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View Poll Results: By 2050, the following will exist and be commonplace
Self Driving cars 67 74.44%
Flying cars 17 18.89%
C3PO type Robots 21 23.33%
Smoking hot Terminator 3 type robots (non killing type) 10 11.11%
AI 42 46.67%
a Matrix 13 14.44%
anti aging formula 31 34.44%
nano molecular manufacturers 51 56.67%
nuclear fusion 41 45.56%
FTL Space travel 16 17.78%
Space Planes - Just like todays planes, but into space! 45 50.00%
Laser guns 36 40.00%
lightsabers 5 5.56%
cool robotic arms/legs/etc 58 64.44%
cure for all diseases 11 12.22%
wormhole teleporters 4 4.44%
X-ray glasses!!! 9 10.00%
Sgtar trek "food pills" that meet all your daily requirements. 24 26.67%
a flying car you can fold into a briefcase 5 5.56%
a suit of Iron Man Armor. woot woot! 9 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2009, 04:36 AM
 
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Looks like it's only to translate between English and Arabic. I've seen other pocket-sized talking translators, but you had to type it in, and sometimes the words sounded funny or not quite right. The one in the video is pretty cool though because you just talk into it and it speaks the translation as well as writes it. Bet it's not cheap.
I have seen others that do other languages. Wont be long til you will be able to download all the more popular languages before going on vacation!
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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I have seen others that do other languages. Wont be long til you will be able to download all the more popular languages before going on vacation!

You're absolutely right about that. Of the old portable translation devices that I recall, one unit in particular contained 18+/- languages. Mostly the things are like translation dictionaries that you can hear how to pronounce the words, although it also contained a fair number of common phrases.

The device you posted about is far more sophisticated, and remarkable because you simply speak what you want to know. To be fair, the translator would still have limitations, but it's truly impressive. I also think such devices will eventually have other languages available, either built-in or by using language cards you can plug in.

Seems like something similar was hoped to be common in computers. Remember the speech-to-text, voice commands, etc.? Those ideas have never really become commonplace apart from a few specialized uses. I recall years ago there was a fairly accurate and sophisticated text translation program (for documents, letters, etc.) that was used by government agencies and universities, but the cost was thousands of dollars. Way out of my budget.

I also remember one of the very first calculators made available to the public had a price of about $400.00. All it could do was simple math, used red LED lights for display, and used a wired connected "wand" to touch the metal keypad. Bulky thing too. Now you can get calculators that are extremely powerful in comparison and can be bought for less than $1.00.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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YouTube - Lovely Titan Robot on Gitex Exhibition 2009 - Dubai

this thing rocks!

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Old 10-23-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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That's cool! It kind of reminds me of the Terminator robots.
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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Quadrocopters can now fly through thrown hoops, the end really is nigh (video) -- Engadget

sweet!
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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5 Ways Science Could Make Us Immortal | Cracked.com

here comes immortality!

would you partake?
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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You guys are aware that Nikola Tesla came up with a generator that powered itself? And that was back in the late 1800s. We could have had that installed in all of our homes and cars by now. Which means we would not have to use the amount of natural resources that we do.

If the government did not work the way it does. So what does that mean? Every future type tech will not happen because the government has a tendency on destroying/silencing people like Tesla and listening to people like Edison. Why do you think we all remember who Edison is but Tesla? Who the heck is Tesla? Just the man who invented the machine for renewable energy and lots of awesome tech. But what happened? Nothing. He is forgotten and his best inventions are forgotten because they have been destroyed, etc.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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5 Ways Science Could Make Us Immortal | Cracked.com

here comes immortality!

would you partake?
I'm sure i would .

Although the article mentioned genes and their association with telomerase (chromosomal endcaps) however they failed to mention all the research with the sirtuin genes and longevity connection.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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AI seems to be getting closer every year...


http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovat...tml?hpt=hp_bn7
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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IBM produces first working chips modeled on the human brain | VentureBeat

a bit more on the new chip.

Seems like these things might get here sooner than we think!
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