In the very first half of the 20th Century, a wide variety of futurists, science fiction writers and other people predicted what life would be like in the Year 2000 and beyond. By economical anti-aging technology I imply any technologies that increases the human lifespan, and is so inexpensive that several hundreds of millions of individuals could use it. An example would be an low-cost pill that prevents aging. Nuclear fusion is a technologies beneath improvement that might a single day allow the production of virtually limitless amounts of energy, by harnessing the identical kind of nuclear reactions used by the sun. Assuming that the technical claims of fusion proponents are right, and that nuclear fusion would be as clean and secure as specialists say it would be, I assign a downside rating of to this technologies.
Asteroid mining is a technologies that could one day permit us to extract metals and minerals from asteroids, chunks of space rock that orbit in different places in the solar system. Given the genuine prospects of metal shortages in the coming decades, I will assign an upside rating of6 to this technology. Genetic engineering is the technologies for manipulating the genes of organisms to alter their characteristics. I assign such a technologies an upside rating of5, due to the fact it could be utilized to aid resolve a massive quantity of human troubles.
So the proliferation of a technologies for mining asteroids would produce the terrible possibility that a malevolent energy may possibly create a technology for a doomsday device that would guide an asteroid toward Earth for the sake of destroying it (a risk that was pointed out by Carl Sagan). The only item in this list that stands out as a net damaging is the technologies of post-singularity robots. Excessive use of digital devices actually rewires the brain and makes it harder to learn with classic techniques. I can comprehend that making use of and finding out about technology is important, specifically in this day and age.
The improvement of self-reproducing, super-intelligent, self-powered robots may possibly seem excellent from the standpoint of some alien intelligence monitoring the technical progress of planet Earth, but the improvement of such a technologies would seem to be a net negative from the standpoint of what is very best for mankind. As the year progresses, more and much more technologies is getting designed and used, even in a classroom setting.
The CDC reports that far more and a lot more youngsters are becoming overweight or obese – and there is a definite correlation among how much technology is about and how heavy our youngsters are receiving. On the bright side, though, so significantly use of technologies is preparing youngsters for some of the things they will be carrying out as adults – if absolutely nothing else, they understand how social connections perform, even though they could learn the very same issues with no the glued-to-the-screen-for-seven-hours-a-day part.