Technology of 2012-2040 – What Can We Expect? – You’ll Be Amazed

Why are their so many tech geeks seen on Google+?
Simply because the exponential growth of Technology excites us all. Think about how much we have progressed in the last decade alone, and then think about what the next few decades will be like for us all? We will not accomplish the same magnitude of technological growth in the coming decade as we have in the past decade. Instead the progress over the coming ten years will be exponentially more than the last ten years. With the current growth trends, Google+ also will see tremendous growth if they continue to innovate. This is what we may have to look forward to over the coming 30 years or so. Most of this information is based off of mathematical equations as well as estimates from many of today’s great scientific minds, while other dates are provided by scheduled timelines.

The Year 2012
Completion of the International Space Station – The largest man made structure to ever enter orbit. Weight is 345,000 kg, and it will be approximately 110 meters wide.
The Mars Science Laboratory Lands on Mars – This will be the first time a video camera is brought to another planet, as well as the first 3D camera.
Windows 8 is Released
■Google+ Passes Twitter in Member Accounts – With an estimated 290 million Users Google+ ranks 2nd only to Facebook for social networks, in terms of user totals.

The Year 2013
Gaia Mission Launched – Will map out over 1 billion stars in a 5 year period from 2013-2018.
4G Becomes Standard – The wireless standard will be used for all smartphones and wireless devices. Offers bandwidth of 100 mbps for mobile devices and 1 gbps for stationary reception
■Products Using Memristor Technology Are Available – Computer memory will work on the atomic level instead of the conventional on/off switch level.
■14 Nanometer Chip are Mass Produced – Currently chip sizes are mass-produced at around 24 nms.

The Year 2014
Internet Will Outreach Televisions in the US – As internet and TV converge on each other, there will be more internet users than Traditional television viewers.
■Robotic Mules Work for the Military – These robotic mules will be able to traverse terrain that normal vehicles could not, allowing soldiers to carry equipment to remote areas
■Playstation 4 Launched by Sony – Will compete with the Xbox 720, and Onlive for video game dominance.
■Hadron Collider Reaches Max Operating Power – Currently it’s operating at 50% power until 2014.

The Year 2015
Masdar City Completes First Phase – The city being constructed in the United Arab Emirates will be the first zero-waste, zero-carbon city. Cost $22 billion.
Scientists Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth – Extinct for 5,000 years, new technologies will allow cloning of the DNA of the Wooly Mammoth.
Lunar Tourism Emerges – A company called Space Adventures will sell the first tickets to the moon, or at least within 100 miles from the moon. Cost: $150 million per person
■The New Horizons Pluto Probe Arrives on Pluto – Will transmit pictures back from the icy planet, 4 billion km away.
Google+ Eclipses Facebook in Total Users – With nearly 1.2 billion users, if current trends continue, Google+ eclipses the total member base of Facebook, making it the Worlds largest social network.

The Year 2016
■The Worlds First Space Hotel – A Russian space group called Energiya launches the world’s first space hotel, in a partnership with US firm, Orbital Technologies.
■Holographic Versatile Discs or HVDS Replace Blu-Rays – It’s possible that solid state memory may make this technology useless, even though each disk will hold as much data as 200 DVDs.

The Year 2017
■Teleportation of Molecules Made Possible – Scientists already are able to teleport single atoms and light. Next up are simple molecules.

The Year 2018
■Scientists are Able to Drill Into The Earths Mantle – What many people thought of as science fiction years ago, will be made possible due to technological advances. Little is known about the mantle.
■Computers Break the Exaflop Barrier – That’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per second.
Everyday Appliances, Cars, and other Items Connected to Internet – via RFID chips the size of a grain of sand, all your appliances and everyday items will be able to communicate with the internet.
■Devices With 100Gbit/s Transfer Rates Emerge – Light Peak technology will take over USB 3.0, and provide upwards of 100gbit/s transfer rates.
Spinal Cord Injuries No Longer a Problem – Through stem cell research, any acute spinal cord injury will be able to be treated and cured. The method is already done in mice.
■The ITER Fusion Reactor Switched On – At a cost of $20 billion the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor has been in the works for quite a while. Success of this project would mean an almost infinite amount of clean power for the world.

The Year 2020
5 Billion Internet Users World Wide – Over 5 billion people will have access to the internet.
Brain Machine Interface Technology Makes Texting Easy – You will be able to text message simply by thinking. Other Brain Tech interface technologies will also take off.
■Holographic Television Becomes Mainstream – Scientists have already found ways to make this technology possible. The only problems have been the long refresh rates.
■Traditional Microchips Reach Their Smallest Size Possible – Traditional microchips will give way to new technologies as they reach nearly the size of an atom, 4nm. In order for Moore’s Law to continue, new technologies will need to come about.
■Stem Cell Organ Manufacturing – No longer will there be a need for organ donations. Through the use of stem cells, scientists will be able to grow your own organs for you.

The Years 2022 -2025

■Nanotech Clothing and Carpet is Mainstream – Self cleaning carpets, as well as completely waterproof clothing is made possible by nano technology
■Deafness is Curable and Teeth Can be Regenerated – Stem cells will be able to regenerate teeth, as well as cure those who can not hear.
■SD Cards With 1 Petabyte of Data – Forget those 64 GB cards, even the thought of 1 TB cards. 1 Petabyte CD cards are now available.
■Medical Nanobots Emerge – tiny robotic particles will be able to possible cure diseases like cancer.
■Vertical Farming Becomes Mainstream – Skyscrapers filled with vegetation will be the norm, helping alleviate world food shortages.
■Human Brain Simulating Computers Emerge – Because of the exponential growth of computer power, we now have computers capable to simulating a human brain. The First step towards Cyborgs.
■Immortality Coming Close to Reality – The worlds first 10-year-old mouse is created, and as technology progresses we may be able to extend the average human life by an additional year or more for each year of additional research.

The Years 2026-2030

■Wireless Electricity is Mainstream -All electronics will have an antenna and get their power from a single electrical node in the center of one’s home.
■Limb Regrowth Possible – Scientists will find a way to By switch off a particular gene called P21, meaning that adult mammalian cells can be induced to behave like regenerative embryonic stem cells.
■Human Like AI Is a Reality – Artificial intelligence that mimics that of man is now available. The next phase is singularity where super intelligence emerges in the coming years.

The Years 2031-2040
■TeraBit Internet Speeds Emerge – Think 100 mbits/s is fast?
■Weather Forecasts become 99.9% accurate – Hurricane prediction as well as every day weather will be nearly perfected with the Zetaflops of computer power now available.
■Exabyte Storage is Now Available – This may seem like too much storage to even be needed, but AI, and other new technologies will need this space.
■First Man on Mars – Finally a Man will step foot on the red planet.
■Internet 4.0 Emerges – Many, many devices, and every day tools and appliances will make the Internet a much more complex environment.
Quantum Computing Is Available – These computers will revolutionize future technology
Alzheimer’s Disease is Now Curable – After reverse engineering the human brain, scientists are now able to cure Alzheimer’s.
■Teleportation of DNA Made Possible – Advances in the field will allow complex Molecules of DNA to be teleported over a distance.

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The 10 biggest tech stories of 2011 (CNN)

(CNN) — The technology industry often finds itself pontificating about the future, but the busy news cycle this year gave us plenty to discuss.

Very influential tech pioneers died; cyber-security cost companies billions of dollars; and trends in electronics and on the Web provided new tools and created new challenges.

Smartphones and tablets each grew so immensely this year that we decided to give them their own mobile year-in-review list.
As for future talk, there were plenty of bold, futuristic initiatives that did not quite bear fruit this year.
The seeds of Hewlett-Packard’s mobile strategy, Google’s plans for Motorola post-acquisition, Intel’s 3-D silicon transistors and mobile payment systems like Google Wallet were planted this year. But those stories were left off of this list because their products did not reach a mass market in 2011. Look for those to make big splashes in 2012.

These 10 stories in 2011 had a huge impact that could resonate for many years:

1. Steve Jobs dies

From humble middle-class roots to running the most valuable tech company in the world, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was powerful and revered. His death on October 5 after a long battle with cancer made waves around the world.
Public grieving could be seen outside Apple’s hundreds of stores, where fans left flowers, candles and written notes of tribute. His authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, which came out in November, instantly became a bestseller.
At Apple, Jobs helped create the personal computer industry, and built a team that worked with him to design mega hits like the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. He also found time to lead Pixar Animation Studios, the “Toy Story” creator that the Walt Disney Co. paid $7.4 billion to acquire in 2006.
The fast-paced tech industry halted for a moment after Jobs’ death this year, prompting business and world leaders to speak publicly about his impact. It may never be the same after.

2. Social media’s role as a tool for protestors

Much praise was heaped on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube after they played a role in the Arab Spring, a series of protests in the Middle East that started late in 2010.
Use of social networks to spread the word about demonstrations persisted this year, especially in the Egyptian uprising that toppled longtime President Hosni Mubarak.
In London, participants in riots used BlackBerry Messenger.
Micro reports from Occupy Wall Street and other U.S. protests frequently popped up on Twitter.
Perhaps in a nod to those events, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said onstage at his conference this year, “We exist at the intersection of technology and social issues.”

3. Hackers

The Guy Fawkes mask, a stark white symbol of political upheaval, can be seen at many Occupy protests, but the accessory from the movie “V for Vendetta” was adopted earlier by an online group called Anonymous.
Members of the loosely organized group emerged from the Internet underground this year with a series of politically fueled computer attacks on churches, e-commerce and banks. A sister group called Lulz Security staged its own hacks before quickly vanishing.
After Sony’s online networks had been hacked, researchers discovered a file planted on one of its servers containing the Anonymous chant, “We are legion.” The word “hack” was so ingrained in people’s vernacular after all of these incidents that it became a catchphrase anytime a site was down or an account password had been stolen.

4. Tablet market gets dozens of new entrants

The decade-old tablet PC market received a jolt with new products this year, sparked by the massive success of Apple’s iPad.
Electronics makers tried to figure out whether consumers were looking for tablets or just iPads. Google, with its Android tablets, and Research in Motion, with the BlackBerry PlayBook, were not pleased with the answer. may have cracked the formula with its $199 Kindle Fire. It has been selling about a million devices each week since it debuted in November. Hewlett-Packard only managed to attract meaningful sales to its TouchPad when it ran a $99 fire sale to clear inventory.

5. Facebook and partners add ‘frictionless’ sharing

What do you call it when someone you know finds out something about you without you telling them?
Facebook calls it “frictionless,” and companies that have implemented the feature, including some music-streaming services and news publishers, have found a great promotional vehicle.
Still, many are opposed to their private reading habits being broadcast instantly to their Facebook pages. Zuckerberg is convinced people will continue publishing more about themselves online each year — now, whether they actively choose to or not.

6. Patent wars

The biggest names in mobile, including Apple, Google, HTC, Microsoft, RIM and Samsung, have engaged in a giant game of patent Risk.
These companies have filed lawsuits and countersuits in countries around the world to seek licensing agreements or block the sale of rivals’ products. Google has said that its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility was to gain the phone maker’s stockpile of patents.
Check with your local government about whether you can legally buy a Galaxy Tab in stores this week.

7. Google+

People are spending more of their time on social networks than searching the Web. In other words, more Facebook and less Google.
So Google created its own Facebook-like environment in Google+. Users can share photos and browse friends’ updates.
Google+ got off to a promising start, but Facebook has had a long lead. Google asserts that its social network is key to the future of the company. That’s a big bet.

8. Apple becomes the most valuable company in the world

When Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he said the company was weeks away from bankruptcy. Over the next decade, he orchestrated a masterful turnaround that culminated in Apple briefly becoming the world’s most valuable company by market capitalization.
Exxon Mobil has reclaimed a sizable lead, but that shouldn’t undermine how effective Apple has been in creating a lust for gizmos. The ultra-thin iPad 2 has done gangbusters, and the iPhone 4S, with Siri, has introduced voice-command services to a wider audience this year.

9. IBM’s Watson beats human champs on ‘Jeopardy!’

At times, the Watson computer, built by IBM, failed to understand some nuances of the English language, prompting mocking laughter.
However, as the world had learned when IBM’s Deep Blue defeated chess champion Gary Kasparov, computers aren’t clueless. Watson proved that two smart men, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, were no match for banks of servers running artificial-intelligence software.

10. Spotify and Facebook take on digital music

With iTunes and iPod, Apple had a strong formula for dominating the digital music industry. Amazon and Google haven’t made a dent.
But Spotify has proved itself as a worthy opponent in Europe, and after years of negotiations with the record labels, it finally hit U.S. shores this year.
Facebook Music, a page that shows what friends are listening to, has helped introduce wider audiences to on-demand streaming services like Spotify, MOG, Rdio and Rhapsody.

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