200px-Bionic_contactsI’ve been writing about The New Technology the past couple years, here is a new item for you learn about and it’s in the area of Bio Nanotechnology. Microsoft and The University of Washington have been working on electronic opticals now for the past 5 years, Microsoft is funding the project and the progress is astounding. I wrote in my eBook that we will become wireless devices, and this is just one of the many ways it will happen. The future of I.T. or technology as we know it is advancing so fast it is impossible to keep up with all that is being developed.

This work has not been tested on humans yet but that’s the next step, the current prototype does not light up or display information but is proof that it is possible to create a biologically safe electronic lens that does not obstruct a person’s view.

Engineers have tested the finished lenses on rabbits for up to 20 minutes and the animals showed no problems. I have included here for you a  video clip to give you an idea of what’s in the works for your future.


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Ray Kurzweil

The man who spurred me to write my eBook called ” The New Technology – The End of Mankind? – The Beginning”. It wasn’t his brilliance that got me, it was how convincing he was on where we are headed and how rapidly technology was advancing. This video clip will give you and snippet of how he sees things progressing.

Ray Kurzweil is an engineer who has radically advanced the fields of speech, text, and audio technology. He’s also one of our finest thinkers, revered for his dizzying — yet convincing — writing on the advance of technology, the limits of biology, and the future of the human species.

Ray Kurzweil’s latest graphs show that technology’s breakneck advances will only accelerate — recession or not. He unveils his new project, Singularity University, to study oncoming tech and guide it to benefit humanity.


nanobots4The New Technology is Nanotechnology but you only hear about the new advances being made and not how intrusive the technology really is or will be in our near future. There will be many who claim to cure Cancer through the new technology and thousands will clammer to be injected with nanobots regardless of the side-effects and or consequences. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for solving these serious illnesses but at what cost? I wrote on Twitter that we will spend millions of dollars on a vaccine but yet we still think it’s OK to have people in our communities unable to buy food or pay the rent. It’s as if we have been lulled into a trance when it comes to technology, we focus on how much money it can make us rather than how we can help our fellow man! Yes I’m generalizing but consider our past as a race and society. We want what we want regardless of who we hurt or step on on the way up the ladder.

In my eBook, “The New Technology – The End of Mankind? — The Beginning” I touch on Virtual Reality, it’s where we will spend most of our time. No not the Virtual Reality where you put on a headset or glasses and SHAZZAM! your transported to another world, the Virtual Reality I’m referring to is not unlike The Matrix. This Virtual Reality will be injected into your blood stream via blood cell sized nanobots and could trick your neurons into thinking your traveling somewhere without leaving the room. It’s the new drug of the future, back in the 60’s we had LSD and today it’s nanobots, interesting isn’t it?

There a thousand questions, how will these nanobots be distributed, will you know you’ve been injected, who will oversee and say what is acceptable and what is not, a governing body so to speak. I think we trust technology far too easily, it is possible that we will lose control of technology because we really haven’t got a clue what we are messing with, much like the earth we have all but destroyed. We just couldn’t see the impact our actions would have on our environment. So what does all this mean to you, how do we use this new technology for good rather than bad and how will it impact our day-to-day business and activities? Could it be used against us, you bet it could. Will we give our power over to the machines and they’ll be in charge? The questions are many, what do you think, leave your comments I’m very interested.

Ray Kurzweil, an Inventor, Author and Futurist shares some of what I touched on above, take the time to watch this video called:

Ray Kurzweil Explores the Next Phase of Virtual Reality


I was helping a friend fix his computer, he asked is everything lost? I ask him if he backed up his data, of course not why would he do that? I asked the next question, when was the last time you backed-up your data? Then like he had a megaphone in my ear, I DON”T KNOW HOW TO BACK UP MY DATA! All my spreadsheets and word documents are lost, how can that be the computers brand new?

If I had a dollar for every computer that broke down out of the box I wouldn’t have to worry about money. But for some reason when we buy something we just assume it will work for ever, especially things like TVs, stereos, freezers and computers. We put more faith in those purchases than we do in anything else, well, outside of eating in a public restaurant anyway. Why? Why do we do that? Nowhere does it say these devices and equipment won’t breakdown or already be broken before we even get them installed. Most things we buy today all have some form of technology in them, try and think of one that doesn’t…well a potato peeler maybe but there’s not many.

There seems to be this unwritten law that if I buy something it just works, there’s no chance it won’t we’re thinking as we drive home. I have sold more computers than I can count over the years and manufacturer’s don’t always get it right, something can fall through the cracks. Assembly lines are not immune to malfunction, why? Technology!

I got a call to provide some input on what was thought to be a DNS issue, after asking enough questions, two or three I discovered that most likely it was that expensive high end Router that was installed. I said pull it and go get something different and see what happens. You guessed it, that high end router was faulty.

We put alot of faith in technology, we build spreadsheets thinking that they are accurate and the software can’t make a mistake, really? How do you know? Society has gone down the technology road so far now we can go back, and would we want to? Most of us have High Speed (Broadband) Internet connections, would you go back to dial-up now? I rest my case.

Now technology is progressing at a rate that is exponential, explosive growth. People think linearly, one, two, three, and 30 steps later your at 30. But the reality of information technology it is going 2, 4, 8, 16, and 30 steps later you are at a billion! With growth moving that quickly how will ensure that it is accurate and not faulty?

Take nanotechnology, little blood cell sized nanobots will be injected into our blood streams and cure say diabetes. Will it? What if doesn’t, what are the side effects and who is going to guarantee that nanobots are full proof? I suspect no one will back them up 100% but how can we be sure these technologies will work 100% of the time and not fail in the future?

I believe there needs to be a body that overseas and sets standards to protect us against faulty technology in the future, in light of this exponential growth curve. You may assume that there will be, but, let’s not assume please. So, should we trust technology? Some of it?  Yes. A Lot of it? Yes. But when it comes to injecting blood cell sized nanobots into our bodies, I want to know for sure something won’t go wrong. How far do we allow technology to go, to intrude on our privacy and watch over us? How deep is your trust in technology?

I’m just asking the questions nothing more. I’m suggesting we keep things in perspective, make sure we put the proper framework in place now to ensure the safe use of these new technologies being worked on today.

Should we trust technology?


Owen Greaves, EzineArticles.com Basic Author