A Sat-Nav wearable?

Oh please, that would be wonderful, though I have no idea how you would keep it charged, but anyway…

Seemingly part of the ‘entertainment’ of job interviews, is finding the place where the interview is being held. No, I dont mean in the sense of not being given an address, and having to guess where it is, just that its so well camouflaged that you can get within 100 yards of the place, and not see it.

And of course, given I’m the one person in the world who doesnt believe in owning a mobile phone, I cant just ring up, and ask for directions. I do tend to check these things out before I leave home, but doing that, and trying to find some places in person…rolls eyes.

Yes, its getting such an issue I’m seriously thinking of getting a mobile phone, not to make calls, but to use the map apps! Its a bit of a Catch 22 thing, I dont want to spend money on a phone while not working, and of course, once I have a job, I’ll know where I’m going!

But yes, fine, I’d love a wearable device that gave me directions, or even better, an internal chip that did the job for me! Ah well…

Given that both of the places that were impossible to find dealt with cars, either in an insurance sense, or a recovery sense, this seemed apt. Even more so considering Sir Paul is 73 today!

What does the future hold?

Yes, I’m going to relate this to human robotisation and the like, but lets start by looking back, and not that far either.

If, 30 years ago, someone had told you that in 2010 we would have had an internet service like we have, that most people in the first world at least would have access to powerful computers, and that you would chat by messenger and forum to people you’ll never know other than through this internet world, you’d have laughed your head off.

And going back a little further, remember those telecommunication devices in Star Trek, and how futuristic they looked, well compare them to modern day mobile phones lol! Basic, arent they? I’m also old enough to remember the introduction of colour TV, and there only being 2 channels to choose from on the TV! Whereas nowadays…

Oh, and go on, say it, cyborgs living on Earth with humans wont happen for years? Think about it, its all about human body enhancement, so what does that make anyone with a cochlear ear implant, heart pacemaker unit, or even replacement knee and hip joints? Laser eye surgery as well technically, but that is a bit more tenuous I guess?

Logical assumption is that human enhancement isnt going to stand still, its going to move even further in the next 30-50 years, thats a fact. The other fact is that at my age, I probably wont see much of it!¬†Will humans actually be transformed into the mindless robots of MC fiction, probably not generally, but in the distant future (40 years or so minimum I guess?) I suspect that certain groups of prisoners may be ‘brainwashed’ into obedient service, even if robotising the body (especially internally) will prove a lot more complex. But I suspect ‘mental robots’ will certainly exist by 2050 or so.

One thing I am sure of, people will look back at our current computing capabilities, and wonder how we coped. Hey, I do that now thinking back to a computer I owned 10 years ago!