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    Tech Breakthrough?

    Breakthrough in 2006 is video over the internet across more than a hundred nations. In 5 years time counting fron 2007, what do you think folks would be the major breakthrough in technology? I would say that an orbit around the moon will be real. A two--passenger Capsule will be developed to take you to the moon. You will be accompanied by two professional cosmonauts while you take your orbit.
    Only if you can gamble a huge price-that's $100million per seat. (Wow what an experience. A date to the moon?)

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    A technological breakthrough five years in the future? How about electricity produced through a nuclear fusion reactor.

    Will it happen in five years? Probably not, but when it does it may change the world in much the same way as the invention of the internal combustion engine did.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    A technological breakthrough five years in the future? How about electricity produced through a nuclear fusion reactor.

    Will it happen in five years? Probably not, but when it does it may change the world in much the same way as the invention of the internal combustion engine did.
    Speaking of internal combustion engines... Buses, Simi Trucks, and similar fleet style vehicles will all be hydrogen powered, and about 1/3 of peoples daily driving cars will also be hydrogen powered.

    Additionally, just about all new cars will come with interactive voice recognizing navigation systems what will also control the radio, heaters/ac and other controls.

    Cell phones will go one step further with bluetooth and have an ear piece that is the size of a hearing aid. The physical phone its self will also be a PDA, MP3 player, Camera, GPS unit, and will interact with your cars GPS unit.

    Oh and wired head phones will go the way of the cassette tape.
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    My take is that PDA's, phones, MP3's, GPS, etc will be actually housed in what will amount to watches. Information transfer will take place wirelessly of course, but 'on the road' data entry will be done by laser light technology projected on to a flat surface, with the 'screen' also projected unto a wall(if needed).
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