So here we are today, we know so much about our world around us, yet we know so little. We have the ability to compute at massively fast speeds, and using that we have even modeled the Universe (Or rather, what we think it looks like for now). We have observed protons colliding with anti-protons. We can even measure how much energy is released, and you can watch it on your phone! Now even NASA is getting on board and allowing scientific data to be made readily available to the amateur scientist from anywhere in the world. But what does this openness with information mean for the future of science?
So after all of these years and all of these mistakes made by mainstream scientists, and after so many instances of globally impacting discoveries being accredited to "fringe" amateur scientists, you would think that the scientific community would give a little more consideration to the theories being generated by the public. These scientists are after all making their data available to an increasingly intelligent online population and readership.
So where does science go from here? What does the next one hundred years take us? Carl Sagan predicted that we would reach the singularity by 2028. TIME Magazine puts it around 2045. Many do not believe in the singularity, and predict we will have conquered our solar system and well on our way to colonizing exo-planets by then.
Don't misunderstand what I imply here, I certainly appreciate and support mainstream efforts. I just wish that there would be a more receptive relationship between the amateur and professional communities.
Well check out this video. I will embed it so you can watch it here if you like. Feel free to tell us here what YOU think will happen in the next century of science!