10 unexpected downsides of rapidly evolving technology

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Technology is evolving very fast, and many look forward to crazy new gizmos that appear and appear. Scientists along with industry leaders want to give (well, sell) us self-driving cars, to immerse us in a virtual reality more deeply, to speed up travel, send in commercial space flight and so on.

And while the majority of looking forward to new developments in the mass market, some people stop and think about what is happening. The fact is that without many of these technologies you can calmly do, and in some cases they openly threat. Emerging technologies can seriously complicate modern life, and create more problems than they solve.

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self-driving cars and ethical issues

Self-driving cars, as many believe, is a giant wave that will wash us in the future. We didn't wait for flying cars, but at least wait for the vehicles that we no longer have to manage. At least I think so and a growing number of companies. However, there are many problems associated with self-driving cars that need to be addressed before they become a giant market and begin to eat off market share from conventional cars.

In Addition to the fact that you have to first ensure they are safe and working properly, it is also necessary to solve ethical problems. The question asked by many people, is what the solution will be programmed in the car when he would choose between the lives of innocent citizens and those who are in the car. In a study published in the journal Science Magazine, which involved nearly 2,000 respondents, revealed that although people think that the car should be programmed to protect the citizens, they don't want to buy a car that will give priority to the lives of citizens, not passengers.

This puzzle seriously complicates the way self-driving cars to the masses (forgive the double pun). However, some experts believe that it is not so important that I think some people, and that is where the bigger problem will be the protection of cars from hackers who can remotely access the machine and cause terrible damage and destruction along the way.

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Virtual reality can lead to psychological distress

Virtual reality is a rapidly advancing field. Companies like Oculus Rift is seriously aimed at the gaming world and especially the good feeling in the medical field, helping doctors and nurses to learn new things without risking anyone's life. The development of this technology, it plunges and, in some cases, can be very good and useful. And here, the better it plunges, the better.

However, speaking directly about games, we can deal with all types of psychological disorders and problems in people neglecting their health. Even today, without any virtual reality, people die if played too long. Others deliberately throwing your life away because of gambling. When people get full immersion, some will be very difficult to "get off" and there is another type of serious affection. They can easily lose touch with reality to such an extent that it will no longer distinguish game from life.

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Drones piss people

Drones are becoming more common and will soon become quite a normal part of everyday life. Once unmanned drones was a giant aircraft floating on the air over a combat zone and dropping bombs on people in other countries. But today, small flying drones you can buy in a regular store, but some companies plan to deliver food to the drones. Soon we will see drones delivering goods, watching the procedure on the streets and performing a variety of functions all over the sky constantly. Constant buzzing and warping over the head will make us all crazy.

As you can see, commercial drones, which you can buy in the store, often produce at least a small noise, and the more drones, the more noise. In the villages of Yemen, where constantly have to deal with drones over head, people are literally going crazy from constant buzz nowhere to hide. Unfortunately, if delivery by using drones and other such things become commonplace, drones are buzzing, day and night, never ceasing and always watching.

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Wind and solar farms kill wildlife

Solar and wind farms, now considered by many wrestlers over the surrounding nature and by experts as the most suitable for the conservation of energy. They are cleaner for the environment and is practically inexhaustible, because neither wind nor the sun is not going anywhere. But only because they are cleaner than coal, for example, and inexhaustible, this does not mean that they are perfect.

And although you may think that "green"will be the big fans of wind and solar energy, environmental organizations actually most concerned about the growth of these plants and prosta company to spend time to study the impact of these plants on the environment. The problem is that wind and solar farms are destroying wild nature, animals, especially birds. Although studies show that wind energy kills less wildlife than coal, the birds are dying, and the number of solar farms have not yet been calculated. The problem is that birds can see the solar array and think it's a lake; they fly at him and burn halfway through. Offered many solutions, but none of them have not yet demonstrated their effectiveness.

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Commercial spaceflight can cause health problems

Space travel was once the privilege of a few superpowers, but today many countries have been in space, many countries launched their own satellites, but private companies took space at sight. Virgin Galactic is developing its own "attractions" to visit the space, and SpaceX Elon musk has already delivered cargo to the space and has put a rocket. In the future, the company plans to bring into space and astronauts, and ordinary citizens. And when we wanted to go to space will solve a lot of problems.

The Problem is that being in space is not very useful for your health. The reason why NASA takes on Board only the most physically fit people, is that space flight has a major impact on the human body — allowed the astronauts to be in space with a maximum of six months at a time. The time spent in space, can reduce bone density, weakens eyesight and causes other health problems. NASA and other experts are worried that the fragile, old tourists with health problems may have to remain in space forever, or become seriously ill.

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Rapid industrialization creates noise pollution

People quickly mastered the industry and that has developed rapidly over the last several hundred years, so now the world looks not like in those days. First ships, then planes have become an integral part of our lives, and without all the trains and roads would not be trade and a busy life. This, of course, it follows that fewer people in our world remain separated from him, but also suffering environment.

Some people like to gauge the physical side of industrial pollution, e.g. chemical substances, but often they forget about the noise pollution. Only a few hundred years ago the most part created by people noise did not exist. No planes, large factories and plants, even the radio. Everywhere was quiet and calm (compared to present), and the activity of a big city by night is simply stopped. You can find a lot of places free from the noise of the people. Today it's almost impossible.

Some people went inland in search of places where no people dwelt in caves, but they are not able to get rid of the noise of the people for a long time. It is unlikely this problem will be solved quickly and most likely it will only get worse.

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Hyperloop can be dangerous to health

Elon Musk is an ambitious leader. It works not only on electric vehicles, but also constantly warns people about the dangers of artificial intelligence. He is working on solar energy, owns the space Corporation and wants to build a giant pipe from Los Angeles to San Francisco, which will be able to carry people across the United States at speeds of 1300 kilometres per hour. To work it will be like Maglev, but Musk wants to put them in a vacuum tube to remove air resistance and to disperse them to unprecedented speeds.

And yet even though on paper it looks cool, some see the idea problem. The main problem is that people can not bear such a speed, even if will move in a straight line. To make it perfectly straight will be almost impossible due to geological irregularities. Any push or a problem with the vacuum would be disastrous, because at the speed of 1300 kilometers per hour will not even seconds to react. Musk also proposes to leave between cars is only eight kilometers, but this would mean that the capsule will appear to flash every four seconds. Maybe Hyperloop is more suitable for the movement of goods than people.

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3D printers can be hazardous to the environment

3D printers have long been presented as a ticket in the future, but still they did not bring anything out of the ordinary. This is partly because the technology still is quite expensive, partly because the development of many prototypes. No one has yet figured out how to make a 3D printer device that is accessible to the masses, not including industrial use, many companies are still looking for the most field...

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