Via the Beebs, we see this monster graphic showing what the future might hold
 
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5 Responses to “BBC: Tomorrow’s World”

  1. yenwoda says:

    If by “demonstration of fusion power” they simply mean ignition, then I will take 3/1 for sure. If they mean demonstrating a viable power plant, then they’re over-optimistic, although I think that fusion power will be widely available with great economic & development benefits by 2100.

  2. NoKidding says:

    Agree, I’ve heard that practical fusion power is 20 years off since the 1980s. Twenty years is the magic number for hoped-on scientific achievement, just like two weeks is the magic number for when otherwise busy employees are willing to commit on a smallish side project during a conference call. Just far near enough to be plausible, but far enough to slip away if nobody follows up.

    I also disbelieve immortal mouse on the “complete working rodent” premise. If you don’t care about the brain, we can probably do it right now.

    Also, wealthy people selecting the genetics of their children seems mainly limited by regulation and risk tolerance, not science.

  3. howardoark says:

    6 to 1 that we’ll have an immortal mouse by 2015 but it’s 40 to 1 no one will have lived to 150 by 2150? That doesn’t make much sense and it better be wrong because I’m planning on being a sprightly 192 in 2150.

  4. genevakiwi says:

    3/1 odds we have no ice sheets by 2016. That’s an incredibly accurate prediction for the end of an ice age that started 2.6 million years ago.
    20/1 odds that a new ice age starts again in 2100. Given the earth has spent 20% of its history in ice ages and 80% of the time with new ice sheets I suspect this prediction is coming more from “pundits” than “thinkers and scientists”…although I wouldn’t rule out scientists.

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