Documenting the Coming Singularity

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Is the future here yet? - 'Watchmen' technology in the real world

MSNBC - March 4, 2009, by John Roach
Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Genetically engineered cats? Check. Teleportation? Not quite.

"Watchmen," a graphic novel set in 1985, adds a few twists to the typical superhero story – including technological advances that were not that far ahead of their time, such as genetic engineering and electric cars. Now the upscale comic-book series has been adapted for the big screen. How do the concepts featured in "Watchmen" compare with real life in the 21st century? Click the "Next" arrow above to learn the status of eight big ideas.

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