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Information regarding technology and innovation of the near future, and what we can hope to expect.
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Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future | Video on TED.com

Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do.
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An interesting TED talk by Peter Diamandis.
He shows us his optimistic vision of the future; a world where the technology we discover and create is used to end global issues such as world hunger and poverty.

Very inspiring, and definitely worth a watch.

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Innovation Stagnation or The Future Cometh? - Wharton Journal

Innovation Stagnation or The Future Cometh? - Wharton Journal | Technology of the Near Future | Scoop.it
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Innovation Stagnation or The Future Cometh?
Wharton Journal
Thiel attributes the allegedly disappointing pace of technological innovation to a shift in our collective psychology.
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This is an interesting opinion regarding the future of technology. It points out that the people of the 20th century worked together with a "shared vision of the future", a perspective that the minds of the 21st century are lacking.

Instead of focusing on the "flying cars" of tomorrow, we're focusing on "sustainable" cars for today. Where did our imaginations go?

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Will Mobile 'Virtual Assistants' Propel the Future of Medicine? - Huffington Post

Will Mobile 'Virtual Assistants' Propel the Future of Medicine? - Huffington Post | Technology of the Near Future | Scoop.it
Will Mobile 'Virtual Assistants' Propel the Future of Medicine?
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Imagine if these mobile assistants could be used to provide urgent medical help to uneducated, poverty-striken parts of the globe.

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CES gives peek of our tech future - New Zealand Herald

CES gives peek of our tech future - New Zealand Herald | Technology of the Near Future | Scoop.it
CES gives peek of our tech future New Zealand Herald I will take them any day of the week, because you are still the innovation leader in the world of consumer tech - even if you relies on lowly-paid Chinese factory workers to screw everything...
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Interesting read. Has some emphasis on driverless cars.
The implications of driverless cars are staggering: (presumably) less road fatalities, less congestion, etc.

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12 TED Talks about the future of cars, planes and rockets

12 TED Talks about the future of cars, planes and rockets | Technology of the Near Future | Scoop.it
Elon Musk is working toward fully electric cars and reuseable rockets. Here, more TED speakers on the future of transportation.
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New technology in the field of transportation has so many possible implications for mankind. Will we be travelling through space gathering resources, or will those living in poverty have new, more effective methods of getting from A to B?

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