Archive | Future Ideas

01 December 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Cool Science Idea of the Week

If you’re into such things (and here at Wicked Cool Ideas, we are) you can debate the list of Top 10 greatest scientific achievements of the 20th Century. Air conditioning, the integrated circuit, Penicillin, and splitting the atom would all be contenders. But I believe that harnessing electrical power stands alone at the top. Who […]

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13 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Moon Base Idea Just Got Real

The above image is from one of my favorite childhood books, “Welcome to Moonbase” by Ben Bova. It was published in 1987 and imagined a ‘future history’ that had mankind returning to the moon in 1999 and establishing a permanent base there by 2020.  With the announcement today that NASA has discovered ‘significant’ amounts of […]

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06 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

The World of 2019

The above image is a visual collage of ideas generated by the Ten-Year Forecast team at the Institute for the Future, a not-for-profit think tank based in Palo Alto, California. The team created the world’s first massively multiplayer forecasting game, called Superstruct, to engage real people as future forecasters. The game lasted six weeks before […]

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