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REVITALIZING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. Exec. Director, The Expansionary Institute Professor, Montclair State University July 2010 World Future Society. A POST-AMERICAN WORLD? How To Revitalize The US Economy. Michael G. Zey, Ph.D.

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REVITALIZING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

Michael G. Zey, Ph.D.

Exec. Director, The Expansionary Institute

Professor, Montclair State University

July 2010 World Future Society


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A POST-AMERICAN WORLD?How To RevitalizeThe US Economy

Michael G. Zey, Ph.D.

Exec. Director, The Expansionary Institute

Professor, Montclair State University

July 2010 World Future Society


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Keeping In Touch

“Ageless Nation” (New Horizons/Kensington)

“The Future Factor” (Transaction Books/

McGraw- Hill)

National Future Trends Analyst on Examiner.com

“Seizing The Future” (Simon and

Schuster/Transaction Books)

Visit: WWW.ZEY.COM - The Expansionary

Times

Futurist Magazine articles

Futurist 3000 on Twitter


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The American Economy

  • Growing Unemployment

  • Foreclosures

  • Shrinking Economy

  • Deteriorating Dollar

  • Failing Banks

  • The Moody’s Warning


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Pillars Of Economic Growth

  • Regrow the Energy Base

  • Re-Industrialize

  • Commit To Space Development

  • Embrace The Superlongevity/Human Enhancement Revolution


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Reenergize the

American Economy


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Without a growing energy supply countries face “declining growth rates, diminished standards of living, and growing transfer of wealth from importing to exporting countries”

Platt Report, 2008


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Future Energy Sources

  • Nuclear Fusion

  • Macro-Solar

  • Cold Fusion


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Is Space The Answer?

  • The Moon and Helium 3

  • Asteroids For Iron Nickel, Cobalt, Platinum


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Make It Right in America

  • Nanotechnology

  • Home Manufacturing

  • 3D Printing/Fabricating


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  • http://www.objet.com/techno/alaris30.htm

  • http://www.objet.com/Products/PolyJet_Technology_Movie/


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The radical extension of the human life span accompanied by improved health and vibrancy at all ages.

Superlongevity


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The Superlongevity Revolution

  • Extended Life Span

  • Quest for Physical Perfection


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Stage I: Key Drivers

  • Antibiotics

  • Improvements in public health

  • Enhanced nutrition

  • Heart by-pass surgery

From “Longevity to Superlongevity”

Copyright 2003, Michael G. Zey, Ph.D.


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Stage II: Life Expansion

  • 2000-2075

  • Pushing past 100 to 125

  • People healthier, physically “younger” than those in previous eras

  • Eliminating causes of most fatal diseases

  • Enhancement of human outer shell


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Stage II: Key Drivers

  • Cloning

  • Genetic engineering

  • Stem cell research

  • Tissue regeneration

  • Bionics


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Designer Children

  • Genetic Pre-Selection For Intelligence

  • Cloning

  • Stem Cell Therapy


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The Ultra-Human Phenomenon

  • Enhancement of human outer shell

  • Improved performance of all physical functions, including brain, circulatory system, key organs.

  • People healthier, “younger” than those in previous eras


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Quest for Ultra-Human Has Already Begun

  • Advance Tissue Regeneration

  • Cosmetic Surgery

  • Sports Surgery

  • Improved Vision Via Lasix, Laser Surgery

  • “Superhormones”


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The Mystique of the Superhuman

  • Artificial retina

  • Cochlear implant

  • Superhormones


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Cochlear Implants


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The Artificial Retina


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Wearable Robots


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Wearable Robots


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Cognitive Enhancement


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Cognitive Enhancement


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“Smart Drugs”


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Growing New Teeth


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The Promise of Nanotechnology

  • Vasculoid System Replacing Circulatory System

  • Diamondoid Skin

  • Creation of Spare Body Parts


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Impact of Superlongevity

The foundation for a new era of prosperity. As people live to longer ages their productivity will increase, and they will make greater contributions

to society and the economy.


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But More Is Needed

  • Expansionary Culture

  • Greater Freedom For Business and Citizens

  • Lifetime Education

  • More Advanced Technology?


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