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reality? vs future

Wednesday,  01/29/14  09:33 PM

Our world is now changing so fast, it's hard to tell what's real (and what's possible) from science fiction.  (And in another dimension, it's hard to know what to believe; is it truth, or the Onion?) 

Anyway here are six signs reality is catching up with science fiction:

  1. Life-extension research.
  2. Mainstream 3D-printing
  3. Modern metropolises and emerging populations
  4. Wide-spread commercial robotics
  5. The Internet and global communications
  6. Biotechnology and human augmentation

Pretty cool, a good list.  I'd add a few more:

  1. Smartphones; handheld personal computers/communicators
  2. Wikipedia+Google: evolving searchable repository of all human knowledge
  3. Electric cars (but ... where are the flying electric cars?)
  4. Private space exploration

What's your favorite sign that the future is already here?

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