I was searching around the interwebs and I stumbled across this site
. It's a a somewhat interactive
site that provides different projections of what the world will be like based on things like energy, health, transportation, etc. For example.
In 50 years from now:
(with a video of Michio Kaku talking about it)
The end of the oil era? The energy of the future is a mix of fossil, solar, wind, hydrogen, fusion and nuclear. While quantum points
revolutionize solar energy, methane hydrate, an energy-rich "flammable ice," is harvested from the oceans and scientists conduct experiments on
space stations that can be reached with a up to 100,000-km-long space elevator moored to the earth.
I thought the methane hydrate portion was particularly interesting considering the BP situation right now. There's a possible CT written all over
Medicine, genetic technology and health care are unthinkable without the microchip. The chip in our clothes relays information to our health
management center; should we be paralyzed, a chip in our brain lets us move our limbs through the power of thought. Need a new heart? Through tissue
engineering, organs are produced organically and transplanted with the help of 3D models and robots. And tasty high-tech foods will keep us slim and
I hope you're all ready to be chipped soon! I know I am...
All in all I thought this was a pretty neat site for anyone interested in futuristics.
Of course, we can't expect everything predicted to come true. I must admit that I am somewhat saddened that this vision has failed to reach fruition.
[edit on 8-7-2010 by xEphon]