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January 14th, 2007

Scientists see dazzling future

Abstract:
Peering into their crystal telescopes, the world's leading scientists see a magnificent future:

* "The use of proteins and other markers [will] permit the early detection and identification of cancer, hugely increasing the prospects of survival."

* "Young adults alive today will, on average, live to 120."

* "Eternal life may come within our reach once we understand enough about how our knowledge and mental processes work ... to duplicate that information -- and then [transfer it] into more robust machines."

Others see a long-term fix in the sun's energy -- 7,000 to 10,000 times the amount we use today. The inventor and author Ray Kurzweil writes that capturing a tiny fraction of that sunlight "using extremely inexpensive, highly efficient, lightweight, nano engineered solar panels and ... nanotechnology-based fuel cells," will allow us to meet our energy needs without fossil fuels. Even better, many of these panels can be placed over our open-air parking lots, protecting our Lamborghinis (made by those self-replicating machines) from the elements.

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