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In the year 2050 . . .

Scientific American looks at 12 events (mostly technology) that would change everything before 2050.

The Scientific American list:

Machine-self awareness
Creation of life
Room-temperature superconductors
Fusion energy
Nuclear exchange
Asteroid collision
Deadly pandemic
Polar meltdown
Pacific earthquake
Extraterrestrial intelligence
Cloning of a human
Extra dimensions
Molecular nanotechnology
Quantum dots
Carbon nanotubes and graphene and the new material revolution
Advanced Metamaterials –
Plasmonic and optical computing
Memristors
Synthetic biology
Life Extension, human regeneration and tissue engineering

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Stephen

Posted on: May 27, 2010, 11:48 am Category: Uncategorized