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September 29th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Japanese company Obayashi plans to have a space elevator up and running by 2050

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Space elevator

The Japanese construction giant Obayashi has announced they will have a space elevator up and running by the year 2050. If successful it would revolutionize space travel and potentially transform the global economy. (Video)



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September 29th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

We are headed into an era of unlimited and free clean energy

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Inexpensive renewable sources will provide more energy than the world needs in less than 20 years.

Leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones in the 1980′s. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and advised AT&T to pull out.



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September 29th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

The future is coming to space


MIT BioSuit

Science fiction writers must feel like the future is getting too close with all the news about a 3D printer winging its way to the International Space Station (ISS), skintight spacesuits, and plans for construction of a space elevator.



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September 28th, 2014 at 8:33 am

Peering into the future of AI and robot brains


Baby X, a 3D-simulated human child.

Zoltan Istvan writes In Singularity or Transhumanism: What Word Should We Use to Discuss the Future? on Slate:

“The singularity people (many at Singularity University) don’t like the term transhumanism. Transhumanists don’t like posthumanism. Posthumanists don’t like cyborgism. And cyborgism advocates don’t like the life extension tag. If you arrange the groups in any order, the same enmity occurs.”



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September 27th, 2014 at 7:58 am

Virtual reality technology is the future of work


Facebook recently acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion.

Virtually reality was the stuff of science fiction not very long ago. Now, virtual reality is increasingly emerging into the real world. A new infographic produced by collaboration specialist PGi explores the current state of virtual reality and the possibility that it will soon be appearing in the world of work. (Infographic)



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September 26th, 2014 at 8:36 am

The future of convenience retailing

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Technology will have a profound effect on the way convenience stores conduct their business.

Steve Jobs once cautioned, “you can’t connect the dots looking forward.” You can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”



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September 25th, 2014 at 11:44 am

We could all have ‘digital twins’ that make decisions for us within 5 years

Woman Looking at Reflection

Talking to your digital twin could one day be like looking in the mirror.

“When you and I die, our kids aren’t going to go to our tombstones, they’re going to fire up our digital twins and talk to them,” says John Smart, futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation. Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you. (Video)


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September 25th, 2014 at 9:14 am

Top 10 future jobs for chemical engineers

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Space Fuel Processor

There are a lot of articles that hypothesize about what possible careers we will be performing in the future. The majority of the time these future careers all involve some aspect of chemical engineering.



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September 24th, 2014 at 9:46 am

Establishing a personal brand website future proofs your career

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Your personal brand website future proofs your career in a world of unstable contract hire.

When you establish Your Personal Brand Website you are essentially setting up ‘The business called You.’ This business called you, you will be leasing to companies for a period of usefulness.


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September 23rd, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Building the next generation of smart cities

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Smart cites tap into technology and social experiments.

Cities are becoming the focal point for policy and investment activities that drive economic growth and build more resilient social structures to address disasters, climate change, and healthcare. The ongoing financial crisis has prompted city managers globally to think about ways to achieve greater efficiencies and compete against other cities and regions for talent and business.



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