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Scientists Create a Star Trek Style "Tractor Beam"

Scientists Create a Star Trek Style "Tractor Beam" | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of St Andrews and the Institute of Scientific Instruments in the Czech Republic have discovered a technique that allows them to provide 'negative' force acting upon minuscule particles, creating a miniature Star Trek...
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I think the transporter or even warp drive would be more impactful :)

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The Future Chronicles 2.0

The Future Chronicles 2.0 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

I started Futurecast that evolved into the Future Chronicles back in 1996:

To provide an ongoing, world-wide-web based chronicle of the study of the future and the current trends that will affect the actual definitive future...that fleeting intangible event that eventually makes tomorrow, today

 

H Lee Siddons, Jr is a ilay futurist and the first futurecaster that predicted the success of Compact Discs (CDs), Microsoft Windows, the WWW, HDTV and DVDs  

 

H Lee Siddons, Jr.

http://www.futurechronicles.com/

http://www.futurecast.com/

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Super-Intelligent Computers Could Enslave Humanity Says Oxford University. (Or They'll Just Kill Us.)

Super-Intelligent Computers Could Enslave Humanity Says Oxford University. (Or They'll Just Kill Us.) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence poses an "extinction risk" to human civilisation, an Oxford University professor has said. Almost everything about the development of genuine AI is uncertain, Stuart Armstrong at the Future of Humanity Institute said in an interview with The Next Web.
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I disagree...do you??

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Wireless electricity? It's here

Wireless electricity? It's here | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.
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Amazing...

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6 Things You Should Know About The Future

6 Things You Should Know About The Future | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

The future is certainly not what it used to be. We can no longer plan, we can only prepare.  We don’t walk around in silver suits, travel to colonies on Mars or drive in flying cars.  Instead, we dress casual, take selfies and communicate in 140 characters.

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Flashback to '94: The Emerging Internet - NBC News

Flashback to '94: The Emerging Internet - NBC News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
David looks back to an NBC News report from 1994 when the Internet was just emerging in the public realm; a Meet the Press roundtable discusses.
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Retrocast!

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Urban Planning For The Future Circa. 1925

Urban Planning For The Future Circa. 1925 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
This projection of a possible future is an interesting concept and still holds valid as a potential prophecy some 85 years later. 





Although so many aspects of our modern society are unassuming miracles of technology (Facebook, satnav, hedge funds) the more visually memorable things like flying cars, metropolis
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Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity is closer than it appears!

Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity is closer than it appears! | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
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Published on Mar 7, 2014 - Socrates of Singularity 1 on 1 sits down with William Hertling to talk about the technological singularity and AI. William Hertling is a rather recent science fiction discovery of mine and the author of award-winning novels Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall. William has written several plausible scenarios for the technological singularity that were so engaging and compelling that, as soon as I finished his first book, I could not help it but go ahead and read the next one too. And so I was very happy to get an opportunity and interview Hertling on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast.

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Bill Gates on poverty, GMOs, Microsoft, and vacationing at the Large Hadron Collider

Bill Gates on poverty, GMOs, Microsoft, and vacationing at the Large Hadron Collider | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
This morning, Bill and Melinda Gates published their foundation's annual letter, which attempts to debunk commonly held beliefs in development economics. Quartz caught up with Mr. Gates to talk about the letter, how he's juggling his work at the Gates Foundation with his work at Microsoft, and what else is going on in his life....
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Bill is quite busy in 2014!

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7 Out Of 10 People Will Live In Cities By 2050

7 Out Of 10 People Will Live In Cities By 2050 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Goodbye, little house on the prairie.
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More urban growth??

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Speaking of the Future: Robotics - YouTube

Published on Nov 18, 2013

In the field of robotics, opportunity is endless and discovery is ongoing. Our robotic innovations could represent the answer to any number of challenges -- from disaster response to deep space exploration.

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This Week In Apple Rumors

This Week In Apple Rumors | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It's time for another installment of "This Week In Apple Rumors," where we bring you the latest speculation and gossip about the machinations and iWidgets coming out of the notoriously secretive company in Cupertino, Calif. In this edition, we bring you rumors about Apple's move into the medical sensor field, the "iPhone 6," and more. iMedicine
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Google and Amazon Hired These Architects to Invent the Future of Work | Wired Business | Wired.com

Google and Amazon Hired These Architects to Invent the Future of Work | Wired Business | Wired.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Google, Amazon, and Samsung have all picked Seattle-based NBBJ as the architecture firm of choice for tech companies who want data on how people work best to drive the design decisions behind their most important buildings.
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Outlook 2014 Top 10 Forecasts - YouTube

Published on Dec 12, 2013

Species long extinct may one day be revived. Doctors will detect signs of brain disorder many years before symptoms emerge. And consumers will give up owning stuff. These are just a few of the most thought-provoking possibilities and ideas found in the World Future Society's 2014 Outlook report.

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The Futurist Magazine looks to 2014 forecasts

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These Massive Mirrored Dishes Could Make Solar Cheaper For All

These Massive Mirrored Dishes Could Make Solar Cheaper For All | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
IBM Research is developing solar equipment that does a much better job at harnessing the sun's rays than today's designs.
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Advancements in solar energy are coming faster and just in time!

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Could robots be the journalists of the future?

Could robots be the journalists of the future? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Aisha Gani and Leila Haddou: In this digital age, even journalism is being automated. Now over to GUARBOT for the news ...
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Perfect memory, enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain implants

Perfect memory, enhanced vision, an expert golf swing: The future of brain implants | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
How soon can we expect to see brain implants for perfect memory, enhanced vision, hypernormal focus or an expert golf swing? We're closer than you might think.
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Predictive tech is getting smarter and more pervasive -- but more controversial, too

Predictive tech is getting smarter and more pervasive -- but more controversial, too | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

We're seeing the biggest change in how we interact with computers in years. And it'll mean much less input from you. Apps like Google Now, Tempo AI, and others represent the first wave of  “predictive technology.” These are apps and services that are smart enough to fetch information for you — before you realize you even need it.

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Time to Say Goodbye to Your Supermarket

Time to Say Goodbye to Your Supermarket | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Traditional grocery store chains are facing challenges not only from large discounters and warehouse stores such as Wal-mart and Costco, but also from natural grocers and specialty stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's
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Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science

Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
As government financing of basic research has fallen off precipitously, philanthropists have stepped in, setting priorities and drawing both gratitude and trepidation from scientists.
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The Future Chronicles 2.0 - Futurist Futurism Predictions - THE INTERNET & WWW

The Future Chronicles 2.0 - Futurist Futurism Predictions - THE INTERNET & WWW | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
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Happy birthday to the World Wide Web...here is my blog on it from 1996 :)

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Bill Gates: By 2035, There Will Be Almost No Poor Countries

Bill Gates: By 2035, There Will Be Almost No Poor Countries | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates pitched an optimistic future for the world's poor and sick in their annual letter Tuesday, arguing passionately against three myths they say hurt efforts to bring people out of poverty, save lives and improve living conditions. In their sixth yearly letter, which in the past has focused exclusively on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's annual activities, the co-chairmen of the world's largest charitable foundation seek to dispel notions that poor countries are doomed to stay poor, that foreign aid is wasteful and that saving lives will cause overpopulation. "All three reflect a dim view of the future, one that says the world isn't improving but staying poor and sick, and getting overcrowded," Bill Gates writes in the 16-page letter. "We're going to make the opposite case, that the world is getting better, and that in two decades it will be better still." Gates says GDP per capita figures, adjusted for inflation to 2005 dollars, show that many countries such as China, India, Brazil and even Botswana that were once considered poor now have growing economies. And in Africa, a place the Microsoft co-founder says is all too often dismissed as hopeless, life expectancy has risen since the 1960s despite the HIV epidemic.
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More positive predictions from Bill!

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Bill Gates: poverty eradicated by 2035 and innovative pharma growth in India, China and Brazil (Wired UK)

Bill Gates: poverty eradicated by 2035 and innovative pharma growth in India, China and Brazil (Wired UK) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Bill Gates is an optimistic philanthropist. He has predicted that almost no country will be in poverty by 2035, and has issued high praise to the vaccine world's unsung heroes -- Indian, Brazilian and Chinese pharmaceutical companies that are continuing to innovate and challenge traditional players in the sector
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Bill predicts!

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Speaking of the Future: Energy - YouTube

Published on Jan 6, 2014

As energy demands increase, the world is driven to create sustainable energy solutions. Incredibly innovative and more importantly, sustainable solutions may be all around us --from the ocean, wind and even trash. .

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HowStuffWorks "10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology"

HowStuffWorks "10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Technology" | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Futurist predictions in technology can be exciting or downright scary. See these 10 futurist predictions in technology to see what may be in store.
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 33 Dramatic Predictions for 2030 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in all of human history.

By 2030 the average person in the U.S. will have 4.5 packages a week delivered with flying drones. They will travel 40% of the time in a driverless car, use a 3D printer to print hyper-individualized meals, and will spend most of their leisure time on an activity that hasn’t been invented yet. 

The world will have seen over 2 billion jobs disappear, with most coming back in different forms in different industries, with over 50% structured as freelance projects rather than full-time jobs. 

Over 50% of today’s Fortune 500 companies will have disappeared, over 50% of traditional colleges will have collapsed, and India will have overtaken China as the most populous country in the world.

Most people will have stopped taking pills in favor of a new device that causes the body to manufacture it’s own cures.

Space colonies, personal privacy, and flying cars will all be hot topics of discussion, but not a reality yet.

Most of today’s top causes, including climate change, gay liberation, and abortion, will all be relegated to little more than footnotes in Wikipedia, and Wikipedia itself will have lost the encyclopedia wars to an upstart company all because Jimmy Wales was taken hostage and beheaded by warring factions in the Middle East over a controversial entry belittling micro religions.

Our ability to predict the future is an inexact science. The most accurate predictions generally come from well-informed industry insiders about very near term events.

Much like predicting the weather, the farther we move into the future, the less accurate our predictions become. 

So why do we make them? 

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Thomas Frey.futurist looks into his crystal ball...

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2014 CES: HD Radio - YouTube

 

Published on Jan 16, 2014.

"Into Tomorrow" is in Las Vegas, covering the 2014 International CES. Dave talks to Bob Struble from iBiquity about the latest advancements in HD Radio technology.

 

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HD Radio will all but completely replace analog radio by the end of the decade...

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