What Do You Consider To Be Cutting Edge Technology?

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    What do you consider to be cutting edge technology? Are there any technological realities today that you wouldn't have thought possible a couple of decades ago?
     
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    The only technology that scares me are drones. The idea of a drone war is just terrifying. Where would you go? How would you possibly fight back? You would be totally defenseless. In my wildest dreams, I never thought it would happen. But, here it is.

    Revelation 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
     
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    Hundreds of them. For one, I'm absolutely amazed the you can put an address in a GPS and it will take you there. We were in Wilmington last year pier fishing. The fish weren't biting. We decided to go to our place near Swanquarter. We had no idea of the best route to take. We put the address in the GPS and it took us there by the most direct route.
     
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    The extent of Robotics
     
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    Oh, where to begin? The power of computing and the amount of data-mining/information harvesting is mind boggling and terrifying at the same time.

    I find 3D printing amazing, too. Then the stuff we've become accustomed to, like powerful cell phone apps, solar energy, wireless networking. I suppose those aren't necessarily "cutting edge" any longer but amazing nonetheless.
     
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    I have often wondered how I actually kept myself occupied as a teen without a laptop or cell phone. I remember not even going in the yard because I was afraid I would miss my boyfriend calling. (This was before girls called boys). I'm sure there are more useful technologies in the area of health, but I'm always amazed at a cell phone that does so many things. It's like half your needs in a wallet.
     
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    Cell phones are one that I find amazing, too. I got a call from my nephew who was visiting London recently. It was just as clear as if he had been right next door. Amazing!
     
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    To me, the cutting edge of Technology has always been Gillette Blue Blades.

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    I don't understand it well enough to know what is cutting edge technology today. I remember when I thought this was "cutting edge." ;)

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    That was cutting edge for me back in the late 50s.
     
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    @Nancy Hart , what is that?
     
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    It's a metal drum that goes in an old IBM punch card machine. You wrap a card around the drum with instructions coded on it. Like if you want the machine to tab to, or skip, certain spaces. Probably much more complicated things, too.
     
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