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Robot-Human Marriages Inevitable by 2050 says Levy

(http://electronics.howstuffwork...) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
Levy, a British researcher who recently earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, believes that by 2050, robots and humans will be able to marry legally in the United States. He predicts that Massachusetts will lead the ... More>>>
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Twitter Predicts Box-Office Sales Better Than HSX

(http://www.fastcompany.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
It's been reported that Twitter mining leads to better box office prediction results than HSX.com. This is a big deal for the evolution of online prediction markets. Expect more people to start mining Twitter for 1) predictions in other fields, ... More>>>
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Computers Faster Only for 75 More Years?

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
A pair of physicists has shown that computers have a speed limit as unbreakable as the speed of light More>>>
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Gadgets

Gartner's Top 10 Mobile App Categories for 2012

(http://www.gartner.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
A solid list of mobile app categories Gartner predicts will dominate the landscape in 2012. More>>>
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Diamandis: Countries & Companies Will Race to M...

(http://www.huffingtonpost.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
X-Prize Foundation CEO Peter Diamandis predicts the human reaction to the knowledge that there's water on the moon. More>>>
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Technology

What Will Cell Phones Look Like 10 Years From Now?

(http://www.fastcompany.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
Three designers muse about the future of mobile phones. More>>>
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Growing Recognition of Peak Oil Production Coul...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
[Note: Sadly, this is a Production chart focused on alternative 'decline rates', and does not include Global Demand forecasts.  Only know that there is a gap in any scenario!] The upside of 'Peak Oil Production' is that it might be a more ... More>>>
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2050 - and immortality is within our grasp

(http://www.guardian.co.uk) - scanned by: madRomanian over 5 years ago
Aeroplanes will be too afraid to crash, yoghurts will wish you good morning before being eaten and human consciousness will be stored on supercomputers, promising immortality for all - though it will help to be rich. More>>>
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Doomed: why Wikipedia will fail

(http://arstechnica.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
A cyberlaw professor argues that Wikipedia is doomed. The online encyclopedia will need to choose between being "high quality" and "open," but both choices are fraught with risk. More>>>
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Transportation

The Future: Cars become Social Objects

(http://www.mediafuturist.com) - scanned by: gleonhard over 5 years ago
I think the Cars of the Future will become more like Social Objects. Of course, this will vary drastically from country to country (and cultures) but I think that an increasingly large percentage of cars will cease to be owned, maintained, paid an... More>>>
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Technology

Intel CTO Predicts Multi-Multi Core Processing,...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Unsurprisingly, Intel CTO Justin Rattner believes that accelerating computation will soon transform our everyday lives and experiences, perhaps enabling a not-too-distant Singularity. In this exclusive Future Blogger interview, shot at the Singul... More>>>
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The Onion’s predictions for the Bush presidency

(http://www.ethanzuckerman.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
This remarkable Onion story from 1/17/2001 is worth reading both as a reminder of how good The Onion can be (could be?) at times, and how prescient. Titled “Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’”, it’s very ha... More>>>
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