Category Archives: Technology – Future Trends

Scientists may soon be able to ‘cut and paste’ DNA to cure deadly diseases and design perfect babies

Business Insider | November 19, 2015

By Tanya Lewis

“There’s a scarier possibility linked with CRISPR, too: Scientists — or anyone with access to a basic biology lab — could unleash genetic mutations that could spread fairly easily through a population of animals, and the results could be irreversible.”

Rise of the humans: intelligence amplification will make us as smart as the machines

The Conversation | October 12, 2015

By Alvin DMello

In January this year Microsoft announced the HoloLens, a technology based on virtual and augmented reality (AR).

Scientists Claim Zapping Brains with Magnets Can Treat Belief in God

The Stream | October 15, 2015

By William M Briggs

Here’s the breathless headline: “Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God — with MAGNETS.

Feminists, get ready: Women’s uterus may become obsolete

The Guardian | October 12, 2015

Artificial wombs, able to gestate a foetus outside the body, will completely upend feminism’s accepted arguments on bodily autonomy – for good or ill

Compulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers

New York Times | October 12, 2015

By Roni Caryn Rabin

Does your teenager have a texting problem?

Steel industry foresees high-tech future with fewer workers

NWI Times | October 12, 2015


In the future, the steel industry could be higher tech, with more robots and fewer workers.

Industry leaders see the steel business evolving over the coming decade. Change could come fast and it could be painful.

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The Telegraph | October 11, 2015

By Sarah Knapton

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.