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Flying Cars

In this stage presentation, learners explore how people's predictions of future technology change throughout time.

DESCRIPTION

Visitors "travel through time" with a host playing several characters: from the Future, 1900, 1945 and 1999. Visitors answer questions in a quiz about other people's predictions of future technology, and then are invited to make their own predictions.

Also see the related Exploring Nano & Society - Flying Cars hands-on activity.

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DESCRIPTION

Visitors "travel through time" with a host playing several characters: from the Future, 1900, 1945 and 1999. Visitors answer questions in a quiz about other people's predictions of future technology, and then are invited to make their own predictions.

Also see the related Exploring Nano & Society - Flying Cars hands-on activity.

JUMP TO BROWSE RELATED RESOURCES

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OBJECTIVES

BIG IDEA

The future is unpredictable. People in the past have made wild and crazy predictions - many inaccurate - but many came true. Some of the crazy predictions about the future of nanotechnology may come true as well.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Visitors will consider potential implications of nanotechnology. (Where will nano go?)

NANO CONTENT MAP

Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.

Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2009
OWNING INSTITUTION

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

FUNDING

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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