Posts Tagged ‘future’

Arthur C. Clarke predicting the future

March 28, 2013

Many thanks for sending in this rather intriguing interview with Arthur C. Clarke from the 70s which is remarkably prescient:

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/03/tech-time-warp-arthur-c-clarke/

32 innovations

June 29, 2012

32 innovations that will change your tomorrow:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/03/magazine/innovations-issue.html

Some fascinating, some downright scary!

100 years from now?

March 7, 2008

This:

http://thinklab.typepad.com/think_lab/2008/03/the-100-year-st.html

notes a 100 year old article that makes a stab at guessing what we’d be up to now.  

Some are bizarrely true (e.g. the ability to send a photo by telegraph, so that it can be seen in a newpaper an hour after it’s taken. Some are luckily not true (that peas will be the size of turnips!).

Anyone care to comment with their thoughts about where we might be in 2108?

Top 10 craziest ways to hack the earth

January 22, 2008

And Wired’s Top 10 craziest ways to hack the planet:

http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/multimedia/2007/12/YE_10_geoengineering

Once again, it might be possible to combine some of them and however much they might sound like science fiction just think how much the internet, mobile phones, PDAs, genetic engineering and the like all sounded like so much fiction just a few short decades ago.

Innovations

June 29, 0008

32 innovations that will change your tomorrow:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/03/magazine/innovations-issue.html

Some fascinating, some downright scary!