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The FC Wish List: Science Edition

Advances we hope to see by 2016.

  • Personalized medicine
    Drugs should know our genetic profile and work around it.
  • Molecular transport
    Because we can't figure out these new airline boarding schemes.
  • Mosquito repellent that works . . .
    and, oh yeah, doesn't cause cancer.
  • Oil: the other alternative energy
    As in, the last resort after solar, wind, hydro, thermal, hydrogen . . .
  • Athletic robots
    We just want to see one play chess and box Mike Tyson.
  • A fat-burning pill . . .
    that works while we sleep. We're really that lazy.

A version of this article appeared in the March 2006 issue of Fast Company magazine.