Future technology is what scientists and others dream
up first, then work hard to make a reality. Future technology
encompasses many different areas from nanotechnology, science
and medicine, computers and many other specific areas such as
space tourism, future cars, future weapons and many areas of which
people have not dreamed yet.
Future tech trends may be thought of as either leading
edge or "bleeding edge" technology in that this
cutting edge is not without its trials and tribulations.
For instance, for investors, pouring speculation money
into predictions that futuristic technology will pay off
may not yield results for decades if ever.
Money on future tech may be wasted in the eyes of some who decide
that caution is the better part of valor. But, for a few
mavericks, the payoff is in the project itself, and not
necessarily in the economic payoff.
A few people get to have their cake and eat it too when
it comes to technology of the future. The likes of Bill
Gates and Steven Jobs are a couple of examples of those
who have poured time, money and effort into future technology
predictions and forecasts and have been paid handsomely
when this high tech has gone mainstream.
Nanotechnology is a hot topic in technology right now.
Chemistry, applied physics, materials science, electrical
and mechanical engineering are all hip deep in the future
tech trends of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
A couple of other trends in are future
cars and future weapons.
The Discovery Channel now has programs on each one of
these areas with a growing number of viewers interested
in what the future holds.
Future cars may be hydrogen cars, electric cars, hybrid, solar
or flying cars or cars not yet conceived on the drawing
board or 3D computer animation program. Fuel cell vehicles
are a tempestuous topic right now, but the future is uncertain
and there is much room for speculation on which technology
will take root in the years to come.
Future weapons are also of great interest to many (think
3D printing and then some). Not only are people wanting
to know about such large subjects as America's interest
in developing a new hydrogen bomb, but only non-lethal
and less lethal weapons of the future. Some of the future
weapons can send a heat pulse to disperse and angry mob
or emit a beam to freeze a person in his or her tracks.
The only certainly about future tech, however, is that
it is uncertain. The realm of future technology predictions
is the realm of possibilities. What is possible? What
is on the drawing boards now?
How long will it be until these great ideas become mainstream
reality? These are burning questions many people want
to know and we will attempt to answer as many of these
questions as we can through this website. And when it
comes to these forecasts of the future, please no wagering.
Written by Kevin Lepton