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Jan 14, 2016

Interesting Futurism Animation 15

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Jan 13, 2016

Time might flow backwards as well as forwards from the big bang

Posted by in categories: cosmology, futurism

In the multiverse, pocket universes could be born with clashing directions of time – the evolving future of one could happen in the rewinding past of another.

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Jan 13, 2016

Goldman Sachs says VR will be bigger than TV in 10 years

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, virtual reality

In an analyst note published on Wednesday, Goldman Sachs predicted that the virtual reality (VR) market will outpace the TV market in annual revenue by 2025, making VR bigger than TV.

The banking firm writes that the VR market will generate $110 billion dollars compared to TVs $99 billion in 10 years.

This will happen if VR adoption follows their “Accelerated Uptake” projection, in which virtual reality becomes more commonplace through advances in battery and cellular technologies. By eventually ditching the current wires and accompanying computers needed to power high-end VR headsets, the devices would become truly mobile; think a headset that’s more akin to a pair of sunglasses than the bulky goggles of the first generation Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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Jan 13, 2016

The US wants self-driving cars, and fast

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Just a day after a technology-heavy State of the Union comes news that the White House isn’t done pushing us into the future. Reuters believes that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will head to Detroit tomorrow to talk about the administration’s efforts to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. It’s said that Google, which has been spearheading the project to build an autonomous vehicle, will also be in attendance at the event. The newswire mentions Mark Rosekind, head of the nation’s traffic safety bureau, who has asked for a “nimble, flexible” approach to writing new traffic regulations. Details are still thin on the ground, but it looks as if Obama’s “spirit of innovation” is alive and well.

[Image Credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg/Getty]

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Jan 13, 2016

5 Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2016

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The machines will keep getting smarter, but they’re not taking over the world just yet.

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Jan 13, 2016

Tesla Car Can Be Summoned And Park Itself

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Tesla announced software updates that will enhance cars’ self-driving abilities.

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Jan 13, 2016

World’s Simplest Electric Train

Posted by in category: transportation

http://www.crazy.aafvideo.com/vfresh/world-39-s-simplest-electric-train/

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Jan 13, 2016

Half of plastic trash in oceans comes from 5 countries

Posted by in categories: economics, health, materials

If true, this might mean there’s a “low hanging fruit” solution to ocean gyre garbage — a targeted effort to improve garbage collection in a small number of cities in developing nations, might dramatically reduce it. Hint, hint, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Side benefit would be greatly improving the lives of people in those cities, with some obvious health benefits along the way.


Economic growth in these countries is outpacing infrastructure, and their trash is collecting in the sea.

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Jan 13, 2016

Airplane Safety System

Posted by in category: transportation

Solution to save lives in a plane crash.


This interesting concept could save thousands of lives from plane crashes.

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Jan 13, 2016

This 3D display on Kickstarter is straight out of Star Wars

Posted by in category: futurism

Play Video.

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