The Signposts timeline
2009 AD-2017 AD
The wealthy get perfect organ replacements and spinal cord repairs; personal relationships are undergoing big changes; TV and the internet converge; migrations into the sea; throwaway laptops
a - j r m o o n e y h a m . c o m - o r i g i n a l
BACK to timeline front page
Before 2009 AD in the timeline...
Signposts 2009 AD-2017 AD Table of Contents
2010: Ubiquitous computing is contributing heavily to the increasing isolation of the individual and big changes in personal relationships in the developed nations
Sleep on demand
2010: A consumer version of the 'sleep-switch' is becoming practical
2010: Internet-based TV now dominates the television content landscape
2008-2010: Close ties to quality physical delivery services are turning out to be a critical element for modern e-commerce success-- as well as streamlined social transformation
2008-2010: Over 60 million USAmericans may lack health insurance; Emergency medical treatment and first aid practices are making huge strides...
2008-2010: Operating systems and applications software for general purpose computing and networking purposes have stabilized sufficiently so that those type wares decline to negligible cost for consumers
2008-2010: The state of the art in mid-range to high end PCs and certain peripherals
2010: The majority of new spacecraft are getting the option of a trailing tail wire
2010: The impact of the internet is allowing small business and new entrepreneurial startups to shake up the slower moving bureaucracies of the medical industry in many developed countries
2013: Significant migration of human homes and businesses to sea-based and undersea locales is encouraged by new technologies and scientific discoveries...
1998-2013: Biochemical weapons and related defenses; hazardous waste disposal/recycling
2010-2015: By now the first international sea parks have been established...
2014: The wealthy of the developed nations now enjoy major organ replacements with astonishing medical warranties
2014: Spinal cord repairs and replacements are now available to the wealthy
2014: Commerce and employment are changing drastically in the developed nations...
2009-2014: Vaccines and other drugs are becoming a normal ingredient in some food and drink ingested in the developed states now
A rising solar tide
2009-2014: Solar powered electrical generation is becoming a rugged, reliable, and cheap source of energy-- and helping many poorer nations to accelerate their own development
2012-2018: Full-powered throwaway portable personal internet clients (in pseudo laptop form factors) are becoming widely available for under $30 each
2015: The net finally grows up; Cool-to-the-touch, immortal LED replacements for incandescent light bulbs (which cut home electrical costs by 20%) are becoming available
2015 milestones in on-person gear
PCs are a dying breed
2015: First and second class users utilize Network Computers, third class users still burdened with PCs...
2015: Mainstream digital TV undertakes yet another major standards/format change in the developed nations; Digital scents are becoming a mainstream technology
1997-2015: Technology is radically reshaping our world...
2000- 2015: If humanity faces a major threat from an asteroid impact anytime soon (like before 2050) we're likely aware of it by 2015 or before
2015: The Voyager 1 and 2 space probes are enduring multiple shock waves as they pass through a 'wall' in space roughly 50 au in thickness...
2016: By now field-powered temporary incapacitation devices are being surgically implanted in certain convicted criminals
1997-2017 sub trends and detours; Civilians worldwide often find themselves on the frontlines of conflict as geopolitical power begins giving way to sociopolitical power
CLICK HERE to delve deeper into this site...
(For more about this period check out
Perspectives 1990 AD-2050 AD
Beyond 2017 AD in the Timeline...
Copyright © 1993-2009 by
. All rights reserved.