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long range (safe) Wireless Energy Transfers.
It would have a huge impact on anything electronic.
Cellphones, cars, Green energy....
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Automatic cars


This and CRISPR
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I've been doing some VR gaymen and it's pretty fun.
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Ryulightorb wrote:


mikankoneko wrote:

Automatic cars


This and CRISPR


CRISPR is a really, really good answer.

But... I feel like that's maybe 2 or 3 decades out before we reach that one decade where human modification really takes hold.

It is absolutely the future though.
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Let's go down the list

Full blown Genetic engineering

Graphene or the next super material (also includes super conductors at room temperature)
3D manufacturing and rapid prototyping in general

and AI
I see engineering as a way of making other jobs obsolete or easier. What happens when the engineers make themselves obsolete?
Automation is one thing. Automation to design automation is another that would propel the world forward faster than we're ready for.


Oh, and I forgot
The biggest thing isn't a single technology or advancement
It's the improvement and application of older ones to where it's widespread and economically viable.
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Hmm, I wouldn't say a specific technology, although advancements in terms of VR seems pretty likely, for instance the technology improving, a reduction in cost, more games and uses for it etc.
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I'm not sure if this is something in the works, but one thing I would love to see one day are PC chips incapable of overheating.

Not having to worry about heating solutions would actually be a mind-boggling step. In fact I feel it would completely alter the design of computers altogether (notwithstanding the increases in processing power).

If only...
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I don't know about technological advancements, but I would love for our security protocols to catch up to our current technology. No more people using "1234" passwords, more two-step verification (for important things, at least), better care for how and when personal information is stored and transmitted, etc.

It's not a good thing for technology to keep moving more and more towards the use of personal data, including online activities and eventually genomes, until we are a lot better at keeping it away from people with bad intentions. Governments need to stop hiding flaws in programs to make cyberweapons, and share them with companies to let them fix the issue. Companies need to find a way to actually get employees on board with making good passwords ("Hey, you should make a good password, but in 3 months we're going to make you memorize a new one" doesn't cut it), and they need to employ the best cybersecurity experts they can get their hands on.
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I don't know about technological advancements, but I would love for our security protocols to catch up to our current technology. No more people using "1234" passwords, more two-step verification (for important things, at least), better care for how and when personal information is stored and transmitted, etc.

It's not a good thing for technology to keep moving more and more towards the use of personal data, including online activities and eventually genomes, until we are a lot better at keeping it away from people with bad intentions. Governments need to stop hiding flaws in programs to make cyberweapons, and share them with companies to let them fix the issue. Companies need to find a way to actually get employees on board with making good passwords ("Hey, you should make a good password, but in 3 months we're going to make you memorize a new one" doesn't cut it), and they need to employ the best cybersecurity experts they can get their hands on.


Everything you're saying is so true.

Personally I love two-step verification. But I do sometimes wonder about how easy it is getting into my email via tapping just 'Yes' on the phone.

It's probably more convenient, but I hope I never lose my phone

But yeah, internet security is definitely an absolute, absolute must in the future. I don't know what it looks like actually achieving fully secured data. But it's for sure going to be a priority for decades to come. And it's going to be affecting every single one of us.
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Sex robots.
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maybe 3d printers?


This.

We are honestly not that far from a world where you can order something and have the pieces immediately 3D printed at your home. We can already instantly deliver music, movies, books, and videos. Now look around your home and think about how much of the shit you see is made out of ABS plastic and a couple screws.

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cdarklock wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

maybe 3d printers?


This.

We are honestly not that far from a world where you can order something and have the pieces immediately 3D printed at your home. We can already instantly deliver music, movies, books, and videos. Now look around your home and think about how much of the shit you see is made out of ABS plastic and a couple screws.



This is one of the reasons why I'm also making an effort to learn 3D modeling. Because I see this technology around the corner...

How convenient would it be to be actually able to model the tools I can make myself (simplistic as they may be) rather than relying on someone else, or paying for them.

I've seen people 3D model guns though. Perhaps that's going a bit far? Haha. But it's definitely coming.
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Quantum Computing will be the next game changer. We're right at the very edge of it now wit entangled pairs being transmitted and received about 1200KM via satellite.

It's following the same pattern as the very earliest electrical computers - Encryption and Decryption that needs massive machines. Next it'll be refined into the old Mainframe style computers, then PC sizes.

Somewhere in this we'll start being able to apply the rules of Quantum Physics to the Newtonian Universe and then the Light Speed Barrier is going to be more of a... guideline.

Ladies, Gentlemen - Breed. Have kids, grandkids, greatgrandkids. They're going to see amazing things.
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