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The following questions were submitted by Future Brief readers. The poll, taken by a statistically-valid sample of more than 2000 adult Americans, was conducted by Zogby International, an opinion research firm, on December 15-16, 2005.

QUESTION: Which of the following technologies do you believe will have the greatest impact on your every-day life 10 years from now?


-Nanotechnology - The control of extremely small, sub-atomic matter: 22%

-Genetic engineering - Manipulating genetic material: 31%

-Fusion Power - Energy generated from nuclear fusion reactions: 7%

-Solar power - Gathering and storing energy from the light of the sun: 15%

-It will be a technology that has not yet been invented: 12%

-Not sure/other: 14%

*Due to rounding, percentages may add up to over 100%. Margin of error is +/- 2.2%


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