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What do you think will be the glass ceiling?

I think it will be a weapon of mass destruction.
I think all technology leads up to a bomb capable of destroying the entire planet and killing all the humans in the shortest most painless way possible in an indiscriminate second big bang.

Tools have always been used by humans to kill each other and put each other down, Mabe the answer to life that so many seek is mutually assured destruction.
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You're a little late. Nuclear weapons have already existed for 69 years and they've only been getting bigger.
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PhantomGundam wrote:

You're a little late. Nuclear weapons have already existed for 69 years and they've only been getting bigger.


Still not big enough.
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When one bomb hits another nation, dozens more will drop around the world in a matter of days. The world will become a nuclear wasteland in about a week, assuming the idiots pressing the red buttons are still alive by then.
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As soon as our technology would reach heights where it could become dangerous to other more intelligent species said Aliens will take care of us.
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PhantomGundam wrote:

When one bomb hits another nation, dozens more will drop around the world in a matter of days. The world will become a nuclear wasteland in about a week, assuming the idiots pressing the red buttons are still alive by then.


By that logic, you don't need a cannon because you can erode the castle walls with enough arrows.
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PhantomGundam wrote:

When one bomb hits another nation, dozens more will drop around the world in a matter of days. The world will become a nuclear wasteland in about a week, assuming the idiots pressing the red buttons are still alive by then.


By that logic, you don't need a cannon because you can erode the castle walls with enough arrows.


Completely different. Cannons and arrows only break sticks, stones, and occasionally people. Nuclear weapons cause radiation, damage the environment, leaves total destruction on a large scale, etc. The only thing that can top a nuclear bomb is some kind of weapon that creates black holes. Although only a suicidal maniac would willingly create something like that.
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I don't think there will ever be a height as long as we don't end up accidentally or purposely killing ourselves. If we can avoid that then I feel like we would probably mess with materials and physics and theories forever, and we will probably keep achieving new heights with technolog, or at least if not us the newer species of human will.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:


PhantomGundam wrote:

When one bomb hits another nation, dozens more will drop around the world in a matter of days. The world will become a nuclear wasteland in about a week, assuming the idiots pressing the red buttons are still alive by then.


By that logic, you don't need a cannon because you can erode the castle walls with enough arrows.


Completely different. Cannons and arrows only break sticks, stones, and occasionally people. Nuclear weapons cause radiation, damage the environment, leaves total destruction on a large scale, etc. The only thing that can top a nuclear bomb is some kind of weapon that creates black holes. Although only a suicidal maniac would willingly create something like that.


In case you hadn't noticed opening post was the height of tech not the current tech and being used for mass suicide
and the current hadron super collider could have made a black hole.
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I want to see where robots will be in 20+ years. I keep thinking Ghost in the shell like future tech.
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Hatsune Miku is closing on Letterman.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

What do you think will be the glass ceiling?


Soulless, titanium self-aware spider robots that can pilot quadcopters and drones.

Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Tools have always been used by humans to kill each other and put each other down, Mabe the answer to life that so many seek is mutually assured destruction.

Just by a few... most people simply want some semblance of control, but not self-destruction (which defeats control). Humans desire control almost as much as they desire praise, but self-destruction or mass global destruction is generally not on the agenda of those with the most power.

The response to the 2007-2009 financial crisis is proof of that.

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Eternal life.
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Hairbelly wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

What do you think will be the glass ceiling?


Soulless, titanium self-aware spider robots that can pilot quadcopters and drones.

Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Tools have always been used by humans to kill each other and put each other down, Mabe the answer to life that so many seek is mutually assured destruction.

Just by a few... most people simply want some semblance of control,


Not a few. every culture has an army, this means at every point in history, every culture was prepared to kill the others.
This would only lead to repetition as one culture is divided over a large area, effectively abandoning and killing their own.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Not a few. every culture has an army, this means at every point in history, every culture was prepared to kill the others.
This would only lead to repetition as one culture is divided over a large area, effectively abandoning and killing their own.

Using technology, from any era, to kill "others" is not usually an attempt at whole scale global mass destruction (sans Hitler).

There are VERY few people or armies or governments that are in control who want to totally wipe out everyone on the face of the earth. They are addicted to control and they want more control, and they are willing to kill a few dozen or 100 or 500,000 people to get more control. Creating a technology that purposely kills everyone including themselves, is highly unlikely.

Therefore, to go back to your original post topic, the only way new technology (possibly nano-technology) will totally wipe us out is by sheer accident ... nefarious or not.
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