U.S. Views on the Future of Technology

The Pew Research Center just released a report on how U.S. citizens view the future of technology over the next 50 years. Reading it, one detects a lot of enthusiasm tempered by wariness and …..hopes for time travel? Predictions are a bit wacky at times, and technophobia competes with technophilia.

5 thoughts on “U.S. Views on the Future of Technology

  1. Time travel indeed. It would be wonderful if you could just solve the transportation problems of the world. Everywhere people are struggling to get from A to B and one ends up getting nowhere fast. By the way, that is one of my songs on my album “Osaka Time”. You’d be surprised how many people can identify with the idea.

  2. Hmm, I’m sure some of those Time Traveler wannabes are, in part at least, hopeful to run into Doctor who in the TARDIS.
    It’s exhilarating and slightly terrifying to just sit back and watch technology evolve at an exponential rate. I mean, we went to the moon with less technology than we now all carry around in our cell phones.

  3. The future of technology can be both easy and hard to predict. Base on current technologies, we can make electronic devices more powerful, spend less time traveling from A to B, improve our knowledge about genetic science, etc. One of my biggest expectations is that in the future we will be able to eliminate genetic defects (just like deleting a wrong word in an article), and choose better genes for the next generation. Thus there will be much less disease. Time travel–my dream ever since childhood–will give great experiences to take a look at the past and the future, and travel around the universe…

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