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Top 10 Future Science Advancements

Top 10 Future Science Advancements


Hey YouTube, Jim here! Welcome to Top10Archive! Ah, the future. Who doesn’t like to postulate what scientific
wonders in the coming years will exist to make our lives easier and help broaden our
understanding of the world? We know our subscribers do, so let’s get
right into our latest Archive – the top ten scientific advancements of the future! Before we get started, help us out by hitting
that like button, and be sure to leave us a comment because we’re always looking to
engage in interesting conversations with you! Also, don’t forget to click the bell so you
get notified every time we put out a new video! 10. Full-Immersion Virtual Reality
Virtual reality of today is nifty and tries to separate us from the mundanity of the real
world, but it’s hard to get fully immersed with the weight of goggles resting on your
head. Imagine instead a VR implement powered by
nanobots that interact with the human body, essentially tricking it into feeling like
it’s in a real world. Think The Matrix, except you’re fully aware
of the virtual world and can disconnect without a phone. It’s an incredible concept that current
architects of technology are dipping into with VR gloves and haptic feedback vests,
but it’ll be a long, long time until we can truly escape to a tropical isle without
leaving the living room. 9. Floating Cities
Picture it – a city completely unburdened by rising sea levels. No, in fact, it thrives on water, its turbines
producing energy for the masses! Concepts like eVolo’s Seascraper and The
Seasteading Institutes’ Floating Island Project are looking to move dense populations
from increasingly uninhabitable lands to self-sustaining, floating cities. Complete with residential quarters, commercial
space, and solar energy and rainwater collection, the water-based cities could deliver a high
quality of life. As for the local ecology, the Seascraper proposes
that its base will serve as a reef with nutrients pumped from the aquatic community. 8. Nanotech Clothing
Nanotechnology may have its purpose in textiles already as a means of waterproofing and killing
bacteria, but the future of nanotech sounds a lot cooler. For inspiration of future technology, it’s
not uncommon to look to Back to the Future II, which is precisely what Jayan Thomas of
the University of Central Florida NanoScience Technology Center did. In late 2016, Thomas developed fibers that
store solar energy and can be woven into clothing. Long gone would be the days of inconvenient
dead cell phones as this new wearable technology could essentially be a portable, cordless
charger. 7. Handheld MRI Scanners
Claustrophobes of the present, get ready to be jealous of claustrophobes of the future
with the advent of handheld MRI scanners. Though the concept of smaller, cheaper scanners
exists in optical atomic magnetometers, their implementation is best suited for biotechnology
and geology and is currently impractical for medical use. There may still be a ways to go, but the technology
used in the OAM could pave the way for Star Trek-like handheld scanners that show scans
on a compact screen. One of the biggest obstacles standing in the
way is the current need for a bulky “shield,” which protects the image sample from interference. 6. Ocean Water into Fuel
We may be able to harness energy from waves now, but the future of water-based energy
could see the salty H2O of our oceans turned into fuel. Scientists at the University of Wollongong’s
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (phew) have formulated
a low-energy catalyst to activate water oxidation, the first step in splitting water to create
hydrogen fuel. The method utilizes an artificial chlorophyll
and conductive plastic films to begin the water splitting process – but that’s only
part of the equation. Should UOW’s ACES see their research through
to completion, it’s believed that only five liters of sea water would be needed to power
a home for 24 hours. 5. Weather Control and Manipulation
For years we’ve been seeding clouds, hoping to increase chances of rain in regions of
drought, and while the process has been said to work, it’s been a small step in the process
of complete weather control. That’s not to say, however, researchers
haven’t been trying to play God and harness control over Mother Nature. Through the use of lasers, wind farms, and
oil slicks, science has been trying to control the weather for ages – and if the persistence
of man tells us anything, at some point, they’ll get it right. One possible advancement in the near future
may involve firing laser pulses into thunderstorms to control lightning. 4. Force Fields
In 2015, Boeing filed a patent for a system of defense that could protect from the aftershocks
of an explosive impact. While not quite the protective force fields
from our favorite sci-fi movies, a group of students at the University of Leicester published
a paper in 2014 detailing the possibility of using plasma and high-power magnets to
create protective barriers. The drawbacks? No current, portable technology could harness
the needed power and the shield itself would likely block light from penetrating the dome. For now, Boeing’s design, which ionizes
a specific area using lasers, electricity, and microwaves, is at least a step in the
right direction. 3. Quantum Computing
Computing as we know it today is done using binary digits defined as either 0 or 1 and
relies on a certain amount of energy to complete its processes. As we grow more and more reliant on these
processes to run everyday life, computing will require more energy than we can produce,
hence the hopeful shift to quantum computing. Differing from the current method, quantum
computing will utilize subatomic particles known as qubits which can exist in multiple
states at all times, thus performing processes faster with less energy. Standing in the way of quantum computing is
the current lifespan of qubits, but a breakthrough in 2016 extended the life of quantum bits
by ten times using silicon atoms. 2. Gene Editing
Want to have a baby but don’t want it to have your boring brown eyes? In the future, thanks to gene editing, you
may be able to fix that issue before it leaves the womb. Okay, maybe that’s not quite what the scientists
as the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine are thinking
of when they break new ground in gene editing. The ability to edit the DNA of an embryo could
lead to the prevention of crippling diseases or disabilities, but we all know that designer
babies will become the next big thing once gene editing goes mainstream. 1. Mind-Uploading
Ever sit and wonder what the world would do when you die, taking your shining personality
with you? Just wait a little longer and you’ll be
able to upload yourself into an eternal database on your computer! Picture it, right next to your “Images of
Kittens” folder, one labeled “My Brain.” At least this is the future that futurists
are gunning for and was the basis for the Global Future 2045 International Congress
in 2013. CEO of biotech company United Therapeutics
Corp. Martine Rothblatt stole the show with a discussion
of “mindclones” and “mindware,” or software for consciousness, and the idea that,
in the not-too-distant future, we’ll be able to plug in and upload our personalities,
arguably cheating death.

26 comments on “Top 10 Future Science Advancements

  1. My friend bet me 250 dollars I won't get 1000 subs in 3 days. I will record her paying. HELP ME!!! only 149 left

  2. Great uploading your mind and personality to the internet… we need advance android-esk forms, immortality here we come.

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  4. Gene editing, even if i have the choice, it will be atotal NOPE, plus i like my brown eye, and i prefer letting mother nature choosing what my children will look like.

  5. We won't know if it's possible to transfer consciousness until we first master hive mind technology.
    It's one thing to copy and paste memories and personality into a new body, but that won't be the original person.
    With a hive mind we can actively observe consciousness being shared between two bodies. From there we can move onto simply swapping consciousness from one party to another.

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