Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that typically appears in the lungs as well as the abdomen. This type of cancer was considered extremely rare until industries began using a fibrous material known as asbestos back during the 20th century. This material was once commonly used as a type of insulation since it was known to be both fire and heat resistant. Unfortunately, after a period of investigation, it was found that people who developed mesothelioma all had one thing in common. They had been exposed to asbestos.
The brave new world of virtual reality and 3D displays on everything from smartphone to wall-sized monitors is presented as an unalloyed good. We will see images and scenes in new, life-like, immersive environments that will more and more simulate "being there." Google Glass and other wearable technology will change the way people view things, literally, and could change much of society and culture in much the same way that the internet and mobile computing has changed the last 20 years.