Within verifiable documented history, all forms of life born outside of earth have been scientifically proven falsified.
5-10 year Prediction The first Martians will be humans, with earth-born parents.
With the intent on making all waking hours connected, making individual life observable by agencies/institutions, with resources to acquire the data, in exchange for facilitating everyday life chores (Instant news and information updates, GPS navigation, consumption of films and music, product purchases, personal back ground information via biometric, Google+ and FB-ing, etc).
2-5 years Prediction: Glasses will reach minimum 30% penetration of current mobile market. Accessories will include other wearable computing devices such as bracelets, watches, necklaces, interactive footwear that will further acquire biorhythms with more precision.
Worth investing in: Developers of the ability to allow usage of Glass to still acquire the downstream information from Google Cloud to Glass but prevent the upstream of non-authorized (deemed private) information to Google’s Big Data collective. And of course, ethical with the information they are able to acquire through their “filter” and does so without incurring Google’s legal department’s wrath.
Like Apple’s apps development for OSX & iOS, Microsoft’s Windows and Mobile, corporations are increasingly promoting the pattern of ownership in the distribution network over the actual content and it’s production.
1-3 year Prediction: Corporations such as Netflix, Blockbuster, Amazon Studios, Youtube, Mega(everything) will finance and push for copyright law reform that will allow content distributors to be liability-free for user-uploaded/hosted content. Thus granting operators larger leverage in licensing negotiations of professionally produced content.
Worth investing in: A truly independent organization/corporation that creates a registry-of-content and able to display legitimate metric of all content to allow for facilitated monetization for creators.
Knowledge is acquired through stepping on the shoulders of previous. Machines today are more precise than humans, react faster, requires no rest, consumes less than any human laborer per work day (even at slave status), and never protests or dissents. As we warp-speed forward machines will only become more intelligent than they are currently.
5-8 years Prediction: Portable, easily accessible, affordable with intuitive usage interface will be capable of customized complex manufacturing.
Worth investing in: Those that monetizes and encourages innovative product designs.
*Consumable foods is included.
The identification of humans by individual characteristics and/or traits. In Computer Science, Biometrics is a form of identification for access control. The study of Biometric databases fingerprints, facial recognition, vocal recognition, eye flutter per minute count, timed breathing pattern, heart and pulse rate, keystroke pattern, just to name a few. Traits which are unique, especially when coupled for a non-intrusive low-cost positive identification.
3-5 years Prediction: More corporations will adopt for positive identification and utilize for delivering of interested advertisements and relevant information.
Worth investing in: Developers of anti-tunnel vision software that allows user to freely view content they want over what’s recommended. Anti-pigeonholing software/hardware.