Some seem to be removed from iscience fiction magical; others look like a natural consequence of the abuse people make on the planet. The journalist Don Steinberg synthesized for the magazine Time 14 developments that the evolution of technology and society will bring in everyday life in in the near future, which represent innovations and problems.
I amNational Health Institution (NIH) of the United States conduct a study in order to find contraceptive method for men equivalent to the one that revolutionizes female sexuality, because it is safe, effective and reversible. Experimental treatment does not consist of a pill, but in a a gel applied on the back and shoulders, which combines two hormones which prevent the production of sperm without affecting libido.
A hologram by Roy Orbison, Who died in 1988, a tour in 2018; for the 2019 music tours of Amy Winehouse (died in 2011) and Frank Zappa (died in 1993) through this virtual technique. "Increasingly, interpreting contracts routinely will include conditions for who controls and earns money from posthumous matching," Steinberg said.
Residual water in the tap
El Paso, Texas, it is an extremely dry city in dry territory. So the water does not miss the 700,000 inhabitants, the program for treat wastewater and turn it into drinking water. That is closed circuit hydraulicallyor, in which what is drained is purified from technology that restores its quality for consumption and return to the neighbors' network. It is possible that many other places can imitate the city that, with various initiatives from 1985, reduced the use of water per capita by 40 percent.
Super Bowl of video games
Work on e-sport-video-game of the match- is ready to exceed $ 1,000m. After the establishment in 2017, The Overwatch League, which wants to be the first competition for city teams for Overwatch, the Blizzard Entertainment game, Sold franchises at a rate of $ 20 million for Comcast and other companies. Out of USA, there are cities in Europe and China that already participate.
Cure for baldness
In 2016, a group of Japanese researchers reported developing a way of working use stem cells to regenerate hair follicles, and that clinical trials in humans could begin in 2019. Riken, the largest research institute in Japan, works in the laboratory for the regeneration of organs, along with two companies, in the project entitled "Hair", which he hopes to achieve end of baldness in 2020.
The mound of the tundra returns to Earth
A study by Harvard University focuses on the use of techniques a genetic edition of the resurrection of the tundra mammoth, or woolen mammoths, and the migratory dove insert the DNA of these extinct species into cell cultures of live animals.
Cafe as a protected species
According to the report of The Climate Institute, if no carbon reduction measures are taken, it is estimated that Climate change "will reduce the area suitable for coffee production in the world by 50% by 2050". The problems that endanger this industry of 19,000 million US dollars are a combination of higher temperatures, droughts, diseases and the disappearance of insects in charge of pollination.
SpaceBelt, Cloud Constellation, hopes to create a global satellite network so at the beginning of this decade 2020 data are no longer stored on Earth. Storage space can keep sensitive data away from the Internet and potentially from the authorities.
Half of the world, with water problems
In Report on World Water Development the United Nations (UN) was estimated to be 3,600 million people (about half of the world's population) live in areas where there is a potential shortage of water at least one month a year.
According to one study, the insect market will have a value of $ 1,200 million by 2023. Currently, about 2 billion people eat cysts, worms and other insects.
No more flattery in New Zealand
To save its characteristics of birds kiwi or applex, among other species, New Zealand dedicated to eliminate before 2050 all rat, caress, opossum, cat cat and others invasive predators that are not born from the earth
It is estimated that 4 hectares of traditional cemeteries are buried enough wood for the construction of 40 houses and the fluid preservation of the body to fill the pool. The so-called. natural or green cemeteries that multiply in developed countries, offer biodegradable coffins and formulas without formaldehyde.
Authorities in Houston opposed the opening of a brothel they would offer robots for sexual service with humanoid aspect. But, on robbery-brothels already exist in Barcelona, Torino, Moscow and Toronto.
On sand, which is used to create cement and glass, among other things, is one of thethe natural resources of the most exploded world without control. It is also a barrier that protects the coasts from the rise of sea level. The disadvantage has already been generated the appearance of pirates that destroy the islands to sell sand.