Good, just in time for my senior years.
Hopefully before I die we get full immersion virtual reality. That would be the ultimate experience. You could do whatever you wanted, time travel see the future, the past whatever.
Still, with the way virtual reality reality is, with the occulus rift. And the new PS4 graphics, I think by the 2040s we will have a very immersive experience. Especially with BCI, that work wirelessly. Unfortunately the brain can't receive input from wireless signals...yet.
Back on topic: I think we will see lasers that seal wounds and leave no scar before the 2050s or 2060s. I would like to see the human body regain regenerative abilities through a combination of stem cells and gene therapy. I can see respirocytes and a smart blood clotting nanomedicine well before the 2050s. This would allow for regenerative abilities, as you can't regenerate over scar tissue. So nanobots that clot the area efficiently will be a important.
Just respirocytes will be amazing, the ability to go anaerobic for hours is awesome, people would have 4-6 hours after a heart attack to get to a doctor. Plus with circuitry being embedded in clothing, the military is starting this now, there will be a ton of benefits from nanotechnology even though they may not be actual autonomous nanobots. And who knows, with computers being made out of DNA and getting to be so small, I wouldn't to shocked if by the 2030s we had a form of nanobot that could go into cells and clean them out and perform some surgeries. I just hope that organizations like the FDA don't slow this down so much that it takes more than my lifetime to see the benefits. Otherwise it may go underground and would be expensive, dangerous and maybe even unethical.
I think that by the 2030s there will be a race to achieve longevity medicines. I think a lot of companies then will be competing and finally get the correct funds to develop and research longevity medicines. We already have mice living much longer than they should normally and I think by the 2030s the headlines you see today about mice will be a reality for humans on the market.
Edited by SG-1, 23 February 2013 - 12:15 AM.