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  • Green-energy CEO: Vermonters must abandon the car, embrace renewable energy future

    07/25/2015 3:56:00 PM PDT · by Twotone · 62 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | July 24, 2015 | Bruce Barker
    Now that Vermont has a mandate to get 75 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2032, residents will have to ditch automobiles and embrace a whole new way of life, the state’s top renewable energy CEO says.
  • Report predicts drones and supersoldiers are the future of warfare

    07/25/2015 4:55:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    News.com ^ | 07/24/15
    The report, Visualizing the Tactical Ground Battlefield in the Year 2050, was the result of a workshop held with leaders from the US Defence Department, Army Research Lab, Institute for Defence Analysis and a select number of academia. In the world envisioned, armed drones will patrol the skies searching for enemy targets to eliminate. The use of drones in the current military landscape dictates it is always a human that decides to pull the trigger, but the report suggests soldiers may only have limited control over the smart-robots of the future. “The difference being that in the former, human decisions...
  • Fourth of July 2025

    07/03/2015 6:19:51 AM PDT · by shoff · 16 replies
    07/03/2015 | Steven Hoffman
    I awoke with a start at the loud noise. I thought it might be early revilers when I realized it was just my tenants stomping their displeasure at the lack of hot water. I had hoped to be able to sleep later on my day off from my rotating shift at the Rite-Aid medical clinic. As my mind began to clear I realized today was the Fourth of July. In my youth it was known as Independence Day. Since it was removed from the list of federal holidays for its racist past not many people find reasons to celebrate. Even...
  • Afraidfortherepublic (vanity)

    06/27/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    vanity | 6-27-15 | self -- vanity
    Back in the olden days, when I first joined FRee Republic; when I no longer could stand to lurk anymore and had to comment, I chose afraidfortherepublic as my screen name. We were in the heart of the Clinton impeachment scandals (1998). Also the Elian Gonzalez saga. The screen name seemed appropriate. Some people thought it was too long, and they call me AFTR for short. After W was sworn in, a number of other FReepers encouraged me to change my screen name, but I declined because I still feared for the future of the Republic. Jes' sayin' that the...
  • Law to Remove the Distress of the People and the State [future of US]

    06/25/2015 9:03:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    German History Docs ^ | 3-24-33 | Reichstag
    The Reichstag has passed the following law, which is, with the approval of the Reichsrat, herewith promulgated, after it has been established that it meets the requirements for legislation altering the Constitution. Article 1. National laws can be enacted by the Reich Cabinet as well as in accordance with the procedure established in the Constitution. This also applies to the laws referred to in Article 85, Paragraph 2, and in Article 87 of the Constitution. Article 2. The national laws enacted by the Reich Cabinet may deviate from the Constitution as long as they do not affect the position of...
  • Putin: “Publish A World Map And Mark All The U.S. Military Bases On It. You Will See The Difference

    06/09/2015 8:13:50 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 16 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | June 8th, 2015 | Corriere della Sera
    Luciano Fontana: I would like to start with a question concerning Russian-Italian relations. This relationship has always been close and privileged, both in the economic and political spheres. However, it has been somewhat marred by the crisis in Ukraine and the sanctions. Could the recent visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to Russia and your upcoming visit to Milan somehow change this trend, and if so, what is needed for that? Vladimir Putin: First, I firmly believe that Russia was not responsible for the deterioration in relations between our country and the EU states. This was not our choice;...
  • The Love That Brings Life into the World

    05/15/2015 8:33:06 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 3 replies
    Kights of Columbus Columbia May 2015 ^ | May 2015 | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
    THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY What, then, has changed? Here’s one way of putting it. I wrote a book a few years ago about religion and science and I summarized the difference between them in two sentences: “Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean.” And that’s a way of thinking about culture as well. Does culture put things together or take things apart? What made the traditional family remarkable, a work of high religious art, is what it brought together: sexual drive, physical desire, friendship, companionship, emotional kinship and...
  • New Orbital ATK paint job for Pegasus carrier jet

    04/24/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    SPACEFLIGHT NOW ^ | Justin Ray
    The aircraft that air-launches the Pegasus rocket has been repainted with new livery to mark the recent corporate merge that formed Orbital ATK. The L-1011 jet, named Stargazer, carries the light-class Pegasus launchers to an altitude of 39,000 feet and releases the booster to fire into space. Pegasus has flown 42 times and the 32 using the XL version. The rocket weighs 51,000 pounds, stretches 55 feet long and is comprised of three solid-fueled stages for boosting small satellites into orbit. Launches have occurred from California, Virginia, Florida, the Canary Islands and the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Stargazer...
  • This Scientist Invented a Simple Way to Mass-Produce Graphene

    03/21/2015 8:25:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | March 20, 2015 | John Wenz
    Caltech's David Boyd has done what scientists have been struggling to do for years: He says he's figured out a cheap, easy way to make graphene, and to make a lot of it. The kicker? He's using technology from the 1960s. Cooking up graphene Graphene was a wonder material first theorized in 1947 and not actually proven in the real world until years later, when scientists did it in the strangest of ways in 2003: by rubbing a pencil across some Scotch tape. Made of sheets of carbon just one atom thick, the stuff is tough, durable, and conductible. It's...
  • Huxley to Orwell: My Hellish Vision of the Future is Better Than Yours (1949)

    03/17/2015 3:54:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Open Culture ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jonathan Crow
    In 1949, George Orwell received a curious letter from his former high school French teacher. Orwell had just published his groundbreaking book Nineteen Eighty-Four, which received glowing reviews from just about every corner of the English-speaking world. His French teacher, as it happens, was none other than Aldous Huxley who taught at Eton for a spell before writing Brave New World (1931), the other great 20th century dystopian novel.
  • Google thinks we'll live to be 500 years old

    03/09/2015 8:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 9, 2015 | Szu Ping Chan
    Bill Maris, head of Google's investment arm, says humans will live to be 500-years-old in the future, while today's cancer treatments will soon seem "primitive" as scientists continue to hunt for cure. Humans will live to be 500-years-old, according to a top Google executive, who said the company was investing millions of dollars in life sciences to ensure this vision became a reality. Bill Maris, a venture capitalist and the managing partner of Google Ventures, the internet giant's investment fund, said it had hired scientists as partners in order to identify start-ups that could cure cancer and make chemotherapy "seem...
  • A different cluetrain

    02/25/2015 2:16:24 PM PST · by RightCenter · 2 replies
    Charlie's Diary ^ | February 25, 2015 | Charles Stross
    A different cluetrain By Charlie Stross Right now, I'm chewing over the final edits on a rather political book. And I think, as it's a near future setting, I should jot down some axioms about politics ... 1. We're living in an era of increasing automation. And it's trivially clear that the adoption of automation privileges capital over labour (because capital can be substituted for labour, and the profit from its deployment thereby accrues to capital rather than being shared evenly across society). 2. A side-effect of the rise of capital is the financialization of everything—capital flows towards profit centres...
  • The suicide of Belgium: America behold your future unless we act now

    02/09/2015 2:35:53 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 9, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, wrote an interesting Op-Ed which I share here because it portends what is coming to America. It's only a matter of time. This because, like Belgium, America is committing spiritual and intellectual suicide. Giulio Meotti: Belgium is Committing Suicide As the capital of the European Union goes, so goes Europe. And the details are worse than you can imagine. Belgium has the highest per capita number of Islamic terrorists gone to fight in Syria and Iraq than any other European country. Brussels is the capital of the holy war, as well as...
  • The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

    01/18/2015 5:03:16 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 1/17/15 | Jacob Appelbaum, Aaron Gibson, Claudio Guarnieri, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbac
    The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway. Normally, internship applicants need to have polished resumes, with volunteer work on social projects considered a plus. But at Politerain, the job posting calls for candidates with significantly different skill sets. We are, the ad says, "looking for interns who want to break things." Politerain is not a project associated with a conventional company. It is run by a US government intelligence...
  • Byron Wien Predicts A Huge Year For Stocks In His '10 Surprises For 2015'

    01/08/2015 8:57:55 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    BI ^ | 1-8-2015 | Akin Oyedele
    Akin Oyedele January 5, 2015Blackstone Group vice chairman Byron Wien just released his list of the ten biggest surprises for 2015. Among the notable calls: the S&P 500 surges 15%, brent oil falls into the $40s, and junk bonds come back big time. This is the 30th such list this Wall Street veteran has published. His predictions for this year are in the press release below: New York, NY, January 5, 2015. Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of Ten Surprises for 2015. This is the 30th year Byron has given his views on...
  • It’s a beautiful time to be alive and educated

    01/02/2015 7:39:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Your Story ^ | January 2, 2015 | Vivek Wadhwa
    I grew up watching Star Trek and believing that by the time I became an adult we would all be using communicators, replicators, tricorders, and transporters. I was optimistic that the world would be a much better place: that we would have solved humanity’s problems and be exploring new worlds. That’s why my first career choice was one of astronaut. I thought it would best prepare me for Starfleet Academy. Needless to say, I was disappointed. I grew up into a world filled with hunger, poverty, and disease—in which we fight wars over dwindling natural resources. It is a world...
  • Cheer up: The pessimists are wrong and America's future is bright

    12/30/2014 1:30:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 29, 2014 | Dan Hannan, MEP
    How do you think 2015 will be for you? If you’re typical, you’ll be pessimistic; and, if you’re typical, you’ll be wrong. Only 21 percent of Americans agree with the proposition that “life for our children’s generation will be better than it has been for us” — 76 percent disagree. Well, barring some unforeseeable calamity — what Nassim Taleb would call a “black swan,” or Donald Rumsfeld an “unknown unknown” — the 76 percent are mistaken. The next generation of Americans will lead healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives than the present one. That sentence could have been written at any...
  • Looking Back: The Good, The Bad And The Progressive

    12/28/2014 4:30:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    When the media looks back on 2014 it will be portrayed as an awful year, mostly because progressivism took major hits throughout the year. But for everyone else, 2014 wasn’t all that bad. Sure, it had its low points, but even "Breaking Bad" and "The Wire" had a few less than stellar episodes in an otherwise outstanding run. Perfection is for God and the less than two-dozen pitchers who retired the 27 men they faced in order. So lets look back at just a few events from the year that soon will be “was,” shall we? First: The Midterm Elections....
  • Humans Explore: We Are Capable of Greatness (3 minute inspirational video)

    12/23/2014 7:51:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Video here ==> http://vimeo.com/115138450
  • Indifference Vs. Making a Difference

    11/08/2014 12:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    "You are calling me from paradise to hell." Paul Bhatti recalls this comment from a phone conversation with his brother Shahbaz, who would later be murdered for his insistence on speaking out against blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Paul was living as a doctor in Italy, the "paradise" as opposed to the "hell" of violence-torn Pakistan. But as bad as things got in that troubled land, his brother insisted: "The way to paradise lies in Pakistan." Shahbaz's point was, as summed up by Bhatti: "Non-involvement is not an option; we are obligated being one human family to struggle for those who...
  • The Robots In Our Future Could Be Very Dangerous

    10/18/2014 6:15:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Have you noticed that in most science fiction movies the aliens are almost always biological entities – often obsessed with eating us or sucking our blood or possessing us or at least conquering us.That’ extremely unlikely. If we are ever visited by aliens they are almost certain to be mechanical. They will be intelligent robots.Biological entities evolve on planets. They depend on the atmosphere and the food sources those planets supply. When humans go into space, for example, we need to take oxygen, food and water with us. That’s one reason human space travel is so much more expensive than...
  • New Propaganda Video Threatens America "In Near Future" (video)

    09/20/2014 10:08:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Published on Sep 20, 2014 New ISIS Propaganda Video Appears to Have U.S. Or Canadian Narrator
  • Should Stratasys be Worried? London Man is Developing a Polymer Jetting 3D Printer for Under $2000

    09/10/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 9, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    There are two 3D printing technologies that are capable of producing products that are almost indistinguishable from those created using traditional manufacturing techniques. These would be Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Polymer Jetting technology. The former is widely used by 3D Systems in their industrial level machines, which can cost in the $500,000+ range. The latter is currently used by Stratasys in their patented PolyJet technology, which is utilized in most of their industrial level 3D printers. These printers also cost in the 6-figure-plus range. While these 3D printing technologies are some of the best out there, the price tags...
  • Humans need not apply.

    08/15/2014 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | NA | NA
    Humans have spent centuries advancing technology to the point where some jobs have been completely taken over by less expensive robots. In the future, technology will take over more and more sectors until there's nothing left. What will humans do then?
  • Who Owns the Future?

    08/08/2014 11:12:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously wrote that our world may be at the "end of history" where "Western liberal democracy" becomes "the final form of human government." A quarter century on, such optimism seems naive. Consider the United States, the paragon of liberal democracy. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds that only 14 percent of the people approve of Congress and only 19 percent approve of the GOP. Seventy-one percent believe America is headed in the wrong direction. Nor is this the exceptional crisis of a particular presidency. JFK was assassinated. LBJ was broken by...
  • A Truly American Future

    07/24/2014 8:10:48 AM PDT · by WhatsItAllAbout · 10 replies
    Our country’s future, the future of the American people – and indeed the future of the world’s people as they emulate the American example – could well be so spectacularly wonderful that the phrases “shining city on a hill” and “American exceptionalism” are one day looked back upon as historical understatements. There is no greater gift – no greater secular value – than the opportunity to live a human life upon the Earth, no matter how disadvantageous our circumstances. (As for spiritual values, we “see through a glass darkly” now and look forward to experiences beyond our comprehension.) Read more...
  • We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

    07/23/2014 11:33:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2014 | Vivek Wadhwa
    In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I’d had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Then he noted that the technologies that make such abundance possible are allowing production of far more output using far fewer people. On all this, Summers is right. Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live...
  • TruNews Video Thursday July 10, 2014 – Ret. Sgt. Major Dan Page

    07/13/2014 6:39:54 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 2 replies
    TruNews ^ | 7/10 14 | Rick Wiles
    http://www.trunews.com/thursday-july-10-2014-ret-sgt-major-dan-page/ Interesting video about future of the United States Opinion?
  • Strength Training for People My Age

    07/09/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2014 - 8:00 am | Mark Rippetoe
    I’m 58. Granted, I’m pretty beat up these days. I’ve had my share of injuries, the result of having lived a rather careless active life outdoors, on horses, motorcycles, bicycles, and the field of competition. People my age who have not spent their years in a chair have an accumulation of aches and pains, most of them earned the hard way. And for us, beat up or not, the best way to stay in the game is to train for strength. The conventional wisdom is that older people (ah, the term sticks in the craw) need to settle into a...
  • 15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

    06/28/2014 7:20:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Business Insider Indonesia ^ | June 24, 2014 | Christina Sterbenz
    The future scares a lot of people. Climate change, a growing population, and fewer natural resources will certainly pose new challenges for the human race in the next few decades. But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there’s plenty of room for optimism. We’ve pulled out some of our favorite ideas about the future of our world. Child mortality rates will be vastly lower. During the 20th century, the sharpest declined in mortality involved deaths of children under 5 years old, according to the assessment on human health...
  • From Mustang to colonies on moon: Predictions that 64 World's Fair got right & what it got wrong

    06/11/2014 6:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2014 | Staff
    The New York World's Fair of 1964 introduced 51 million visitors to a range of technological innovations and predictions during its run. Fifty years later, some of those ideas have turned out to be commonplace in our world, such as video phone calls and asking computers for information. But some of them - colonies on the moon and jet packs as a mode of everyday transportation - remain firmly on the drawing board. WHAT THEY HAD WRONG Colonies on the moon, underwater and in Antarctica The Futurama 2 ride at the fair was sponsored by General Motors and presented a...
  • What part will you play in your future?

    05/31/2014 1:18:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Dubai National ^ | May 31, 2014 | Ambassador Umej Singh Bhatia
    Human Capital I was honoured to be invited to speak recently at Dubai International Academy’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2014. This diverse class spanned 32 nationalities.What was remarkable for me was how the UAE provided an invaluable setting for this net increase in human capital development. Dubai and the UAE had offered these young people a solid base for the next step of their academic and personal journey. As a Singaporean, whose country relies on developing human capital as its key resource, this resonated strongly with me. They were a talented and dedicated group of young men and...
  • Calling The Universe To Witness...song of Moses pt 1

    Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: (Deuteronomy 32:1-2)In the latter part of his life, Moses, the servant of God, taught Israel a song which prophesied the entire future of the people of Israel. The LORD had called Moses and Joshua into the tabernacle to announce Moses’ death, and to impart to Moses the song, which he was to teach...
  • Planned cuts could threaten Davis-Monthan's future

    05/04/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David Wichner Arizona Daily Star
    The Air Force’s plan to retire its entire fleet of A-10C “Warthogs” could make Davis-Monthan Air Force Base vulnerable to the next round of base closures. In its proposed budget, the Air Force would eliminate the close air support jet, including 55 active-duty A-10Cs at D-M, by fiscal year 2016 and 28 Air Force Reserve A-10Cs at D-M by fiscal 2019. In 2019, 21 F-16s would be moved to a Reserve unit at the base. The Pentagon also plans to cut its fleet of EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare planes — based solely at Davis-Monthan — roughly in half, to...
  • Being together Crimea and Russia will solve all pressing tasks, Putin says

    03/18/2014 10:42:08 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 18. /ITAR-TASS/. At a concert on Moscow’s Red Square late on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged residents of Crimea and Sevastopol to work jointly with Russia on pressing tasks, expressing confidence that they would cope with them as they were now reunited. “We have done a lot together, but we have even more to do, we have a lot of tasks facing us,” he said. “But I know, and I am sure that we will overcome and will solve everything as we are together,” the president added after several hours earlier a treaty was signed to make...
  • Current Criticisms of Bitcoin Are at Least 10 Years Too Early

    03/09/2014 2:14:41 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 12 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | March 9 2014 | Scott Rose
    The mainstream media often overlooks all the amazing and positive developments that are happening in the bitcoin world, as well as the incredibly innovative and supportive community that is building around bitcoin. To paraphrase Mark Twain: “The reports of bitcoin’s death have been greatly exaggerated.”
  • What the future holds: US futurist Peter Diamandis on the shape of things to come ("Abundance")

    02/16/2014 11:26:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Gulf News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Faisal Masudi and Noor Nazzal, Staff Reporters
    Dubai: At a conference in Dubai this week, an American futurist painted an intriguing, at times unsettling, picture of the coming world. As Dr Peter Diamandis went over his presentation slides at The Government Summit on Tuesday, there were plenty of raised eyebrows. In the future, the slides suggested, privacy will be a thing of the past, robots will take over our jobs, 3D printers will pop out everything from human organs to houses, and man will mine asteroids in deep space for unfathomable mineral wealth. The 58-year-old said hyper-tech breakthroughs are already hurtling us towards that future, today. “The...
  • Israel at a Point of No Return – In the Right Direction

    02/13/2014 9:13:56 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 12th, 2014 | David Goldman (Spengler)
    I should like to advance a conjecture which I lack the qualifications to adequately develop: The global Left, and the Israeli Left most of all, perceives that the clock is running out, and has worked itself up into a froth of hysteria against Israel. The world of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” where there are no countries and no religions, is about to dissipate like last night’s marijuana fumes. The demographic time bomb that worries the Left is not the relative increase of Arab vs. Jewish populations between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, speciously cited by John Kerry and a host...
  • How BIG is Google? (Video)

    02/06/2014 3:28:34 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/6/2014 | Youtube
    Just how big is Google? Video Linky Here
  • [Christian Sabbatarian Caucus] The Sabbath in the Age to Come

    01/07/2014 1:24:04 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 10 replies
    God's Sabbath Rest ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    The Sabbath in the Age to Come God created the Sabbath for mankind and there will yet come a time when all mankind will keep God's Sabbath. God created the Sabbath for mankind (Mark 2:27), and there will yet come a time when all people will keep God's Sabbath. The Bible speaks of God's Kingdom as being established on earth when Jesus Christ returns to rule as "King of Kings and Lord of Lords" (Revelation 11:15; 19:11-16). In addition to ruling over sons of God who will be changed to spirit beings and rule with Christ in the Kingdom of...
  • Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

    12/11/2013 3:11:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2013 | Futurist Ray Kurzweil, Special to CNN
    By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging. Up until recently, health and medicine was basically a hit or miss affair. We would discover interventions such as drugs that had benefits, but also many side effects. Until recently, we did not have the means to actually design interventions on computers. All of that has now changed, and will dramatically change clinical practice by the early 2020s. We now have the information code of the genome and are making exponential gains in modeling and simulating the information processes they give rise...
  • Coming to Grips with Rise of The Machines

    12/06/2013 8:24:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    After you heard President Obama's call for a hike in the minimum wage, you probably wondered the same thing I did: Was Obama sent from the future by Skynet to prepare humanity for its ultimate dominion by robots? But just in case the question didn't occur to you, let me explain. On Tuesday, the day before Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage, the restaurant chain Applebee's announced that it will install iPad-like tablets at every table. Chili's already made this move earlier this year. With these consoles customers will be able to order their meals and pay...
  • The Terrifying Future of The United States

    11/18/2013 3:09:25 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 14 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | June 15, 2013 | StormCloudsGathering
    Published on Jun 5, 2013 If this doesn't wake you up, I don't know what will. Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/StormCloudsGathering Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/collapseupdates Donate: http://StormCloudsGathering.com/donate Visit our website: http://StormCloudsGathering.com Get weekly email updates: http://tinyurl.com/naturalrightsnewsl... ------ Music is original sound track created by me. Composite animations are original. Links to get you started on your research: NDAA 2013 passes with indefinite detention still intact http://rt.com/usa/news/ndaa-indefinit... The Patriot Act http://thepage.time.com/2011/02/15/ho... http://edition.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/... Obama extends Patriot Act: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05... Widespread abuse of patriot act: http://www.aclu.org/national-security... Obama tries to hide information regarding rape and sexual abuse in Abu Ghraib: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world... Obama's kill list:...
  • Predicting America’s Future

    10/23/2013 9:10:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Heartland blog ^ | October 22, 2013 | Alan Caruba
    One of the great parlor games of pundits, politicians, journalists, and just about everyone else is predicting the future. There’s a wonderful book, “The Experts Speak”, that is filled, page after page, with predictions and pronouncements by people of presumed wisdom and knowledge, all of which turned out to be often hilariously wrong. In 1913, regarding Einstein’s theory of relativity, Ernst Mach, a professor of physics at the University of Vienna, said, “I can accept the theory of relativity as little as I can accept the existence of atoms and other such dogmas.” I prefer optimists to pessimists and the...
  • America 3.0: The Coming Reinvention of America

    08/23/2013 3:11:25 PM PDT · by qman · 14 replies
    The American ^ | August 20, 2013 | James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus
    The United States of America is in crisis. The economy is supposedly in recovery, but it is the slowest and most painful economic rebound since the Great Depression. Unemployment is high and millions have dropped out of the workforce entirely. Many American families have suffered a collapse in their net worth since 2009. During the current administration, America’s debt has increased from ten trillion to sixteen trillion dollars. American businesses face a regulatory burden of well over a trillion dollars per year. Investment in start-up businesses is thwarted and innovation is far short of what it should be. The government...
  • How the Post Was Lost

    08/12/2013 10:01:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8-11-13 | Ross Douthat
    MANY American newspapers were doomed to decline from the moment the Internet arrived on personal computers. But The Washington Post, just sold off unexpectedly to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was never really one of them. This is something the sentimental send-offs for the Graham family and its stewardship tended to ignore. As disruptive as the Internet has been for journalism, The Post was uniquely positioned to succeed amid the chaos. And it has struggled, in part, because the paper’s leaders failed to step into an online-era role that should have been theirs for the taking. The nature of that role is...
  • Back to Our 20th-Century Future

    07/25/2013 3:42:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
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  • Cartoon predicts the future 50 years ago. This is amazing insight!

    07/09/2013 8:14:53 PM PDT · by Maceman · 15 replies
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    05/25/2013 1:59:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
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    05/21/2013 6:15:48 AM PDT · by blam · 1 replies
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