What we know about computing and technology is doubling at an exponential rate. The computer that required a warehouse now fits in our pocket. In 25 years that computer will fit into a single blood cell. In 7-8 doublings, solar power efficiency can go from a few percent to 100%. It’s incredible to know that in 20 years from how the technological advance will be beyond our current comprehension. Computers will be molecular and organic.
The singularity university, backed by nasa and google, is an exciting project that looks at technologies and helps drive the exponential changes in our ever increasing computerised society.
More on the Singularity University:
http://www.singularityweblog.com/ray-kurzweil-pbs-immortality/ – Ray Kurzweil talks in detail about SU and technology