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  1. REVITALIZING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. Exec. Director, The Expansionary Institute Professor, Montclair State University July 2010 World Future Society

  2. A POST-AMERICAN WORLD?How To RevitalizeThe US Economy Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. Exec. Director, The Expansionary Institute Professor, Montclair State University July 2010 World Future Society

  3. Keeping In Touch “Ageless Nation” (New Horizons/Kensington) “The Future Factor” (Transaction Books/ McGraw- Hill) National Future Trends Analyst on Examiner.com “Seizing The Future” (Simon and Schuster/Transaction Books) Visit: WWW.ZEY.COM - The Expansionary Times Futurist Magazine articles Futurist 3000 on Twitter

  4. The American Economy • Growing Unemployment • Foreclosures • Shrinking Economy • Deteriorating Dollar • Failing Banks • The Moody’s Warning

  5. Pillars Of Economic Growth • Regrow the Energy Base • Re-Industrialize • Commit To Space Development • Embrace The Superlongevity/Human Enhancement Revolution

  6. Reenergize the American Economy

  7. Without a growing energy supply countries face “declining growth rates, diminished standards of living, and growing transfer of wealth from importing to exporting countries” Platt Report, 2008

  8. Future Energy Sources • Nuclear Fusion • Macro-Solar • Cold Fusion

  9. Is Space The Answer? • The Moon and Helium 3 • Asteroids For Iron Nickel, Cobalt, Platinum

  10. Make It Right in America • Nanotechnology • Home Manufacturing • 3D Printing/Fabricating

  11. http://www.objet.com/techno/alaris30.htm • http://www.objet.com/Products/PolyJet_Technology_Movie/

  12. The radical extension of the human life span accompanied by improved health and vibrancy at all ages. Superlongevity

  13. The Superlongevity Revolution • Extended Life Span • Quest for Physical Perfection

  14. Stage I: Key Drivers • Antibiotics • Improvements in public health • Enhanced nutrition • Heart by-pass surgery From “Longevity to Superlongevity” Copyright 2003, Michael G. Zey, Ph.D.

  15. Stage II: Life Expansion • 2000-2075 • Pushing past 100 to 125 • People healthier, physically “younger” than those in previous eras • Eliminating causes of most fatal diseases • Enhancement of human outer shell

  16. Stage II: Key Drivers • Cloning • Genetic engineering • Stem cell research • Tissue regeneration • Bionics

  17. Designer Children • Genetic Pre-Selection For Intelligence • Cloning • Stem Cell Therapy

  18. The Ultra-Human Phenomenon • Enhancement of human outer shell • Improved performance of all physical functions, including brain, circulatory system, key organs. • People healthier, “younger” than those in previous eras

  19. Quest for Ultra-Human Has Already Begun • Advance Tissue Regeneration • Cosmetic Surgery • Sports Surgery • Improved Vision Via Lasix, Laser Surgery • “Superhormones”

  20. The Mystique of the Superhuman • Artificial retina • Cochlear implant • Superhormones

  21. Cochlear Implants

  22. The Artificial Retina

  23. Wearable Robots

  24. Wearable Robots

  25. Cognitive Enhancement

  26. Cognitive Enhancement

  27. “Smart Drugs”