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Jennifer Ysteboe’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Jennifer Ysteboe from University of Missouri as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. At 6:45 a.m. on the dot, my phone firmly tells me, “Taylor, it is time to wake up. Taylor, it is time to wake up,” before I say, “I understand.” I rub my eyes […]


Alden Arnold’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Alden Arnold from Alabama State University as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. Winston Churchill said, “It’s always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than what you can see.” In 2040, I will be forty-four and a Healthcare Administrator. It’s quite easy to count […]


Christopher Pulcher-Coard’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Christopher Pulcher-Coard from Santa Monica Community College as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. The pale green light flickered above their heads as they sat silently at the crooked dinner table. The crisp air seemed to permeate the thin walls of the apartment building. The two of […]


Peter Mack’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Peter Mack from Gateway High School as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. In the not so distant future, the year 2040, our lives will have changed very much as we will see in Peter Mack’s life. Peter is 44 years old, married to a women a […]


Tony Woods’ Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Tony Woods from Stetson University as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. The year is 2040, the world is making steady progress together, though constrained by the many arguments about the pace of technological development and the ethics. On one hand there are the researchers arguing for […]


Carrie Gold’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Carrie Gold from Neumont University as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. It’s been years since I’ve had diabetes—the doctors say it is diet and exercise, but I’ve never been very good at diet and exercise. Medication, though—I’ve been good at that. Since last week, at least. […]


Arnold Valdez’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Arnold Valdez from the University of Southern California as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. In 2040 my generation will have run the gamut of society. The leading millennial will be mulling retirement while the latter end will be in the twilight of their prime. A generation’s […]


Nekiwa Smith’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Nekiwa Smith from University of Texas-Arlington as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. As she sped down the street in her brand new Bio Matrix GT, the perfection of peace she felt was enormous. She could barely hear a minute sound from its engine. The calm was […]


Jon Sourbeer’s Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Jon Sourbeer from DigiPen Institute of Technology as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. Society will look very different in 2040 due to fundamental shifts in the thinking of individuals, and how technology is applied to them. Many of the technologies that allow the following changes are […]


Wes Grooms’ Vision of the Future of Technology

by Mark Runyon • May 15, 2014

The following essay was submitted by Wes Grooms from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of the Future of Technology Scholarship competition. As the year 2040 dawns, the human race has recently been able to free itself of the need for people to “pay” for their survival through work. This progress in societal structure has […]