Founded in 1966, the Futurist Society is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization with members in over 80 countries. This Society of futuristic thinkers investigate how social, economic, and technological developments are shaping the future.
Forecast #3 Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology or Nanotech for short has emerged as a new and exciting medical research field. I can remember a movie in the 60’s with a nanotech theme called the Fantastic Voyage. Anyone else remember this show? I never thought this type of medical treatment would be possible in my lifetime. With Nanotechnology, the possibilities are endless. Repairing eyesight as mentioned by the Futurist Magazine in forecast #3, or repairing neurons in the brain to essential wipeout Alzheimer’s disease . Nanotechnology offers unique opportunities for diagnosing, treating, and preventing all types of diseases. Nanotechnology could in fact lead to cell repair machines directed by computers to repair damaged cells or eradicate tumors or viruses. These medical advancements all lead to a better quality of life for all of us in less evasive procedures.
Futuristic Sustainable Transportation
Take a look at some futuristic sustainable transportation designs that caught my eye. Forces which can affect futuristic transportation options will be financial, technological, sustainability, and of course ethical(safety). Financially, futuristic vehicles must be environmentally efficient, safe, and affordable. We know fossil fuels are not getting any cheaper. For these new vehicles to be adopted by the masses, they have got to be affordable; thats where technologically efficient efforts during the manufacturing process must be realized.
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