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Video showing AT Black Knight Transformer's first flight released

Video showing AT Black Knight Transformer's first flight released | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Advanced Tactics Inc. has now received permission from the US government to release video footage showing the first test flight of its Black Knight Transformer prototype demonstrator...
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The Long Emergency: An Interview with James Howard Kunstler - O'Reilly Broadcast

The Long Emergency: An Interview with James Howard Kunstler - O'Reilly Broadcast | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
We'll, let's just start by saying we've constructed an infrastructure for daily life with no future. That's pretty disturbing, isn't it? I customarily refer to this as the greatest misallocation off resources in the history of the world.
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James Kunstler says: "Look, the airlines are dying. The next time oil goes up in price, or becomes scarce here-and-there, the industry will tank. Unless we rebuild the railroad system, we're not going anywhere in this large, continent-sized nation. How will people get from Chicago to St. Louis? Atlanta to Baltimore? How are we going to move stuff when the trucking industry gets into trouble? We're not paying attention. The lack of any discussion about rebuilding the railroad system shows how un-serious we are, what a nation of clowns we've become. Rebuilding the railroads is of tremendous importance. It will put scores of thousands of people to work on a meaningful project; the basic infrastructure is already there, rusting in the rain, waiting to be fixed; it requires no new technology, and getting it done would boost our confidence to address the other systems that we need to reform and rebuild -- namely agriculture, local-and-regional commerce, appropriately-scaled urban development, etc."

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Wireless nets, apps, vehicle computerization drive traffic data integration -- GCN

Wireless nets, apps, vehicle computerization drive traffic data integration -- GCN | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Advances in traffic safety networks will be driven by the integration of transportation data across the crowd, the mobile phone network and the vehicles themselves, according to researchers.
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How do you like the Long Emergency so far...........?

How do you like the Long Emergency so far...........? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
James Howard Kunstler is one of my favourite writers.  No one has such a way with words, incisive, cynical, sarcastic, derisive, humorous, and also well written full of wit and clever imagery.........
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This is not an optimistic TED talk. It does get one thinking and there is a need to research his conclusions and suggestions.

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