What Will Change Everything? (According to the World’s Leading Scientific Minds)

At the start of each new year, the Edge.org asks some of the world’s lead­ing sci­en­tif­ic thinkers a big enchi­la­da ques­tion. This year, it’s “What Will Change Every­thing? What game-chang­ing sci­en­tif­ic ideas and devel­op­ments do you expect to live to see?” Here you can find the answers giv­en by 151 thinkers. (Col­lec­tive­ly, the full set of replies runs 107,000 words.) Some of the intrigu­ing answers include:

  • The detec­tion of extrater­res­tri­al life. And this life may take the form of dig­i­tal organ­isms that can move through the uni­verse at the speed of light (wow!),
  • A major upgrade of the human brain through tech­nol­o­gy,
  • Our  life span will poten­tial­ly be extend­ed to 150 years through genomics,
  • The dis­cov­ery of anoth­er uni­verse with­in our own uni­verse,
  • The dis­cov­ery of new time space dimen­sions, and 
  • The cre­ation of a uni­ver­sal trans­la­tion machine that will facil­i­tate trans­la­tion across the globe.

For the longer list, vis­it the full col­lec­tion.

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