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Americans Predict the Future

Submitted by Kate Meersschaert on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:43am.

(Sortie de l'opera en l'an 2000Albert Robida [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, circa 1882)

Pew Research (Internet Project) recently released a fascinating study focused on American's views of future tech advances. Although technology and scientific innovation are overwhelmingly viewed as potentially positively impacting future life, Americans still have doubts about certain advances (designer babies, drones etc.). Interestingly, education and learning are not mentioned. Will "learning" be so ubiquitous as to make traditional learning obsolete? Will the brain implants predicted become an augmented learning device? Only time will tell. Most surprising to me is the negative view of wearable devices (& implants) that provide constant "information about the world around them." Not surprising, if you are keeping abreast of the disturbing "upskirt" debacle, but women are the most skeptical of these devices.

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