A Science Fiction World
: Smithsonian hosts 'The Future is here'
: The invite list has some awesome names such as Brian Greene, Adam Steltzner, Rich Devaul etc. The names are like a who's who of futurists and scientists. But can we do a guessing game? What will they talk about? Where will the conversation go? While one cannot predict what they would bring forth, here is my list of things one would like to hear about....Transhumanism
: But naturally. With people like David Brin around, it would have to include all forms of transhumanism, Cyborgs, remotely controlled beings, robots with artificial DNA etc. See an earlier post here http://goo.gl/LU23b3Living Quarters
: Quite literally living buildings. Self-sustaining and self-powered. I would definitely talk about these. See earlier posts http://goo.gl/tMRLGj
and http://goo.gl/KfO5qnEconomical way to go into space
: With a much lower carbon footprint. There are already a lot of technologies in the works, and I posted a story on my blog based on some of the science which exists - http://goo.gl/u2ekqZ
(I would also include dynamic soaring, fusion power, the railgun cum scramjet, but the laser based story is something which I think has the best potential).Power
: Reduce cost of power through fusion (http://goo.gl/1DW0bD
), Space based solar power (http://goo.gl/5yi0Gr
), Luna ring (http://goo.gl/a71BCC
), Biomimicry (http://goo.gl/lXWSnh
) and using microbes (http://goo.gl/I871zI
). Alternate energy post here http://goo.gl/vBUr5a
: Virus powered cars (http://goo.gl/rpz3VE
), The hyperloop perhaps (http://goo.gl/bm6Nts
). ETT is still waiting for us (http://goo.gl/im2KAu
) and so much more!Nanobots and Nanotechnology
: Nanobot post here (http://goo.gl/4VT0bG
) and Nanomachine mimics nature's protien factory (http://goo.gl/JdzoSN
). More recently a post on Material science, nanotechnology and biology meet here (http://goo.gl/XNU2ui
There are so many new areas I have missed out like 3D printing, self-assembling robots and nanobots, Artifical DNA, Stem cell research, work on graphene. What is your guess??
For more details look at this post shared by +Thomas Dolby
Originally tagged via +Avinash Jaisinghani
..... on the Smithsonian event.
Speaker list includes: +David Brin
, +Sara Seager
, +Richard DeVaul
and Brian Greene.
More food for thought: http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/habitable-exoplanets-are-bad-news-for-humanity/
Pics courtesy: Smithsonianmag, giantlife.com #futurism #prediction #sciencefiction #scifi