The picture above illustrates a picture of Robocop, a robotic police officer from a popular movie. Technological developments sometimes seem to follow on the heels of block buster movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek and other popular sci fi series.
Do you believe that scientists will some day execute all the possibilities we can conjure, given enough time and resources?
I can't think of any real scientific developments that echo something in Star Wars. From Star Trek I suppose we now have mobile phones and tablet computers which look a bit like devices imagined by the shows' creators decades before they really existed. It will be awesome if someone eventually cracks the secrets of teleportation and those machines that assemble food and drink out of atoms. Obviously it would be not so good if we ended up with an intelligent supercomputer trying to destroy humanity ala the Terminator franchise, and some of the technology that's out there, like drones with guns, today is a bit creepy.
No, scientists won't just make everything that's theoretically possible. Not because they shouldn't, but because they'll never have enough funding to do it. Given sufficient resources, there are ethics comittees for that.
Yes I think we are putting too much faith in science. While science may have done a great deal in terms of creating marvelous things, people have engaged in destructive behaviors with the hope that science will create a cure for the consequence.