Forensic technology has made huge breakthroughs over the past thirty-five years that I've been around criminal and forensic investigations. Without question, the next thirty-five are going to bring mind-blowing advances. I've looked into my forensic crystal ball to come up with five things I think will be real by 2050.
I think we're in a fascinating time, watching technological advancements in forensic sciences. We're close to the day when your tiny biological dropping at the scene of your crime will go into a machine, the button pressed, and a full-color, 3D image of your entire person right from your molecules to your moles.
I wonder what Western society will be like 50 years from today. It's hard to say. Even 15 years ago when I was hoping 2015 would be filled with hoverboards and flying cars, I never expected that it will really just be me typing in my username and password 50 times a day into a little electronic box.
Wondering what the maverick inventor thinks about in his off-time can be a source of comic relief, as well as some pretty far-fetched science fiction fantasy. That being said, there are some really good ideas that can come from trying to think with the same 'big idea, blue sky' strokes of genius as the real-life Tony Stark.