Want to know more about what scientists predict for the year to come? While time travel is far from our expected list, we’ve asked some of the top experts in the industry to share their predictions with us.
Here are the top 6 surprising predictions of 2017 According to Scientists.
Modern Race for Space
According to Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, he predicts that President-Elect Trump will create a unified approach to shaping the aspects of America’s military, civil and industrial space sectors. He also anticipates the intense competition of human spaceflights.
Dr. Aldrin also expects Elon Musk and his SpaceX rocketeers to finally use their Falcon Heavy launcher at the Kennedy Space Station in Florida – the same site where he rocketed from Apollo 11. Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong were the first humans to land on the Moon back in July of 1969.
China is also included in Dr. Aldrin’s predictions for the year to come. China is said to progress their goal of building their space station. Additionally, we have heard that China will fly to the moon with Chang’s 5 Spacecraft and the attempt to return to return to Earth in more than forty years.
According to Dr. Julie Brefcynski-Lewis, an assistant profession of pharmacology and physiology, her prediction is how science will adapt to the change of cultural landscape regarding global participation, funding, and public attributes.
Regarding technology, Dr. Brefcynski-Lewis predicts how virtual reality plays a significant influence on the performance and communication of science. For example, healthcare is adapting to the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) brain imager technology that will allow wearable items and imaging moves and responses in a virtual environment.
According to Dr. George Church, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School; he predicts new strides in writing and reading genomes, ecosystems, and organs. Moving beyond genome edits to large-scale comprehension. For ecosystems, we expect to see a growing number of safety tests and effectiveness of strategies in controlling former agents such as mice, worms, and mosquitos who promote malaria, Lyme disease, and filariasis.
We may also see the progress of genetic engineering to reverse stages of aging and extinction. The super-compact data encoding will help transform the ability to record and interface with our brains.
Mastery of Artificial Intelligence
According to Dr. Kate Darling, a researcher at MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, she predicts the rise of personal assistant robots. While there won’t be any C-3P0s from Star Wars anytime soon, we will see more cloud-based AI products at home, particularly voice-activated speaker systems.
While robots have few capabilities, they are still at a primitive stage with a lot of demand. This is due to how they perform useful tasks such as reading out loud, turning on lights and music, and answering questions. In some ways, the limitations of the robots are what makes them all the more charming and in demand for 2017.
According to Dr. Jennifer Kuzma, professor of social sciences at North Carolina State University, gene editing tools are used to alter multiple genes in animals, plants, and microorganisms for the production of chemicals, medicine, agricultural products, environment needs and more.
Based on current gene editing, it is possible to release only a few specifics with an engineered gene to steady through the population. This used be used to protect endangered species on the brink of extinction from disease or reduce unwanted populations such as pets.
Gene products are already for sale in the marketplace as genetically engineered insects have been cleared by the government to protect environmental areas. While gene drives are tested in the laboratory, the first release of organisms with gene drives is expected to appear within 2017.
Accurate Weather Prediction
According to Dr. Tracey Holloway, a professor of Environmental Studies; predicts that this year will bring a significant advance in how we monitor Earth from space. In November of 2016, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worked to create a new satellite called the GOES -16. The GOES-16 will provide continuous data starting in 2017 to improve better predictions of weather and environmental management.
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