• Question: what is probably the furthest posobility the human race can acheive?

    Asked by kaiprendergast to David, James, Mike, Suze, Will on 22 Jun 2011.
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      Mike Dodd answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Hi kaiprendergast, I think the human race has the potential to achieve anything! We are the first organism (that we know of) that really understands the world around it, how to make things better and is able to understand the science of the world. Even in the last 50 years, we have computers with amazing power, the internet, mobile phones etc. In another 100 years we could be out in space. I know that the work that the others here are doing is amazing. They are searching for the answer to the fuel crisis that will hit in the next couple of decades. What do you think our potential is?

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      Suze Kundu answered on 19 Jun 2011:

      Hello Kaiprendergast!

      I agree. I think that anything is possible, and science holds the key to loads of those future developments and inventions. If you look back over the last century, you can see what amazing progress has been made, but then look at just the last ten years, or even just one year, and you can see that as a whole, science is advancing much more quickly in small spaces of time, so things that sound crazy at the moment might not be so far out of our reach!

      From the questions that we’ve been receiving from you guys, it looks like the future of science is in really inquisitive hands, so who knows what you guys might achieve with some hard work and a big imagination?!

      If you do invent hoverboards, can I be on the list of people to get one early please?!

      Mike, your work blows me away too! Fingers crossed that all of our work makes a difference to people’s lives in the not-too-distant future!

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      James Marrow answered on 22 Jun 2011:


      Tricky one – who would have thought 100 years ago that we’ve be flying and talking by video across the world! I’m quite sure we’ll be interacting with each other and the world (through computers – probably won’t call them that anymore) by thought. That will revolutionise everything. I also hope we’ll have enough food and energy for everyone to have the same quality of life – I do worry about how we’ll all fit on the world though!

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      William Eborall answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      Hi kaiprendergast. I agree with the others. I think we’re capable of so many things, but who can predict what? Looking back over even short periods of time we’ve invented things that were never even imagined.