Category Archives: Technology – Future Trends

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

Daily Beast | March 30, 2015

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“We have within our grasp the technology to change evolution. This could change the course of biological life.”
— Paul Berg, Nobel Laureate and a pioneer of genetic engineering

In 2012, scientists in the U.S. and Sweden invented a technology as potentially life-altering as splitting the atom. One that you haven’t heard of—yet—called “CRISPR-Cas9”. This innovation with the cumbrous name allows biologists to edit DNA almost as easily as cutting and pasting words and letters on a laptop.

Human to superhuman: Time to upgrade yourself

City AM | March 17, 2015

In two weeks the Science Museum is hosting You Have Been Upgraded, a festival exploring the future of human enhancement. The four day event will cover everything from brain hacking to digital implants, and will transport visitors to a future where a mysterious super-corporation, Unlimited Enhancement Technologies (UNET), has elevated biotechnologists to rock-star status. 

Generation Z: Born in the digital age

AFP | February 11, 2015

Facebook? Of course. Books? Definitely not. Video games? For sure. Sport? No way. Speed? Yes. Patience? Not so much.

The workplace of 2040: Mind control, holograms and biohacking are the future of business

News.com.au | February 5, 2015

WHAT will the workplace look like in 2040? Imagine remote working via hologram, commuting by jetpack, even controlling your office with your mind.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: “The Internet Will Disappear”

Hollywood Reporter | January 22, 2015

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it.

Facebook ‘likes’ reveal your real personality

Korean Times | January 17, 2015

The Facebook pages you “like” can give a more accurate analysis of your personality than the people closest to you, a study shows.

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Forbes | January 14, 2015

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents as Class 2B Carcinogens – possibly carcinogenic to humans.  Another entry on that same list is radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF).  The main sources of RF/EMF are radios, televisions, microwave ovens, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices.