Technology has really improved over the years. We now have flying laser cannons. Boeing is able to attach a laser that can shoot a hole in a tank five miles away on an airplane. China says it can control the weather and emotion reading devices are are coming soon. People are turning into half cyborgs and of course the games that are control by the mind are going to be on the market soon. A device is rumored to be coming out on the market sometime next year for about 300 dollars. It will mostly read emotions and portray them in MMRPG so that other people could read each others emotions and it may allow the player to move some objects in the game with their mind.
So where are we going? All of this stuff comes straight out of science fiction. Its stuff that are good in comics and manga. It kind of sounds like we’re headed to a Lain world with 1984esque technology. I hope we’re not headed toward thought control, because those mind devices on the computer could eventually develop the ability to know when people think differently than their supposed to and those lasers would make it easier to get people. Then if we can control the weather then we could end up in a world like The Giver. I’m not interested in living in any of these places. This technology sounds really cool and I’m really excited about some of it, but I hope it doesn’t get abused, because they could really improve things. The mind and emotion reading devices could allow people with communication problems to communicate better.
This image is from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Hopefully the outcome of developing these new technologies won’t lead to an apocalyptic environment. I would much rather have Angelic Layer. Now that would be fun.