Mars One called for inhabitants for Mars some time ago. They closed applications for first selection for astronauts. Mars One has mission to colonize Mars. First group of astronauts will go there on 2023 to never return back. Six billion US Dollars mission ready to accept any healthy, smart and mentally stable person from around the world, has completed its first stage of selection. In 5 months 202,586 people from around the world showed interest in participating this program.
Do you want to go to Mars and live there permanently? Apply now, you might be lucky one among others to get settled on Mars. But its a one way trip and first one will happen in 2023. Bas Lansdorp created a small commercial company ‘Mars One’ that has mission to colonize Mars. First group of astronauts will go there on 2023 to never return back and after that more people will continue to go. Anybody who is healthy, smart and mentally stable can apply to settle on Mars. Bas said that 6 billion US Dollars will be required for the project’s initial stage.
IBM Next 5 in 5 for 2011 unveils five important things that are going to change our lives in next five years. One of them is “Mind Reading”. IBM says that mind reading is no longer a fiction. Soon we will be able to control our devices with thinking of our mind. No need to use mouse or keyboard. Its like think and your devices will do that for you. Devices will accept commands directly from human mind.
IBM unveils its fifth annual “Next Five in Five” which is a list of innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. The Next Five in Five is based on market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s Labs around the world that can make these innovations possible. IBM predicts that there will be real time 3D video calling very soon. Watch the video.
While we are already witnessing new smart devices emerging, mobile evolution, mobile payment systems, mobile wallet, stretchable touch screens, transparent touch screens, wearable smart devices and much more, we can say that its only heading towards brilliance and mixed reality based digital life, where you don’t have to use computer mouse or keyboard, touch screens will be everywhere. Smart touch screen devices will perform difficult tasks in seconds for you. Watch the following video to witness few really advanced touch screen gadgets of the future.
My first crush was on a robot: Expo Ernie in 1986. He had a sort of astronaut appeal. I don’t remember much about Expo ’86 (I was five) but I will always remember Ernie. Robots have always had a romantic appeal for us, perhaps because of our desire to create, and more specifically to create life. Creating life on its own is exciting, but creating a bond and communication with this new life is one of humanity’s greatest desires, whether we admit it or not. There is an intense romanticism about robots and machines that’s pervaded human culture and stories for many decades. Perhaps this is why we are creating and inventing new technology and robotics at startling speed. We want to see what we can do and we want robots to be an intricate part of our life, socially as well as technologically. With this in mind, I have been thinking about what this technology could lead to if it continues to develop at such speed. This isn’t a scare tactic, it’s just common sense.
First there was keyboard. Then came the mouse. Then the touch screen technology. what’s next? Controlling computer or bio mechanical objects using human mind is the coming technology which we will be able to get benefit from. Its the ‘human computer interaction’. Its like throwing your keyboard and mouse for good. It is like think what you want to type and computer infront of you does the rest. How would life be if the computer and human mind actually interact with each other directly, calculate, think and take action accordingly? Its like multiplying human mind’s power thousands of times. If you would possess such power, how would you change this world? Its like think and done, when human will think and machines will make it happen in no time. Guess what? This future is closer than we think.