Technology Education

One of the benefits of future technology education is that people will finally be cloned. Of course moral objections will still remain in some countries like the U. S. but other countries will clone human beings for various reasons, like high IQ, pedigree, athletics and other reasons.

It will be clear in the future that cloned human beings do have a soul and the "soul splitting" or "soul fragmentation" theory will take root. This theory will basically say there are a limited number of souls and too many bodies, so when people die and more are reborn, souls split among many different human beings. This is why finding one's "soul mate" or "soul mates" will be increasingly important to people.

Future technology education will rely on wireless input into one's brain. Downloads of a plethora of textual information will be quickly transported via computer into the heads of students. Distance learning will be common. As well photographic memories for humans will be developed by future medical science.

But this "book learning" of the technology education will be no substitute for experiential learning. This is why virtual reality will play such an important role in the future of technology education.

For years, pilots have known the value of a flight simulator in order to practice take-offs, landings and other flying maneuvers. Video games for young people will lead to jobs in flying drones and doing other distance mechanical, robotic and aeronautical jobs.

But, this will be taken a step further in technology education. Students with the fear of public speaking will be able to practice delivering oral papers and calming themselves in front of a virtual setting.

Teachers will practice in front of virtual classrooms. Those doing technical repairs will also practice in a real life virtual simulation. First responders will be put inside virtual practice fields as will soldiers like stepping inside a video game. No longer will Tron or Total Recall be precursor movies that glimpse the future, but relics of the past.

The combination of this downloaded wireless textual information into one's brain and the virtual reality experiential training will be powerful technology educational devices that may be updated often to keep students and employees engaged in the latest happenings in their fields. No more conference calls and Powerpoint presentations.

Paradigm shifts and disruptive technology will be the norm in the future. Neural networks of computers will mean that both humans and non-humans will be learning at a rapid pace never seen before in the history of mankind.

In the virtual worlds I had previously talked of there will be mentors, guides and teachers combining to help students achieve high academic standards in their technology education program. Some of these will be programmed in while others will be human walk-ons into the virtual scenarios.

In technology education a few years from now, learning disabilities will be a thing of the past, partly due to advances in medical science that will prevent many cases through genetic alterations and for those few who are left, virtual and downloadable textual programs specific to each child's development, plus mentors, aids and teachers will not only strengthen the deficits but also develop the technological educational assets the child may already be endowed with.

Technology education many years from now won't be limited by geographical location. Students may learn the latest German, Japanese or Brazilian technical theories with either translations or by quickly learning a new language via the methods already described.

In the future, social media will have taken over and not just for talking to friends but for chatting with other students and colleagues. Most of these chats will take place by stepping into and out of virtual chat rooms. Wireless "brain alerts" will be given so that students know what chats are taking place at all times and choose to join or not to join at will.

Sleep, while still important will be condensed, focused and an intense experience so that both mind and body can consolidate images, thoughts, feelings (and relaxation) of the day and of the past. Future technology education will help psychiatrists and psychotherapists deal with patients who have experienced trauma, past, present or future.

Psychiatrists will already have the full DNA and genome structure of each patient before he or she walks into his virtual office. Prescribing pharmaceuticals will that will be highly targeted will be the norm. As for psychologists, future technology education will allow them to access and assess areas of trauma, resistance and denial quickly and use one of many psychological templates in dealing with emotional issues. The pain of grief, while not eliminated, will be a far shortened process.

This is just a glimpse into the new education technology of the future. Many other advances will be made that will shift the way we think and learn. The world as we know it will be more fluid, more science and technology based, less political and more about helping mankind solve problems of co-existence.

Future technology education programs will be mind-blowing compared to what we have today. Technology education in the future will rely heavily on input learning and virtual reality experiential reenactment.

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Future Wireless Technology

Right now it is true that we have WiFi hotspots at home, coffee houses, hotels, airports and even cities. And the WiFi network system is constantly expanding. But wireless and Wifi are not synonymous.

Some cell phones for instance may use WiFi hotspots or they may use more traditional means of wireless transmission. In fact the first wireless technology in widespread use was the radio. But, tech has changed at a rapid pace since the invention of the radio in the late 1800's.

Today's wireless technology can be used for satellite communications including voice and picture. Satellite TV is a good example here. And, some other technology that is now wireless is the recharging of batteries.

There are many products on the market now such as wireless recharging pads for cell phones, laptops, iPads, iPods and other small electronic devices. Now the future of wireless technology of this sort is expanding to including larger devices including the transportation system.

Scientists and engineers are working on wireless recharging of electric cars (pictured below), buses and trolleys. One group of researchers is developing a solar / wireless recharging system for roadways that will use renewable energy to recharge vehicles as they pass over the recharging panels embedded in the road.

Future wireless technology also includes laser communications systems. This is similar to fiber optic communication (which most would considered to be "wired" tech). But, instead, laser communication, which is here now, and involves using a beam of intense light through space, will only continue to expand in the future.

Light waves, sound waves, compression waves, electromagnetic energy, microwaves, radio frequency, infrared light, visible light, acoustic energy and ultraviolet light are just a few of the wireless technologies available today.

Some other wireless areas to watch as they emerge are superconducting technology, high altitude platform systems, Wireless Sensor Network technologies and super WiMAX technology. Future wireless technology will expand upon all of these areas.

For instance satellites and spacecraft including space tourism rockets and planes, the International space station and space vehicles that travel to the Moon, Mars, Venus, the Sun and other celestial bodies will expand their use of lasers for communication as well as defense against objects in space be it space junk, asteroids or even other Earthly and non-Earthly spacecraft.

EV (electric vehicle) wireless recharging.

In medicine, wired technology is already transitioning to future wireless technology. Since the neurons in the brain work by electrochemical reactions these can be used by people with disabilities to control computers in the present. Right now, some wires are involved, but in the future this will become a completely wireless situation.

In the medical science lab and on the brain surgeon's operating table, electrodes are still used to gather information and to heal patients. Future wireless technology dictates that one day not too far ahead of us this will become totally wireless as well. Different types of energy already mentioned will be used in place of invasive electrodes to further science in the lab and help heal people in hospitals.

So, you see the future of wireless technology has both breadth and depth. Communications, weaponry, surgery, research and many other areas will be transformed by the leading edge wireless technology that researchers are working on now. The emerging tech happening right now will become mainstream as future wireless technology will be both disruptive and transformative in a healthy way only a few years from now.

The future of wireless technology is not just the use of WiFi hotspots for networking computers and I'll tell you why in a minute. In fact, I'll tell you what we have now and where future wireless technology is heading.

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Future Weapons

Future WeaponsLasers may be used on the ground or in space such as the U. S. plans for a national defense system. A Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response Rifle (PHASR) has been shown to temporarily blind an opponent. The same goes for the Light Emitting Diode Incapacitator (LEDI) that causes temporary blindness, nausea and vomiting and thus has been called the Puke Ray.

A Laser Induced Plasma Channel (LIPC) is an electroshock weapon that uses lasers fired into the atmosphere that causes blooming of the gases to ionize into plasma forming a channel for electricity.

Optical distractors are not future weapons in and of themselves but aid other weaponry or can be used as a "warning shot" so to speak to aggressors. Optical distractors are lasers that use directional energy to overwhelm an adversary's visual acuity, provide a warning or provide the aggressor an opportunity to clarify their intent of action. The affect is similar to bouncing sunlight off a mirror, but with more focused and precise energy.

Another of the future weapons we will see shortly are advanced active denial technology (ADT) systems. Recently, the military has demonstrated the effectiveness of ADT's to the general public through the major media outlets. ADT's were built primarily for crowd control and work by sending out electromagnetic radiation that causes a sensation of heat. Some ADT's have been used to immobilize vehicles and Raytheon has developed a table top unit to be used by police, security personnel and the military.

Because of the potential for misuse, injury and potential death from the ADT, the future of this future weapon is now uncertain unless drastic changes are made or its purpose changes, such as exclusively using the technology for the immobilization of vehicles.

Focused acoustics are future weapons that are in some degree already here. Focused sonic and ultrasonic sound waves as weaponry have been developed by the military for crowd control and immobilization of the enemy. Sonic and ultrasonic waves can cause nausea, discomfort, disorientation (vibration of eyeballs) and incapacitation, such as eardrums exploding. Another unpleasant device is called the MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio) that causes incapacitation.

Future weapons may include infrasonic devices that can pass through concrete walls and steel without interruption to target humans on the other side. Besides the complications listed above for focused acoustics the infrasonic devices can cause severe lung and intestinal problems as well.

The military has expressed that distance vehicle stopping to be one of their main safety concerns. Some of the future weapons being developed to stop vehicles at a significant distance include high output microwaves that disrupt electronic engine components, high energy lasers and advanced ADT systems.

Of course some other future weapons may include the Variable Velocity Weapon System that will let soldiers set their guns to kill, wound or just bruise opponents, depending upon the situation (crowd control versus enemy combat) and non-lethal tetanizing weapons. The non-lethal tetanizing weapon uses a high beam of ultraviolet energy to immobilize aggressors. The target's muscles are stimulated to the point of immobilization and the person falls to the ground.

Two more future weapons on the horizon are next generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) and micro UAVs. Both are used today for surveillance and reconnaissance, but in the future the scope will broaden and especially micro UAVs will be used increasingly inside of large or densely packed cities.

Some of the larger drones today can fire weapons upon the enemy. In the future drones will be able to fire lasers, blasts of electromagnetic radiation and biological weaponry.

Biological future weapons will play an increasing role in military warfare in the coming years. Military leaders have been concerned about biological warfare for decades and it is likely that this will be in the arsenal of weapons in future military use. As a nonlethal weapon, a designer virus will need to be introduced that will have temporary incapacitating effects and will not spread beyond the intended community.

Put aside your Honda ASIMO as robots will also be used as future weapons. And these robots will be armed with future weapons themselves. From smaller devices that you mind find in robot battles or devices that the police bomb squad may use to larger size "war robots" it will all be in play not too many years from now.

And if you think robotic exoskeletons are a thing of science fiction such as from the movie, Avatar, then take a look at this video to see what the U. S. military is using right now (see below).

Right now there are rubber bullets and bean bag projectiles used to stop aggressors plus other less and non-lethal weapons as well. Future weapons, however, will rely more heavily on technology and strategy. Some of the future weapons that are now in development include lasers and laser induced plasmas, optical distractors, active denial technology, focused acoustics and vehicle and vessel stopping.

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Future Sports

Future SportsAthletes of the future will include robots, cyborgs, humans who have legally taken performance-enhancing drugs, humans who have illegally doped, bionically-enhanced humans (not as much machinery as cyborgs), mutants of various sorts, "normal" humans and the Special Olympics will have all but gone away.

The venues of sports will also change in the future. For instance space sports will come into vogue less than 5 years from now. Float ball, space sky diving from low earth orbit and space runs (not walks) will be played and viewed by many. Space laser tag using high-powered lasers will also be outlawed.

Also, in the future sports of various kinds will be played on different levels similar to a life-size 3D chessboard. Wrestling, running, and various ball sports will be played on multi-levels.

In future sports there will be many ethical challenges as technology progresses combining man and machine or genetically-altered man. In fact, future athletes will be nothing like the athletes of today. Faster, stronger, quicker thinking and reacting, partly machine and partly the result of future medical technology that includes future gene splicing and other biological alterations the athlete of tomorrow will be placed in different categories than today in order that they may be participating on "an even playing field".

Cyborg Athlete

The problem is that unlike today, tomorrow the playing field will be changing at a rapid page. Professional athletes may be tempted to for instance injure themselves on purpose in order to get an artificial limb or organ that can help them compete more effectively in a different class.

Just like boxers will go up or down in weight in order to compete more effectively in different weight classes, future sports athletes will alter themselves mechanically, biologically or both to compete in different technological classes. In fact, boxing itself will have a major dilemma in regard to cyborg athletes, trying to figure out what is fair and what is not.

The Robot Wars of today may evolve into cyborg wars in the future. And Robot Wars could also involve a blend of machine and animal such as robotic dog fighting (Michael Vick will probably seed this company with startup money).

Future flying sports will evolve in the next 5 to 10 years as personal aircraft will start going mainstream. So, in the coming years we'll see more jetpack races and other small personal aircraft races taking place a few hundred feet above the ground.

American football in the future will become more violent, yet more safe and futuristic carbon fiber pads and helmets based upon nanotechnology will be lighter, stronger, distribute impact and lessen injuries better than at any time in history.

Soccer players with bionic legs and baseball pitchers with bionic arms will be problematic for the leagues in regard to ethics at first. Later, as more players become part machine there will be enough to form new leagues and new classes of athletes. The growing pains will be difficult for several years as fans will want to see the "best of the best" compete but will also want an "even playing field" on which to compete.

For the future recreational athlete, technology will be a blessing. For instance right now the U. S. Army is piloting a device, the HULC Exoskeleton that is much less dramatic than the one in the movie Avatar that will unfold and can be put upon a soldier's feet and legs to assist them in running fast in bursts and over longer distances. This future military technology is happening now.

HULC Robotic Exoskeleton

This same device will allow hikers to climb higher mountains like Mt. Everest or challenging climbs. Even those who are partially disabled will be helped in future sports with this mechanically assisted running device.

Future surfboards will help many more people take up this sport than at any other time in history. This is because the combination of gyroscopes, mini-computers and balance mechanisms will help beginners learn faster, stay on the boards longer without falling off or tipping over when surfing.

Rocket-powered jet skis will become a recreational device in and of themselves. And, they will be used to haul surfers out to monster waves and even the occasional rogue wave. There will even be a few "daring idiots" who will try and success in riding tsunami waves at least partway into shore as they are being spotted by those riding high power jet skis and low flying personal aircraft.

Future Jet Ski

These are just a few of my predictions on how future sports will evolve in the following years. And of course what I would like to hear especially is how you think future sports will evolve?

Future sports and the technology that comes with it will be a mind-blowing experience for those who participate as well as those who watch. Forget Ultimate Fighting or Lingerie Football, future sports will involve various levels of professional and recreational athletes.

Future Space Technology

Future Space TechnologyEven though there are now some definitive lines among these industries, in the future these lines will be blurred. For instance, right now the International Space Station (ISS) is used mainly for scientific experimentation, but a few space tourists have flown there and inhabited ISS as well.

Future space technology will see to it that space hotels and habitats will become not only part of the spacescape along with satellites and debris that orbit the Earth but will be part of colonization of the Moon and Mars and beyond. Of course these hotels and habitats in space will be used for not only tourists, but scientists, business people and military personnel as well.

But in order to get a clearer picture of future space technology let's take a look, one at a time, at space tourism, then scientists in space, then general business in space and finally the military in space. Space tourism is already taking place with multi-million dollar trips to the ISS. Shortly, trips into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) will begin and the Spaceport in New Mexico will be a major hub.

Space tourism will begin with trips into LEO with a few minutes of zero gravity and some picture taking opportunities. But future space technology will evolve quickly and with the aid of government incentives, further X-prizes and private investments, tourists will also soon arrive at the Moon.

Before this arrival, though, space tourists will be treated to stays in space hotels and habitats as previously mentioned. This will open up the doors for further space flights or space adventures.

Space tourism companies are already thinking ahead at the possibilities of space sports and other adventures. To name a few adventures there will be private space walks, space "sky diving", asteroid walking (more in the future), space photo tourism, Moon rock climbing and space skiing on the Moon. Inside the space hotels there will be racquetball, simulated swimming and full gym equipment.

Speaking of sports, the emerging field of "rocket racing" at high altitudes will evolve into spaceplane racing in LEO and beyond. These drag races and "NASCAR in space" type of competitions will lead to further dollars spent in other space ventures.

Scientists and engineers have now been in space for decades. Future space technology provided by these scientists, engineers and researchers will fuel further advances in all areas of space travel, exploration and exploitation (for good and not so good purposes).

Using current technology robotic rovers have already been deployed into space. This will continue, advance and accelerate. Unmanned spacecraft will continue to deploy cameras, telescopes and other "eyes in the sky" at various strategic locations for both scientific and military purposes.

Like today's robots, future robots will start small in scale only to be scaled up over time. These robots will work in teams to achieve various tasks controlled first by those on the ground and then by those is space laboratories orbiting the Earth, then on the Moon, then Mars and beyond. Robonauts will assist astronauts with tasks.

Robotics in space will grow exponentially paired up with future computers including cloud computing and even more advanced software and hardware interfaces. Cyborg technology already exists with robotic arms, legs, eyes and other body parts.

This will also continue. Due to advances in future medical technology cyborgs will be more commonplace as will "super-humans" with more strength, endurance, lifespan and resistance to disease plus quick reparations from other physical and mental traumas. The rigors of space travel will be largely counterbalanced by this future medical technology.

Future scientists will make inventive strides in the areas of energy and fuel. At first hydrogen, solar and gravitation energy will be used as they are now to propel vehicles into space and maintain orbit.

In the not too distant future nuclear fusion will be used on some spacecraft for propulsion. Space magnetism will also be used to facilitate propulsion of some spacecraft. At let us not forget the recently discovered Trinitramid molecule that will also come into its own as rocket fuel.

Lasers will not only be used for telecommunications but also for weaponry and to send energy from one location to another.

For instance, future space technology dictates that vessels be sent closer to the sun the gather energy and then beam this energy around the solar system as needed via laser beams. This technology has also been talked about in the nearer future at shorter distances to beam energy back to Earth as a source of renewable and sustainable solar energy.

Colonization of the Moon and Mars will not only be a boon for space tourism companies but for Big Business on Earth as well. Space infrastructure will need to be setup in order to move supplies into space. Space cargo ships, energy stations and production facilities will be a boon to businesses on Earth.

On the downside, in the near future, Big Business will increasingly use space to skirt the rules, regulations and laws of different countries on Earth. This will be resolved with a patchwork of agreements and alliances between the U. S. Russia, China, Japan, India and other future players in the space marketplace.

Moon cams, Mars cams and asteroid cams will not only be deployed by scientists and the military but by Big Business as well. Joint agreements among all three will be struck along with privacy and security issues addressed.

As general businesses and people move into space there will naturally be deaths. A whole industry will evolve concerning Moon burials, body launches into space and even dead bodies burning during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere (this sounds a little jaded but it won't sound that way in the years to come).

And where there is business in space there will also be the military in space. Forget the Star Wars Program as this is old school. Future space technology will help the military enforce arbitrary boundaries beyond LEO along with loose agreements with countries as is the norm today.

As different nations work both as a team to get into space, the same nations will also work independently to dominate and control space territories, raw materials and supplies. Space currency will evolve and be tied into currency based on Earth.

Just as lasers and nuclear fusion will be used for communications, transfer of energy and propulsion it will also be used for military purposes. Star Trek and Star Wars once seen as silly science fiction will have served as a template for future warfare.

Plasma cannons and other directed energy weapons plus energy defense shields will be used by military spacecraft to engage with each other and engage with geographic sites on Earth. But, unlike dropping a nuclear bomb, the space weapons will be more precise and hopefully more deterrent than punitive in nature.

While future space technology advances at lightning speed mankind will still be bogged down by immature societal issues. Bullying among nations and overly aggressive competition will not have ceased unless there is an extraterrestrial common enemy to combat, then cooperation will be at an all-time high.

These are simple prognostications based upon current and emerging technologies in the space industry. I've purposely left out discussion of avatars and teleportation as while it is possible that these may some day come to fruition, there still needs to be more disruptive technology before one can see a clear path to these inventions in the future.

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Future space technology may be predicted by taking a quick look at the past, the present and the leading edge of current technologies. One can then make prognostications for the years going forward. Four main areas of future space technology are being perpetuated and developed right now which include thespace tourism industry, scientists in space, general business in space and the military in space.

Future Spaceports

Future SpaceportsA spaceport in Kazakhstan is used for that mission. The next round of space tourism flights however will not fly that high. They are intended to go into low earth orbit (LEO) about 60 miles high and cost upwards of $90,000. At least a dozen companies are now working diligently on their aircraft so that they can send space tourists into LEO within the next year or two.

This brings to question, of what about the future spaceports that will need to be built to accommodate such an industry? Right now there are about a dozen spaceports either being built or retooled to accommodate larger aircraft and more people.

Right Now

Right now there are spaceports already in action, being built or built up in New Mexico, California, Oklahoma, Virginia, Alaska, Texas, Florida, China, Dubai, Kazakhstan, Russia, Algeria, Kenya, Australia, Japan, French Guiana, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Iran, Sweden and Singapore.

Some of the older spaceports such as that in Kazakhstan do not have runways since they have been built for vertical takeoffs and landings only. The Baikonur Spaceport in Kazakhstan has been launching tourists into space to the ISS for the past decade.

Spaceport America

The newer spaceports such as Spaceport America in New Mexico, do have long runways

This is to accommodate spaceplanes, which takeoff and land on the same runway or airplane / spacecraft dual combinations such as Virgin Galactic is using. The Virgin Galactic WhiteKnightTwo airplane will carry the VSS Enterprise (SpaceShipTwo) spacecraft up to about 60,000 feet before launching it.

Besides launching out of New Mexico, Virgin Galactic will also launch its space tourism vessels out of Spaceport Sweden. Space Adventures, which currently sends passengers to the ISS from Kazakhstan will, in the future, be using the United Arab Emirates Spaceport based in Dubai.

In the Future

In the near future, more spaceports will continue to pop up in smaller countries across the globe especially those that have less restrictive regulations for space travel. As the space tourism industry develops, spaceplanes will need shorter runways and vertical launch rocket will need smaller areas in which to launch.

Over a relatively short period of time, regular airports will be able to absorb spaceplane travel and tourists won't have to fly off to exotic destinations in order to go into space. Runways that take off over water such on the U. S. East and West coasts will be the first to allow spaceplanes to take off on airport runways since the risk will be minimal to those on the ground.

Vertical launch facilities will pop up all over the Midwest as some farmers will realize there is money to be made with putting such a facility in their corn or wheat fields. In fact, wind farms and vertical launch spaceports may displace the growing of crops for some farmers especially where land is not as fertile as it used to be.

In the next 5 years, space tourists in LEO will experience only a few minutes of weightlessness. But in the next 10 to 15 years that will be extended to hours of weightlessness. Also, in the next 15 to 20 years the price of space tourism will come down so much that a flight to LEO will be about the same as a vacation to Club Med.

Future spaceports will also be luxury establishments based upon green technology. The future spaceports will be built with methods and materials that make for a small carbon footprint. Wind energy, solar panels, carbon fiber materials, recyclable materials, zero emission fuels and more will be used at the future spaceports to insure they are not adding to environmental pollution.

Of course, future spaceports will be high tech enabled including Wifi, High def, 3D, in-house space simulators. People will be able to upload their experiences beginning to end via high def video to their favorite social media sites.

Beyond the 30 years in the future mark, spaceports will be shuttling people to space hotels, the Moon and most likely a few will be venturing to Mars by then. In fact there will be so many spacecraft in flight by then a whole, complex traffic control system similar to airplanes and airports right now, will have to be worked out internationally to accommodate all of the traffic.

Space debris reports will be common and communicated to the captains and crews of the spacecraft. There will also be much automation where some craft will fly without captain and crew. By this time, spaceports and airports will have become one and it will be up to each traveler where he or she would like to go that day or on a moment's notice.

Many people don't realize that space tourism is here now. There have already been a handful of astronauts or cosmonauts sent upon Russian Soyuz spacecraft to spend time on the International Space Station (ISS). These flights have cost upwards of $20 million.

Future Robots

Sure, you're familiar with the Honda ASIMO and perhaps even the Toyota humanoid robot, but there are a few future robots operating right now that you may not be familiar with. Let's take a look at the current bleeding edge of technology for future robots.
For instance do you know about future robots such as the MAVs, Chembot, Snakebot, Flossie, A-Pod, WR-07, Robotic Chair, EATR and Rex? Perhaps one of the future inventions you don't know about is a robotic surgery machine that has already been created.

And then there is the whole emerging field of nanorobotics that will one day work wonders in the medical field. In fact, some have been created now. But, let's start with what we know about.

MAVs are small flying robots used for military surveillance. Micro-Aerial Vehicles or MAVs can be fixed wing, flapping or rotary style and are not unlike hobby RC aircraft.

The iRobot ChemBot was developed for the military to fit through extremely small openings in complex environments. The Chembot has no wheels and is extremely soft and flexible.

The Snakebot is a snake robot that slithers across the ground developed for use in search and rescue operations. Another use is to put the Snakebot on other planets to collect data during space missions.

Flossie is a vehicle testing robot designed to ride long hours in extreme heat and other inhumane conditions. It was developed to test Castrol oil operating in two and three wheel vehicles.

The Zenta A-Pod (inventor of hexapods) is a 6-legged robot with huge mandibles and can do a number of tricks. Some of the activities it can perform include climbing a rope and pouring a glass of water.

Hemji Soft Japan has created the WR-07 which is a real transformer like in the movies. It can change itself from car to robot and back again.

Max Dean invented the Robotic Chair that is a simple enough looking wooden structure like many others we sit upon every day. Designed as a piece of art intended as social comment, the Robotic Chair can break apart, pull its pieces together and erect itself back into the original shape.

EATR (Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot) can feed on biomass, gasoline, diesel and coal and is designed to carry heavy loads. It can transport fuel and weapons to places inaccessible to human beings.

Israel Aircraft Industries developed Rex to also carry heavy loads of up to 400 lbs in military operations. Rex provides logistical support and can operate up to 72 hours straight.

Of course there are an assortment of fighting robots, space robots and many other kinds of robots that have been used for years. Robotic limbs are being developed now. But what does the future hold?

Well, some of the most exciting future robots are the nanobots I had spoken about earlier. These tiny nanorobots will range in size from 0.1-10 micrometers and will be used in both the medical industry and environmental fields. One such "car" using buckyballs for wheels has been developed for regulating environmental temperatures.

Nanobots someday will take over the medical field by performing surgery on cancer cells, polyps and taking samples. Medical nanorobots will also give targeted delivery of drugs to specific regions of the body.

Nanobots are in development now to be used for early diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of many different conditions and diseases. Moving among living cells these future robots will be able to be controlled and monitored by humans and move due to catalytic reactions within the body.

This is just an overview of the future robots to come. Many more are in development but have not been shared with the public yet. These future robots are either of military use or commercial use by companies who have proprietary technology and want to avoid competition. No matter what, though, this is just the beginning of seeing future robots integrated into the world in which we live.