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Old 10-14-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Wifi and Mobile Internet
Wireless charging
Facial Recognition
High Frequency Trading
Genetically Modified Foods
Solar Energy
Pandora (predicting what music you might like based on what you previously liked)
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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Define "future."

Frankly, I am not impressed by this "future," and technology doesn't make me feel like I'm living in an advanced civilization when idiots are still going around cutting off heads, politicians are behaving like politicians have since the days of Babylon, and we still haven't figured a simple and cost effective way out of the gravity well.

In many ways, this era has more in common with the 1800s and earlier, while the late 1960s and early 1970s held hope for far greater things. Sure some people have phones turning them into trackable androids in the service of employers, but slave collars had the same effect and were cheaper. Instant access to inane conversations with friends who know more about sports and fashion than history does not impress me as "futuristic."


I think the future will be more like Madmax and spacehunter not like star trek.There will be poor and poverty and killing ,war and raping.Well the rich having top health care , rich living in space station or on mars.

Space will be for the very rich same with top health car.The poor and average person will be living in more Madmax and spacehunter society.

I seen the movie The Fifth Element and yes they had flying cars ,spaceships ,future medicine ,future guns and technology!! But a very overpopulated crowded dirty and crime ridden and rundown city.This is want the future will look like not like star trek will every thing is easy and everyone can go to space and clean and nice society.

Only the small 1% will be able to go to space and have top
health car.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Most electronics
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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~ Garbage disposals
~ Air conditioning
~ In-car navigation
~ Talking to a support person that barely speaks English
~ Vehicles with +600HP
~ Every web site one visits has ads and tracks you
~ Custom made dogs and cats
~ Brazil is the second largest airplane manufacturer in the world
~ American citizens thinking the government has their best interests at heart
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have to say the smart phone....at least the iteration of it since about 2012....

Think of it...we go to sleep with it, wake up with it, leave home with it, bring it to work, bring it to play,
use it even while on the road(perhaps most of all on the road).

I have seen crowd scenes in stores where most people are doing the leaning down motion checking their phones.....in lines you see it all the time, waiting for anything you see it all the time..

NOW...before this there was nothing like this, nothing we had to have with us all the time, and that we did so many essential things with all the time. So, this is quite a game changer, and therefore reminds me more of, at least the closest we are approching the future NOW, in everyday life.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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I would like to know, what are some technologies that make you feel like that we are living in the future? I am 20 and growing up I read a lot of science fiction on what people of the past imagined what the future was going to be like. So I am disappointed now that its 2014 and I still don't have my jetpacks, hover board, flying cars, underwater or lunar colonies, and so on. But I wonder, is there any technology around today that makes you feel like we are living in the future?
Well, I'd say to some degree I'm still impressed by some of the superintense lasers out there that can reach intensities 10^22 times that of bright sunlight (e.g, Texas Petawatt Laser)!
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I would like to know, what are some technologies that make you feel like that we are living in the future? I am 20 and growing up I read a lot of science fiction on what people of the past imagined what the future was going to be like. So I am disappointed now that its 2014 and I still don't have my jetpacks, hover board, flying cars, underwater or lunar colonies, and so on. But I wonder, is there any technology around today that makes you feel like we are living in the future?
Believe me, I am well above your age and my cohort and I often discuss how it is 20XX and we still do not have hover boards or flying cars.

In terms of technology, the microchip still boggles my mind. For awhile, the Space Shuttle, too. Nanobots remind me of Blade Runner. There are a few other things here and there, but in reality, not as much as there was 20 years ago. Because of the Internet we now get information on a new product/idea/technology even before it is even fully laid down on paper on a daily basis. By the time something that is new and exciting is finally launched it already feels like old news.

Then again I still use No.2 yellow pencils. What do I know
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:16 PM
 
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The fact that electricity is free (via solar panels) make me feel like I'm living in the future.

My Google Glass makes me feel like I'm in the future whenever I put it on.

My smartwatch makes me feel like I'm living in the future.

The fact that my car regulates it's own speed in cruise control, and parks itself makes me feel like I am living in the future.

The fact that I can order something from Amazon and get it delivered the same day makes me feel like I am living in the future.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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Okay, this merging technology makes me feel like we might be approaching the future...

https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/1362/584...oid/index.html
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Forget wearable tech. The pioneers of our “post-human” future are implanting technology in to their bodies and brains.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Okay, this merging technology makes me feel like we might be approaching the future...

https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/1362/584...oid/index.html
Wait 10 years and it will be common place.
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