DNA engineering would seem like real witchcraft to people even 10 years ago, not to mention earlier periods! Instead of fighting the consequences, science tries to get to the root of the problem and remove the very thing that created it in the first place – a specific gene! Geneticists have recently invented a synthetic chromosome that can replicate itself endlessly. Once inserted into the cell of you DNA it will gradually change its structure, according to its programming.
MakerBot Replicator 2
3D printing has been around for quite some time now, but it is only now that it’s getting advanced enough to be used by military organizations and terrorist groups. We’ve reached the point where you can print almost anything from plane parts to toys and actual weapons. Machines like MakerBot Replicator 2 are already used for scams – one man printed out a whole front of an ATM terminal and scammed around $400,000 from people’s ATM cards!
Oh, driverless cars are both fascinating and incredibly scary because trusting your life to a machine, no matter how smart, just seems like a crazy thing to do. Yet Google is developing its very own self-driving car, promising full control of traffic and super safe environment. It’s hard to believe now that it’ll be possible as there will always be people on the roads and that’s a human factor that will be really hard to predict or analyse on time. Still, the concept is cool and we’ll see more than a few self-driving cars on the roads soon enough!