The thing is nobody know. If we already knew which would revolutionize our world we would have it by now.
Though I heard they are trying to make put droids in the consumer world for fedex and such so that should be coming soonish.
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Yeah at least in the US i see organ printing not taking off for several decades at best going by current trends in this country.
As for 3d printing isn't it limited to non moveable things? So maybe great for do it yourself kits but not for say printing a working say rolling pin. Not a decent one at least LOL.
And then what about more complex and technical things that require more then plastics?
We have some hrudles to overcome with both. But they could indeed revolutionize many things once overcome.
Really stifles the potential and takes away from the guys we USED to have working wonders in basements, apartments and makeshift labs.
But yeah as i said i find it fun to think of how such things even COULD be done. That alone is fun...Though i'd rather we actually get off our asses and work on em.
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THAT is a serious recipe for trouble with ANY form of sentience.
its often the case that the most revolutionizing thing becomes so widespread so fast that people dont realise what we now have and how much it changed everything.
I put it to you that one of the most revolutionizing things of our lifetime so far is touch screens and smart devices,
somthing so widespread and common to us now, but if you go back and watch say startrek and next gen, its amazeing to see just how much we caught up and even overtook there idea of these handheld interactive devices.
i would also say high speed internet is probably THE single most ground breaking thing ever. information about anything, messages to anyone anywhere, any media, all available within fractions of a second.
Regarding the source, we'll yeah, you got my idea. It really has to be something different than we have now. Fusion was a step in the right direction, since it's a highly controlled environment and any failure leads to the dissipation of reaction, instead of volatile outburst, but it's still dirty. And the fact that it can quench if something goes wrong with the structural integrity. Yes it's not a meltdown, but still pretty destructive.
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I'd put my chips on human augmentation. Can't say how soon it'll be. Judging by the cadence of that list earlier in the thread, I'd probably spitball it at about 5-10 years in the future.
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