Future inventions that will revolutionize our world as we know it
Some people think that everything there was to be invented has already been created, but they are mistaken.
And I think some of these inventions will revolutionise the world for the better. I am optimist about the future.
1 — Technology to read thoughts directly (aka telepathy)
There some advances in that area. By example here is a video of monkey controling a robotic arm with his brain:
People are increasingly realizing how brain works and being able to decode their signals into another type of information.
So in the future I think we will be able to read the thoughts of other people directly.
Some people are very alarmed about this, and think that it will be a negative change because of for example privacy.
But I am sure that as soon as technologies appear that allow you to read other people’s thoughts, there will also be many other technologies that will try to block these technologies. Everyone will work on it because there will be a lot of demand. And I’m sure it will be much easier to develop a technology that blocks the reading of thoughts than a technology that allows reading thoughts.
So what will be the consequence of this?
Some have chosen not to share their thoughts with anyone, some with everyone, and others only with people who trust and have some confidence.
There will probably be a sharing system similar to facebook where we choose who we share our thoughts with.
The world will be all computerized in the future, whether we like it or not, and this raises a lot of security and privacy issues. But as a result the area of computer security will gain much more importance than it has today and there will be many more brilliant minds working on it.
Why this technology will make the world better?
Because this technology will avoid many communication problems.
Human language by nature is quite ambiguous. If human language were not so ambiguous artificial intelligence would be able to analyze it much more accurately.
Let’s say you make a joke with someone vegetarian, saying you saw a study that says plants also have feelings.
If she does not know what’s going on in your mind, she might think you’re making a joke on her in a derogatory way.
But it turns out that even though you are not a vegetarian, you even admire the vegetarians for their choice and you were only playing with the person in a positive way.
If she could read your thoughts directly she would understand the context. Of course, afterwards if we see that the person was offended we can explain the intention through words. But sometimes people misunderstand something and offer no feedback on it.
A more direct form of communication would make everything easier, faster and effective.
This technology will make people better. Why would good-natured people conceal their thoughts?
If they have no evil intentions they have nothing to hide.
So I believe that all people will be encouraged to share their thoughts openly and deception will become less common.
2 — Transportation to any part of the world within minutes (aka teleportation)
Transport has been getting faster from year to year, and so far there is nothing to indicate that there is a limit.
Before phones our voice only came to who was a few meters away from us.
Before we invented cars and other technologies, our only means of locomotion were our legs.
In the old days we only communicated with a small tribe who lived in a geographic location near us.
Today we communicate with anyone in any part of the world thanks to the internet. The barrier of communication limitations has been somewhat broken.
Now we must break the transport barrier which still have a long way to go.. And the transport barrier is also a barrier to communication because we communicate better face-to-face than through remote technology.
In some jobs that one can work remotely like computing there is some reason why companies still prefer people who work physically in the offices rather than remotely.
Why this technology will make the world better?
This will revolutionize the world of work force and human relations.
If there were no transport barrier, we could easily apply for any job anywhere in the world without too much difficulty.
Imagine that someone has a fascination and special ability for artificial intelligence, but was born in a country that does not invest in artificial intelligence and there are no companies in your country. Of course he can always move to another country but the barrier is much bigger. But if he gets another job with which he feels minimally happy, he may not change by conformism.
And if he moves to another country he will also be away from friends and family which can be a big negative point for some people.
Better than that, this would facilitate the creation of new businesses.
If the communication and transportation barrier were not so great, you could find the right partners anywhere in the world to start a new business.
This will also revolutionize the world of human relationships.
People are different from each other, they have different personalities and different tastes and this is OK. The diversity is good.
Although people are different from each other they can still respect each other, but this makes compatibility with there is a different compatibility between people.
You can find several people on facebook with whom you have a very good compatibility, but as they live away from you a true friendship can never be returned.
This is just like what happens with jobs. You can still be quite happy with local friends, but if there was a better fit everything could be better.
There is a difference between finding almost perfect compatible people in the millions of your city if you live in a big city, and the 7.5 billion of the entire world.
This would also probably end the division of countries as we know it. In a certain way now a country is associated with a piece of land and geographical location. But if the difference between traveling from one country to another was a matter of minutes it would change everything.
Elon Musk is trying invent a new transport called Hyperloop that will transport people at an average speed of around 600 mph (970 km/h). There are many skeptics about this technology, but there were also when we stopped using horses to use cars.
3 — One universal language
In a way English is now the universal language. But it’s still a barrier. By example China have 1,371 billion of people.
Would not you think it would be easier for other people in other parts of the world to communicate with people in China if they all spoke the same language?
I believe that the solution may not be for the adoption of a universal language, but perhaps for the development of technology.
There are already some advances made in this area made by Microsoft and other companies.
Of course as the language is ambiguous it is very important to understand the context in which it is to be said to do a correct translation.
And that is why the development of technologies is dependent on each other.
If we had access to other people’s thoughts directly through technology, it would be easier to understand the context.
And it would not be enough to break the transport barrier if you could not communicate with many Chinese people later.
And the effect of this in the world of music?
If we could understand the meaning of some lyrics sung in other languages you would gain many new good musicians.
Regardless of which country you are, you know there is a musician who sings beautiful songs in your native language that would probably be appreciated out there if it were understood.
The barriers of communication and transportation created division, and this created many different languages.
English began to be more widely spoken around the world as communication technologies developed as internet, or series of TV and books like game of thrones were shared around the world.
In fact, that’s how I learned to speak English.
There were certain books that interested me so much that they were only available in English, and I had to learn English to read them..
4 — Filters with large accuracy than there is now
When the barriers of communication, transportation and language are broken, there will be an enormous explosion of information.
For example you want to look for jobs anywhere in the world or compatible people any part of the world you will need filters for that.
I know that tools like Google are already very good but we will have to be invented something far superior to that.
Maybe the Google information filtering monopoly will one day end if someone else makes something better. Or maybe Google will invent that.
Please note that I am not saying that it is already possible to do something better than Google with the technology that exists now, but maybe in the future will be.
This change maybe will make Facebook change completely too or it will be overtaken by another new social network.
The Facebook as it is designed now was made to contact people we just met in person.
It is possible to still contact unknown people in Facebook, but if that was the intended purpose it would have been designed in a completely different way.
But if communication, transportation, language barriers have been overcome, people will probably want to contact unknown people more.
Or will there be two major social networks?
Maybe Facebook will continue its niche, and another social network will occupy the new niche.
If you want to maximize the chances that anyone in any part of the world compatible with you finds you have to expose much information about you publicly. And some people may not be willing to share that, and even Facebook may not want to go that way.
For now maybe it’s not worth just sharing information publicly about you because you can just share that information locally in person or in a private chat with your friends anyway but if communication and transport barriers were broken everything could change.
5 — Batteries that last weeks or years instead of hours
Today’s cell phone batteries last for a maximum of 2 days without intensive use, and that limits what we can do. There are some features on mobile phones that spend a lot of batter that could be used most if they did not spend as much. Iam a iOS developer and develop apps for mobile phones.
And I know for example if i make an app has to track the user’s location all the time (if the user gives permission) it will spend the batter in a few hours.
And now Apple’s new operating system that will come out (iOS 11) will come out ARKit, VisionFramework and Core Machine Learning.
ARKit is an augmented reality kit, and allows you to detect objects within a room and up to its size.
Core Machine Learning is a kit that uses neural networks, and neural networks can be trained for detect patterns in world.
This can be used in a variety of domains like object detection, sentiments analysis, handwriting recognition, music tagging, etc.
This 3 things will allow make many cool things like this app:
In this app through ARKit and a neural network, it is possible to identify a food automatically and show the nutrients on top.
These features just have a drawback spend the batter very quickly.
If we want to use a very complex neural network we will be limited.
And these technologies will evolve even more, and will require more batterie.
If for example the ARKit is now able to detect a car and its size, maybe in the future will be able detect each individual component as a wheel in detail.
And perhaps there is no more investment in these technologies because the battles are not yet ready.
6 — Sensors for everything
There are already several sensors in the mobile phones, but maybe there are no more sensors because of cost, batterie, …
There are not yet, by example, sensors to detect the texture and weight of an object.
For now there are already sensors to visually analyze an object such as ARKit, Vision Framework and Core Machine Learning.
But what if I wanted to create an app to measure the quality of a Melon automatically through a neural network?
Only visual information would not suffice, it would probably needed texture and weight.
What if I wanted to detect a woman’s perfume automatically?
I’d need a smell sensor.
I think in the future we will measure and analyze everything from mobile sensors.
For example, there are already several statistic studies that show the levels of pollution in each city. But sometimes people do not pay much attention to that studies. It would be interesting to make an app that visually shows how much an area is polluted in real time.
And if the transportation barriers did not exist the people could only move about because of that.
The technological development is unpredictable, some things arrive much later than we expected and others earlier as the car without driver.
The technological development is unpredictable, some things arrive much later than we expected and others earlier as the car without driver. Some may only happen in 1000 or 2000 years. But before the final goal there will be many progressive developments.
And it is true that some technological developments can have bad consequences if they are not well planned, happen at the wrong time or are used by people with bad intentions. But overall I’m optimistic.