Future Options in 1000
• Future Options in 1000
A year ago, in a speech at Oxford University Union legendary Stephen Hawking said, humanity can only survive for another 1,000 years. We have compiled the most exciting predictions for the new millennium.
1. People live for 1000 years.
Millionaires have already invested millions of dollars in research to slow or prevent aging completely. In 1000 engineers, doctors can develop tools for each component that makes aging tissue. Tools for editing the gene is already here that could potentially control our genes and make people immune to diseases.
2. People move to another planet.
In 1000 the only way to survival of humanity can be to build new settlements in space. SpaceX has a mission "to allow people to become a space civilization." Company founder Elon Musk hopes to launch its first spacecraft by 2022, which will go to Mars.
3. We will all look the same.
In his speculative thought experiment, Dr. Kwan suggested that in the distant future (after 100 000 years) a large forehead, large nose will be developed in people, big eyes and more pigmented skin. Scientists are already working on ways to edit genomes, so that parents can choose how their children will look like.
4. Will the super-intelligent computers faster. In 2014 supercomputer performed the most accurate simulation of the human brain today. In 1000 computers Predict match and surpass the computing speed of the human brain.
5. People become cyborgs.
Machines can already improve the human hearing and vision. Scientists and engineers are developing the bionic eye to help blind people see. In 1000 the merger with the technology may be the only way for humanity to compete with artificial intelligence.
6. Mass extinction.
The last mass extinction killed the dinosaurs. A recent study showed that the rate of extinction of species in the 20th century there were up to 100 times higher than it would normally, without human influence. According to some scholars, only a gradual decline in population could help preserve civilization.
7. We will all speak the same global language.
The main factor that is likely to result in a universal language, is to streamline the language. Linguists predict that in 100 years will disappear 90% of the languages of migration, and the remaining will be simplified.
8. Nanotechnology will solve the energy crisis and pollution.
In 1000 nanotechnology will eliminate environmental damage, clean air and water and use solar energy.