I'm so happy to be visiting Vikki today. We've both been pretty busy lately and need to catch up with each other! Thanks, sweet friend, for letting me come over and talk about future technology for my Pop Travel blog tour.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: If necessity is the Mother of invention, laziness is the Father.
We don't really need more technology. What we need is a cure for cancer! I wish all these techies who keep upgrading us could put their genius brains to work in that field.
But, being the insatiable techies they are, they will keep getting ideas for newer, better, faster stuff. (and mostly from us sci fi writers!)
In Pop Travel, I have lots of cool future gadgets. Pop travel itself, is teleportation, created by Hasan Rakhi, a quirky bio-medical engineering student who first invented the bio-gen laser. Then, there's the QV – like a smart phone that projects 3D images from a wristband. Some other items from the future include:
- the electrogun – delivering varying intensities of electric shock, like a wireless Tazer gun
- receptionist and civil servant androids that look more like humans all the time, but are annoyingly friendly, like customer service prompts, go ahead and tell me what you need… why can't I talk to a person!
- hovercarts – golf carts that hover, hover technology is still too expensive for cars
- and of course, everything is voice and/or touch activated
I came across this surprising new discovery in my research for Simulation the next book in The Cooper Files – Adventures in the Future series
blood battery - Panasonic is looking into using human blood to power electrical devices. It's researching how blood could break down sugars to generate power like it generates energy for the human body. This type of "human battery" could ultimately power nano-devices implanted in the body. (source)
And I found more exciting ideas being researched here.
Lucid, dude! (future slang for cool)
What inventions would you like to see come to life in the future?
Thanks again, Vikki, for having me! Here is a little about me and my book =)
A tale of deception and teleportation.
When a distraught client enters J.L. Cooper's small town detective agency ranting about a pop travel teleportation cover up, Cooper takes the case. He blames pop travel indirectly for his wife's death and would love to expose a glitch in it.
But the glitch turns out to be disintegrating travelers. And now, his client is dead, his secretary is missing, and a hitman is stalking him. Plus there's all the webcams watching his every move. So, Cooper has to find a way to expose the deadly flaw, while using pop travel to escape the maniacs covering it up, not to mention save a couple of tag-alongs he's not sure he can trust. No problem.
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After having a hand in everything from waitressing to teaching math to rocket engineering Tara Tyler now writes and teaches in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. In addition to her novels, she has published short stories and poetry in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, and Humor. So many stories to tell!