We Were Promised Jetpacks . . .
Jetpack demonstration at the Calgary Stampede circa 1966; image © 2015 Edward McHale, all rights reserved
. . . And We Are Getting Amazing Things. Recent Tech Developments:
Scientists Achieve Critical Steps to Building First Practical Quantum Computer – Phys.Org
IBM Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer – Wall Street Journal
What Can We Do with a Quantum Computer? – Institute for Advanced Study.
We’re Entering a Golden Era of Quantum Computing Research – SmarterPlanet
Electromagnetic Space Drives:
New Test Suggests NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EM Drive Will Work In Space – i09
Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive – NASASpaceflight.com
New Test Can Predict Cancer up to 13 Years Before Disease Develops; People Who Develop Cancer have Shorter Telomeres, the Caps at the End of Chromosomes which Protect the DNA – The Telegraph
Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos; Rumours of Germline Modification Prove True and Look Set to Reignite an Ethical Debate – Nature
Full Text of the Chinese Scientists’ Research Paper
Editing Human Embryos: So This Happened – National Geographic
These are the Countries Where it’s ‘Legal’ to Edit Human Embryos (hint: the U.S.A. is one) – Business Insider
The US Military Is Getting Closer to Creating Self-Guided Bullets – Vice