Predicting the future is a fool’s errand—after all, who could have imagined the internet fifty years ago, and the many ways it’s upended commerce, finance, the workplace, and all those seemingly immutable mainstays of yesteryear. Still, someone’s got to do it: here’s our look at some technological innovations coming down the pike.
There’s one thing about the future that we can be sure of: whatever predictions we make for it will fail miserably. Still, it’s amusing and instructive to speculate, and in that spirit we present a vision of urban life in the 80s—the 2080s, that is. Here’s a look at some of the emerging technologies that will shape the cities of seven decades hence.
One factory can produce 60 million mosquitoes per week that are genetically engineered to destroy other mosquitoes.
Gene editing is allowing us to cure genetic blood disorders.
Science fiction author, futurist, prophet: H. G. Wells lived in the future and for the future as few before or since. He foresaw many of the great technological innovations of the 20th Century—and predicted many of its horrors as well. We celebrate “The Man Who Invented Tomorrow” with a look at his most prescient forecasts.
It’s been said that to apply one’s imagination to the possibilities of the future is a valuable spiritual exercise. We heartily agree—and what could be more spiritually gratifying than to imagine the future possibilities of human evolution? Come along as we take a journey into the strange and unfamiliar country of our species’ evolutionary future.
The dream of eternal life has been with us for a very long time. Now, thanks to new drug discoveries and technological innovations, we’re rapidly approaching the time when growing old will be a thing of the past. Here’s a look at some of the technologies being pioneered to delay, halt, and even reverse the signs of aging.
The only thing we know for sure is that everything will change.
It once cost $325,000 to grow a burger in a petri dish. Today it costs $11—and we can synthesize bread, lettuce, and cheese too. Want to learn how? Grab an apron and meet us in the lab.
Nobel laureates don't mess around when it comes down to the sake of science.
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