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10 Films That Guessed the Future – Movieseum - Latest Movie Stories, Releases and much more

10 Films That Guessed the Future – Movieseum - Latest Movie Stories, Releases and much more | Futurism | Scoop.it
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Really not that far off!

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Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS, engineer claims

Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS, engineer claims | Futurism | Scoop.it
The warning was made by Amsterdam-based Nell Watson, who said robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone to end suffering.
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Very scary stuff!  What if a sociopath programs an AI with their values? 

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Why There Will Be A Robot Uprising

Why There Will Be A Robot Uprising | Futurism | Scoop.it
The bad news is that the robot uprising is likely. The good news is that it’s not too late to stop it. By Patrick Tucker
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Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound - Telegraph

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound - Telegraph | Futurism | Scoop.it
It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.
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Another Useless train betwee LA and SF.  I wish California would get over itself.  Maybe they need a train given the way they drive.

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Texas v. California: The Real Facts Behind The Lone Star State's Miracle

Texas v. California: The Real Facts Behind The Lone Star State's Miracle | Futurism | Scoop.it
New economic data provides more grist for this discussion.
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Very interesting.....I am glad I live here and not trapped in CA. 

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BAE Systems releases secret 1960s designs – video

Engineering company BAE Systems has released information on a series of designs from the 1960s that never reached the production stage
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Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev » Yanko Design

Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev » Yanko Design | Futurism | Scoop.it

The Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator, a concept that has been making quite a splash in the blogosphere! In lay terms, the fridge is a concept where the Bio Robot cools biopolymer gel through luminescence. A non-sticky gel surrounds the food item when shoved into the biopolymer gel, creating separate pods. The design features no doors or drawers, and the food items are individually cooled at their optimal temperature thanks to the robot. And since it can take any orientation (hung vertically, horizontally, and even on the ceiling), and can be modified in size

 


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Tiaan Jonker's curator insight, May 31, 2013 1:55 AM

Something to wet your appetite with for this years Electrolux design lab competition. The competition is nearing it's final stages now and we will be posting the winners and other interesting concepts as soon as possible! You are welcome in the meantime to have a look here http://electroluxdesignlab.com/en/ and leave some comments on your favourite designs!  

Calvin Wong's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:06 AM

I think I want one... just cause it looks cool.

Nicko Gibson's curator insight, May 31, 2013 4:30 PM

This thing looks crazy cool. But what about leftovers?

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Microbial life found living on the exterior of the International Space Station, say reports

Microbial life found living on the exterior of the International Space Station, say reports | Futurism | Scoop.it
A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).
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Wow and so it begins!

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Looper Article: Time Travel Could Be Sooner Than "Looper" Predicts

Looper Article: Time Travel Could Be Sooner Than "Looper" Predicts | Futurism | Scoop.it
As the debut of the time travel film, Looper, draws near, two scientists are in a race to build the first time machine in real life. One, Marshall Barnes, has just taken the lead and is not looking back...
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SketchUp's Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

SketchUp's Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks | Futurism | Scoop.it
Eric Schimelpfening of SketchThis.NET at Maker Faire, New York designed a 3D-printable house-WikiHouse- entirely in SketchUp.
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Print the house first then the gun. 

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New computer is the size of a pack of index cards, costs $100

New computer is the size of a pack of index cards, costs $100 | Futurism | Scoop.it
CompuLab, an Israeli maker of embedded computing products, has announced a tiny, bare-bones computer called the Utilite that will sell for $99 and up.
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Thanks Lyle!

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Suddenly Obama's pals in Hollywood don't like his health care scheme so much | Human Events

Suddenly Obama's pals in Hollywood don't like his health care scheme so much | Human Events | Futurism | Scoop.it
Tinseltown considers offshoring, cutting employee hours, and other means of escape.
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Again why should you be shocked.  Besides why would you assume the movie industry is going to stay in CA or even in the USA?  I would not be shocked in a few years we have a segmented entertainment industry with multiple hubs.  What if in the future Austin and Dallas are major film hubs?  Echolight is making family film is based in Dallas not Los Angeles. 

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Why the West Loves Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Cultural Explanation - The Atlantic

Why the West Loves Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Cultural Explanation - The Atlantic | Futurism | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Why the West Loves Sci-Fi and Fantasy: A Cultural Explanation The Atlantic Whereas Bollywood takes quotidian family dramas and imbues them with spectacular tales of love and wealth found-lost-regained amidst the pageantry of...
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I have seen Sci/Fi and horror movies from Russia and Sweden.  Never from India.

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NASA funds pizza 3D food printer

NASA funds pizza 3D food printer | Futurism | Scoop.it
Have you ever seen a food ad on TV so compelling that you began craving that particular dish or snack? With the help of 3D printer innovations, that dream may one day be a reality.
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