Oh god the comments.
Thank god I'll be dead before then.
- Daniel Bell, London, United Kingdom, 16/8/2013 10:04
well this is stupid
- anon, anon, 16/8/2013 10:01
This is all a bit daft as usual
- someathat DLS, huddersfield, United Kingdom, 16/8/2013 9:58
A tunnel linking Europe to the USA? don't be so bloody stupid, far to many complications to prevent such a tunnel being made over that distance.
- Scott, Durham, 16/8/2013 10:03
Didn't they predict in the 60s that by 1999 we would be living in outer space and travelling the far reaches of the galaxy; hence the TV show 'Space 1999?'
People are so hostile to change and predictions of the future because in the past predictions were the opinion of an "expert" who just made stuff up. No, we don't claim to be soothsayers but there are so many resources that show trends in technology, most of the things predicted on the timeline like artificial organs and bionic eyes, etc. All that "fantastic" stuff is in its infancy today. Give it 80 years and you will have sometime incredible. It is a pessimistic thing to say by 2080 people will live practically immortally and with access to neural and physical augmentations, when we can do proof-of-concepts today.
The part of the future I look forward to the most is what I don't/can't see coming. The applications of breakthroughs or these familiar trends in ways I would have never thought possible.