The Future Of The Future

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The future is never clear when observing it from the past. The world is constantly changing to fit the wants and needs of both individuals and societies. The never ceasing fluctuation in such a random sequence creates the impossible task of predicting the future properly. Though the predictions may not be entirely precise, they can allow for an interpretation of the possibilities of the future. Often when the average person thinks or dreams of what the future might look like, the first thought is the advancement in technology. For almost the entire time that humans have roamed the earth, they have seen great potential in technology and have felt the importance of advancements in technology. The average person doesn’t always comprehend that…show more content…
Companies realize this and strive towards a goal that seems like something that would be in a science-fiction novel.The future of technology seems to be here today and will never cease its attempts to innovate whatever it is able to. The same was true a decade ago when the thought that it was possible to have a device able to function nearly exactly the way a computer, and have it fit in a pocket, would have been something that was considered a government conspiracy or nothing more than an idea for a science-fiction book. An article by Alyson Shontell with a quote from an interview of a man named Kevin Kelly had a wonderful example of how things have changed, “‘If we were sent back with a time machine, even 20 years, and reported to people what we have right now and describe what we were going to get in this device in our pocket — we 'd have this free encyclopedia, and we 'd have street maps to most of the cities of the world, and we 'd have box scores in real time and stock quotes and weather reports, PDFs for every manual in the world ... You would simply be declared insane, ' Kelly said.”(Web,Shontell, Alyson). The future advancements of technology will not be any less drastic than the advancements that have occurred with technology over the last…show more content…
Theories about what the future of computer technologies may look like are not a guaranteed future, much in the same way that modern technology would surprise humanity a decade ago. In the span of one single decade, the world has already come so far with computers; not just furthering the capability of computers, or the ease of life for humanity, but for the assistance of an entire planet of people’s health and safety, with how much has changed with computer technology there seems to be little change left to happen, however innovation has brought about the kind of things that have saved lives and allowed entire generations of people to live longer fuller lives. Without the advanced forms of computer technology, the world may not have ever achieved such amazing things in such a short time period. Whatever the world of the future looks like, there is one thing that every person that makes it there will say about the future, it’s different. If there is one absolute for all of time it would have to be that things change; the world changes, and no matter what causes that change, very few people will know of it before it arrives. Whether the first or the last person to know what that change is, the future of computer technology will advance beyond what it has already accomplished in the past ten
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