IN BRIEF
  • How will technology evolve in the next 50 years? What will the world be like? Bill Nye, self-proclaimed “Science Guy,” takes a stab at prophecy.
  • Prospects are grim, he forecasts; but the progressive influence of younger generations can give us hope.

Bill Nye, everyone’s favorite science guy, recently appeared on the youtube series Big Think to answer a very difficult question from a young engineering student: “What technology can we expect to have 50 years from now?” Thinking back 50 years from 2017, it would have been impossible to imagine in 1967 that we would soon have computers, cameras, calculators, and phones all in our pockets and that jetpacks and flying cars would be a reality. So this was a difficult question to answer.