Will we all be like Superman soon?

March 7, 2013

To elucidate the sorts of innovations we can expect within the next 20 years, I defer to renown futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil (who has arguably the most stunning track-record of technological predictions).

Kurzweil suggests that by 2030 many of our bodies will have nanobots, the size of red blood cells, which are billions of times more powerful than our computers today. These nanobots will be instrumental in regulating our immune systems and various aspects of our bodies.

The nanobots, which will be inside most of us, will basically get rid of the bad stuff and reinforce the good parts of our DNA. This has huge implications for the future of the sports world as athletes will be able to make their genes (and hence their entire bodies) more powerful and more resilient to injury.

Barry Ptolemy, director of the highly acclaimed film on Kurzweil, Transcendent Man, echoes the renown futurist’s predictions. Ptolemy suggests that very soon we will have access to pill that can be ingested to rewrite our entire software code. […]