In the 1960s, the computer systems that guided astronauts across 356,000 km of space from the Earth to the Moon, were no more powerful than a basic pocket calculator. A 100 years ago, average human life expectancy was less than 35 years. Common bacterial infections were a death sentence. Less than 20% of the world's population was literate. In the past 100 years, we have altered the landscape of human civilization, made possible by a technology explosion. According to a report in the Washington Post newspaper, -- A multimedia smartphone “now has more processing power than did the North American Air Defense Command in 1965.” -- “There is now one cellphone for every two humans on Earth,” -- What we are witnessing is “the fastest global diffusion of any technology in human history,” Where is this exponential growth of technology leading us? What will our world look like in 20, 30, 50 years? This is a thread to ponder these changes, dive deep into technologies that will transform human lives, and predict the future! A few of the most exciting technologies on the horizon are -- self driving cars, artificial intelligence, climate engineering, clean energy grids, private space exploration, drones, virtual/augmented reality, lab-grown food, nanomedicine, online education, and quantum computing among others. We can pick one at a time, and explore each technology and its implications for our society. Interesting news articles, books and other popular media are welcome starting points. We can dive deeper into the fundamentals as the discussion evolves. If you have thoughts to share, questions to ask, or fun trivia on any of these subjects, please do join us!