The Daily Mirror
provides us with a timeline of future technological breakthroughs.
2016 - 2020
ELECTRONIC LIFE FORM GETS BASIC RIGHTS
AS robots become more sophisticated and involve the addition of organic material into their construction there will be calls for their rights to be safeguarded.
This is the fantasy of someone who's read too much science fiction. It will never happen.
2041 - 2045
A VILLAGE will be firmly established on the Moon, serviced by regular shuttle flights.
2046 - 2050
A SMALL colony of scientists and explorers will be entirely self-sufficient, growing food in large greenhouse-style pods.
These, however, will be sweet. If Jaimee lets me go.
EVERYTHING in your brain - thoughts, feelings and memories - will be transferred to a computer, ensuring a form of digital immortality if eventually uploaded into a human brain later.
This idea I don't care for. I don't want some digital Gerry Fakeavan to live forever; I want my personal organic brain to be immortal. I won't settle for anything less.
(via Gravity Lens