Tomorrow’s Tech You Don’t Hear About — Yet

No SciFi prepared you for what’s really coming

1. Observing the Impossible

It started with a bit of a crime mystery.

In the mid-1980s, at the shores of the Oneida Lake, next to the town of Syracuse, NY, some geochemists were baffled: the manganese dioxide sludge at the bottom of the lake was somehow dissolving into the water — and fast. The chemists’ problem was, that manganese dioxide is, for all practical purposes, insoluble. So insoluble in fact, that it…

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