Predictions Regarding Future Or Future Concepts

It is normally reckoned that people who make predictions regarding technology into the future are perceived as potential mental cases. You can take the example of the aircraft. Before their invention had anybody talked about landing on the moon they were probably ridiculed and laughed at. The people who make such forecasts are known as the futurists. Normally they do not go astray and look into the very distant future owing to the explained reason.

Many scientists and writers warn against looking too far ahead into the future as the predictions are normally not backed by scientific evidence and leave the predictors in an odd and embarrassing situation. Gazing into the near future is not considered very foolish. But several writers are giving future concepts much significance in the fiction category. Many inventions once just a future concept are either underway or are close to completion. But where considering future concepts fifty years into the future may not prove beneficial for say a website or an individual, it bears fruits in the long run for the entire human race.

Let’s take the example of a phone. A phonies a household commodity nowadays and has been in use for almost forever. Today we have VoIP phones. Though they are also phones but are digital ones and back the advancements in technology. The point is that future concepts should be considered and should be worked on for making the advancement of humanity certain. Hence these concepts should be openly talked about without criticism and ridicule and people should start thinking put of the box. Anything fewer than this is going to mark the process of slow innovation which is deplorable and should be offensive.

The future concepts are definitely worth a thought and it is high time that any justifications regarding abstinence from talking about it should be abolished.

Sarfaraz was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, surrounded by traffic and technology. He writes mostly about diseases, the storybooks, futuristic columns, mysteries, as he likes to call it. He enjoys writing for web.

He wrote his first book (The Black Bodyguard of Stone-Pyramid) in 2003 and since then has provided the picture for 1 more title. His book was honored as a BEST SELLER.

Future Concepts for Storing Massive Amounts of Data – An IARPA Strategy?

We need a new long-term information storage strategy, and if we do not find one we will not be able to enjoy the future promises before us. If we are to store everyone’s DNA, every world transaction, and all the data from all the objects connected to the Internet of things, and all the NASA data, particle physics experiments, and all the information that’s created by 7 billion plus people on the planet each and every day we are going to need a better way. Okay so, let’s talk shall we?

What if we could store data using a quantum physics strategy, encoding magnetic tape, but tape unlike the old mainframe IBM tape, a new type of nearly invincible tape that could last a 1,000 years at room temperature? Yes, I am serious.

What if we borrowed an idea by that Russian Scientist using tape to capture carbon atoms one-atom thick to get graphene? Then encode the grapheme and store it on your tape, or something like this. If we coated it with sulfur atoms on the other side of a very thin porous tap, we’d store the data even if the tape dissolved in the future, because it could hold the imperfections of the graphene, or inadvertent folds of the grapheme in place.

What about if we could store information in DNA strands?

DNA might be a better option still, as we can work with four components, Letters. How about small slivers of DNA encoded and then encapsulated in carbon nanotubes. You can store a boat load of information in DNA, even dual codes on the same, as biotech scientists have recently discovered, codes within codes.

How about adding dimensions?

How about storing and computing with information through time? How about taking a Rydberg Atom and playing with the spins of electrons and chase information through the vortex of the spin. Reading through time, on another trajectory on the walls of the vortex or inside the walls for multidimensional computing? All you have to do is be able to manipulate it precisely, and read it, as you go.

Back to the DNA concept, consider this:

You could take the DNA from a Dinosaur egg which grows 50-times faster than a chicken egg, and use a benign virus which would replicate incredibly fast and calculate on its RNA, once the calculations are complete freeze it. We can read the DNA from Dinosaur eggs now, what 450 million years of storage? See that point. I just think we need to think outside the box.

It is not that I am not against IBM tape storage – many corporation have data on tape sitting in Salt Mines, Iron Mountain facilities. But we can store better now, and once in a salt mine, you don’t have to worry about EMP for instance. Dig down, bury it, then it is only a matter of how much data you can store on the smallest known device.

If we wanted to store all the data of life on Earth, we could even send that data on light waves and someday duplicate life on Earth by sending the instructions elsewhere – like a seed, zip-file, or program (algorithmic style). Find a host planet with the proper needs for life, send the plan, a little at a time as it evolves. Terraforming + life + species level DNA + information about everything. A slower process than Star Trek transporter but within our current technology plus or minus 10-15 years of research from right now today? Think about it.

Future Concept Trends for 2012

What are some of the future concept Trends that which we will see in 2012? Well, we will see incremental changes obviously in every category, and much of this will be due to the changing consumer sentiment, thanks to more online interaction, greater data flow, and all the social networking. We will also see thanks to new technologies, tablets, and with Apple future trends in every sector, for instance in the healthcare sector we will see these new productivity tools used to increase efficiency, and accuracy with diagnostics. Okay so let’s talk about some more of the future trends for this year.

Some of the trends we will see have to do with the flow of money and the current state of global economics. Some industries may not see many changes due to reduced research and development budgets. Other industries will be forced to change just to stay in business. We are witnessing this right now in the media as they “couple themselves” to all this mobile personal technology. Private space flight is coming along strong, and we will watch free enterprise deliver people, and supplies to the international space station. We will also witness more wealthy entrepreneurs getting involved in the concept of future space hotels, lunar colonies, and even the prospects for a trip to Mars, even if it’s only one way.

Will this be the year that we have a breakthrough in alternative energy, curing cancer, or see the first holographic smart phones? Perhaps not, nor will this be the year that scientists are able to fully map the human brain, and get ready for the next generation of devices which allow for thought swapping. This probably will not be the year that humankind is able to figure out life extension, or build automobiles which never crash. We will most likely not build solar panels worthy of the ROI for the cost spent for installation and purchase. However, we will make great strides in all of those things.

This may be the year that we perfect a bunker buster munitions device to guarantee destruction of underground nuclear weapons facilities. This may be the year that we solve the problem of overpriced textbooks in our high schools and colleges in this country. Yes, this will be a great year for future concepts, and there will be incremental advances, with a few revolutionary discoveries. Where they will occur is currently unknown, but I suspect they will occur in nanotechnology, material sciences, artificial intelligence, and in the industries of transportation, computers, entertainment, and healthcare. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

How to Write Informational Future Concepts Articles Online

As a futurist, and a member of the World Future Society I read their online newsletter and magazine each and every month. They have seminars, and articles from various futurists explaining how other futurists might write articles to the public on future topics. Now then, that doesn’t mean that you need to follow all their methodology. After all, there are hundreds of people in the group, and if everyone wrote the same way, they would only be reaching the same audience. Okay so let’s talk about this for second if we might.

You see, you might be in a unique position or you might have a different audience, one that perhaps doesn’t think a lot about the future, but should. If you can reach those people you are doing a service for all of mankind, and that’s a good thing, I respect that, and I wish you all the best. Nevertheless, if you are going to write articles about future concepts you must have your facts straight. And let me explain why.

Let’s say you are writing a topic about the future of airline travel, and you are talking about new futuristic aerospace designs with new materials which weigh less, and perform better. Let’s say you’re talking about carbon Nanotubes, Graphene coatings, and new carbon composite wing components. Before you write about things like this you need to study up on the science, and understand it. No, you don’t have to understand it as much as a researcher or those in the R&D department of let’s say the Boeing Company, IBM, Dupont, GE, Intel, DOE, NASA, or 3M for instance, however you do need to know what you’re talking about.

Also, by reading this material you will also have a good chance of citing the best work, and that makes your articles look more informative, and it ensures the reader that you know what you’re talking about. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t write about it until you do, there’s no sense in wrecking your credibility or ruining the integrity of your article. Lastly, and this is something that I wish more futurists would think about. You should not interject your opinions, your political views, or your wishes for the future, unless you state that they are your opinion.

Why do I say this, because if you start predicting the future, and interjecting what you hope that future might be, all you’re doing is laying a bunch of Joker cards on the table, and eventually the reader will know that all you do is flip a coin, and that you have no crystal ball, and you don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to future concepts, and that’s how you’ll destroy your credibility. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.