Curing An Inherited Form of Blindness at $425,000 Per Eye Shouldn’t be Called a Breakthrough

January 5, 2018 – A gene therapy that received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval this week is designed to restore vision to people with biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated ... Continue Reading →

Where We Will See Technology Breakthroughs in 2018: Part 1

January 1, 2018 – Scientific research and technological innovation continue to disrupt humanity’s status quo as the pace of change accelerates. In the more than nine years ... Continue Reading →

The Crystal Ball Musings of Ray Kurzweil – More Often Than Not He Is Dead On

November 7, 2017 – In the past two weeks, I’ve watched two interviews given by Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder and Chancellor of Singularity University, and Director of Engineering ... Continue Reading →

The Power to Control Evolution is Now in Human Hands

August 31, 2017 – A backhoe on a nearby street has kept me from posting new content to 21st Century Tech blog for the last two days. My Internet Service Provider was kind enough ... Continue Reading →

Xenotransplants, Gene Manipulation, and Organ Regeneration: Who Will Win Out in This New Medical Space Race?

August 15, 2017 – I took a short leave from this blog site to attend a dear family friend’s wedding event in Cleveland over the weekend. My friend is a transplant surgeon. ... Continue Reading →

Gene Altering Technique Used to Correct Congenital Heart Disease

August 7, 2017 – When my daughter was born back in 1984 she came into the world with a faulty heart. She had what is defined as a congenital (as in born with) disease that could ... Continue Reading →

Novel Biomedical Uses for Robots

July 26, 2017 – Robots are finding their way into medical practice in many ways. Here are two innovations, one already in use to make current procedures safer, and the other presenting ... Continue Reading →

A Spark Ignites a Genetic Cure for Haemophilia

July 1, 2017 – It is Canada’s 150th birthday today. The country founded on July 1st, 1867 represented the first peaceful creation of a self-governing “dominion” ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →