What, No Mention of Time Travel?!

Well, it’s that time of year when all the science journalists, engineers, and scientists swarm to the world’s largest science conference in the world: the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This year it’s in Boston, MA, home of MIT, Harvard, and the Boston Red Sox.

In one of the sessions at the AAAS, a panel of engineering experts described what kind of cool gadgetry and inventions we can look forward to in the next 100 years. Think cheap solar panels, energy from fusion, virtual reality that’s better than real life, and medicine that can cure any disease.

I write about the report and the session in an online feature article for Cosmos Magazine in Australia.

I think the report is good, but it is also fairly conservative. None of the goals sound like they are beyond present day technology or know-how (maybe just present day economics). I was really hoping for interstellar time traveling androids.


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