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Would the Future Technology of Thought Swapping Be Too Disruptive For Society?

Today, we have the Internet, e-mail, and social networks. These social networks are now experiencing a new wave of innovation with text messaging and real-time updates to the life experience. These tweets and text messages can be shared with others. Some might call this the friends and family program on steroids. It is definitely a disruptive technology, but it seems to be geared towards the way in which humans naturally communicate.

That is to say, it is somewhat an extension of our social interaction. Is this current technology too disruptive, and where is it going? And if it is too disruptive now, might it be even more so in the very near future? Some believe so, but let me give you a scenario so you can think about this yourself.

In the future there will probably be an implant device in your brain which takes your thoughts, and changes them into ones and zeros and allows for storage of all your thoughts, and instant transmission to others whom you’d like to share your thoughts with.

Sounds like Sci Fi? Hardly, but let’s ponder this for a moment. One philosopher and acquaintance of mine in considering this notion and future progression of our current technology stated; “Yes, I can choose what to believe and what not to believe, but only in some cases- a lot of the time we are subtly and uncontrollably affected by an overwhelming world.”

This was in response to the scenario that others would be sending you their thoughts, and you would be taking them into your brain and it would be changing the way you think, with those in your thought swapping group, thought swapping social network, or friends which you’ve subscribed too. In other words, the interjection of thought into your brain would change who you are and how you think.

But, isn’t that happening already? And if you believe that the thoughts that you take in, or the ideas that you read in books are introducing new ideas that change how you think, then this is already happening and if you allow them to this it will be similar in the future, only a much faster transition.

This should not stop one from taking a gander at the bigger picture, or entertaining thoughts that perhaps, invade one’s belief system. After all, currently, one cannot have experienced every situation from all angles, thus have the advantage of multiple perception impressions, but with thought-swapping, one can get closer to that reality. I hope you will please consider all this.

The Future Technology of Mobile Water Purification Systems

In Japan, earlier this year before the earthquake and tsunami hit, a new product was released that would enable those who ride bicycles to purify contaminated water sources making them palatable for drinking. Little did the Nippon Basic Company realize how important such achievements might become in the days and weeks ahead. Dubbed the Cycloclean, the bicycle can purify as much as five liters of water a minute. All a user has to do is put the bike on its stand and pedal in order to bring water up through the filters and turn it into clean drinking water. Innovations are always being made to mobile water purification systems, and it’s interesting to consider what the future might bring.

There are a few problems in assuming that devices like the Cycloclean might provide the mobile water purification systems the stricken country needs: chances are good that any of these bikes available were swept out to sea in the tsunami,there may not have been many of them in circulation, because the price tag is $6,000, and they aren’t really practical in mass situations like this one. However, different types of systems are available and have been put into use in Japan and following other disasters with great success. In a disaster, people need to drink water they can trust is free of contaminants, because they don’t really need to deal with some type of an epidemic caused by polluted water.

A lot of work has been done on solar water treatment systems, and there is a real possibility that devices containing solar filters will become even more widespread in the future. There is a lot of potential to be found in the portable systems that are being developed, because they can be used in many areas where other types of filtration units won’t work due to lack of electrical power. Solar units are now being supplied to disaster areas and sent to Iran to provide water to American troops. Only time will tell where solar technology will take the water filtration industry, but they are predicting a bigger and brighter future.

The need for clean, sanitary water around the world is very real, and the technology to produce it is finding its way into more remote regions every day. There is nothing that mankind needs more than fresh water, and that fact is never going to change. Therefore, the technology to make it out of contaminated water sources is going to continue to develop until people everywhere have the safe water they need to drink.

Military Technology – The Future Technology of War – USA

More research and development is put into military technology and innovation then any other industry or field. The evolution of the battlefield has occurred right in front of us, yet many people are unaware of how advanced the weaponry of the United States army and its allies has become. The battlefields our troops currently fight on are occupied by drones known as MQ-9 reapers and Predators, as well as a variety of unmanned land vehicles such as the SWORDS weapon system. Also we can’t forget about the advances in Fighter technology with the F-22 Raptor being on the forefront of aviation innovation.

The evolution of military technology has allowed the US military to move many of its troops out of harms way by implementing precision weaponry coupled with unmanned technologies. In the near future our battlefields could look like something from the movie Terminator with robots fighting each other and actually operating on artificial intelligence. The machines deployed in unfriendly territory will actually be linked to each other and communicate with soldiers and commanders to warn them of enemy positions or suspicious activities. Also systems like the YAL-1A airborne laser that the United States air-force has developed will keep our skies clear of ballistic missile threats.

Not only have the ground and air reconnaissances and attack vehicles been converted to unmanned applications, rifle and gun technology has developed at an incredible pace with applications such as the as50 British accuracy Sniper Rifle or the objective individual combat weapon. The Military technology that the soldier will be working with in the future will include upgraded ammunition and assault rifles as well as better and lighter armor such as the Dragon Skin system. There are many more new weapons system applications that seem lifetimes away but are being developed as we speak.