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The 22nd Century at First Light: Envisioning Life in the Year 2100 | World Future Society

The 22nd Century at First Light: Envisioning Life in the Year 2100 | World Future Society | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

A special report by members and friends of the World Future Society

A child born today will only be 88 years old in the year 2100. It’s time to start thinking and caring about the twenty-second century now.

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Are we evolving tech, or is tech evolving us? | Digital Trends

Are we evolving tech, or is tech evolving us? | Digital Trends | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We may be the masters of the devices we create, but as we become more and more dependent on them, we are literally rewiring our brains.
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Should we eliminate the human ability to feel pain?

Should we eliminate the human ability to feel pain? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Though pain has clearly served an important evolutionary purpose, not everyone is convinced that we still need it. A growing number of forward-looking thinkers are suggesting that we need to get rid of it — and that we'll soon have the technological know-how to do this

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First 3D printer retail store opens in California | Impact Lab

First 3D printer retail store opens in California | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

California’s first 3D printer retail store opened this past weekend. That brings the grand total of 3D printer retail stores in America (and maybe the world) to two.

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This 3-D Printer Can Generate Entire Rooms

This 3-D Printer Can Generate Entire Rooms | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
3-D printing is advancing so rapidly (3-D printed bone, anyone?
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The artificial intelligence revolution is here and how it is changing our lives | Impact Lab

The artificial intelligence revolution is here and how it is changing our lives | Impact Lab | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Where do humans fit in? Nikolas Janin, who lives in Silicon Valley,  get's up every morning for his 40-minute commute to work just like everyone else.
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Superlist News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9

Superlist News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
10 of Science Fiction's Most Depressing Futuristic Retirement Scenarios. 9 Global Disasters That Never Came to Pass. The 13 Greatest Zombie Movies Ever Made.
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The Rise of China: Data Show How Science Follows Economic Growth

The Rise of China: Data Show How Science Follows Economic Growth | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Within a few short years, China has become an economic and scientific powerhouse. Watch the dynamic bubble plot.


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Singularity Hub | The Future Is Here Today…Robotics, Genetics, AI, Longevity, The Brain…

Singularity Hub | The Future Is Here Today…Robotics, Genetics, AI, Longevity, The Brain… | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
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Would it be boring if we could live forever?

Would it be boring if we could live forever? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Some futurists predict that we'll be able to halt the aging process by the end of this century — if not sooner.
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Brain Hackers Pluck Your Private Data : Discovery News

Brain Hackers Pluck Your Private Data : Discovery News | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Researchers show just how hackable your accounts can be using a brain-computer interface.
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Abundance - Thoughts On The Book From Jason Silva

Jason Silva (filmmaker and founding producer/host for Current TV), one of our earliest readers, was so inspired by Abundance that he made this video mash-up!

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9 Historical Figures Who May Have Predicted Our Future

9 Historical Figures Who May Have Predicted Our Future | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We like to think that many of our fantastic dreams of the future — from space colonization to artificial intelligence and human enhancement —...
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FairPhone in NRC - Waag Society

FairPhone in NRC - Waag Society | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Binnen het Open Design Lab wordt design innovatie een open, gezamenlijke en gedistribueerde inspanning, zoals we dat al hebben gezien in de open content en open source ontwikkeling. Het Urban Reality Lab onderzoekt hoe (sociale, ...
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Inside Big Data Analytics: Companies Push New Horizons | Trends and Outliers

Inside Big Data Analytics: Companies Push New Horizons | Trends and Outliers | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Firms are using big data and data analytics to make sense of data collected from within us to make more accurate conclusions about health, disease and medicine.
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Could the Internet Ever “Wake Up”?

Could the Internet Ever “Wake Up”? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

In the world of sci-fi movie geekdom, Aug. 29, 1997, was a turning point for humanity: On that day, according to the Terminator films, the network of U.S.defense computers known as Skynet became self-aware—and soon launched an all-out genocidal war against Homo sapiens.

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What Comes After The Touchscreen?

What Comes After The Touchscreen? | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
The next great gadget might be one you don't even touch. Here are five experts' thoughts on what it means, and what the future might look like.
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Imagining Web 3.0

Imagining Web 3.0 | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
In a hyper-connected world, the metric is no longer physical space that limits society, but clicks. The advent and continuous evolution of the internet has had the profound effect of pulling society out of two-dimensional space.
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9 Overlooked Technologies That Could Transform The World

9 Overlooked Technologies That Could Transform The World | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
We live in an era of accelerating change. Technology is changing and innovating faster than most of us can keep up.
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10 Reasons The Human Capital Zeitgeist Is Emerging - Forbes

10 Reasons The Human Capital Zeitgeist Is Emerging - Forbes | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
This socio-cultural shift must address the work-life merge and worker satisfaction, like never before.
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16 Kickstarter projects that could destroy civilization

16 Kickstarter projects that could destroy civilization | Futurewaves | Scoop.it

Sure, these projects seem quirky now, but that
scrappy amateur fusion reactor might blow up the Earth. 

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After capitalism: 'We deserve a political and economic system that redistributes both wealth and the decisions about how it is used' - video

After capitalism: 'We deserve a political and economic system that redistributes both wealth and the decisions about how it is used' - video | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Columnist George Monbiot argues that a world after capitalism is not a communist state but an advanced form of social democracy.
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Why sex could be history

Why sex could be history | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
From artificial wombs to men and women being able to reproduce entirely alone, Aarathi Prasad says science is rewriting the rules of sex and human reproduction.
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It’s Time To Build A Space Elevator, Says LiftPort Group In Successful Kickstarter Campaign

It’s Time To Build A Space Elevator, Says LiftPort Group In Successful Kickstarter Campaign | Futurewaves | Scoop.it
Liftport is turning to Kickstarter to gather a community excited about building a space elevator.

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