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Looking Forward to 2012: The Continued Demise of Cash | Techland | TIME.com

Looking Forward to 2012: The Continued Demise of Cash | Techland | TIME.com | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Okay, so cash isn't going to disappear anytime soon, but 2012 looks to be a pivotal year in the transition towards a world where we have options besides just cash and credit.

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SOPA opponents may go nuclear and other 2012 predictions

SOPA opponents may go nuclear and other 2012 predictions | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
When Google, Amazon.com, Facebook, and eBay turn their Web sites black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, you'll know they've become serious. It may actually happen.
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The Year in Materials - Technology Review

The Year in Materials - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Vibrant displays head to market, invisibility cloaks become more practical, and batteries store more energy.

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Top 5 Tech Predictions for 2025

Top 5 Tech Predictions for 2025 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Futurists and smart thinkers weigh in on the technology that will change how you'll do business. The verdict?
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Social robotics: Beyond the uncanny valley

Social robotics: Beyond the uncanny valley | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- From science fiction and academia through assembly lines and telemedicine, robots have become both physically and conceptually ubiquitous.

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Best of 2011: First Demonstration of Time Cloaking - Technology Review

Best of 2011: First Demonstration of Time Cloaking - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
In July, physicists created a "hole in time" using the temporal equivalent of an invisibility cloak...

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The Year on the Web - Technology Review

The Year on the Web - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Social networking grew up in 2011, becoming more of a fundamental underpinning of the Web.

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10 Incredible technology breakthroughs of 2011

10 Incredible technology breakthroughs of 2011 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The tech world is advancing up explosively, so, many more advanced devices, technologies and services come up every year.

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Can You Live Forever? Maybe Not--But You Can Have Fun Trying: Scientific American

Can You Live Forever? Maybe Not--But You Can Have Fun Trying: Scientific American | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
In this chapter from his new e-book, journalist Carl Zimmer tries to reconcile the visions of techno-immortalists with the exigencies imposed by real-world biology...

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Wrap Your Phone in Tin Foil: Massive Solar Storm Is Coming

Wrap Your Phone in Tin Foil: Massive Solar Storm Is Coming | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Our sun is ramping up its solar activity right about now: Look for an increase in solar storms in the next couple years.

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Why Do We Live in Three Dimensions?

Why Do We Live in Three Dimensions? | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Day to day life has made us all comfortable with 3 dimensions; we constantly interact with objects that have height, width, and depth.

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Samsung introduces transparent LCD displays

Samsung introduces transparent LCD displays | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
I still remember when I watched Minority Report, where the idea of a transparent LCD display certainly blew my mind away.

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Report: Apple to unveil next iPad in January

Report: Apple to unveil next iPad in January | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Report claims Apple is expected to unveil two versions of its next iPad in late January.

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Best of 2011: New Type Of Entanglement Allows 'Teleportation in Time' - Technology Review

Best of 2011: New Type Of Entanglement Allows 'Teleportation in Time' - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
In January, physicists said conventional entanglement links particles across space and pointed out that a similar effect links particles through time...

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Forecasts From The Futurist magazine | World Future Society

Forecasts From The Futurist magazine | World Future Society | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

All of these forecasts plus dozens more are included in the annual report that scans the best writing and research from THE FUTURIST magazine over the course of the previous year. The Society hopes this report, covering developments in business and economics, demography, energy, the environment, health and medicine, resources, society and values, and technology, will assist its readers in preparing for the challenges and opportunities in 2012 and beyond. Here are the top ten forecasts from our most recent Outlook report.

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Smart Guide to 2012: Higgs hunt is all about catching Zs - physics-math - 29 December 2011 - New Scientist

Smart Guide to 2012: Higgs hunt is all about catching Zs - physics-math - 29 December 2011 - New Scientist | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Confirming the existence of the Higgs boson will be like trying to identify the tracks of a zebra after a herd of horses has passed by...

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Why Windows 8 Tablets Will Surprise Everyone

Why Windows 8 Tablets Will Surprise Everyone | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Windows-based tablets haven't been treated kindly by the test of time.
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The Year in Numbers - Technology Review - 2011

The Year in Numbers - Technology Review - 2011 | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A look back at 2011's biggest technology stories, by the numbers.

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To build a holodeck: an exclusive look at Microsoft's Edison lab

To build a holodeck: an exclusive look at Microsoft's Edison lab | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Microsoft's working on some wild technology in its Redmond labs, and our own Joshua Topolsky recently toured the facilities to see the latest innovations.
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Predicting Future War: What H.G. Wells Got Right and Wrong

Predicting Future War: What H.G. Wells Got Right and Wrong | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Was the early science fiction writer better at predicting the nature of conflict than the Pentagon?
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Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong | KurzweilAI

Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Amazon | Computers are already approving financial transactions, controlling electrical supplies, and driving trains.

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» Proposed New Calendar Would Make Time Rational

» Proposed New Calendar Would Make Time Rational | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Time is eternal, but methods of tracking it are not -- and so a Johns Hopkins University astronomer wants to replace the Gregorian calendar, with its leap years and floating dates and 15th-century effluvia, with a sleek and standardized...
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2012: Fear no supernova

2012: Fear no supernova | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Given the incredible amounts of energy in a supernova explosion -- as much as the sun creates during its entire lifetime -- another erroneous doomsday theory is that such an explosion could happen in 2012 and harm life on Earth.

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