Will We Still Be Human in Another Hundred Years?

June 7, 2017 – Evolution and technological innovation are at a crossroads for our species here in the 21st century. We, through natural processes, have developed big brains. Those ... Continue Reading →

How the Robot Revolution Is Changing the Workplace and Creating New Jobs and Career Paths

May 31, 2017 – Roy Rasmussen, has been a guest contributor to 21st Century Tech Blog on five previous occasions. He is a coauthor of Publishing for Publicity, a freelance copywriter, ... Continue Reading →

The Key to Space Colonization Lies in Altering our DNA or Merging our Sentience with Machine Technology

May 20, 2017 – Back in April of 2014 I posted musings about altering humans to make us compatible with the harsh reality of Mars and other places we attempt to colonize beyond ... Continue Reading →

The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 3

May 9, 2017 – A few weeks ago I attended a seminar at one of Toronto’s preeminent hospitals. The speaker opened with a statement that humanity was on the threshold of a ... Continue Reading →

Diseases Trapped in Permafrost and Climate Change – Is There a Problem?

May 7, 2017 – In August of 2016, in the Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, a young boy suddenly took sick along with 40 other people. He eventually died and the pathology report indicated ... Continue Reading →

Bioprinting Cartilage Becoming a Reality

May 1, 2017 – I have less than 10% of my original cartilage mass in my left knee. It looks a bit like the xray images of a knee joint you see below. So you can imagine how interested ... Continue Reading →

The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 2

April 29, 2017 – In Part 1 of this series on the God Cell I introduced the term stem cell and its origins and went on to describe embryonic stem cells and how they are harvested ... Continue Reading →

The God Cell: The Story of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Part 1

April 27, 2017 – We haven’t known about stem cells, which some refer to as the god cell, for very long. A paper in Nature, published in February of 1963, described a type ... Continue Reading →

3D Printing May Save Arthritic Knees

April 24, 2017 – Duke University researchers have published the results of recent work they have done with low-cost 3D printers to create hydrogels that can act like cartilage ... Continue Reading →

First Malaria Vaccine to be Introduced in Three African Countries in 2018

April 24, 2017 – The news that a malaria vaccine is ready to be administered to the public in areas prone to the disease is exciting but there are some limitations in its present ... Continue Reading →