Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Future Doesn't Look so Bad

Science often predicts and describes a gloomy future for humanity. Global warming will be we our end and bring about another ice age or Bird Flu will kill millions - these are just a few examples. However, scientists shouldn't be written off as pessimists. In an address to the World Science Festival last week, futurist Dr. Kurzeil delivered hopeful news about the future. 

Dr. Kurzeil predicts that solar power will replace fossil flues in the next 20 years and life expectancies will increase faster than we age. These are just some of his good tidings. To read more about Dr. Kurzeil and his finds check out the New York Times article, The Future is Now? Pretty Soon, at Least, that inspired this post. 

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