Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog brings you our top science and technology news stories from around the web. This week we’ll be looking back at the advancements made in 2017, and ahead at 2018
This week: Fourteen ways our perception of the universe changed in 2017, the top 7 breakthroughs from 2017 that prove we’re living in the future, and 5 things we should be worried about in 2018.
FOURTEEN WAYS 2017 CHANGED OUR PERCEPTION OF THE UNIVERSE
Down here on Earth, scientists around the globe are constantly watching, observing, measuring and trying to figure out just what the heck is going on in the vast Universe beyond our reach.
And 2017 has been an incredibly exciting year for space science – so here are some of the stories that really had us wowed.
THESE 2017 BREAKTHROUGHS PROVE WE’RE LIVING IN THE FUTURE
2017 has been a year of extraordinary breakthroughs in science and technology. Before it comes to an end, let’s remind ourselves of the advances that will reshape humanity’s future.
In 2017, researchers turned science fiction into science fact – from developments in gene editing technologies, to improvements in artificial intelligence and quantum computing – this has certainly been a year full of breakthroughs. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of the most impactful developments this year that are pushing boundaries toward a brighter future.
5 THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT IN 2018
No matter if you think it was good or bad, 2017 was clearly a tumultuous year. It was punctuated and peppered with global commotion, from the United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union, to escalating tensions with North Korea and ongoing investigations of U.S. government officials. With that year coming to a close, perhaps it’s the right time to ask: What’s coming next?
2018 will surely come with some hopeful events. The U.S. could grow accustomed to new leadership, and 87 countries around the world will watch their athletes compete in the Winter Olympics. But as always, there are some things humanity might need to worry about in the coming year. Futurism chatted with experts to track down what could be keeping you up at night in 2018.