In the late 1960s a biologist named Paul Ehrlich insisted that the world’s rapid population growth was unsustainable, even writing a book filled with predictions of nightmare scenarios. So what happened?
The people who did the dirty work of making early atomic bombs were in Hanford, Washington. Throughout the Cold War, Hanford churned out plutonium for our nuclear arsenal. It was also, conveniently, a place to experiment with radiation.
George Lucas isn’t rich beyond a Hutt’s dreams because he was a great director or writer. His vast fortune is a result of his shrewd decision to hold onto the merchandising rights to his space opera many years ago.
Your next surgery may be performed by a robot. It will be controlled by a doctor in the room, or perhaps by one miles away across the country. What’s truly extraordinary, though, is where these surgery robots came from.