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10 Wild Cards for the next decade

(http://smarteconomy.typepad.com) - scanned by: smarteconomy over 5 years ago
10 Wild Cards for the next decade Wild cards are highly improbable events but if they do happen, their effects will have severe consequences. Human history has always een punctuated by wild card events, Here's a list of some of the ones I've ... More>>>
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TV On The Radio's Dear Science: Album of the Year?

(http://suicidegirls.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
An enigmatic postmodern sci-fi futurist emo band gets... popular. More>>>
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The Copper Age of Media Companies

(http://watchmojo.com) - scanned by: Zora Styrian over 5 years ago
overview of the status of several media giants and their stock prices More>>>
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A 21st Century Secular Interpretation of the Bo...

(http://www.timeenoughforlove.org) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
The vast majority of people who find this page will not read it. For the same reasons most people identify with either the rationalist/scientist group or the religious/faith group they will see content on this page that appears to substantiate th... More>>>
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2009 Trend Map - Trends, Risks, and Red Herrings

(http://rossdawsonblog.com) - scanned by: Zora Styrian over 5 years ago
Created by Future Exploration Network’s Chief Futurist Richard Watson, also of NowandNext.com, the 2009 trend map moves on from the subway map theme of the last years to show the multi-tentacled hydra that is the year ahead. More>>>
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Nanotechnology-based smart yarn for soldiers

(http://blogs.zdnet.com) - scanned by: Zora Styrian over 5 years ago
Chinese and U.S. researchers have developed a carbon nanotube-coated smart yarn which can conduct electricity and be woven into textiles to detect blood or to monitor health. More>>>
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The AI Landscape

(http://www.aaai.org) - scanned by: martymcfly over 5 years ago
Image put together showing what an AI world might look like. More>>>
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The Challenge of Self-Replication

(http://www.acceleratingfuture.com) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
Micheal Anissimov has argued for a Neo-Carboniferous earth. He says that it would require a benevolent singleton. Follow the link to get a more in depth analysis. More>>>
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Calling BS

(http://www.aleph.se) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
This is a commentary/review on Wendy Grossman's essay, the Art of Impossible. It's about how to distinguish between plausible fantasy and wild possibility. The key to it all is to filter through the ideas various arrays of ideas that are going thr... More>>>
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Research finds way to double rice crops in drou...

(http://www.eurekalert.org) - scanned by: GavinChua over 5 years ago
Jerome Bernier, a PhD student in the U of A Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, has found a group of genes in rice that enables a yield of up to 100 per cent more in severe drought conditions. The discovery marks the first... More>>>
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Beta’s Eyes

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
At some point in the not-so-distant future, somewhere on planet Earth… Beta Bogdanovsky’s Italian Cācio-model translator spoke with a decidedly male monotone, and had the vocabulary, albeit in 13 languages, of a 3rd grader. Her dog&... More>>>
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Watching The Wine With New Technology

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 5 years ago
Steeped in tradition, Europe’s vintners have found themselves hard pressed to compete with the modern processes used to produce New World wines. Now European researchers are offering the continent’s winemaking industry the opportunity to improve q... More>>>
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