The potential of human ingenuity is limitless. Think of all the progress we have made in just one century! Barely a hundred years ago, it was impossible to fly across an ocean or even travel more than fifteen kilometers from home without getting tired.
Now there are robots on Mars checking to see if the planet is ready for our arrival. It’s enough to make us believe that nothing has limits. After all, inventions keep coming out at such a high rate that anything seems possible.
It’s hard to believe that two decades ago the iPhone didn’t exist. Now we all have a supercomputer in our pockets, full of high tech games. Some people even say our phones will soon be able to do everything from taking care of you when your heart breaks, diagnosing Alzheimer’s, and maybe more!
This innovative technology has been exponential for centuries now. What is tomorrow lurking around the corner? Let’s see some more fanciful ideas.
Personal jet packs for travel
It’s true, jetpacks exist, but they are not feasible or not at all practical. Each version of the technology developed so far has required equal amounts of fuel and money, and it also tends to be a bit noisy, sometimes having too much volume for some people ‘s liking.
On top of all this bad news, there is more. These things can kill you if misused, and because of that no sane company would take that risk, especially since there were many accidents involving these types of devices when they were prototypes. , proving that personal jet packs are not yet financially viable.
The most famous attempt to create a flying car resulted in the deaths of two entrepreneurial men in a first test. The technology has not yet been perfected and is still considered too dangerous for public use.
The idea behind creating futuristic vehicles like these may not be as far off as we think. After all, there have already been experiences with cars that can fly. Electronic enginner Henri smolinski and mechanical engineer Hal Blake merged parts of an old Cessna plane and a Ford Pinto into a single vehicle known as the “Frankenstein plane”. However, when he took off for his second test flight, everything went wrong and they both died – no real surprise there …
Travel faster than light
It’s a fact, trying to travel faster than light is physically impossible. Even if it was possible to travel at such a relative teleportation speed (which it is not), traveling beyond the speed of sound would cause humans to explode into fragments. Under these circumstances, our body cannot metabolize food or water or even keep our guts in our stomachs. This means that there would be no way for us to survive.
A more practical application could have interesting consequences. Imagine using this form of transportation as a way to bypass natural disasters by simply being able to go back and forth between countries, without crossing international borders or passing passport control.
Hoverboards do exist (in theory anyway) and can do a lot more than fly. These hands-free Segways are not great at hovering. And if we’re lucky enough to see something like this coming out of the prototype phase anytime soon, it would literally cost an arm and a leg. So don’t hold your breath, because it might kill you too …
Yeah, that’s not going to happen this year or anytime soon either. But why? Because it’s impossible – a great idea, though. That being said, we do realize that you can technically travel to the future by taking off from Earth and going fast through space in your rocket in pursuit of the speed of light (like Marty McFly in Back to the future).
However, you have to accept that unless things change, time travel only appears in the movies or on the Starship Enterprise, because we’re not atoms yet, Captain.
Crazy inventors say they’ve found a way to make objects invisible by creating an elaborate system that distracts your eye with other images. You will need a refractive material, such as glass or metal filings in front of the light; power-hungry spotlights and cameras to capture environmental signals before they happen (to match what’s going on around you); so a lot of equipment, tons upon tons!
Researchers demonstrated last year that steps are being taken to achieve the ultimate goal of invisibility. But, that will never happen in real terms – it’s just smoke and mirrors (or maybe just mirrors).
A pill instead of dinner
Human beings are a little curious, always looking to save time. We love to find shortcuts, and there is no food more tempting than the One-Time Offer, whether in pill form or otherwise. However, while this sounds like fun, it’s actually a bad idea; eating is part of the pleasures of life, so we are delighted that this near-reality does not come true Uber Eats soon.
Have you always wanted a twin? The news of human cloning has been around for years and many people are skeptical about it. However, in the late 1990s, South Korean scientists claimed to have successfully cloned a human embryo. When we looked at the story, we found that it was only 4% true, as the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) reported that the experiment only yielded four living cells after having were created using scientific fertilization techniques. NHGRI goes on to say: “There is currently no strong scientific evidence that anyone else has cloned embryos.”
There was, however, a successful attempt to clone a sheep. The sheep’s name was Dolly, and scientists cloned it from cells taken from the mammary gland of a six-year-old Finn Dorset sheep and an egg from a Scottish Blackface. Dolly’s surrogate mother gave birth to the little furry clone that made controversial history in 1996.
Maybe someday they’ll perfect human cloning, but we hope they don’t. After all, only the mega-rich will be able to afford it, and we don’t need more megalomaniacs in this world than we already have.