It's been a year since NASA decided to forge ahead into the drones and self-driving cars business and it looks like business is good. Just last month they developed a "brain" for self-driving automobiles that evolved from Mars Rover technology. I wonder how soon it will be before they get into flying cars!
Some of these predictions are surprising. I know it's pure speculation but China might not survive the century? My thinking has always been that they've got a good long game and that they'll adapt fantastically without compromising their culture. The other countries on the list I can agree with. Some of them might not even last another decade.
These are some really good ideas about how to solve the housing crisis through simple, uncomplicated means. Designing buildings with optimal height in mind, with floor area maximization through simpler designs--the sort of thing that isn't flashy but has some real teeth. The applications could meet with success in Dublin but how about other parts of the world? Could governments make this work?
It seems logical to fall back on a circular economy to fight food waste. I mean, it really isn't waste if it's put to good use when it isn't consumed, but wouldn't it simply be better to more efficiently manage our food supply and consumption in the first place?
Looking back on the history of music, it seems that future trends will always follow the same pattern. Whatever you were into when you were in puberty, whatever genre you developed a musical taste for at that age... *that's* the music you're going to love forever. So I guess this means we should closely monitor what our kids are listening to these days?
Podcasting was supposed to be one of the next big things and profitable as heck, but its industry pioneers, Panoply and Buzzfeed are shutting down their podcasting operations. Industry experts say podcasting isn't going the way of the dodo, but how can we be sure of that?
So banks don't use blockchains exactly the way the rest of the world views bitcoin, but it doesn't surprise me to think that they would take advantage of this new technology instead of being threatened by it. Do you think there's a possibility that the industry use it to heap abuses on the financial world?
An apocalyptic end times scenario is not so deeply steeped in movie and gaming fiction that it is dismissed out of hand. On the contrary, it has seriously occupied the minds and pursuits of much of the world's One Percent, the wealthiest of us all. People think this way now, so how will we change tomorrow when Earth Death is staring us in the face?
Spatial, an augmented reality startup has just come up with a collaboration tool that was inspired by the way cool technology in the movie "Minority Report." It doesn't quite have the same functionality or smooth interface but it does get me excited by what other Hollywood-inspired technology might be cooking out there now.
Scientists have come up with a really good facsimile of bone marrow that's able to produce, multiply and mature living blood cells for up to several days. With the potential to finally better understand leukemia and other blood diseases, I'm looking forward to them perfecting the tool.
Amazing artificial intelligence figured out a way to harvest "cold atoms" faster and better than physicists ever could, and it wasn't even a program suited to physics or lab work. You have to wonder what other areas of science or industry it could really be good at.
I've always been awed by the sheer immensity of some projects dedicated to science. The large hadron collider in CERN, for one, is impressive in scale *and* it accomplished some things it set out to do, most notably the recent finding and confirmation of the elusive Higgs boson. Now that scientists are turning their massive resources to the study of neutrinos, I'm psyched about what we might discover about the universe right after the Big Bang.
It's great that we may finally have a cure for baldness. Scientists once found that a drug used to treat osteoporosis would have had wonderful potential for curing baldness if it weren't for the side effects! They've mostly fixed that now with a later version of the drug, so I guess this means we'll all have full heads of hair and stronger bones?
Photostimulation could be the new alternative to shaving your head if you're genetically predisposed to baldness. Directly stimulating cells to grow hair seems like a more reliable solution to pattern baldness than any hair potion on the market today.