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Old 02-17-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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I fear I will in fact live too long. My parents died at 94 and 98, and that is an indignity I would rather be spared.
Well jtur i guess one could look to jack lalanne as an example of what diet and exercise can do over an expansive lifetime as he was free of alzheimer's, parkinson's etc. and was still lifting weights into his 90's
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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You really don't have a point but I like that you have a good imagination. There will never be a century where inventions progress at such an accelerated rate as they did during the last hundred years of the 20th century. The 20th century started in the infancy of airplanes, cars, radio. It will never again accelerate at such a fast pace as it did from the infancy.
I didn't have a point? Yeah okay, You are all knowing.
I am not saying in 100 years we are going to be like the Jetsons.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You really don't have a point but I like that you have a good imagination. There will never be a century where inventions progress at such an accelerated rate as they did during the last hundred years of the 20th century. The 20th century started in the infancy of airplanes, cars, radio. It will never again accelerate at such a fast pace as it did from the infancy.
In the late 19th century, there was the discovery of electricity and that led naturally to internal combustion. That opened the floodgates to a wide variety of applications based on those energy availabilities. Within a couple of decades, they were up and running, and since them, our imagination has been restricted to thinking of novel and efficient ways to use electricity and internal combustion. But since a century ago, technology has fallen back to just creating new applications. There were a few more secondary breakthroughs, like atomic energy and the miniaturization of circuitry.

But the only reason invention accelerated was because we had a couple of new toys to play with. The same spurt will take place next time there is a discovery of a basic principle not yet circulating in the minds of our creative thinkers. You can't predict when that will happen, but when it does, there will be another fast-paced acceleration.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: PRC
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There are no new major breakthroughs due to the military keeping all the good ones for their war-mongering.
Some get out after quite a number of years, but not until most of the other countries have 'discovered' them for themselves. I mean, the stealth technology was around in the military for at least 20 years before it was openly discussed and reported in the media.

Being a conspiracy-minded person, I reckon there are many energy inventions which have been hidden for years by our government, but stolen by them from the original inventors so that they could be used for military purposes. If this is so, then we already have new energy which is being used in numerous ways. Where there is (virtually) unlimited energy available for free, then many "impossible" things become possible.
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