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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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Futuring with The Futurist Society

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.


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  1. Forces that will most certainly impact this innovation is are medical, ethical, legal, moral, and societal to name a few. Anytime we start developing new drugs or medical procedures there is a lengthy time for approval. This leads us to the temporal force which will most certainly be affecting the time frame in which this innovation is used as a common procedure. Will implantation of devices in our bodies be a common practice and socially accepted by society? Medical from the standpoint of this innovation will cure many diseases leading more healthy productive lives for us all. Legally, can we force someone to undergo this procedure if they choose not to? Ethically, should we be playing god in saving people’s lives? What about the natural circle of life? Morally, should we provide this procedure even if the procedure cannot be paid for?