Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Technology or science fiction...

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.


  1. Great post - I'm inclined to agree with you, Orlando.

  2. My yardstick is 50 years long. Anything they're showing you, they're 50 years ahead of whether it's in military or private sector. It makes you take in news releases with a new ear.

  3. @Junying: Thank you and welcome aboard my conspiracy theory.

    @Phoenix: I like that yardstick. We could be living the space age science fiction kind of life right now.

  4. I have a near-future story I'm working on that posits a breakthrough kept secret for 10+ years, but I don't really buy into the concept that the tech we see today is beyond 5 years out.

    I did have to do a double-take, though, seeing the comment above. There's another Phoenix writing that I've now run into! Different genders, apparently, but I don't think you can tell that from looking at our avatars...

  5. @Sullivan: OMG I thought that first Phoenix was you. Wow maybe you two should meet.

  6. What we considered sci-fi at one time is now reality.

    Bluetooth technology for phones has turned people into aliens of sorts as they walk around talking to themselves.

    The fact that music and film can be downloaded has completely changed the face of entertainment, and my guess is the industry of publishing is moving quickly in that direction, as much as we want to hold onto the physical books themselves.

    The cost for non-fueled cars is prohibitive, but I'm certain the technology already exists.

    Cost will eventually drive demand, as with most things.

    Thanks for sharing your conspiracy theory, which, in my opinion, is not far from the truth. ;)