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3D Printing, Teleporters and Wishes

3D Printing, Teleporters and Wishes | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

Every 3D printer should seamlessly integrate a 3D scanner, even if it makes the device cost much more. The reason is simple: If you set the expectation that every device can both input and output 3D objects, you provide the necessary fundamentals for network effects to take off amongst creators.

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Human evolution: Who are we becoming?

Human evolution: Who are we becoming? | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

In 1974, American professor of psychology Dr Clare W Graves wrote an article for The Futurist magazine titled Human Nature Prepares for a Momentous Leap. Graves described an impending change in human consciousness that would be, in his words:


‘…the most difficult, but at the same time the most exciting transition the human race has faced to date. It is not merely a transition to a new level of existence but the start of a new “movement” in the symphony of human history.’


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Sustainable pond water storage systems

Sustainable pond water storage systems | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

Setting up a rainwater storage system can be expensive so it makes sense to build small pieces until the whole system is complete. Pond water storage I feel can be an excellent way to build into rainwater collection, because it can drastically reduce water usage, and beautiful sights and sounds to your yard, and can even provide food if you wish.

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Slab City, a trailer park utopia, thrives in remote desert

Slab City, a trailer park utopia, thrives in remote desert | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

Refugees from society and the recession gather at a former Marine base near the Salton Sea. Residents, like Half-Pint and Moth, make their own rules, give talent shows and hold religious services.

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Retro-futurism in French Children’s Encyclopedias, 1945-1975

Retro-futurism in French Children’s Encyclopedias, 1945-1975 | New Civilizations | Scoop.it
Images drawn from Mondorama 2000 ...This capsule was curated by Charles-Henri De Pierrefeu from Mondorama 2000 (RT @martynpepperell: Retro-futurism in French Children’s Encyclopedias, 1945-1975
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2012: Moving Toward Evolution By Choice Not Chance

2012: Moving Toward Evolution By Choice Not Chance | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

Evolution raises consciousness and freedom through more complex order. According to Teilhard de Chardin, the great philosopher, the “noosphere,” the mind sphere or the thinking layer of Earth, with all our Internet and global intelligence, is about “to get its collective eyes.” We are about to connect center with center and heart with heart.


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Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

http://www.ted.com At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at hi...

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Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police, Creating Blueprint for Other Occupations | Portland Occupier

Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police, Creating Blueprint for Other Occupations | Portland Occupier | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

"The Portland Occupation stumbled upon a tactical innovation regarding occupying public spaces. This evolution in tactics was spontaneous, and went unreported in the media. On December 3rd, we took a park and were driven out of it by riot police; that much made the news. What the media didn’t report is that we re-took the park later that same evening, and the police realized that it would be senseless to attempt to clear it again, so they packed up their military weaponry and left. Occupy Portland has developed a tactic to keep a park when the police decide to enforce an eviction."

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The Internet Gets Physical

The Internet Gets Physical | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

"Across many industries, products and practices are being transformed by communicating sensors and computing intelligence. The smart industrial gear includes jet engines, bridges and oil rigs that alert their human minders when they need repairs, before equipment failures occur. Computers track sensor data on operating performance of a jet engine, or slight structural changes in an oil rig, looking for telltale patterns that signal coming trouble.

 

SENSORS on fruit and vegetable cartons can track location and sniff the produce, warning in advance of spoilage, so shipments can be rerouted or rescheduled. Computers pull GPS data from railway locomotives, taking into account the weight and length of trains, the terrain and turns, to reduce unnecessary braking and curb fuel consumption by up to 10 percent."


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Nanofabrication made easy with cheap, homemade benchtop photolithography system

Nanofabrication made easy with cheap, homemade benchtop photolithography system | New Civilizations | Scoop.it
Nanofabrication made easy with cheap, homemade benchtop photolithography system (@jhannestad Skulle detta gå att göra som ett hemmahack på ett hackerspace?

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Everything-Voluntary: The Case for a Voluntary Society

Everything-Voluntary: The Case for a Voluntary Society | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

The Case for a Voluntary Society. Posted by Skyler J. Collins.


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3D Printer Price Compare

3D Printer Price Compare | New Civilizations | Scoop.it
Below are list of DIY 3D printer price comparison and list of fully assembled or commercial 3D printers price comparison (less than $25,000).

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Meet Prospero: Robo-Farmer on Six Legs : Discovery News

Meet Prospero: Robo-Farmer on Six Legs : Discovery News | New Civilizations | Scoop.it
A new autonomous robot is inspired by the swarming skills of insects, birds and fish.

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Gorgeous Concept Art of Newly-Discovered Earth 2.0

Gorgeous Concept Art of Newly-Discovered Earth 2.0 | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

Image Credit: Science Artist Ron Miller I can never get enough of space conceptual art, see, sometimes in science, there comes a...

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Scientists create first solar cell with over 100 percent quantum efficiency

Scientists create first solar cell with over 100 percent quantum efficiency | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

Researchers over at the National Renewable Energy Lab have reportedly made the first solar cell with an external quantum efficiency over 100 percent. Quantum efficiency relates to the number of electrons-per-second flowing in a solar cell circuit, divided by the number of photons from the energy entering...

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The 10 key skills for the future of work

The 10 key skills for the future of work | New Civilizations | Scoop.it
A nonprofit research center that specializes in long-term forecasting recently released a report detailing the 10 key skills that will be relevant to the workforce of the future. What are they, and are our schools doing enough to instill them?
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What if things would never be the same again …

What if things would never be the same again … | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

You have two options. You can hang on to yesterday – a yesterday that may never be again. Or you can look forward to living life differently – shedding yourselves of the same, the convenient, the comfortable – and replacing it with the unpredictable, the inconvenient and the exciting. Rather than fearing the inevitable change, what if you embraced it? What if you built your life and raised your children to expect the unexpected?

 

By Clay Forsberg

 


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Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down

Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down | New Civilizations | Scoop.it
Does your government have an Internet kill-switch? Read our guide to Guerrilla Networking and be prepared for when the lines get cut.

 

Given enough time and preparation, your ham radio networks could even be adapted into your own ad-hoc network using Packet Radio, a radio communications protocol that you can use to create simple long-distance wireless networks to transfer text and other messages between computers. Packet Radio is rather slow and not particularly popular (don't try to stream any videos with this, now), but it's exactly the kind of networking device that would fly under the radar.


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Occupy Wall Street Prepares For Occupation 2.0

Occupy Wall Street Prepares For Occupation 2.0 | New Civilizations | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- In celebration of their three-month anniversary, Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City are gearing up for Occupation 2.0, an attempt to occupy a small piece of unused land that is owned by the Trinity Church in Manhattan's...

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Practical Post Scarcity

"...reducing the technology to the most simple yet sufficient modular lego-like people tech imaginable."


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High-tech greenhouse planned for downtown Vancouver parkade rooftop

High-tech greenhouse planned for downtown Vancouver parkade rooftop | New Civilizations | Scoop.it

The roof of a city-owned downtown parkade will be converted to a high-tech vertical growing space capable of producing 95 tonnes of fresh vegetables a year.

Vancouver-based Valcent Products has entered into a memorandum of understanding with EasyPark, the corporate manager of the city’s parkades, to build a 6,000-square-foot greenhouse on underutilized space on the roof of the parkade at 535 Richards Street, in the heart of the downtown core.


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