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Infographic: The Global Water Crisis

Infographic: The Global Water Crisis | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Despite the critical role that water has in our everyday lives, few people realize that the world’s freshwater supply is facing a major crisis in the near future.

Take a look at this infographic for more details, statistics and data on the 'invisible threat to humanity's future' to help increase awareness with regard to the global water crisis...


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Renowned Futurist Sees Human-Computer `Singularity'

Renowned Futurist Sees Human-Computer `Singularity' | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
July 2 (Bloomberg) -- Raymond Kurzweil, Chairman, CEO, founder at Kurzweil Technologies describes what he sees in the future of robotics, with a human-computer `singularity' by 2029 where computers will rival and supplement human intelligence.

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[VIDEO] David Eagleman: Welcome to Your Future Brain

We're entering a very interesting stage of human history right now where we can start importing technology to enhance our natural senses or perception of the world, says neuroscientist David Eagleman.


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Could we create a perfect society by tweaking two areas of the human brain?

Could we create a perfect society by tweaking two areas of the human brain? | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it
Want to create an egalitarian utopia? A rigid hierarchical hellscape? (Or an egalitarian hellscape and hierarchical utopia, depending on your politics?) You might just need to stimulate or suppress two crucial parts of the human brain.

 

Articles about NEUROSCIENCE: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=neuroscience

 


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Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now

Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Last week we asked readers for their
predictions of life in 100 years time. Inspired by ten 100-year predictions made by American
civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins in 1900, many of you wrote in with your
vision of the world in 2112.

Many of the "strange, almost impossible" predictions made by Watkins came
true. Here is what futurologists Ian Pearson (IP) and Patrick Tucker (PT) think
of your ideas.

 
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A map that shows where science might take us by 2021

A map that shows where science might take us by 2021 | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

The map focuses on six big stories of science that will play out over the next decade: Decrypting the Brain, Hacking Space, Massively Multiplayer Data, Sea the Future, Strange Matter, and Engineered Evolution. Those stories are emerging from a new ecology of science shifting toward openness, collaboration, reuse, and increased citizen engagement in scientific research. We are delighted to share the map with you, under a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution.

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Engineering human evolution

Cyborgs, brain uploads and immortality - How far should science go in helping humans exceed their biological limitations? These ideas might sound like science fiction, but proponents of a movement known as transhumanism believe they are inevitable.

 

In this episode of The Stream, we talk to bioethicist George Dvorsky; Robin Hanson, a research associate with Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute; and Ari N. Schulman, senior editor of The New Atlantis, about the ethical implications of transhumanism.


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Predictions and Fears From the Experts

Predictions and Fears From the Experts | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

David Pogue, Margaret Atwood, Tim Wu and others peer into a future that’s exciting and terrifying all at once.

 

Olsen: This has a fascinating list of 32 not-too-distant innovations that will surprise you, no doubt...  


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Forget Google Glasses: Our ‘Smart Phones’ Will Soon Be Contact Lenses

Forget Google Glasses: Our ‘Smart Phones’ Will Soon Be Contact Lenses | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

You wake up in the morning, rub your sleepy eyes. As you’re getting ready to face the day you put in your contact lens, which will make the Internet and all your files, playlists, GPS, favorite apps, and addicting games literally available with the blink of an eye. Scientists are already at the animal testing phase of the technology that will make this possible.


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Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Living Architecture: How Synthetic Biology Can Remake Our Cities (TED) by Rachel Armstrong. iPad, Kindle, Barnes & Noble. Rooted in cutting edge biology and materials science, as well as contemporary art, Armstrong's account of how we'd build biological cities feels at first like a thought experiment but evolves into a plausible vision of tomorrow's cities.


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TAM Panel - Our Future in Space

This vigorous discussion on "Our Future In Space" featuring Phil Plait, Pamela Gay, Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the most memorable moments at TAM 2011 Las Vegas.

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