We live in world that is changing fast. If you are interested in science and technology, you often read about interesting futuristic ideas that could have a
great impact on our world.
There is no doubt that all of these below mentioned ideas would change not only our planet, but also us as human beings. Our values and views of the
environment would definitely become quite different, and one can wonder which of these science ideas will change the world most.
Escaping our planet and colonize an alien world
We are curious about the Universe. We want to learn about new planets, various astronomical objects and we keep wondering if we will ever encounter
Putting our curiosity aside, there is a more important matter we should deal with, namely our own survival as a species.
Ray Kurzweil, a leading American futurist has along with a number of other scientists suggested that humans could become immortal very soon.
With help of nanotechnology, scientists believe we could not only extend our mental capacities but also, most important reverse ageing and ultimately live forever.
According to Kurzweil biotechnology revolution will allow us, in the next 15 to 20 years, to reprogram our genes to resist both aging and disease.
By mid-century, we may all be kept healthy and young by billions of nanorobots inside of our bodies. Ultimately will be able to live forever, Kurzweil predicts.
Future technology will change our world very much.
Computers will identify us by reading our thoughts
In the future you will only need to think your password, instead of typing your password, according to researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Information.
For authentication, the computer must be able to accurately and consistently distinguish our brainwave patterns from someone else's.
But accuracy isn't enough. If a system is a pain, people will refuse to use it, no matter how accurate it is.
Solving the energy crisis
According to the International Atomic
"world leaders need to take action on the energy crisis that is taking shape before our eyes. Oil prices are soaring and it looks less and less likely that this
is a bubble. The price of coal has doubled. Countries as far apart as South Africa and Tajikistan are plagued by power cuts and there have been riots in several
nations because of disruptions to electricity. Rich states, no longer strangers to periodic blackouts, are worried about security of energy supply.
In the developing world, 1.6 billion people- around a quarter of the human race have no access to electricity." The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the
world's energy needs could be 50% higher in 2030 than they are today.
One way of solving the problem is with help of commercial fusion reactors which Dr. Michio Kaku believes we could have by 2030 or 2040. Fusion is the power of
the sun, the possibility of using ordinary seawater to create unlimited amounts of energy due to thermonuclear reactions on the Planet Earth.
Such fusion reactors "are going to be gigantic objects that consume tremendous amounts of seawater, purify the seawater by extracting certain chemicals from the
seawater, fusing the tritium deuterium to create electricity and the electricity than goes in to your fuel cell, goes into your electric battery to energize
modern society. So this is the hot fusion approach," Dr. Kaku explains.
Inside Mechanical Brains:
What Do Robots Dream Of?
Have you ever wonder what robots dream of? The idea that robots can dream might sound implausible to some. Robots are machines.
They do not have feelings emotions and they certainly cannot dream, many people would undoubtedly argue.