p2pnet view Off Topic:- “No teleportation, wormholes or flitting between dimensions”.
But not to worry.
Instead, “Telekinesis will be commonplace, with appliances controlled by brain scanners”.
Britain’s The Economist has a review on Michio Kaku’s Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100.
And that’s how he sees things.
Microscopic sensors will “continuously monitor cells for signs of danger, extending human life span” and “internet-enabled contact lenses will tag anything and anyone in sight, enabling omniscience on demand”, he says.
A Google dream come true.
In short, Kaku reckons, “by the dawn of the 22nd century man shall, in the eyes of his early 21st-century forebears, wield godlike powers.”
Not only but also, “cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism”, says another review in Physics Bookshop, going on >>>
Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically.
In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button.
But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper?
That’s if our IgNoble Leaders haven’t killed us all off by then.
The Economist – Suspension of disbelief, March 10, 2011
Physics Bookshop – Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, Suspension of disbelief, March 10, 2011
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