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[Aberrant] What sorts of new consumer technology exists in 2028?

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  • #16
    I love this conversation.

    So I was thinking about the ways such tech could go. One version is everything is super visible, like the tech is all shiny and new and looks that way. Another version is that the tech is hidden behind false walls, pop up panels, and designed with a facade of more rustic or historic design.

    I always had the interesting image of someone going into what looks like a stone cabin with a simple wood burning fireplace and so looks like it lacks much things. Only for the owner to have hidden dishwashers and ovens and microwaves and toasters and fridges and freezers and tv units and all that - just without seeming to look like they do.

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    • #17
      It might be an aesthetic thing.

      People once thought spaceship people would be nude. This would be comparatively normal.

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      • #18
        One example would be spray on 'invisible" PV panels that can allow nearly every home to become energy independent. Which mind you, would very much fit into the trends in Aeon of people moving out to the backwoods an setting up their own communities--it was accelerated by the Aberrant war, but in truth, the trends were already moving that way before the war.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by NewK View Post
          One example would be spray on 'invisible" PV panels that can allow nearly every home to become energy independent. Which mind you, would very much fit into the trends in Aeon of people moving out to the backwoods an setting up their own communities--it was accelerated by the Aberrant war, but in truth, the trends were already moving that way before the war.
          Another variant of this is the usage of specialised self replicating Inks and gels to set up electrical lines

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          • #20
            A minor toy with some interesting uses is a popular hit. It's basically glow-in-the-dark Silly Putty. It's fairly bright, no flashlight, but useful. Along the way a Nova discovered that people connected to Quantum can make Glow Putty glow far more brightly if they concentrate on it. It's still just a toy, the the sneaky can make it very useful.

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            • #21
              I love this conversation too. Allowing myself to feel hope for the future which was not something I allowed myself for the past several years.

              How about some inventions from Star Trek like a universal translation device, or a medical tricorder? Also, upper class people could probably travel by space ship and spend time in an orbital space hotels.

              Also, self driving cars could be available. Musk talked about creating an automatic taxi service to compete with Uber and Lyft. People would lease a taxi service, for certain amount of miles per month instead of owning a car.

              A Nova could invent true molecular nanotechnology like in Engines of Creation that could change the world.

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