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3D Printing Is Almost Affordable Enough To Go Mainstream

3D Printing Is Almost Affordable Enough To Go Mainstream | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
An Asian upstart has released a $499 3-D printer and it may be better than the more expensive ones.
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Amazing!

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It's Time For A Bigger iPhone 6, And For Apple To Show Us Something New

It's Time For A Bigger iPhone 6, And For Apple To Show Us Something New | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
If the next iPhones are indeed taller, as everyone seems to believe they will be, it will mark yet another major product release in which Apple without Steve Jobs plays catch up rather than blazing a new trail of bold, design-led innovation.
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And from what I have read, more health focused...

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Bill Gates Says The World Is Getting Vastly Better, While Crushing Myths About Foreign Aid

Bill Gates Says The World Is Getting Vastly Better, While Crushing Myths About Foreign Aid | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
In the Gates Foundation's annual letter Bill and Melinda show what their money and foreign aid in general has done for the developing world.
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Good news!!!

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Transcendence Official Trailer #1 (2014)

Transcendence Official Trailer #1 (2014) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
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What's the Future of Health Care?: Video

What's the Future of Health Care?: Video | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Influential Marketing Group Founder and CEO Rohit Bhargava and Bloomberg Contributing Editor David Kirkpatrick discuss the future of health care on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)...
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Once science fiction, it'll be reality in 2014

Once science fiction, it'll be reality in 2014 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
As we prepare for a new year, we're excited about gear that brings to life for the first time ideas that have long been only future tense. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.
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Science fiction or Science PreFact?

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What's In Store For Commuting's Future? (Hint: There's Hope)

What's In Store For Commuting's Future? (Hint: There's Hope) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The road ahead might include everything from driverless vehicles to open-source car design.
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Amazon: 5 bold predictions for 2014

Amazon: 5 bold predictions for 2014 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
How will Amazon top online groceries and delivery drones in 2014? The online retail giant might just focus on getting your attention via some new devices. Read this article by Donna Tam on CNET News.
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Isaac Asimov's 1964 predictions of life in 2014 are awesomely prescient

Isaac Asimov's 1964 predictions of life in 2014 are awesomely prescient | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The great science fiction author got a lot right in this New York Times article.
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50 years ago...

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Good News You Might Have Missed in 2013

Good News You Might Have Missed in 2013 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

You’re probably seeing a lot of people’s year-end lists right now, going through the best movies, books, YouTube clips, grumpy cat memes, etc.

I thought I would share a different kind of list: some of the good news you might have missed. I’ve limited my list to global health and development, where Melinda and I spend a lot of time, but even so, there’s a lot to report. If you measure progress by the number of children who die of preventable causes, or by the number of people who escape extreme poverty—as I do—then 2013 was definitely a good year.

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Bill Gates has some good news :)

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IDG Connect – What Will Be Hot and What Will Not in 2014 Tech Trends

IDG Connect – What Will Be Hot and What Will Not in 2014 Tech Trends | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It’s a fool’s errand but the crystal ball beckons once again…
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Can Sirtuin Proteins Delay the Aging Process? | Futurescape with James Woods - YouTube

Published on Dec 18, 2013

Ivona Percec is studying the human genome to find where sirtuin has an impact. | For more Futurescape, visithttp://science.discovery.com/tv-shows...

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When Is Artificial Intelligence No Longer Artificial? - YouTube

Spike Jonze's upcoming movie "Her" deals with a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his intelligent, self-aware computer operating system (Scarlett Johansson). But what is it that we find so fascinating about artificial intelligence? Could we ever create completely self-aware artificial intelligence? Maybe we already have!

Do you think it's a good idea for us to give machines intelligence, including self-awareness and consciousness?..

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Enduring Quests and Daring Visions: NASA Lays Out a Roadmap for Astrophysics

Enduring Quests and Daring Visions: NASA Lays Out a Roadmap for Astrophysics | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Three decades ago we were unaware that exoplanets circled other stars. We had just started talking about dark matter but remained blissfully ignorant of dark energy. The Hubble Space Telescope was still on the drawing board and our understanding of the life cycle of stars, the evolution of galaxies, and the history of the Universe…
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Next 30 years plans for NASA...

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Mars Or Bust: Putting Humans On The Red Planet

Mars Or Bust: Putting Humans On The Red Planet | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The rewards of heading Mars could be massive. But it's unclear if people would be able to get back.
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Indeed...one way trip perhaps?

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Transcendence Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Johnny Depp Sci-Fi Movie HD - YouTube

Transcendence Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Johnny Depp Sci-Fi Movie HD


Two leading computer scientists work toward their goal of Technological Singularity, as a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent them from creating a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.T...

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Tech's Next Feats? Maybe On-Demand Kidneys, Cheap Solar - YouTube

Optimists at Silicon Valley think tank Singularity University are pushing the frontiers of human progress through innovation and emerging technologies, looking to greater longevity and better health. As part of his series on Making $ense of financial news, correspondent Paul Solman explores a future of "exponential growth.".

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7 Scary Accurate Vintage Ads That Predicted the Future

7 Scary Accurate Vintage Ads That Predicted the Future | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
From the foretelling of home computers to a 1970s prophecy of the Internet, these particular predictions from the past were spot-on.
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Great videos!

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The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2014

The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2014 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
From a cyberattack on America to a civil war in Iraq, the threats we'll be worrying about next year
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Google already looks poised to dominate the robotics industry

Google already looks poised to dominate the robotics industry | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

If robots are indeed the future then Google is getting a big head start on the competition. Technology Review notes that robots created by Google-owned companies absolutely dominated rivals in a recent competition hosted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)  in Miami. The point of the competition was to have different robots perform a series of tasks related to disaster relief including “clambering over rubble, clearing debris, and operating a fire hose” — and Google-owned robots accounted for three of the four best performing robots overall..

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Can Human Civilization Survive Forever?

Can Human Civilization Survive Forever? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — Human beings have altered the Earth so much that human extinction is a real possibility if people continue on their current path.
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nabin bhusal's curator insight, January 24, 3:33 AM

its really hard to say that human civilization will survive forever. if we look at the past dianosaurs had ruled our planet billions of years ago.. and still nobody exactly knows what was there before dianosaurs. Similarly in future the big change can happen in the road of human civilization. we just can predict it i think...

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Digital Convergence Erodes Boundaries - In Photos: Forrester: Top Technology Trends For 2014 And Beyond

Digital Convergence Erodes Boundaries - In Photos: Forrester: Top Technology Trends For 2014 And Beyond | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Physical and digital worlds are converging. As a result consumers expect uniform service whether they are in the physical world or if they are in the digital world.
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The future of nuclear energy: Let a thousand flowers bloom | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network

The future of nuclear energy: Let a thousand flowers bloom | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

In the summer of 1956, a handful of men gathered in a former little red schoolhouse in San Diego. These men were among the most imaginative scientists and engineers of their generation. 

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Computer Chips in Your Brain | Futurescape - YouTube

Published on Dec 17, 2013


A world where information can be downloaded to your brain isn't pure fantasy. | For more Futurescape, visithttp://science.discovery.com/tv-shows...


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Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Former Windows leader Steven Sinofsky put together a list of the ten big trends in tech he's expecting for 2014. 

 

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School. 



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/10-mega-trends-in-tech-for-2014-2013-12?op=1#ixzz2r91YQLB0

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