Inventions of the future

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  1. Maximum7

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    I'm trying to make a timeline of future inventions from now (2017) to 2050. Every year should have one invention/technology. That's 33 ideas. I would normally do it myself, but I'm looking for fresh creative ideas from other inquisitive minds. You don't have to explain how the invention works. Just the concept. Be creative. Thanks
     
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  2. Overmind One

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    First of all, WELCOME!

    :welcomewagon:

    Now, about your request....with such a list, you could make a fortune for free! Patent the ideas, and then wait till these things get invented and collect a royalty. :) All kidding aside, do these inventions need to be viable in the next few decades, or can they also be way into the future?

    EDIT...saw your timeframe. :) I actually have a few ideas, but I would love to use them someday. How many ideas do you have? Care to share a few? :winking0052:
     
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  3. Maximum7

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    That's the problem. I really don't have any good ideas
     
  4. Lord Ba'al

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    That's a problem most people have.
     
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  5. Overmind One

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    Well, perhaps you might tell us why you would need this list? It could make for an interesting discussion, but it could also be attempting to "mine imagination" from creative people in order to profit from their ideas. Can you see how that might be uncool?

    I am only pointing it out because I have had more than one strong, marketable idea stolen from me as has my brother.
     
  6. Maximum7

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    I'm not looking for something like that. I'm trying to generate futuristic ideas for a project I'm working on. I already have something I want to sell. This is purely not for profit. Also as a word of advice you and your should have gotten a patent :)
     
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  7. Overmind One

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    CarTrain

    This is a railcar, designed to run on existing public transit light rail systems, which can carry small electric vehicles the size of a Smart Car or smaller, which allow drivers to drive onto the train into slots which secure the vehicle while traveling. Each stop would provide an exit for vehicles to reach their destinations. A hybrid of public and private transportation.

    :indecisiveness: :confused0006:
     
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  8. Maximum7

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    Hmmm. Interesting.
     
  9. Lord Ba'al

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    You should pitch that to Elon Musk.
     
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    as someone who uses firewood for my homes primary heat source--no, not because I am a hillbilly, but because I can and it is renewable and far cheaper to use then even natural gas-even here in central pa where we have an abundance of natural gas

    when i open the pipe flu and i hear the roar of the heat shooting up the pipe, i am thinking of all of the potential in that sound

    like why can't someone make a 'flapping damper' instead of the heavy cast iron one?

    something strong enough to hold back the air flow when you want the heat lower and restrict the air, but when it is opened it can be light enough to spin and generate electric to a capacitor? or whatever would convert/store the energy captured to electric?

    a specific example, but i guess in general my idea would be for more home use gadgets that can capture the energy we create everyday from various household activities into usable energy; my example given, or any other action or device that creates otherwise unused energy

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    seeing that teleportation of our actual bodies is probably pretty far off, how about encoding who we are; our memories and learning/education, expereinces and other necessary for the trip brain functions, into a digital package that can be sent anywhere in the world (internet?) and then tied to a 3d printer-a very good one much better then what exists now-that would print out a copy of our body that would last only long enough to last the time of the visit, download our encoded digital brain functions, memories, etc into this 'body double' and then we could experience places and things where we may not otherwise be able to get to.

    a enabling tech for a paralyzed person, or to get ppl out into the solar system for a limited time up to the maximum extent that a digital signal could be carried

    like say an otherwise unmanned probe orbiting Jupiter or anywhere. instead of prepping ppl for the journey,send the ship, then when it arrives, send the trained mind of a scientist or other specialist over digital media to the ship, print out a bare minimum "body" and insert the "brain" into it?
     
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  11. Tripler

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    Toronto has tons of street car tracks . Like a self driving car but on the rails . So people could hitch a ride on that , use there laptops or smart phones , and pay a small monthly fee to use the track and help with transit costs and repairs .
    !!! I LIKE IT !!!

    ;) ;) ;)
     
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    But with self driving cars coming into play it would be short lived I beleive but for now it makes a lot of sense ...
    Heck uber could use that track system also and the real nice feature I think would be the car could easily drive around the street cars and continue on there way .

    ;) ;) ;)
     
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  13. yongjin02

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    "sniffle, sniffle" :moody: :(

    what, no one wants to talk about my idea?

    i am going to cry...
     
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  14. Maximum7

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    I'm trying to generate ideas for my school project. Thanks
     
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  15. Joelist

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    How about a personal energy pill? It would be a protective shell around a small quantity of anti-matter. You take it, the coating dissolves and the reaction between the matter and anti-matter creates an enormous jolt of energy!
     
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  16. Overmind One

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    He said the max range was 2050. I think your idea is past that. :)
     
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  17. Overmind One

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    See above. :)
     
  18. Lord Ba'al

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    That would tie in great with my plans for a personal warp-engine implant!
     
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  19. Joelist

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    Do the nacelles stick out of the sides of your head after the implant?
     
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  20. Lord Ba'al

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    No they will be located elsewhere. One on the front and one on the back.
     
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