The FUTURE: Possible Advances in Science & Technology
This is now only maintained on my website at http://www.karangill.com/the-future.html.
These predictions were made as of 18/12/2009. Updates are noted with dates. This article is essentially speculation, the discoveries listed here may sound weird and strange, and for all I know could be decades or centuries into the future or even impossible. Nevertheless....
Oh and the images are random collages thrown together to break the monotony of text and provide further food for thought.
L to R: HAL from a 2001: A Space Odyssey, Cover from Frank Herbert's Dune, Cover from Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Cover from Foundation again, Helix Nebula
Genetically Modified Food Added 29th Dec '12.
Yes, this is already a reality, but it has not been accepted by people because of what it may do. I don't think this belief is founded in science. Anyhow, the reason this is listed is because, even though it is technologically a reality, in practice hurdles remain till the public accepts it fully. And there's no way of saying when that will happen if at all. But if it does, another Food Revolution could be underway.
A Shift to Nuclear Power
This is already happening, because nuclear energy appears to be the only pollution free source of energy that is reliable, has adequate capacity, has been deployed previously on a large scale (in other words is tested) and is price competitive with existing methods of generating energy.
UAE - http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/8431904.stm
China - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/business/global/16chinanuke.html
US - http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hx5wB6YEaAyHIpeDxx6ML-...
16/05/2011 - The Japanese earthquake and resulting damage to the nuclear plants along the shore were a PR disaster for nuclear power, and have turned public opinion just when it seems nuclear power was on the brink of a renaissance. It remains to be seen if the noises governments are making about looking more carefully at safety are just that or if the anti-nuclear sentiment persists.
04/01/12 - Austria & Czech Republic http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16359991
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