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The World of Tomorrow... Today

As an avid blog writer, I'm always looking into new things to write about. One topic which always has new things is the tech industry. From games and pcs to research technologies to the Internet of Things, there's always something fascinating to write about. Lately, I've been reading a lot about things that are making me believe more and more that we're living in a sci-fi universe.

One instance of this is a technology that might someday lead to us being able to instantly create real, living, biological animals. No, this isn't cloning... it's faxing. That's right, faxing. Researchers at a company called Synthetic Genomics have created a way to fax viruses. Not computer viruses. The viruses you or I get from spending too long in the rain. It sounds impossible, I know, but it's true! This, eventually, could lead to faxing more complex organisms and, eventually, we might even be able to create any biological lifeform. Of course, that's looking decades if not centuries ahead, but the fact that we can actually fax a virus from one place to another is a miracle of technology itself.

To look more on the current side of things, I'd recommend you all take a peek at the current 3D technology we've got right now. As someone that tried out a "3D" game fifteen years ago and then again five years ago, today's technology makes them look like a joke. To be fair though, they were kind of jokes back then, too. The technology we've got now isn't just for gamers, either. It can be used to simulate real life combat situations, medical procedures, flight, and really anything else. We're at a point where the 3D technology is actually becoming real.

Of course, we might not need any of this 3D technology for training if AI tech keeps growing. There's no expectation of a "skynet"-styled attack or anything, but AI has been making leaps and bounds, too. In fact, not too long ago, Facebook had to shut down two of their AI after they created their own language to speak to each other. Not exactly a slippery slope to all out war against the humans, but it certainly was... creative? Efficient? Weird? I'm going with weird, because their language looked something like this --

Bob: i can i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Bob: you i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me

Bob: i i can i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I'm all for a conversation about balls, but that's just nonsensical to me. To them, though, it actually was a real conversation which they both understood.

Add all these things together and you've got a virus-spreading, ball-speaking, 3D robot! Trust me, these things can take over the world. Really though, this makes me think above all else about whether or not there's a place to stop. Everyone wants to see what's at the end of this technological rainbow, but what happens on the way is important, too. And the fact is that virus-replicating faxers can have very real and very dangerous results if it falls into the wrong hands.