Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information, Cognitive
A Layperson's View of Future Technology and Society
Please do not get the impression that I am using the popular media trend of
fear-mongering to try and rally you into a global fight against the evils of
technology. I will probably take a nap after this.
It's just that I have
a terrible habit of looking forward to a brighter side of the future. So to be fair, I offer you five future technologies that might wipe out humanity (or change it dramatically). Have a great day! Five Terrifying Future Technologies (Flash)
Nanotubes have slipped into my sunscreen with the stealth of a cloned kitten. Why are products that use nano or bio technologies not clearly labeled?
Labeling the Future
Some of the smartest individuals I know, suddenly remember their kids
have soccer practice when I mention the latest tech breakthrough.
Future Technology and Society
They're Just Not That Into Us
SETI projects have scanned the sky for over 40 years looking for an intelligent signal. Could our level of
intelligence be unique in the universe? Intelligent life
Wealthy, Healthy and Wise
When they first hit the market, future technologies like memory implants and longevity drugs, may only be affordable to a small percent of the population. What scenarios could lead to
human enhancement technologies for all?
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Ready or not, here it comes. In the next 20 years, nanotechnology
will touch the life of nearly every person on the planet. The potential
benefits are mind boggling and brain enhancing. But like many of the
great advancements in earth's history, it is not without risk. Here are
some of the risks posed to society by nanotech.
Welcome! Future for All is
my personal web site about future technology and its effect on society.
Sometimes I write articles, but mainly I post hand-picked links to
future technology articles, images and videos. I hope you like my site and
find it useful.
My second video (still learning) is a parody about the Future of Privacy. How much private information are you willing to give up for a little savings or convenience?
Pervassive Insurance - Future TV Commercial Parody
My home is not very smart. It does not know when to start my coffee or how to clean the
floor. It has difficulty distinguishing between a roaring grease fire and a steamy shower, which
makes it a good thing it can't remember the number to call in an emergency. What can we
expect to experience in the smart home of the future?
Approaching the Singularity
Surfing the web for The Singularity gives me a gnarly headache.
No doubt a reaction to asking my brain to find ways of
replacing itself. Both intriguing and frightening, my approach to the Singularity is
to treat it like a dessert tray--the further it is away, the less I am infatuated by it. The Singularity
Human Like Robots
A life-like robot girl greets visitors at a world expo. To make it easier for us to warm up to a cold machine,
future robots will look, feel and act more human.
NBIC Convergence - Merging Technologies
NBIC is an acronym for Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information
technology and Cognitive science. As these technologies race towards
their own future with ever increasing speed, they merge to drive the new
products, benefits and dangers predicted by forecasters, futurists and
science fiction writers. I created the icons above to post with articles on this site, to signify which technologies are merging
to create a current breakthrough or future scenario.
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