Glimpse of the future offers strange insights


— 10:20 AM on June 27, 2005

Jon Stokes over at Ars Technica went to the Wired NextFest in Chicago this weekend and offers an unsettling report on how the future will look. Apparently the future will be especially bright for the elderly, and isn't that what we should be concerned about, given our likely fates?

Speaking of the elderly, the senior citizens of the future won't roll around in wheelchairs—not even cool robotic wheelchairs like those invented by Dean Kamen. Instead, they'll have robotic exoskeletons that will make them much stronger and faster than the non-elderly. So in addition to being the largest voting block in future elections, they'll also have superhuman strength and speed.
I, for one, can't wait.
 
   
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