By Jeanpierre Fillard
Within the early twenty first century, the advances of technological know-how, through expertise, were very amazing and unfolded hither to unthought-of clients in each domain.Scientific "Previsionists" think it is going to lay the root for deep adjustments within the man or woman. this is often certainly not a question of technology fiction yet relatively rational and foreseeable extrapolations of many fresh leads to a variety of clinical fields. Will guy develop into a mutating GMO, a humanoid robotic, a hybrid of either? Will his lifestyles be prolonged for much longer or maybe indefinitely? Will he reproduce in vitro within the close to destiny? those are questions we must always start to ask now, for our kids will most probably adventure those adjustments, yet our grandchildren will reside in a particularly assorted international.
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They are everywhere and are expected to do everything. They are the hope for economic prosperity and achieved welfare in every country. We are living in the expectancy of the future: we are not yet accustomed with iPhone5 that we are eagerly waiting for iPhone6 and crowds are rushing to the shops the day of the first selling in spite of a deterrent pricing! Our concerns for the future has taken a huge importance in our daily life and this constitutes a religious infringement because in many cases foreseeing is considered as an intention to go against the divine will which is intended to govern our destinies.
We are talking about Progress even there are no counterexamples existing. indd xxxv 3/5/2015 11:37:55 AM b2042 Is Man to Survive Science? xxxvi Is Man to Survive Science? way. Nowadays such an attitude, when pushed too far, can generate serious economic consequences. Men do not behave in a homogeneous manner towards Science; scientists are bound to their knowledge although they strive to share it largely. That task is not an easy one. They do stick to their certainties and they are obviously the only ones to project for the future, each one in their own domains.
How Did We Get There? 11 Compilation of significant historical events from Big Bang until today (After Kurzweil5). The graph shows the delay between two successive events as a function of the time-lag (inverted scale). successive events whatever their nature (astronomic, geologic, biologic or human as well) whereas the y-axis refers to their date of emergence. It can be clearly concluded that the shifts that, in the beginning, were in the range of million years, now converge towards much shorter values.