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Old 06-07-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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The problem with estimates and predictions like that, they didnt consider if that technology would ever be made accessible to the general public at any time though. This could have a HUGE impact on when or if it ever happens.

The same thing applies to many other past technology predictions, like hovering cars, past generations assumed future generations would have all sorts of sci-fi like technology, but they never stopped to consider if the powers that be, would ever allow the public access to it,or even to know it exists!
This is when it will be available to the public. Also you can only predict information technology and flying cars is not a form of information technology so while we can give a good estimate when the singularity will hit us we have no idea when we will get flying cars.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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... but they never stopped to consider if the powers that be, would ever allow the public access to it,or even to know it exists!
Weeeell, that's a big conspiracy theory IMO and as researchers all work more or less together nowadays, everything is out in the air. Today's problem seems to be the reverse, inflating the slightest finding into some super innovation.
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Old Today, 10:13 AM
 
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Weeeell, that's a big conspiracy theory IMO and as researchers all work more or less together nowadays, everything is out in the air. Today's problem seems to be the reverse, inflating the slightest finding into some super innovation.
Thats not a conspiracy theory at all.

They created the 'Invention Secrecy Act' in 1951, this is designed to target and suppress certain technology. You dont have to take my word for it either, plenty of online sites describe why this was created and how its used, and why its still in force today.

There are a few conditions the new invention or technology must meet before being suppressed of course, one of them is if the technology negatively effects Govts ability to exert its authority, another one factors the impact on large existing industry and the overall economy if that industry suddenly became obsolete...

Example...lets say some guy figures out a way for cars to run on tap water with a few cheap additives or modifications...naturally that would be disastrous for the oil and gas industry, and would have dire results on the economy afterwards, it would be best to suppress this technology.

Btw, you can look thru lists of things they have suppressed with this act over the years thanks to FOIA documents, many of the inventions and technology relate to energy and vehicles.
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