tags: robots

8 Astonishing New Technologies

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

It’s no exaggeration to say that the human society has changed more in the last hundred years than in the last hundred thousand, yet the epochal shift we have been born into is far from over. In labs, universities and garages around the world boffins and entrepreneurs are hard at work creating new generations of technology that have so far only existed in fantasy. Over the next 10 to 20 years, older technologies like the microchip and telecommunications will reach full maturity, while pioneering fields of research such as nanotechnology and quantum computers will create the bedrocks of whole new hi-tech economies. Here we look at some of the most incredible new technologies currently in development.