Visionaries of the future: Robert Heinlein

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Many experts see Robert Heinlein (1907-1988) as the father of modern social science fiction. Not only did he think about the technology and science of his time, his stories are also strongly influenced by world politics. Heinlein started out as a military (navy) man in his early twenties. He held the military … Continue reading

DNA Dreams, designer babies of the future

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In her film DNA Dreams, documentary maker Bregtje van der Haak gave us a magnificent view into the world of young scientists eager to unravel the mysteries of our genome. She presented the dreams of genome researchers and their vision of the future. It all happens in China and on … Continue reading

Living and sharing in the gig economy

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The permanent job contract is losing out. Over the last ten years there was a steady drop of people with a permanent job contract across the population and this trend will probably continue in the coming decade. A “job for life” seems even more “so last century”. People are much … Continue reading

Visionaries of the future: George Lucas

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In a 1977 interview, George Lucas (1944) said ‘I would feel very good if someday they colonize Mars when I am ninety-three years old or whatever, and the leader of the first colony says: “I really did it because I was hoping there would be a Wookiee up here.’ With his Star Wars Saga, Lucas hoped … Continue reading

The future of home diagnostics and remote medicine

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With an aging population in our near future and big pressure on health care budgets, there is a great need for clever ways to diagnose and monitor our medical health. Luckily, all sorts of new technology helps use out better and better. And because we are already used to do-it-yourself … Continue reading