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Coming Innovations in the 21st century

Posted on: October 22, 2008

May 15, 2007

“Les innovations du XXI siecle qui vont changer notre vie” by Eric de Riedmatten.

The book “Innovations in the 21st century that would change our lives” is a compendium of over 100 innovations expected to be common staples for our living comfort in this century:  they are based on present trend in research and technological development. Many of these improvements are already working prototypes but the giant multinationals are reluctant to have them on the market because they need to take advantage of the cash cow phase in the respective industries, such as petroleum, chemicals and vehicle spare parts.  The innovations are listed within the categories of health, energy, communication, transport, space, and technology.

In the health category we should enjoy some of the following:

– Anti-aging pills labeled DHEA which have been used in the US since 1990 but have not be allowed in Europe until 2006.  They are natural hormones and help people over 50 years because their hormone levels reach 50% of the younger people.

– Contraceptive techniques that are applied to the male population by inserting a clip in the testicles and other alternatives, in addition to the patch for women.

– Anticancer treatment for curing the most dangerous cancer cells using nanobio drug or antibody carrying particles of iron so that the magnetic field will target the malignant cells very accurately; specific genes deposited in the cell will stimulate the immune system; It is already successful but will be widespread by 2013.

– Transgenic food

– Artificial blood

– Genetic treatment for curing Alzheimer

– Graf of synthetic members

– Natural autobio that decontaminate the environment from bacteria, viruses, and fungus; this autobio is a combination of 30 natural plants and minerals.

– Anti-obesity pills

– Auto-reparation of human parts by therapeutic clones

– Graf of the brain

– Substitutes for animal meat

– Most probably the advent of new viruses coming from space.

In the energy category we should expect the following innovations:

– Light without conductive wires

– Cars powered by liquid hydrogen; by 2050, gas service stations would disappear.

– Reactors emulating the energy generated in stars

– Air would be taxed

– Eolian and solar energies would become the prime sources of energy

– Solar Central that capture the energy transmitted by satellites.

– Acclimatized tissues that would keep the body cool.

In the communication category

– Cell phones integrated in the auditory tract or on eyeglasses (Auricom) with an extra flat card carried in the wallet; voice will activate the numbers registered on the card and the outside noises will not disturb communication; already available but will be widespread by 2012.

– Language translators integrated in the ear

– Luminescent tissues replacing plasma; no more TV

– Optical pen replacing the keyboard

– Super dumb assistant carried in our pockets

– Film on CD with a uniquely accepted reader; no more movie theaters.

– Assisted GPS and electronic eyes for the blind

– The whole human knowledge contained on a cerebral diskette

– A universal language adopted at the United Nations; (I would suggest that the Arabic words used in the Spanish, Persian, and Indian languages be included as well as those that form the roots in the other languages; every syllable should be pronounced as in Spanish, the grammatical constructs of the English, the Latin alphabet in addition to other characters that provide distinct sounds, the elimination of double letters, and inclusion of pictorial that represent whole words or whole meanings extracted from the Cantonese language.)

In the technology category

– 3D glasses with antenna hidden in glass where we can have access to internet and numerical TV (TNT) and hidden numeric camera; available by the year 2012

– Credit cards replacing money

– Virtual windows for displays

– Diode replacing bulbs

– Disappearance of noise using inversion of frequencies

– Anti-seismic systems in construction

– Plastic is replaced by another material more environmentally friendly

– Biometric is incorporated in the body for the identification of individuals

– Artificial brain

– Disposable cars invented in India

– “Pay per live” apartments

In the Space and defense category

– A base in Mars by the year 2030

– Inoffensive weapons that neutralize without killing

– Discovery of a live liquid planet in 2064

– A hydrogen airplane that crosses Paris-Los Angeles in three hours in 2069

– Caravels toward the cosmos

– Exploitation of other planets in 2094

Transport category

– Highways without drivers in 2021

– A boom for private jets for short distances in 2025

– An electric airship (dirigible) by 2028

– Metro with no drivers by 2042

– A tunnel under vacuum between Gibraltar and Tangier, a 5-minute trip by 2045.  Optimum trips would not be less than 600 km for these levitating trains with speeds over the sound speed.

– Repairs of cars by software at distance

– A new pedaling system for bicycles that allows 40 km per hour without effort

– Automatic shuttle or “people mover”; no need for walking anymore.

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