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#4453157 - 12/13/18 08:45 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I think the self driving car technology will have been perfected within that time. The fact that is in it's infancy right now still amazes me.

Also think prosthetics are going to advance too. Hell they're using automated legos. It's gonna keep getting cheaper and the tech side will keep advancing and getting smaller.

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#4453165 - 12/13/18 10:31 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I believe quantum computing will become commercialized soon. That computing power will change everything.

What I worry about is CRISPR and genome editing.

#4453177 - 12/14/18 02:14 AM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Not "the next", but insects as food is going to become a thing. I'd never straight up eat bugs, but if processed into something I can't recognize as bugs, and tastes good I'd hit it.

#4453199 - 12/14/18 07:07 AM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: Zamzow]  
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Originally Posted by Zamzow
Not "the next", but insects as food is going to become a thing. I'd never straight up eat bugs, but if processed into something I can't recognize as bugs, and tastes good I'd hit it.


People have been eating bugs for years without thinking about it.

Most anything coloured red.

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#4453201 - 12/14/18 07:49 AM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Bugs for snacks are common in Asia.
I have tried a wide variety of those over the years. Never out of hunger, and a few times curious about the claimed boost *.

I tend to put the whole lot in the same bag as shrimps and snails.

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#4495230 - 10/30/19 03:33 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Regarding the trend of switching to more renewable sources of energy for the electric grid: Grid inertia: why it matters in a renewable world

That is a pretty good explanation about an aspect of the grid that most people do not know about. Reactive power (VArs) is indeed a big consideration in the operation of the grid.

#4495231 - 10/30/19 03:39 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I guess casual 3D printing has been mentioned? To print out a new artificial limb, or TV stand, or washing machine component, or to visit nearby centers (physically or online) & print out a car body section seems like it could happen.


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#4495376 - 10/31/19 04:10 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: CyBerkut]  
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Originally Posted by CyBerkut
Regarding the trend of switching to more renewable sources of energy for the electric grid: Grid inertia: why it matters in a renewable world

That is a pretty good explanation about an aspect of the grid that most people do not know about. Reactive power (VArs) is indeed a big consideration in the operation of the grid.



That would be good news for me. I am in the reactive power compensation industry.

Being surrounded with people in electrical engineering and being in the field my self, I personally think the world is making a big mistake in the way they are moving away from fossil fuel and nuclear generation (Bare in mind, I say in the way). This is going to bite us in the end.

Back on topic. Although I don't know what the next big thing is, I predict that in the not to distant future we will have AI as a form of judiciary / law enforcement. Basically AI making decisions if certain actions is criminal, negligible, etc.

And if nobody have mentioned it. I think a cashless society is not to far away in the future.

#4495377 - 10/31/19 04:22 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: PotatoPeeler]  
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Originally Posted by PotatoPeeler


And if nobody have mentioned it. I think a cashless society is not to far away in the future.



This is absolutely coming and I expect it to happen within the next 20 years or so. There are just way too many advantages for national governments to go cashless.

A few of the biggies:

1. No possible tax evasion since all financial transactions will have a digital record/trail.

2. No more "under the table" workforce which will also make it much more difficult for people to enter the US illegally since they can't do jobs where they get paid in cash anymore.

3. No more need for huge minting/printing facilities that cost millions of dollars per year to staff and run.

4. Law enforcement will be strengthened since it means criminal groups like drug cartels will not longer be able to shift cash around for their transactions. They would have to do everything electronically/digitally which of course can be tracked and intercepted.


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#4495427 - 10/31/19 08:32 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Don't forget the potential for reducing strongarm and armed robberies and the collateral physical injuries if there's no money to steal.


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#4495428 - 10/31/19 08:44 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4495441 - 10/31/19 10:24 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by PotatoPeeler


And if nobody have mentioned it. I think a cashless society is not to far away in the future.



This is absolutely coming and I expect it to happen within the next 20 years or so. There are just way too many advantages for national governments to go cashless.

A few of the biggies:

1. No possible tax evasion since all financial transactions will have a digital record/trail.

2. No more "under the table" workforce which will also make it much more difficult for people to enter the US illegally since they can't do jobs where they get paid in cash anymore.

3. No more need for huge minting/printing facilities that cost millions of dollars per year to staff and run.

4. Law enforcement will be strengthened since it means criminal groups like drug cartels will not longer be able to shift cash around for their transactions. They would have to do everything electronically/digitally which of course can be tracked and intercepted.




And the total loss of any semblance of privacy.

I will not comply.


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#4495490 - 11/01/19 10:43 AM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4


And the total loss of any semblance of privacy.





Yes, absolutely. That erosion started with the advent of the internet and it will continue to erode.

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#4495492 - 11/01/19 10:44 AM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
Don't forget the potential for reducing strongarm and armed robberies and the collateral physical injuries if there's no money to steal.



Yup. When is the last time you heard of a bank robbery occurring? It's all being replaced by cyber-crime.


That really amazing and incredible bank heist sequence from "Heat" looks rather outdated now doesn't it?

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#4495536 - 11/01/19 03:03 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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Nah, I don't see it.

Cyber-crimes don't usually end up with people in the hospital or cemetery.


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#4495542 - 11/01/19 03:17 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Mmmmmm....

A Breakthrough In American Energy Dominance? U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor


If/When such a breakthrough occurs this WILL be the next big, no HUGE, thing.


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#4495743 - 11/02/19 06:17 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Mmmmmm....

A Breakthrough In American Energy Dominance? U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor


If/When such a breakthrough occurs this WILL be the next big, no HUGE, thing.


Huge for a very small number of people - YOUR energy bills won't go down...

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#4495756 - 11/02/19 07:56 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: Zamzow]  
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Originally Posted by Zamzow
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Mmmmmm....

A Breakthrough In American Energy Dominance? U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor


If/When such a breakthrough occurs this WILL be the next big, no HUGE, thing.


Huge for a very small number of people - YOUR energy bills won't go down...




You apparently have no idea how the marketplace works.


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#4495787 - 11/02/19 10:58 PM Re: What Will Be The Next "Big Thing"? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by Zamzow
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Mmmmmm....

A Breakthrough In American Energy Dominance? U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor


If/When such a breakthrough occurs this WILL be the next big, no HUGE, thing.


Huge for a very small number of people - YOUR energy bills won't go down...




You apparently have no idea how the marketplace works.


I know how corporations work. I know how competition and capitalism work too. BUT, can anyone here tell me they have a CHOICE on who to buy their electricity from? (and I admit I've never looked into whether other states - let alone countries - have actual competitive markets when it comes to electricity providers)

So under a MONOPOLY why would a corporation share a sudden cost savings? Especially after spending astronomical amounts of money to achieve said cost savings?

They'll be charging for that for generations, far beyond recovering those costs, just like landline phone companies with long distance fees.

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