Should we freeze future technology to make a profit with what we have? Most people believe technology is brought to the public at the time it is developed. Others, like me, believe that our scientists are much more advanced than what we know. That technology is kept quiet until the market makes the desired profit, and then the next level is introduced to the public. This is why you see a new upgrade each year.
Before I continue I'd like to say that last week I came down with a horrible cold or flu. But, I was amazed at how many twitter friends reached out sending me get well wishes on twitter. I can't thank you all enough. You have no idea how good it feels to know someone is thinking of you when you're ill. Well needless to say I have begun to feel better. However, before I continue, I wanted to thank all those who made twitter more than just a social media for marketing and demonstrated kindness. It has inspired me greatly. Thank you!
And now I will continue with my thought for today. I have a question for everyone.
Have you ever noticed that technology is sometimes advertised one year before it is available in the market? Consider the cell phones we use at this time. Right now we have cell phones on which you can view movies, listen to music, text messages, and make calls. But that's not all they can do. They can be used as a low jack to know the whereabouts of your children or significant other. They can be used as a camera and a video recorder with sound. Okay, I'm going out on a limb here, but when I was a teen, we considered technology like this to be space age, science fiction. Today, it's a reality.
But that's not all, as they say on television. Now you can write, import, and export Word files and documents on your cell phone. They are used as GPS with maps of where you are. You can even get on the internet, tweet, and look up your Facebook. The PC shrunk down to laptops, and now we have iPads that can do the same things. Pretty soon your computer will be as small as your cell phone. It may even probably be in your cell phone.
Now with all this technology you would think someone would be able to invent a source of fuel other than gasoline for automobiles. Why have we not been able to do that? Here is my conspiracy theory. The multi-million dollar gasoline companies will not allow it. If an automobile that does not need gas to run is introduced to the world, it will put them out of business. Considering they are the riches' people in the world, they would rather buy out any invention and bury it than give up their cash cow.
If you were an inventor and came up with an alternative to gas or an automobile which does not need gas to run, would you sell it for several million or attempt to make something out of it and fail? It's a no brainer. A bird in the hand, and all that. I, therefore, pose the question once again. Should we freeze future technology for profit?
Please give me your thoughts. Do you think my theory is science fiction or not? If you think, it's science fiction, why? If not, what should or can we do about it?
And remember… Always stay in your write mind.