Wednesday, September 08, 2010

In the Future...

Most of you were understandably disturbed at my visions of the distant future awhile back. Given that I can’t get good cell phone reception when I use my time machine to travel to the past, I tend to go to the future more often. It’s fun to look up friend’s offspring and play the same pranks on them that I did on my friends. Apparently evolution isn’t THAT quick to respond with a defense mechanism.

And since you haven’t been disturbed for at least one or two posts, I thought I’d share more sneak previews of the future.

In the future…

Teachers will have a special device to look through in order to validate that all of their students are actually real people and not holographic digital representations of kids that are skipping school.

Money won’t exist. There will only be a number representing a positive or negative value that you can use to purchase from and the value services you provide increase it (nobody in the future has a job, they provide value). This number is embedded into your wrist and can be used to automatically scan at retailers and activities worldwide with a real-time Google download application.

Everything runs on gravity. They’ve figured out one of the Earth’s constant forces that doesn’t create pollution and harness that to provide transportation mechanisms and power pretty much everything.

Every cell phone is actually a cell transmission tower that can provide coverage for others. Since the population in the future is exponentially higher than it is today, there’s virtually nowhere in the world you can’t get coverage because there’s virtually nowhere in the world you wouldn’t see somebody around texting.

Science will have discovered the DNA key to aging and can “lock you down” at a certain point in your life so that you never age again. Of course, the repercussions of being semi-immortal are that retirement age never comes. Oh, and once the “lock down” is procedurally done, it cannot be reversed. Another drawback is that the Global Human Ethics Consortium Knowledge Office (GHECKO) also ensures that no reproduction works after the process to avoid generational problems in offspring. Of course, locking down is prohibited for development ages under 18 and minor things to consider are menstruation cycles for eternity, acne for eternity, etc. depending on the time you choose the “lock down”.

Clouds can be programmatically burned away through very large reflective satellites that target the sun’s rays and exponentially reflect them directly into unwanted cloud cover and thus evaporating them. This same technology can be used as a ray “spread” that sends sunlight reflections into an even disbursement across a pre-determined area effectively heating up a potential cold spot. With such technology, the Global Weather Agency is one of the richest and most powerful entities on the planet with every group, event or faction competing to control weather situations for their needs (be them crops, events, water levels, safety, etc.)

And there you have it…more glimpses into the future. Maybe I should get into science fiction writing...

20 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

I don't doubt any of it. And - unlike many - I welcome most of it.

Mrsupole said...

Well I will be long gone before any of that happens so I think I would be wishing the lockdown thing was happening now, but then again I would be stuck in menopausal hell forever and would kill those people who take the clouds away and heat up any area unnecessarily. There is nothing worse than a hot menopausal woman. Or is it hell has no fury like a menopausal woman. I would have to live in the North Pole if they took the clouds away.

God bless.

Mrsupole said...

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that you should get into science fiction writing since you are already good at it.

GBA

Mrsupole said...

You can find out about "Globs" at this site:
http://www.playgamesite.com/arcade/Globs.swf

It is just one of many. You play against everyone all over the world. The scores are reset every 24 hrs and so it starts again. But you also play against yourself in trying to better your own score. My highest level I have reached is 30 and if you could get higher, then you would have to be one of those pretty damn good players who have scores in the gadzillions or what ever their scores are. Although you and your son could have a go at it, although my grandkids cannot beat me because it does take a fair amount of brains to play this game and that is where the challenge lies. The smarter you are, the higher your score. So give it a try and see if you can pass level 30. I dare you to try it and beat me. Only the top 50 scores stay up each day. It is hard to stay in one of those spots, but I have succeeded every so often.

GBA

Roy said...

Interesting. Most of it sounds good, but I can do without the DNA "lock down" and the cloud-busters.

Roy Scribner said...

Wifee-poo says my brain got locked-down when I was 17.

The Incredible Woody said...

I sure could have used that holographic image back in high school. Would have saved my backside from meeting the principle's paddle on several occasions!

Monkey Man said...

Are you suggesting we have a future?

VE said...

alan - Welcome back...haven't seen you around for awhile. I'm guessing most won't go for the cloud burning right now but just wait until winter...they'll change their tune...

mrsupole - I'm imagining that people locked-down would ultimately become teachers or historians since they can theorectically live forever and would eventually know everything

roy - I'll wait until about Feb and see if you still have that opinion on the cloud busters...

roy - I've hung out with you...I agree! ;)

incredible woody - Yeah, I bet that paddle wasn't a holograph!

monkey man - Well...not you, of course! ;)

ReformingGeek said...

But the world will end in 2012. I'm sure we won't have those silent black helicopters before then...

Subby said...

HA! Surprised Hollywood hasn't used that teacher device into a "Ferris Bueller Pt. II"...

And I dinna text but 'tis nice to know I can get a clear signal no matter where I am :)

Th' DNA thing...b-b-b-rrrr!

Write for Sci-Fi or comics? Hmmm...

Elizabeth said...

Can the teacher be a holographic image too?? I'd be good with that!

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VE said...

reforminggeek - How do you know? They're silent and black...

subby - I don't either because it's irritating typing on those little keys...

elizabeth - Some of them have about as much personality...

Megan said...

That lock down thing could definitely be a sci fi novel.

I never text anymore. I just leave comments on people's status...

CatLadyLarew said...

I provide great value... but I think I should have been locked down a few years earlier.

Janna said...

You would definitely be a good sci-fi writer with these ideas.

I especially like the idea of determining a person's spending capacity based on how much "value" they provide, instead of their job.
This would be welcome news to all the poor people who work themselves into oblivion yet never get anywhere... and it would strike fear into the hearts of big-money CEO's in cushy office jobs, sitting around all day doing basically nothing.
Excellent.

Hopefully after you finish your first draft, you'll consider asking me to provide value by being your proofreader.

What?
Hey!
Proofreading IS valuable! No, really!

lime said...

republic credits? we don't accept them this far out...

Jaime said...

i'm doomed. given my role as an attorney in the present, i'm sure that will equate to negative value being assigned to me in the future. :p

VE said...

Megan – Comments are good…that’s why you’re up so high on the blog tally!

Catladylarew – It’s always hard to know when to lock down!

Janna – So you’re a good proof reader, huh? I’ll keep that in mind!

Lime – Of course that was a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Jaime – Not if you need a lawyer…and there’s always somebody that does…