This impact is difficult to imagine. So far, only about a million people have had their entire genome sequenced. This is not a very diverse cohort. More data from around the globe will allow for more powerful, sophisticated analysis of how genes shape health and behavior. A very large genetic data set ideal for a new technique called Mendelian randomization, to mimic the clinical trials, allowing researchers to sort out the reasons and relevance. Large samples will also make it able to predict even complex features of the shape or height of the sensitivity of the heart—from the DNA.
The world is so saturated with genetic data in the future with its own risks. The emergence of the genetic monitoring of the national and the bottom of the genetic privacy machine. Technology for encryption of the genome, can help ameliorate these threats. However, the new law will need to keep the risks and benefits of so much genetic knowledge of the balance. —Megan Molteni is
Teeny tiny nuclear power plant
By 2030, the Vogtle power plant in Georgia, the only nuclear power plant currently under construction in the United States, which has been running for several years. It may be the decade’s only new large-scale nuclear power plants since the Internet, but this does not mean that the United States is to abandon fission energy. On the contrary, expect to see a small nuclear reactor to start popping up.
Just a fraction of the size of a typical nuclear reactor, these state of the art can be mass produced and easy to transport anywhere in the country, no matter how distant. The first small nuclear reactor, developed by a company called NuScale Power, should start to split the atom, at the Idaho National Laboratory in 2026. The Department of energy is also working to give even more small reactors, called the micro-reactor,the mass production of the electron in a Federal Agency by 2027.
Nuclear energy gets a bad rap in some of the U.S. environmental community, which is not hard to see why. The crisis at Three Mile Island and the decades-long debate about the storage of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain so that the people worried about the prospects of this carbon-free energy, but the United Nations and many experts say that fission energy will be the key to combating our climate goals. The world needs to halve carbon emissions by 2030, to accept a new generation of nuclear reactors may be the key to make this happen. —Daniel*University of Passau
Elon’s Mars program
The occurrence of Mars has been Elon’s goal from the beginning, this is ten years he has pegged him for the touchdown of the Red Planet. Initially, he wanted to ship off some of the plants in the greenhouse, but as each came to dominate the new space industry, Musk’s ambition has been the same including a comprehensive Mars colony. In 2019, he, for the first time, the rocket could make this happen.
Musk’s Mars schedule is predictably smooth. In 2017 he expects each will delivery of mission to Mars by 2022. The next year, he said the first crew’s mission to Mars will happen in seven to ten years, or no later than 2028. Musk is notorious for widely underestimated the time required to complete his ambitious goals, so don’t schedule your launch party just yet. However, he tends to follow through on his promises–eventually. —Daniel*University of Passau
Predictions for the future often have a sci-Fi bent: jet packs, flying cars, the brain of the computer, the hybrid. The United Nations should stick to a more solid Foundation, but some of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 sounds almost like fantasy. In just 10 years, the United Nations plan to eradicate poverty”in all its forms everywhere.”