The Nobel Prizes are important and all. But if you've been paying attention to physics for the past two years, this year's prize is akin to saying "my beautiful dog has won the Good Boy prize". We're very excited, but we aren't surprised.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
The human body is like a computer in a whole lot of ways. It has a processor, it has memory, it needs energy to run, it can solve problems, and, uh, it sees its fair share of porn. But it also has a clock -- one whose mechanics have only been delved into fairly recently.