Predictions for 2112: Ocean Farming, Telepathy, Immortality

#Future

Mon, Jan 23rd, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to futurologists Ian Pearson (IP) and Patrick Tucker (PT), who looked over user-submitted 100-year predictions of the future, they seem to think that many will become a reality. Immortality -- or a form of it -- among the possibilities:

Thanks to DNA and robotic engineering, we will have created incredibly intelligent humans who are immortal (game_over)

IP: Likelihood 9/10. It is more likely that direct brain links using electronics will achieve this, but GM will help a lot by increasing longevity - keeping people alive until electronic immortality technology is freely available at reasonable cost.

PT: Good chance. The idea that breakthroughs in the field of genetics, biotechnology and artificial intelligence will expand human intelligence and allow our species to essentially defeat death is sometimes called the Singularity.

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