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http://www.bbc.co.uk...nology-22199689
Just found this interesting article. Thoughts?

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It seems that Canada is inventing lots of new clothing. They also made an invisibility cloak but I don't know about the details.


Edited by Chronicle, 18 April 2013 - 07:39 PM.

Yes.


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Another sign that things are speeding up many times faster then  people can realize.


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These are expected to be widely available to buy in less than 30 years' time. Really a lot sooner than I would have been expecting for something like this. Very exciting indeed!

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Yah, I want to wear this stuff.

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This will probably be commercially available around 2030...looks exciting!

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2030 might be a little optimistic, but by 2040 we should definitely be seeing this type of clothing becoming common.

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I've already seen coats with heaters in them being sold at the store.


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Heated coats have been around for a while, but the technology behind these future "computerised" items of clothing will be far more advanced.

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This technology will also destroy the fashion industry.
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not necessarily. The technology will become miniaturized in time, and super clothing will become common. Possibly dirt/water resistant, solar powered computer clothes. I'd love to buy one!!!


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not necessarily. The technology will become miniaturized in time, and super clothing will become common. Possibly dirt/water resistant, solar powered computer clothes. I'd love to buy one!!!

Well, maybe people will sell programmable designs. But a lot of people will learn to control the clothes themselves, giving it any appearance and properties they desire. In fact, consumer based clothing would also die out since you should only need to buy one pair of electronic clothing,

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not necessarily. The technology will become miniaturized in time, and super clothing will become common. Possibly dirt/water resistant, solar powered computer clothes. I'd love to buy one!!!

Well, maybe people will sell programmable designs. But a lot of people will learn to control the clothes themselves, giving it any appearance and properties they desire. In fact, consumer based clothing would also die out since you should only need to buy one pair of electronic clothing,

 

well that's an interesting thought!


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Dunno man, my clothes might get a little smelly if I only wear one thing over and over.



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Dunno man, my clothes might get a little smelly if I only wear one thing over and over.

Not if it cleans itself.



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Not if it cleans itself.

Took the words right out of my mouth, haha.


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In 20 years? I'd be pleasantly surprised if nanotech was that wide spread and commercially used.



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In 20 years? I'd be pleasantly surprised if nanotech was that wide spread and commercially used.

Probably not that soon. But I say in 50 years the tech will be very advanced and widespread.

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Self-cleaning clothes will probably be around in about 30 years, I'd say. Maybe a few years after electronic clothing is available to buy.

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I think 20 years is a good estimate. Remember only 4 years ago we didn't have the ipad! Due to exponential growth, the world 20 years from now could look as different as the 1940's-1950's do to us now.

 

In terms of technology 2033 is a whole long way off. The main question is when does clothing enter the technology sector, and thus when does exponential growth apply to that?

 

Imagine a 4th generation computerized clothes!


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