel and shape, without looking. Of course, many car companies don't seem to realize that. But it's not just cars. On an old iPod without touchscreen, you can change the volume, the song or press play and pause without looking at the device. You can feel where the controls are, roughly. With an iPhone or iPod touch, well, you have dedicated buttons for volume control, but play, pause, forward, backward, all those require you to look at the device. I hope someone finds a way to solve this issue.

good point, not to mention if someone slams you against a touch wall :pi: , or if power shuts down. what than?

tampi
06-02-12, 11:21
I hope someone finds an alternative or major extension of touch screens. They are neat, but very hard to use without looking. This makes them quite useless for example in cars, where you have to be able to distinguish buttons by their feel and shape, without looking. Of course, many car companies don't seem to realize that. But it's not just cars. On an old iPod without touchscreen, you can change the volume, the song or press play and pause without looking at the device. You can feel where the controls are, roughly. With an iPhone or iPod touch, well, you have dedicated buttons for volume control, but play, pause, forward, backward, all those require you to look at the device. I hope someone finds a way to solve this issue.

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Perhaps the graphene has the solution for that. They can create devices with relief in certain areas to display the buttons there.
With other materials that react to electrical stimuli ( I have seen them in some videos), contracting or dilating, can create better technology, keys or buttons that appear where the software decides to apply substantial increases of energy, f.e.
The combianción of both technologies could provide/fit.



EDIT:

Now, imagine all the walls of your house lined with this material. Our own holodeck!:cln:

http://i.imgur.com/FUTxw.jpg (http://imgur.com/FUTxw)

Zelda master
06-02-12, 11:40
What I want to see in the future are these things darned... Thankfully it's just 3 years away! :D

Both the shoes aswell as the board:
http://www.robotmutant.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/marty-mc-fly-shoes.jpg

And ofcourse flying Cars! :cool:
http://nzfilmfreak.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/back-to-the-future.jpg

Aswell ofcourse as glassesfree, holographic movies!
http://www.heyuguys.co.uk/images/2010/06/back-to-the-future-jaws-19-571x300.jpg

Yeah I'm a Back to the Future sucker :p

MiCkiZ88
06-02-12, 12:16
That's pretty awesome, but just think of all the fingerprints everywhere! Not to mention the smudges! :/

Nano surface? Dirt and water resistant. Just would be very slippery though... xD

Sir Croft
06-02-12, 12:17
I want my Omni Tool, scientists. I can live without the rest.

http://i.imgur.com/FPZ7t.jpg

Reggie
06-02-12, 12:19
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Pioneering chart technology.

Sir Croft
06-02-12, 12:52
http://i.imgur.com/lFeJr.jpg

It's a conspiracy! :eek:

Shark_Blade
06-02-12, 12:57
3D Holographs will look lifelike.

So long distance relationships are no longer a problem. You can even sit on a table together and seem normal.

shebj
06-02-12, 13:09
3D Holographs will look lifelike.

So long distance relationships are no longer a problem. You can even sit on a table together and seem normal.

as long as you're not going to prefer the presence of the holographic image more then the presence of your actual boyfriend/girlfriend :D

Rai
06-02-12, 18:12
Wow, quite impressive.

ajrich17901
06-02-12, 20:40
Anti-Gravity. :D

Lol!:D
This looks rather cool actually,

ClassicCroft
06-02-12, 20:57
verry cool all those videos

benjamin_2010
06-02-12, 23:16
Eh. Anybody else not totally loving these ideas? They're neat and they have a place in society, I'm sure, but that all seems too invasive for me. I like to be in tactile control of how things operate, like turning on the TV, driving, letting in light and closing it off. I'm not a very high tech person I guess.

And I definitely don't like glass that much! That stuff would be absolutely filthy if the video ran for 5 more minutes!

Alpharaider47
06-02-12, 23:20
I dunno guys, I think future technology might look a lot more like this-
http://image.absoluteastronomy.com/images/encyclopediaimages/m/me/mesa_verde_spear_and_knife.jpg

:mis:

voltz
06-02-12, 23:39
http://liveforfilms.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/terminator_robot.jpg

The future is inevitable.

Alpharaider47
06-02-12, 23:46
http://liveforfilms.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/terminator_robot.jpg

The future is inevitable.

The funny part is, we really do seem to be heading that way :vlol:

Cochrane
06-02-12, 23:57
My predictions for transportation technology:

- Car engines will become both more complicated and way more efficient. Downsizing, supercharging, those are only the beginning. Direct fuel injection in gasoline engines, together with fully free valve management, is already a reality today, but there are many ways those could still be improved. I also heard that gasoline engines can likely catch up to diesel, so that may die a slow death (or not).
- At the same time, electric cars will take a long time to catch on, although they may find success in specific niche applications.
- Use of carbon fiber in cars will increase a lot. Many companies are investigating it to offset the high weight of batteries for electric cars, but once they do have the know-how, I think it will start creeping into gasoline cars, too.
- Railroad technology seems to have reached a plateau at the moment. The main advances here will be in more modularity, designs that are cheaper to build and maintain, and of course in bringing modern innovations to third-world countries such as the US. In the long term, I can imagine that carbon fiber and similar materials will find their way especially into high-speed trains and a bit later into high-acceleration commuter trains.
- Technologies like Mag-Lev will not catch on in the mainstream. They may find some use for airport connections and the like.
- No major revolution in ships, although they will get more efficient.
- Planes will continue to look much like they do today for the next two decades at least. All those nice renders that Boeing and NASA and whoever like to show will remain concepts only for the time being.

Larapink
06-02-12, 23:57
The technology is available now, but they make us wait for it. :pi:

TRULuverzz
06-02-12, 23:58
Ooooo, as they always say "the future is bright", It would actually be epic if our future was like this, but it would take really long to develop. Just my opinion really :D

Alpharaider47
07-02-12, 00:16
I'm stealing this from someone's comment regarding one of the Mass Effect book fiascos:

"2012 : Bioware invents patching for fiction books."

Sir Croft
07-02-12, 00:18
^:vlol:

tampi
07-02-12, 09:14
- No major revolution in ships, although they will get more efficient.


I think for years that someone could develop / investigate any products similar to the slime that covers fishes. Thus, if the surface of the ship was covered with that texture or substance, ships could sail much faster and with less friction.
This could also solve problems of adhesion of crustaceans and lower the maintenance of the hull.

I had thought even a double hull, with a porous outer surface. This surface could let pass through the pores the slippery substance, which would be stored between the two hulls.
This could be controlled the amount of material remains and their mode of application varying the pressure between the two hulls.


EDIT: Worst of all is that the real technology is very elitist.