I read an article in the journal "Science" recently about flexible batteries. Seems to me that there is a good possibility of having these in the next decade. Flexible batteries along with flexible PLEDs will make the flexible auto updating newspaper a reality, in addition to that if it ever gets to the point that the PLED can be written on there won't be a need for paperwork because people will be able to write on the "paper" and transmit it wherever it needs to go then just update the "paper" with the next form and move on it'll save many trees and be as easy as real paper to read. Back to the flexible batteries. They'll work by essentially making a battery in nano-scale. At this point (after ultra-miniaturization) they'll be technical or biological in nature but still they'll be flexible. Imagine making a battery into a paper airplane and throwing it to someone who pops it into their device or vice versa.

When will humanity figure out how to apparently exceed the speed of light. I say apparently exceed, because according to men like Spanish Physicist Miguel Alcubierre one can appear to exceed the speed of light, without violating relativity's prohibition. You're welcome to disagree, but please offer opinions

Jimmy Carter has been called the most  well educated president of the United States (it was in a documentary on climate change, not Al Gore's I don't think) of the current candidates, who most closely matches Mr Carter. Think about not just politics or law or business, but the sciences as well. My bet for most well educated candidate is  none of the above, they're all specialists who don't know much outside of their area of expertiese, they have advisors for that

No, religion is not essential, but society does need an organizing principle of some kind, an overarching idea, be it religion, or some other idea, code, or organizational group.