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Interplanetary travel

Travel to planets in outer space, either for exploration or for tourism

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Keyhole surgery

Medical operation in which a very small hole is made in a person's body to reach the organ or tissue inside

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Doomsday scenario

The worst possible prediction, what will happen in the future

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Destiny

The things that will happen to us in the future

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Foresee

Think that something will occur in the future

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Mega-cities

Cities of more than 10 million people

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Gridlocked

Unable to move at all

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Population

Rapid increase population

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Genetic modification / engineering

Changing genes

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Gene therapy

Changingbgenes in order to prevent disease or disability

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Human genome

The 'map' or index of all the genes in a human being

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Envisage

See a possible or probable situation in the future

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Designer babies

Babies whose genetic characteristics are artificially created

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Cloning

Making a genetically identical copy

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Nuclear family

Family with father, mother and one or two children

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Globalization

Increase of trade around thevworld, with companies producing and trading goods in many different countries or the spread of similar social and cultural behavior around the world

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Global village

A single community covering the whole world

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Extraterrestrial beings

Creatures from other planets

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Gulf

Gap/difference

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Drastic measures

Severe actions that have noticeable effects