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Always On - Inside Google's smokin' fast Internet

http://cnet.com/alwayson What's the future of high-speed Internet? Jeff Cannata visits Kansas City, Mo., and gets a tour of Google's new fiber network, which...
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First Mars rock samples: Nasa's Mars Rover Curiosity drills on the Red Planet

Nasa's Mars Rover Curiosity has collected its first rock samples from the surface of the Red Planet and is analysing them on board. Report by Ashley Fudge. .

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I used Google Glass

Joshua Topolsky spends a day with two of Google Glass' creators and goes up close and personal with the company's visionary new computer. Read the full story...
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iWatch: Is it time for wearable computers?

iWatch: Is it time for wearable computers? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
We have gradually accepted more and more intrusive forms of technology. Is the smart watch the next logical step?
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Like Glass from Google, it's just another way to provide quick info via bluetooth from your iPhone perhaps..

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Asteroid mining's peculiar past

Asteroid mining's peculiar past | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Two firms have announced ambitious plans to mine asteroids for their precious metals. Although it sounds outlandish, the idea has roots stretching back decades.
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DSI and Planetary Resources are the two firms Matt is referring to mentioned in several scoops in the last month

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PlayStation's Pitch: Forget The Graphics

PlayStation's Pitch: Forget The Graphics | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

One of the oddest moments of last night's PlayStation 4 announcement came when developer David Cage explained why the new console would blow everything else out of the water. He's worked on quite a few games over the years, and, you see, those games had polygons, and this new console used not 500, or even 15,000, but 30,000 polygons.

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PlayStation 4 See the Future

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Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement event last night included a video where various game developers were talking about how Sony's next game console was going to be, well, awesome. The video also included some animation that showed how the general public will interact with the PS4.

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It's time to show some love for the CD format

It's time to show some love for the CD format | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The CD has been around for more than 30 years, and it's always been 100 percent uncompressed and super reliable. Read this article by Steve Guttenberg on CNET News.
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Here is my Futurecast blog on both the CD and DVD formats and predictions on their success

 

http://www.futurechronicles.com/dvd-cd-digital-media/

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Drunk Mice Sober Up Fast After Nanoparticle Injection

Drunk Mice Sober Up Fast After Nanoparticle Injection | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Multiple enzymes delivered in a nanocapsule could work as an alcohol antidote, reducing blood alcohol levels and preventing liver damage.

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Wow instant sobriety...could this mean less car accidents?

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The Cost of Living on Mars

Relocating to Mars is expensive business! From transportation to food to communication with the outside world for sheer sanity--Anthony breaks down all the variables to make a successful move.
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Are we finally going to Mars?? Too expensive?

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Futurist Glen Hiemstra

Glen Hiemstra Interviewed on Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada 2013

 "what will be a breakthrough similar to the Internet in 50 and 100 and 200 years?" My thoughts began with the idea of the disappearance in 50 years of the boundary between what we now think of as the online and offline (or real) worlds. In 50 years, devices we carry or imbed will have so completely integrated these two worlds that there will only be "the world" and that world will combine the real and the virtual in a seamless and constant way.

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Futurology - 2010

a futurology project we did for Teletext in 2001 - stands up well apart from the mention of Leeds Utd
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Another interesting take on the future over a decade ago...

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1920's - What The Future Will Look Like

The future as they saw it in the 1920's. Followed with predictions from the 1930's.

Via Gloria Alvarez
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Amazing...and interesting

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3D Printer Helps Scientists Grow an Ear

Scientists at Cornell University created a new human-shaped ear using a 3D printer and injections of living cow cells.  The researchers hope one day they'll be able to use a person's own cells to quickly customize implants.

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AMAZING NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL MAKE BATTERIES OBSOLETE!! [graphene supercapacitors]

This revolutionary breakthrough technology will change the world as we know it. It is known as Graphene. These graphene supercapacitors work similar to batteries, except they can charge a hundred to a thousand times faster.
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Kicksat: Your personal satellite awaits

Kicksat: Your personal satellite awaits | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
As a reader of BBC Future, you have a stake in a satellite that will be launched later this year. Now, we want you to name it.
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First there was personal computers, now personal satellites?

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The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers From the Rise of Robots

The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers From the Rise of Robots | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Technology used to make us better at our jobs. Now it's making us obsolete, and the share of income going to workers is crashing, all over the world. What do we do now?
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This IS the decade of the robot revolution..

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Diamond idea for quantum computer

Diamond idea for quantum computer | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The long-touted idea of ultra-high speed computing takes another step closer. All it requires is one of the world’s hardest materials.
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PS4 - Killzone Shadow Fall Trailer Gameplay

PS4 - Killzone Shadow Fall trailer gameplay for the PlayStation 4.
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The Future Chronicles 2.0 - Futurist Futurism Predictions - DVD CD DIGITAL MEDIA

The Future Chronicles 2.0 - Futurist Futurism Predictions - DVD CD DIGITAL MEDIA | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
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In 1979, I read in an article published by the Popular Science magazine about a new medium that would use lasers to play back music, more specifically, digital music, from a 5 1/4 inch silvery disk. Featured in their popular What's New section, they reviewed a Sony prototype of acompact diskplayer (which had a list price of around $10,000 at the time). The promise of this new technology was a quantum leap in audio reproduction, distribution and ease of use. Of the major features, the most remarkable was the virtual elimination of surface noise such as scratches and nicks that can easily be associated with vinyl (we most all of us still remember records and LP's, right?)and the expansion or extension of the range of sound frequencies that could be recorded and played back, close to studio quality (limited to digital recordings of course). I made a mental bookmark to revisit this new technology when it finally arrived on the market for the consumer...

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Are Bitcoins and Unusual Hats the Future of Currency? | Idea Channel | PBS

If you've ever played Team Fortress 2, you know how valuable hats are. To those who haven't: yes, HATS! If a community agrees on the value of something, then that thing can become a currency, to exchange for other goods. Just like american dollar bills (or euros, yen, or any other currency), or... bitcoins. Bitcoins are an online currency worth over $200,000,000, and though they are just 1s and 0s, some think that this is the future of money. On the other hand... mo bitcoins mo problems.

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Coinage...or the lack thereof?

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How It Feels [through Glass]

Want to see how Glass actually feels?  It's surprisingly simple. Say "take a picture" to take a picture.  Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live.
Directions are right in front of you. Speak to send a message, or translate your voice. Get the notifications that matter most. Ask whatever's on your mind and get answers without having to ask.
All video footage captured through Glass.
Welcome to a world through Glass. See more at http://www.google.com/glass/start

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Awesome!  I want some Glass...

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The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change: Al Gore: Amazon.com

The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change: Al Gore: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come. Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded horizon and offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast in the visionary tradition of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and John Naisbitt’s Megatrends. In The Future, Gore identifies the emerging forces that are reshaping our world: • Ever-increasing economic globalization has led to the emergence of what he labels “Earth Inc.”—an integrated holistic entity with a new and different relationship to capital, labor, consumer markets, and national governments than in the past.• The worldwide digital communications, Internet, and computer revolutions have led to the emergence of “the Global Mind,” which links the thoughts and feelings of billions of people and connects intelligent machines, robots, ubiquitous sensors, and databases.• The balance of global political, economic, and military power is shifting more profoundly than at any time in the last five hundred years—from a U.S.-centered system to one with multiple emerging centers of power, from nation-states to private actors, and from political systems to markets.• A deeply flawed economic compass is leading us to unsustainable growth in consumption, pollution flows, and depletion of the planet’s strategic resources of topsoil, freshwater, and living species.• Genomic, biotechnology, neuroscience, and life sciences revolutions are radically transforming the fields of medicine, agriculture, and molecular science—and are putting control of evolution in human hands.• There has been a radical disruption of the relationship between human beings and the earth’s ecosystems, along with the beginning of a revolutionary transformation of energy systems, agriculture, transportation, and construction worldwide. From his earliest days in public life, Al Gore has been warning us of the promise and peril of emergent truths—no matter how “inconvenient” they may seem to be. As absorbing as it is visionary, The Future is a map of the world to come, from a man who has looked ahead before and been proven all too right.
Advance praise for The Future “This is a great book. From political policy and economics to science and the most thorny ethical issues, Al Gore has stated the human condition and the issues we face forthrightly, fearlessly, and in easily understood language—and has said what must be done. I asked myself halfway through who else could have written a book of this magnitude. The only answer I could imagine was Jefferson.”—E. O. Wilson, Harvard University, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize

From the Hardcover edition.
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RetroCast: Future Shock (1972) 1/5

This is a little known documentary based on the book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler. See review here: http://oddculture.com/weird-movies/movie-review-future-s...
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This is based on the 1970 book, "Future Shock", by Alvin Toffler, futurist...This book was the book that sparked my interest in the future from curious fascination to serious study...

 

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-uHD2YeVhA&list=PL9AA8796F52DC68C4

 

Part 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA_7yWPlCYo&list=PL9AA8796F52DC68C4

 

Part 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQFNAQg0YP8&list=PL9AA8796F52DC68C4

 

Part 5:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Mg57wlWvU&list=PL9AA8796F52DC68C4

 

 

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AT&T 1993-1994 'You Will' Ad Campaign Compilation - All 7 Ads

i could never find a complete compilation of all of these videos, so i put all 7 together and uploaded it for the world. looking back on these ads, i see tha...
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Today AT&T markets/sells the iPhone, U-Verse (TV/Internet/Phone) and has plans for future home security...I still find these ads remarkable

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