25 Futuristic Technologies You May Live To See

How much time do you spend on the internet? Listening to your iPod? Playing XBOX? If you were to travel 50 years into the past, you’d have to come up with some completely new ways of spending your time because none of those things would be available. Today however, rather than going into the past we’re going to jump to the future. These are 25 futuristic technologies you may live to see.

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Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistants

Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistants

At the rate technology is going pretty soon we won’t have to do anything except breathe and blink…and even that might be a stretch.

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Invisible Computers

Unseen Computers

Well, not really invisible, but so seamlessly integrated into our clothing, bodies, and lives that George Orwell will be turning somersaults in his grave.

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Virtual Animals with Digital Minds

Virtual Animals with Digital Minds

Although emulating a human brain is probably not going to happen anytime soon, scientists believe that something simpler, like a dog brain, isn’t far off.

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Mega-scale Geo-Engineering Project

Mega-scale Geo-Engineering Project

Scientists are currently working on geo-engineering solutions to counteract global warming. One of the biggest projects is called cloud whitening.

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Interplanetary Internet

Interplanetary Internet

Two decades from now, someone from our planet is supposedly going to Mars to set up an Internet connection. This project will pave the way for information sharing between the inhabitants of the two planets.

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The First True Anti-Aging Intervention

The First True Anti-Aging Intervention

By the 2030′s, gerontologists are expected to come up with a genetic tweak that could restore one’s youthful beauty.

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Autonomous Robots with a License to Kill

Autonomous Robots with a License to Kill

The notion that decades from now, autonomous killing machines could potentially invade this world may not be that far fetched. We already have the Aegis Combat System that operates in an autonomous mode.

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Lab-Grown Organs and Meat

Lab-Grown Organs and Meat

Biologists are currently figuring out how to generate differentiated tissues out of stem cells. When successful, organ donation will no longer be needed since organs can be grown from people’s own genetic constitutions.

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Personal Fabricators in Every Home

Personal Fabricators in Every Home

The idea behind personal fabricators is for people to produce their own products such as handguns, vaccines, and robots from their own home.

16

Oceans that can quench the world’s thirst

Oceans that can quench the world’s thirst

The development of affordable photovoltaic cells makes possible industrial-scale desalination in the future, which involves the utilization of residual heat to strip ocean water of its salt.

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Flying Car

Flying Car

Basically already a reality, the first transitional flying car made by Terrafugia Inc. has recently made its first flight.

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Shape Shifting

Shape Shifting

Physicist Michio Kaku predicts that by 2050, people will be able to change their world through “Shape Shifting”—a technology which involves rearranging objects with just a few keystrokes.

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Alternative to Petrol and Diesel

Alternative to Petrol and Diesel

Fossil fuel is outdated. But sometime in the near future, not only will fossil fuel be outdated, it might just be completely extinct!

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Small Devices that Pack a Punch

Small Devices that Pack a Punch

We’re basically watching the transition happen as mobile phones began to function as, interface with, and control larger machines such as home theater systems and even cars.

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Wireless Recharging

Wireless Recharging

Pretty soon people will not only be able to browse, print and talk without the presence of wires, but also recharge.

10

Aerial Public and Private Transport

Aerial Public and Private Transport

We just mentioned flying cars. Well, several companies from the United States have started mapping out routes in the skies above cities and urban areas.

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Teleportation Device

Teleportation Device

Forget the flying cars. Ok, maybe not so fast. This one might still be a ways off.

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Longer Lifespan among Humans

Longer Lifespan among Humans

Scientists are already working on the identification of a handful of genes that would extend the lifespan of human beings.

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Bringing Back Extinct Animals

Bringing Back Extinct Animals

The accelerated discovery of new ice age fossils suggests that through sustained genetic research, even animals that have been extinct for billions of years can still be brought back to life. Apparently Jurassic Park wasn’t all that far fetched.

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Robots that can perform household chores

Robots that can perform household chores

Aside from robots that have licenses to kill, and personal assistants doing your homework, robots that are capable of performing household chores are also among the futuristic technologies to look forward decades from now.

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Universal Translator

Universal Translator

A universal translator will make it possible for anybody to speak the language of every nation.

4

Headjack Learning Technology

Headjack Learning Technology

The idea is to insert a small metal device through a port into the back of the head and wait until this chip transforms the individual into a hyper-advanced super student who can learn complicated things in just a matter of seconds.

3

Virtual or Augmented Reality

Virtual or Augmented Reality

Science has already taken steps towards the creation of augmented reality, which involves overlaying images on the real world. Think Google glasses.

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Neuralyzer

Neuralyzer

Apparently Hollywood is onto something. Although not recommended without a prescription, people will one day be able to wipe out their memories whenever they want to, so they can restart with a clean slate and create only memories that are worth keeping.

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Genetic Modification

Perfect Genetic Engineering Machine

For better or for worse people will soon be able to pick their kid’s hair color from a drop down menu.



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