TechsPlace | Technology is an ever changing landscapes. Our technological evolution is proceeding exponentially. Technologies that were considered state-of-the-art just five years ago are now considered obsolete. Consider the services you get from your Earthlink Internet Packages Just a short decade ago, the internet speeds we get today were considered out of reach. And the rest of the world is changing just as fast. Many things that were considered the domain of science fiction like cloning are now a reality. More than that, we can reasonably expect to see many new high tech things become a reality in the future. In this blog, we will be looking at four weird things that you can expect to see high tech versions of in real life.
- Colonization of Mars
There is a plethora of science fiction material depicting a human colonization of Mars. Mars has always fascinated scientists and astrophysicists since space travel became a reality. After exploring the planet, the next step was a foray into space, specifically the moon. Once that milestone was reached, serious talk began about a manned mission to Mars. Mars is approximately 33.9 million miles away at its closest to Earth, roughly 335 days of space travel. SpaceX demonstrated groundbreaking technologies in its historic February Falcon Heavy launch. The idea of reusable rocket propulsion changes the game altogether. One of the main drawbacks of space travel is the astronomically high costs, no pun intended. With Space X proving it’s possible to launch, land and relaunch the same rocket, costs can theoretically be reduced significantly. Coupled with advancements in propulsion systems, this has resulted in giving shape to the first possible manned mission to Mars. If all goes well, this could mean humanity is one step closer to colonizing space. Hopefully, there will be no dangerous aliens to ruin the celebration.
- Delivery Bot
Mailmen and delivery guys are the people we rely on to bring our purchases to our doorstep. Many corporations like Amazon and AliBaba are currently researching ways to cut out the human element in deliveries. With exponential advances in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, it is theoretically possible for machines to take over delivery jobs. In fact, certain corporations are testing specialized commercial drones in the field. These drones have the capability to carry much more weight than the drones we use today and have the ability to literally deliver at your doorstep. One e-commerce giant is even looking into the idea of large, blimp-like floating warehouses in the sky. The idea is to send out drones from these blimps to deliver products to different customers. In a few short years, we may be getting the outcomes of our online shopping sprees delivered by flying robots.
- Billion Dollar Babies
Gene splicing is hardly a new concept, but it’s not as sinister as most sci-fi movies make it out to be. It is the process of ‘cutting’ the DNA of an organism and inserting a gene from another organism. Gene splicing has in fact been around for a while and has been used in the agriculture sector. A well known example is a fruit tree which bears two different kinds of fruits. But if you look at it, the implications are much more far reaching than food. You may, in theory, be able to decide what your child would look like and alter physical traits. Essentially, we may be looking at customized babies in a few years. Possibly, everyone will look like George Clooney in future generations. The possible costs of such processes will probably put only the privileged few in a position to take advantage of it.
As farfetched as it may sound, scientists believe that the first person who will never die is actually alive right now. This puts a whole new timetable on mankind’s age-old quest to find a way to work past the state of death. There are several ways that this may happen. One way is that the consciousness of a person may possibly be digitized and stored inside a computer. With no biological shell that decays, in theory your consciousness can live on indefinitely. Scientists are already working on various brain mapping projects across the world, trying to completely map the brains neural pathways. If they succeed, having a computer or robotic body to store your ‘mind’ may not be science fiction much longer. I just hope I can access my Frontier internet packages through my titanium alloy, machine gun-wielding robotic self. I’d probably give the Terminator T1000 a run for its money.