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9 Scientists Explain the Craziest Concepts That Are Actually Possible in the Near Future

9 Scientists Explain the Craziest Concepts That Are Actually Possible in the Near Future

The future is happening now, and it’s happening at an incredible rate. We have tiny computers in our pockets capable of doing things that couldn’t even be imagined 50 years ago. Medicine has improved to where people are living longer than they ever have and we are capable of curing illnesses thought to be malignant for centuries. Who knows what is coming down the pipeline that we can’t even fathom at this point? One Redditor asked scientists to weigh in and share some of the latest advances that seem far-fetched, but could be entirely possible sooner than we think. HEAL LIKE A PIG In my field, there has been a lot of work towards rebuilding organs. Essentially, take a diseased organ of any kind, decellularize it (remove all the individual cells), and leaving only the extracellular matrix ‘scaffold’. Repopulate with healthy stem cells, and let that scaffold direct the cells and rebuild that end-stage kidney into a healthy kidney, and get off dialysis. Or rebuild a heart…