Thursday, September 13, 2012

In your future . . .

WHILE THE POLITICAL LUNACY continues, scientific and technological progress continues. It's easy to be oblivious to what's going on, but according to io9's article by George Dvorsky, "9 Overlooked Technologies That Could Transform The World", there are developments that could be as important as the development of the integrated circuit. Here's three of 'em, click on the link to check out the rest.

1. Cheap and fast DNA sequencing. In 2003, a human genome cost $3.8 Billion. Today? $1,000.00
— RNA interference —

3. Memristors. The first memristor was developed in May 2008 by HP, who plan on having a commercial version available by the end of 2014. And aside from memory storage, memristors could prove useful in signal processing, neural networks, and brain-computer interfaces.

7. RNA interference. Similar to gene therapy, RNA interference allows biologists to manipulate the functions of genes. 

So, why should you care? If you are under 40, you will be living with these developments soon enough, and because of them, your children or your grand-children could get very, very long life-spans.

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