technology, The Future

Commercial Space Flight

Most of us would love to be able to explore the far reaching corners of space, and shed some light on the mysteries of the universe. This dream of jumping into a space taxi and taking a trip to the moon is shared by Virgin Galactic, which has put together a team of rocket scientists,… Continue reading Commercial Space Flight

Books, Films, The Future

1984 – Orwell’s Predictions for the Future

In 1949, George Orwell wrote a fictional book simply titled 1984, with the intention of warning the western world about how a totalitarian government destroys societies. His concerns were based on what he witnessed happening in Spain and Russia. The cruelty and oppression that he saw prompted him to do whatever he could to prevent… Continue reading 1984 – Orwell’s Predictions for the Future

Books, The Future

Books that Foretold the Future

“The World Set Free” by H.G. Wells “The World Set Free” is one of those books that, sadly, may have changed the course of history with its technological predictions. Physicist Leó Szilárd read the book the very same year that the neutron was discovered. Luckily, we've yet to create bombs quite like the ones he… Continue reading Books that Foretold the Future

Humans, The Future

Cryogenics – Re-establishing Life After Death

The human body is capable of amazing things, such as healing broken bones and regenerating cells. Regardless of our regenerative abilities we are still unable to avoid death, and there are many people who would like to prolong their lives. For this reason they are preserving their body in liquid nitrogen, in a process called… Continue reading Cryogenics – Re-establishing Life After Death

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Time Travel – The Possibility of Leaping into the Future

For a long time humanity has entertained the idea of going back in time to change the past, or going forward to see what the future holds. Physicists have been exploring ways of accomplishing this for almost as long as the idea has been around. Even though they haven’t been able to prove that a… Continue reading Time Travel – The Possibility of Leaping into the Future

The Future, Threats to Mankind

The Biggest Threats to our Existence

Scientists have proven that the Earth had existed for billions of years before the evolution of mankind. This means that humans are not necessary for the planet’s survival, but the perfect conditions need to exist for the continuation of our species. There have been many others on Earth which have become extinct for one reason… Continue reading The Biggest Threats to our Existence

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Spy Robots

Imagine a drone which can stick to the walls, fly, and proper itself out from the water and can also securely land when required. A drone which can easily fit in the palm of your hand - sounds amazing right? People have this fear that robots are now becoming similar to humans, however, they’re actually… Continue reading Spy Robots

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Turning Back Time

We have all heard about “Time Travel” in films and books and the concept of traveling into the future. But, scientists are now focused on the real possibility of going back into the time. The Latest Scientific Development Although it sounds like a strange concept modern-day scientists are striving to make time travel a reality… Continue reading Turning Back Time

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Microbes on Mars

Constant efforts are being made to find out whether there are signs of life on Mars, and a lot more is being uncovered about this intriguing planet. The reason astrobiologists and researchers are so interested in finding out more about whether there ever was or are life forms on Mars is due to the similarity… Continue reading Microbes on Mars

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Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality, or AR, is a highly interactive experience that essentially involves a real world environment whereupon the various objects that are part of the real world are "augmented" by computer ‘software and hardware generated’ perceptual information. This information can cross multiple sensory modalities, and can go on to include auditory, visual, haptic (touch), olfactory (smell)… Continue reading Augmented Reality