One of the most promising scientific advances of the future is something you might call people power. Essentially, it’s using newfangled materials to harness kinetic energy generated by movement of almost any kind. Go for a jog and your movement will create energy that can be used to power devices. Perhaps you would never have to charge your iPod because it would happen while you were jogging! Just imagine the revolutionary impact of a technology like that. People in third world countries could suddenly leap to the first world with such a low cost energy source available to them. It would be breathtaking and invaluable. It would upset oil-producing countries, no doubt, but this is the future and science is going to enlighten us to the possibilities. Even movements like water flowing through a pipe can become a source of energy, which should take your breath away if you think about it.