Sci-fi's coming true: First designer babies, then...robot apocalypse?
With each passing day comes some new technological advance, some gadget, breakthrough, or quantum leap that makes real something that had previously been the domain of science fiction. Japan keeps bringing us one step closer to the inevitable robot apocalypse with simulacrums like ASIMO, I’m pretty sure Europe was trying to rip the space-time continuum apart with that Large Hadron Collider thingie, and now, according to The Today Show, geneticists are a potty-break away from delivering designer babies.
Which, given that I’m a huge sci-fi wonk, would bring us one step closer to this:
Provided that progress doesn’t hasten the arrival of Judgment Day — wishful thinking, I know — I’m all for the science fiction I dig coming true. Everyone always asks, “Where’s my jet pack?” I don’t want a jet pack, I want a time-traveling DeLorean, or a dinosaur theme park, or a Cherry 2000 (not for me, but, um, for a friend…yeah, totally a buddy).
Given that sci-fi is coming true, what up-until-now-fictional innovation do you want next? (And, no, you can’t have the three-breasted woman from Total Recall.)