A new survey suggests that Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes, but when confronted with some advances that already appear possible they get nervous.
Those are the findings in a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center, which sought to gauge public opinion about our rapidly changing world of science and tech.
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For instance, just over eight in ten respondents believe that science will have the ability to regularly grow replacement organs within the next half-century.
Furthermore, Pew found that about half believe computers will be able to make works of art to rival that of humans in the next 50 years while a third think that other planets will be colonized by 2064.
Teleportation? Four in ten say sure, why not? As for inventions they’d like to see in the next five decades, things that would improve health as well as time travel were among the favorites.
However, some also fear the brave new world of science and technology, particularly when it comes to robots that also serve as caregivers and altering the DNA of kids.