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The Future Is Now: What We Imagined for 2013 — 10 Years Ago | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

The Future Is Now: What We Imagined for 2013 — 10 Years Ago | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Ten years ago, we boldly declared that we'd be living with phones on our wrists, data-driven goggles on our eyes and gadgets that would safety-test our food for us. Turns out, we were remarkably prescient.

Via Gloria Alvarez
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2013 Prediction in tech done in 2003 via @wired

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Libra: The 21st Century (Libertarian) Space Colony

Libra: The 21st Century (Libertarian) Space Colony | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The government can't get their hands on you when you're floating above Earth
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Colonies in Space, made from lunar and asteroid material, was an idea born in the 1970's by Gerald K. O'neill whom also suggested SPS (Solar Power Satelites)...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_K._O'Neill

 

His book "The High Frontier:Colonies in Space" details this idea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Frontier:_Human_Colonies_in_Space

 

I read this book back in 1977 and his "2081:A Hopeful View of the Human Future"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2081:_A_Hopeful_View_of_the_Human_Future

 

 

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Planetary Resources – The Asteroid Mining Company

Planetary Resources – The Asteroid Mining Company | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Planetary Resources is establishing a new paradigm for resource discovery and utilization that will bring the solar system into humanity’s sphere of influence
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Competitor to http://DeepSpaceIndustries.com?? Will there be an asteriod claim battle??  Or will they merge or buy one out?

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It’s a Wrap: Highlights of Singularity University’s FutureMed 2013

It’s a Wrap: Highlights of Singularity University’s FutureMed 2013 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
FutureMed 2013 officially came to a close Saturday night. The week brought a compelling glimpse of the future of medicine and healthcare from some of the brightest minds in the field.
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http://futuremed2020.com/

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The weirdest and most unbelievable things that humans have sent into space

The weirdest and most unbelievable things that humans have sent into space | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Over the past half-century, humans have sent probes throughout the solar system and beyond. We've learned a tremendous amount about other planets, other stars, and what it would take to found a colony beyond Earth.
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strange space (time) capsule like artifacs for future posterity perhaps?

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Microsoft Reports Internet Users Will Double By 2020, Also Indicates State of Malware in Developing Countries | windows8enterprise.com

Microsoft Reports Internet Users Will Double By 2020, Also Indicates State of Malware in Developing Countries | windows8enterprise.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Microsoft Reports Internet Users Will Double By 2020, Also Indicates State of Malware in Developing Countries.
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the Good, the Bad...all part of CHANGE

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How to Predict the Future (and How Not to)

How to Predict the Future (and How Not to) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s have just been charged with knowingly misrepresenting the credit risk involved in some of the mortgage-backed securities they rated during the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The agencies will resist, saying that they simply erred in predicting the future, as anyone could have.

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THE FUTURIST Magazine Releases Its Top 10 Forecasts for 2013 and Beyond | World Future Society

THE FUTURIST Magazine Releases Its Top 10 Forecasts for 2013 and Beyond | World Future Society | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Each year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURIST have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into our annual Outlook report. Over the years, Outlook has spotlighted the emergence of such epochal developments as the Internet, virtual reality, the 2008 financial crisis and the end of the Cold War. But these forecasts are meant as conversation starters, not absolute predictions about the future. We hope that this report--covering developments in business and economics, demography, energy, the environment, health and medicine, resources, society and values, and technology--inspires you to tackle the challenges, and seize the opportunities, of the coming decade.

With no further ado, THE FUTURIST Magazine releases its top ten forecasts for 2013 and beyond.

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World solar power capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts

World solar power capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
World solar power capacity passed the 100 gigawatt mark for the first time to 101 GW, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) said on Monday.
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Deep Space Industries' lofty asteroid ambitions face high financial hurdles

Deep Space Industries' lofty asteroid ambitions face high financial hurdles | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Deep Space Industries' backers say that their newly revealed plan to seek out and dig into near-Earth asteroids has already attracted interest and investors — but they also admit they're looking for much more.
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Money and finance are always and issue and concern for new ventures.  DSI seeks to fill a future void for 21st century prospecting and mining in space that will be crucial to other ventures in solar system that demand raw materials from fuel to air and water.  Resources that will one day help build SPS (Solar Power Satelites) an idea born in the 1970's by Gerald K. O'neill whom also suggested colonies in space made from lunar and asteroid material...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_K._O'Neill

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Deep Space Industries - Mining The Universe For The Future

http://deepspaceindustries.com/ The human race is ready to begin harvesting the resources of space both for their use in space and to increase the wealth and prosperity of the entire world.

Our Vision:

Deep Space Industries believes the human race is ready to begin harvesting the resources of space both for their use in space and to increase the wealth and prosperity of the people of planet Earth.

Our Philosophy:

Our philosophy is to drive towards the achievement of this guiding Vision while securing a strong reputation as a credible, nimble and profitable commercial space operations, mining and manufacturing firm, with a no-nonsense, high integrity can do attitude.

Our Mission:

Our Mission is clear: DSI will build on the incredible heritage of the first age of space exploration and harness the power of a new age of information to locate, explore, harvest and utilize the vast numbers of asteroids in Earth's community. We will do so by being creative and practical -- taking small steps to begin with, and giant leaps when we can -- to supply our customers and provide a new and hopeful future for humanity.

Promotional DSI Video

Full 1080p HD video coming soon

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Official announcement was mentioned here last month..now the details are being revealed...

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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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Longevity Gene: Discovery opens the door to a potential 'molecular fountain of youth'

Longevity Gene: Discovery opens the door to a potential 'molecular fountain of youth' | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Researchers were able to turn back the molecular clock of blood stem cells of old mice by infusing them with a longevity gene.
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So if we could live a lot longer how would that effect the human condition?

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Introduction to Libra - a 21st century space colony (1978)

Short clip from the 1978 short film "Libra" by World Research Inc. Read more about the film at Paleofuture: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2013/...
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FutureCast's comment, February 16, 2013 11:18 AM
Notice the style of hair and clothing...retro 70's? ;)
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Medicine for the Rich Is About to Get Cheap Enough for Regular People | Wired Business | Wired.com

Medicine for the Rich Is About to Get Cheap Enough for Regular People | Wired Business | Wired.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It’s a pattern we keep seeing repeated across the tech landscape in PCs, displays and cell phones. Hardware prices drop to commodity levels, and the action and the value all migrates to software.
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Good news!!

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Solve for X: Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson on space exploration

Problem: If humanity is to move off Earth and become an interplanetary species, it will need an economic reason to do so.
Solution: Near-earth asteroids contain (literally) trillions of dollars worth of resources and materials that could be harvested and brought back to Earth. A number of them are also energetically easier to get to than the surface of the Moon. That tremendous bounty creates a huge incentive for the private sector to create the requisite detection, propulsion and harvesting technology to capture these precious metals and minerals.
Technology: Planetary resources led by Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson is developing the technology and spacecraft to detect, harvest, capture and bring back these resources from Near-Earth asteroids.

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Check out DSI:  http://deepspaceindustries.com/  is http://www.planetaryresources.com/  ; Are they competitors?

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What To Do About The Rise Of The Robots? - Forbes

What To Do About The Rise Of The Robots? - Forbes | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Now that we’ve advanced our technology to the point that it can do many of our jobs for us, we will have to learn how to deal with the consequences and find a way to make peace with our machines.
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WTH?? an incandescent bulb??

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Microsoft Takes A Look at Big Data in the Enterprise World | windows8enterprise.com

Microsoft Takes A Look at Big Data in the Enterprise World | windows8enterprise.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
In a new post and infographic, Microsoft takes a look at big data and what it means for the enterprise world.
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Meet ATHLETE, NASA's Next Robot Moon Walker

Meet ATHLETE, NASA's Next Robot Moon Walker | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

To build and supply a lunar base, astronauts will need heavy-duty space trucks for transporting gear. There’s just one problem: no roads. That’s why NASA engineers designed the rover they call ATHLETE (All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer)—to handle any terrain, whether dusty, rocky, or crater-y.

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Top 10 Forecasts, World Future Society's Outlook 2013

The editors' top choices from The Futurist magazine's annual round-up of thought-provoking predictions. To read the top 10, see http://www.wfs.org/blogs/ptuc...
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Flying-Car Photos Imagine the Future We Were All Promised | Raw File | Wired.com

Flying-Car Photos Imagine the Future We Were All Promised | Raw File | Wired.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Many of us dream about driving flying cars in childhood and never outgrow the fantasy of their existence no matter how well we understand the obstacles.
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Back to the Future...

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What Futurists actually do - explained by Futurists Dr. James Canton and Gerd Leonhard - podcasts

What Futurists actually do  - explained by Futurists Dr. James Canton and Gerd Leonhard - podcasts | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

A conversation between Futurists Dr. James Canton http://globalfuturist.com/ and Gerd Leonhard http://about.me/mediafuturist

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXClugWXZFA&list=UUDFR4kfbY3ASAZCBP22R0Aw&index=1

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DSI Press Conference - 01.22.13

Global Announcement
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DSI as mentioned in the last scoop, makes their over hour long announcement

 

 

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Tomorrow Television, 1945

A U.S. Armed Forces report about the future of television in 1945. Footage from this subject is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com
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Today we see HDTV 1080P, 4K and even 8K.  Back in 1945 we had analog B&W and in the 1950's Color arrived and the TV and shows became common place, while in the 70's and 80's stereo sound replaced mono.  It took over 50 years for digital TV HDTV with 5.1 surround sound to become established as the new standard...

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FDA clears first autonomous telemedicine robot for hospitals | KurzweilAI

FDA clears first autonomous telemedicine robot for hospitals | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The iRobot RP-VITA in action (credit: iRobot) iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic solutions, has announced that its RP-VITA Remote Presence Robot
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This will be known as the Decade of Robots...

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