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8 Cool Technologies to Look Forward to After Virtual Reality

blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,351
The Hyperloop: No matter how ubiquitous VR may become, there will still be times you have to physically travel from city to city. Planes are fine in some cases. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk‘s idea of a system that efficiently shoots hovering pods full of cargo or passengers through a depressurized tube at a pace of up to 700 mph sure sounds appealing.

Tricorder: If Walter De Brouwer, CEO of Scanadu, has his way, Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy won’t be the only one with a tricorder medical scanner before too long.

Commercial Space Travel: Yep, it’s undeniably cool to experience floating in outer space while wearing a Rift or other VR headset.

Self-Driving Cars: Telecommuting may be big now, and it could become even bigger should VR become a common part of mainstream life. Still, plenty of people will still have to make an actual commute to the office.

Flying Cars:We’re still a bit far out on this vehicular advancement, but the dream has wings, nonetheless. The Federal Aviation Administration gave flying car company Terrafugia the green light to start testing its prototypes later this year.

Teleportation: In 2012, physicists in China reportedly were successful in beaming photons more than 97 kilometers. The downside: zapping physical objects from one place to another is still just a pipe dream.

Warp Drive: One of the main staples of any science fiction film is a starship sporting engines propelling it faster than the speed of light. Call it warp speed, hyperdrive, an FTL device—whatever you’d like. (It’s fiction, after all.) But it sure would make exploring the rest of the universe a lot more handy.

Time Machine: The joke among physicists is they’re all waiting for their future selves to come back in time to tell them how to make a time machine. (Oh, those nutty physicists!)

No joke:......

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http://fortune.com/2016/03/29/cool-tech-after-vr/










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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Member EpicPosts: 16,775
    i just wish the companies and clients i have had would use teleconferencing, kinda bring them into this decade

    Please do not respond to me, even if I ask you a question, its rhetorical.

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  • DaikuruDaikuru Member RarePosts: 797
    Teleportation and Warp Drive would be awesome, but i guess both things are nearly impossible, sadly.


    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    - Albert Einstein


  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,838
    I am actually a bit concerned about self-driving cars.

    I believe it may lead to limitation of our freedom in the name of safety. I think it is quite likely that people will be forbidden to drive cars due to self-driving ones being safer. While I see why it may be considered as reasonable and logical, the right to drive my car is still important for me which makes me reluctant to accept it.

     I think it will inevitably happen in the future anyway as the cars simply will not even have manual driving built in.

    Am I way off? :)
  • ceratop001ceratop001 Member RarePosts: 1,594
    Daikuru said:
    Teleportation and Warp Drive would be awesome, but i guess both things are nearly impossible, sadly.


    Warp drive would be very awesome, but teleportation kinda scares me. Remember the movie the Fly?
     
  • CecropiaCecropia Member RarePosts: 3,972
    edited March 2016
    I am actually a bit concerned about self-driving cars.

    I believe it may lead to limitation of our freedom in the name of safety. I think it is quite likely that people will be forbidden to drive cars due to self-driving ones being safer. While I see why it may be considered as reasonable and logical, the right to drive my car is still important for me which makes me reluctant to accept it.

     I think it will inevitably happen in the future anyway as the cars simply will not even have manual driving built in.

    Am I way off? :)
    Self-driving cars are not a good idea.

    Once people become accustomed to not driving some/most of the time, their actual driving ability will inevitably become poor/non-existent. What happens when the system fails (as all components on a car eventually do). Do you want to be on the road with someone who has what is essentially the driving skill of a 10 year old?

    Cool technology and my ass was always entertained with some Knight Rider, but damn, some ideas are best left to fiction. This has disaster written all over it. Zero foresight.

    Nice OP though, blueturtle13. Some amazingly interesting stuff in there.

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  • Gaming.Rocks2Gaming.Rocks2 Member UncommonPosts: 531
    Daikuru said:
    Teleportation and Warp Drive would be awesome, but i guess both things are nearly impossible, sadly.


    Warp drive would be very awesome, but teleportation kinda scares me. Remember the movie the Fly?
    Can I be merged with my better half and become a whole person then?  <3
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