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#1
Simple, Pit. What would you like to see, and what do you think we will see in technological improvements by 2050? Hoverboards? Darth Vader style wrist implants? A beam gun to beam you to Mars? Lay it down, Pit.

I'm expecting regenerative stem cell treatment perfected and the standard by 2050.
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#2
I'll die before any of that would happen probably.
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#3
Robot hookers with realistic pussy technology. And teleportation, that too.
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#4
I'd like to have talent come back from the grave.
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#5
Short of a Kurzweil Singularity type scenario, I would say some level of transhuman evolution. I don't see why basic personal implants wouldn't be at least somewhat common by then. Any implant would also be connected to the internet, of course. From there the possibilities spring up all over the board. Everyone just runs a Google search now to find out almost anything; if we get implants that are connected to whatever advanced network the internet becomes, wouldn't it become almost instantaneous? What if we could isolate thoughts and upload/download them? A search engine query would become like a simple thought to us. It would practically be the beginning of a shared consciousness of sorts.

I could seriously talk all night about this stuff. So many people don't even realize how different the world (well the developed world, at least) is now from even ten years ago. Calling it the Information Age is a gross understatement. The average persons pool of knowledge has exploded exponentially in a time span that is virtually instantaneous in historical terms. The changes in the metaphysical landscape alone are absolutely unprecedented.
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Short of a Kurzweil Singularity type scenario, I would say some level of transhuman evolution. I don't see why basic personal implants wouldn't be at least somewhat common by then. Any implant would also be connected to the internet, of course. From there the possibilities spring up all over the board. Everyone just runs a Google search now to find out almost anything; if we get implants that are connected to whatever advanced network the internet becomes, wouldn't it become almost instantaneous? What if we could isolate thoughts and upload/download them? A search engine query would become like a simple thought to us. It would practically be the beginning of a shared consciousness of sorts.

I could seriously talk all night about this stuff. So many people don't even realize how different the world (well the developed world, at least) is now from even ten years ago. Calling it the Information Age is a gross understatement. The average persons pool of knowledge has exploded exponentially in a time span that is virtually instantaneous in historical terms. The changes in the metaphysical landscape alone are absolutely unprecedented.


I'm intrigued.

What do you mean by metaphysical landscape and it's relationship with future scientific conquest?
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Short of a Kurzweil Singularity type scenario, I would say some level of transhuman evolution. I don't see why basic personal implants wouldn't be at least somewhat common by then. Any implant would also be connected to the internet, of course. From there the possibilities spring up all over the board. Everyone just runs a Google search now to find out almost anything; if we get implants that are connected to whatever advanced network the internet becomes, wouldn't it become almost instantaneous? What if we could isolate thoughts and upload/download them? A search engine query would become like a simple thought to us. It would practically be the beginning of a shared consciousness of sorts.

I could seriously talk all night about this stuff. So many people don't even realize how different the world (well the developed world, at least) is now from even ten years ago. Calling it the Information Age is a gross understatement. The average persons pool of knowledge has exploded exponentially in a time span that is virtually instantaneous in historical terms. The changes in the metaphysical landscape alone are absolutely unprecedented.



Yeah just don't uhm, download a virus into your brain.
#13
Space elevators.

No, seriously, they are already working on that one.
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#14
A pill that will take away this pain that lives in me. A pill that will put me in the cold ground.
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Do you mean...guns that fire boobs or...boobs with guns in them?

If the latter


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Short of a Kurzweil Singularity type scenario, I would say some level of transhuman evolution. I don't see why basic personal implants wouldn't be at least somewhat common by then. Any implant would also be connected to the internet, of course. From there the possibilities spring up all over the board. Everyone just runs a Google search now to find out almost anything; if we get implants that are connected to whatever advanced network the internet becomes, wouldn't it become almost instantaneous? What if we could isolate thoughts and upload/download them? A search engine query would become like a simple thought to us. It would practically be the beginning of a shared consciousness of sorts.

I could seriously talk all night about this stuff. So many people don't even realize how different the world (well the developed world, at least) is now from even ten years ago. Calling it the Information Age is a gross understatement. The average persons pool of knowledge has exploded exponentially in a time span that is virtually instantaneous in historical terms. The changes in the metaphysical landscape alone are absolutely unprecedented.


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Reading these one after the other made me laugh
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#21
We're seeing hoverboards before 2015.

I don't care how impractical or expensive they are. Marty McFly promised me them Science, you better deliver.
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Reading these one after the other made me laugh


LOL

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I'm intrigued.

What do you mean by metaphysical landscape and it's relationship with future scientific conquest?


It means that the majority of people in the developed world - basicly all the younger people - see the world very differently. All the knowledge humanity has been accruing since we invented writing is now sorted and available to anyone with the internet. The way that the outside world is constructed within your mind is much different than anyone before internet access. It's not because you're an expert in any field (I'm not saying we're all super smart), it's that the huge variety of concepts and information you've been exposed to via the internet interconnect and influence your thinking.
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LOL


It means that the majority of people in the developed world - basicly all the younger people - see the world very differently. All the knowledge humanity has been accruing since we invented writing is now sorted and available to anyone with the internet. The way that the outside world is constructed within your mind is much different than anyone before internet access. It's not because you're an expert in any field (I'm not saying we're all super smart), it's that the huge variety of concepts and information you've been exposed to via the internet interconnect and influence your thinking.


Thank you very much for this.

For whatever reason, you've just enabled me to qualify the thesis for this paper I'm writing. It's on the Evolution of Postmodernism in Literature. Basically, my thesis is cultural influences have affected postmodernist literature to an extent that is pushing contemporary literature into a new style of writing (digimodernism, post-postmodernism, etc.) and the reason for this is because technology is expanding at such an exponential rate.
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#25
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A bomb that destroy the entire world


I wouldn't be surprised if America was sitting on a few of those, slightly pissed off that they can't test them
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I wouldn't be surprised if America was sitting on a few of those, slightly pissed off that they can't test them


That'd be highly dangerous!
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#28
The biggest technologies I hope to see properly used before I die are
- Fusion, for a practically limitless source of clean and safe energy. Solar/Wind are a waste of time really.
- Stem Cells used to repair damaged tissue or grow new organs.

Something that might happen but not in my lifetime is quantum teleportation, ie. making a copy of subatomic properties and using the blue print to recreate an exact copy of something/someone somewhere else.. kind of like a matter-photocopier
We've done it with individual atoms, just have to be able to do it but with trillions at a time.
#29
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That'd be highly dangerous!


I see what you did there..

Someone said teleportation earlier in the thread, I don't think it's a good idea. In order to teleported from one place to another, it would have to be a data feed, thus destroying your initial self, and recreating a clone. Therefore, while the new you will be identical in every way, it wouldn't be you. I guess you could interpret it as the inability to transfer your 'soul'..

That's just my opinion.

I think medical advancements are the biggest thing for me. While immortality is practically impossible, nano-scale technology is around the corner (so to speak), and will make it easy to identify tumours, and other problems, and fix them before they become a problem. Then we have the problem of overpopulation. So let's go find another earth-like planet.

Oh. I also that pizza hydrator from Back to the Future II.
#30
stem cell research is great. I hope we'll see a significant extending of lifespan, where it becomes the norm to live 150-200 instead of 75-95. I'm highly disappointed that I was born so early in humanity's existence, I'd like to have lived at least a million years down the road when space travel has begun to grow closer to perfection, and technology has increased to a ridiculous extent. That is if we last that long. But really, if we've come this far in a few thousand years as humans, where will we go in millions?

#32
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Computing would be changed forever. Just think about the processors that could be put in cell phones, let alone desktop computers. 0_0

And personally, I want to see nano computing. That would be awesome.
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#34
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stem cell research is great. I hope we'll see a significant extending of lifespan, where it becomes the norm to live 150-200 instead of 75-95. I'm highly disappointed that I was born so early in humanity's existence, I'd like to have lived at least a million years down the road when space travel has begun to grow closer to perfection, and technology has increased to a ridiculous extent. That is if we last that long. But really, if we've come this far in a few thousand years as humans, where will we go in millions?



For this to be even possible humans have to be able to successfully colonize a planet. If you increase our life expectancy to almost 2 lifetimes then factor in the rate at which human beings multiply there will be no space on earth. Even if humans do start to live longer we have to find a way to increase our food supply. As much as I like the idea of living much longer there are other technological places humans need to explore first.

I for one would love to see humans not only get to Mars but colonize it in my life time. I think we are closer to that then we think. NASA wants to send people to Mars but the travel time and amount of fuel makes it not possible for a return trip. So the first people to go to Mars are going and staying. Assuming that they send people to Mars within the next 10 years.
#35
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Short of a Kurzweil Singularity type scenario, I would say some level of transhuman evolution. I don't see why basic personal implants wouldn't be at least somewhat common by then. Any implant would also be connected to the internet, of course. From there the possibilities spring up all over the board. Everyone just runs a Google search now to find out almost anything; if we get implants that are connected to whatever advanced network the internet becomes, wouldn't it become almost instantaneous? What if we could isolate thoughts and upload/download them? A search engine query would become like a simple thought to us. It would practically be the beginning of a shared consciousness of sorts.

I could seriously talk all night about this stuff. So many people don't even realize how different the world (well the developed world, at least) is now from even ten years ago. Calling it the Information Age is a gross understatement. The average persons pool of knowledge has exploded exponentially in a time span that is virtually instantaneous in historical terms. The changes in the metaphysical landscape alone are absolutely unprecedented.


Wouldn't this just make it impossibly easy to overtake humanity? If everyone is connected one could just upload some virus that over rides the users free will and turn it into the wants and needs of the uploader?

I do think that humanity will have at least stepped on one other planet within 100 years and that in around 250 years, we will have the ability to live on other planets. Like most predictions though, it really depends on the financial situation of the world.
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#36
As said above, I think true teleportation is too risky.

It could be tested, and someone could say that they're just fine, but no one would know for sure if that was literally them, or a clone, due to the nature of teleportation.
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I want millions of nanobots injected into my body to clear out my arteries, hunt down cancer, and massage my muscle tissue, etc.

Why can't there be little protein machine monsters turning me into to a pseudo-cyborg?


I don't, I'd get so paranoid about the fact that there's little robots inside my body, if they go rogue or there's something wrong with their programming etc then I'd be fucked.
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#38
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I see what you did there..

Someone said teleportation earlier in the thread, I don't think it's a good idea. In order to teleported from one place to another, it would have to be a data feed, thus destroying your initial self, and recreating a clone. Therefore, while the new you will be identical in every way, it wouldn't be you. I guess you could interpret it as the inability to transfer your 'soul'..


Straight up analogy of Ship of Theseus, this one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus
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#39
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I don't, I'd get so paranoid about the fact that there's little robots inside my body, if they go rogue or there's something wrong with their programming etc then I'd be fucked.


Or you'd be turned into an out-of-control and unstoppable monster. We have to throw in the pros with the cons here.
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Note that this all assumes we pull out of the economic crisis fairly soon:

-I'd expect a major leap forward in fusion technology. I think the current record for a sustained controlled fusion reaction is something like 7 seconds. By 2050 I think we should have at least an hour as the record, if not an indefinitely sustainable reaction. As soon as ITER goes live we'll be seeing some very impressive results.

-I certainly believe we will be off oil-based fuels for combustion engines, if we're even still using combustion engines. Hydrogen Fuel Cells seem to be the next big thing in transportation technology.

-We'll make some initial headway into solving the Dark Energy/acceleration of the Universe problem but I suspect we wont really get the ball rolling on that until the next century.

-If they gain in popularity then we might see a great improvement in 3D Printer technology with wide-range applications in medicine and the synthesis of food products.

-Assuming Congress doesn't kill it off, the James Webb Space Telescope will advance our knowledge of the Universe 1000 fold by that date.

-At the very least an initialization of robotic missions to the salt water-slurry oozing valleys of Mars to search for microscopic fossils near flowing liquid water sources. And another mission to Jupiter's moon Europa which theoretically has massive sub-surface liquid water oceans due to fluctuating gravitational energies from Jupiter and the other several moons melting its ice center, essentially making it a giant water balloon in space.

-Grand reduction in price for Space Tourism via SpaceX and/or Virgin Galactic. The nations of the world stop using their own space programs for business in low-earth orbit and instead use the much cheaper and more efficient private companies to send up satellites and astronauts.

-First big commercial push for self-driving vehicles and an automated transportation network. Roads will have sub-surface nodes in short intervals installed for some kind of NFC-type communication with the passing vehicles. which will provide the self-driving vehicle with traffic and environmental information.

-A jump in hologram technology, although maybe not true holograms. Possibly three-dimensional laser projections in clear aerogel "monitors".

-Eventual phasing of most petroleum products, including finding a suitable replacement for plastics.

-Synthesis of wood or wood-like products, brought on by lack of supply following mass deforestation.

-Personal limited AI technology, likely networked into living spaces (like a less awesome version of JARVIS) and portable devices.

-Near complete phasing out of digital cameras and handheld game consoles, all consolidated into a single product (in essence, I believe smartphones will eventually be powerful enough that we will have no need for digital cameras or DSs/PSPs). High end products like the future-equivalent of professional DSLR cameras will still be sold as separate devices.

-Beginnings or at least first serious proposals of transoceanic rapid transit systems. Not necessarily the Transatlantic Tunnel train but similar functional proposals.

And so on and so forth. I'll add more if the thread's still alive later.
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