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Top 10 future cities in film

Top 10 future cities in film | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
In our urban future bright or bleak? Peter Bradshaw provides a selection of celluloid cities you might consider moving to - or avoiding - if you're looking to relocate any time in the next 200 years.
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Is The Universe Just A Futuristic Simulation?

Is The Universe Just A Futuristic Simulation? | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
A new op-ed in the New York Times discusses the theory that the universe is just a simulation.
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Can beauty help us to become better people?

Can beauty help us to become better people? | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
True beauty pleases the eye and the mind – but can it help us to become better people?
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Billionaire Branson Testing an Island Microgrid

Billionaire Branson Testing an Island Microgrid | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
A microgrid project aims to make renewables affordable to island economies.
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Virgin Atlantic airline staff starts using Google Glass

Virgin Atlantic airline staff starts using Google Glass | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic airline staff starts using Google Glass
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What sets humanity apart

What sets humanity apart | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution, by Henry Gee, University of Chicago, RRP£18/$26, 224 pages Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed, by Marc Bekoff, New World Library, RRP£13.99/$15.95, 320 pages The Gap: The Science of
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'Female Viagra' Goes On Sale In UK

'Female Viagra' Goes On Sale In UK | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Manufacturer claims herbal supplement Lady Prelox has the power to boost women's libido, but experts disagree.
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As Technology Gets Better, Will Society Get Worse

As Technology Gets Better, Will Society Get Worse | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
The problem with technological evolution is that it is under our control, and we don’t always make the best decisions.
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Science is becoming a cult of hi-tech instruments

Science is becoming a cult of hi-tech instruments | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Giant instruments are giving us a sea of data. Can science find its way without any big ideas at the helm?
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Is Consciousness Universal?

Is Consciousness Universal? | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Panpsychism, the ancient doctrine that consciousness is universal, offers some lessons in how to think about subjective experience today
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Teen Invents Ocean Cleanup Array System That Could Remove 7.25-Million-Tons of Plastic

Teen Invents Ocean Cleanup Array System That Could Remove 7.25-Million-Tons of Plastic | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
TechEBlog, The Latest Tech and Gadget News
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EQUAL Is a Revolutionary Compact Electric Vehicle Designed Specially for People with Disabilities

EQUAL Is a Revolutionary Compact Electric Vehicle Designed Specially for People with Disabilities | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
An exciting new fuel-efficient concept car could make independent driving a reality for people in wheelchairs.
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This is BIG: inside the lab that’s building the gadgets of the future

This is BIG: inside the lab that’s building the gadgets of the future | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it

Game controllers made of ultrasound! Displays made of mist! Shape-shifting gadgets!

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The Sixth Extinction: Earth is on the brink of another massive loss of animal species but this time the calamity isn't an asteroid or ice age...

The Sixth Extinction: Earth is on the brink of another massive loss of animal species but this time the calamity isn't an asteroid or ice age... | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
There have been five mass extinction events in Earth’s history. In the worst, 250 million years ago, 96 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of land species died off. It took millions of years to recover.
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Misconceptions About Science And Religion Abound

Misconceptions About Science And Religion Abound | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it

A small minority of religious and scientific communities insist the two can't get along. If you see 'scientocracy' or 'Galileo' invoked, you can be sure rationality has left the discussion.

Almost 50 percent of scientists consider themselves religious and almost 50 percent of Evangelicals, the religious demographic least likely to accept evolution, say that science and religion get along just fine.

But among the general public, only 38 percent feel that way.

How is that possible?

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The New Rules of Robot/Human Society | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we b...
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The wildly futuristic doors of Klemens Torggler

The wildly futuristic doors of Klemens Torggler | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Austrian designer Klemens Torggler builds doors that straddle the line between origami and kinetic sculpture,
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'Her'-like smarthome hub wants to know if you're okay

'Her'-like smarthome hub wants to know if you're okay | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
EmoSPARK is a smarthome hub that not only makes home automation convenient, but wants to be your friend too.
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Researchers hail creation of stem cells which could become embryos

Researchers hail creation of stem cells which could become embryos | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
By just washing the cells in weak citric acid researchers believe they have made one of the great medical breakthroughs of our age
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The algorithm method: how internet dating became everyone's route to a perfect love match

The algorithm method: how internet dating became everyone's route to a perfect love match | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Six million Britons visit dating sites each month, but can a computer really find them a perfect partner? James Bridle looks at the online dating industry and cracks the code of how to get more matches
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MoMA | Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Living City” Lives On: Conserving the Broadacre City Model

MoMA | Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Living City” Lives On: Conserving the Broadacre City Model | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
MoMA | Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Living City” Lives On: Conserving the Broadacre City Model
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« The Closing of the Scientific Mind

« The Closing of the Scientific Mind | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it

"The huge cultural authority science has acquired over the past century imposes large duties on every scientist. Scientists have acquired the power to impress and intimidate every time they open their mouths, and it is their responsibility to keep this power in mind no matter what they say or do. Too many have forgotten their obligation to approach with due respect the scholarly, artistic, religious, humanistic work that has always been mankind’s main spiritual support. Scientists are (on average) no more likely to understand this work than the man in the street is to understand quantum physics. But science used to know enough to approach cautiously and admire from outside, and to build its own work on a deep belief in human dignity. No longer."

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A.I. Has Grown Up and Left Home

A.I. Has Grown Up and Left Home | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
The history of Artificial Intelligence,” said my computer science professor on the first day of class, “is a history of failure.”…
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Can you be too intelligent?

Can you be too intelligent? | UtopianDynamics | Scoop.it
Julian Baggini: Our brains are incredible but you can be too smart for your own good. History often warns against what reason alone commends
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