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The future is here!

I'm starting a thread about the latest scientific discoveries and advances in technology. Feel free to contribute with news stories, interesting websites, videos or your opinions.


I'll start with this short video about automation and the state of technology TODAY.

Humans Need Not Apply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

I dare you to imagine the future ten years from now!

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I dare you to imagine the future ten years from now!
Hi Cap, great thread.....thinking about the future, especially how things will evolve and change is fascinating and your link is scary food for thought....hmmmm?

Foreign investment and the price of real estate has worldwide pushed communities out of their neighbourhoods and forced people to move to away from work and relatives......everyone is very frustrated. So new, global planning consultancy firms are popping up everywhere.

One revolutionary idea about the future of our modern cities has caught the attention of city planners globally.....its the return of 'the Walled City' Link:
http://blog.arcadis.com/2015/10/putt...-citys-center/

Future plans envisage that 'walled cities' will replace the suburbs and high density highrise cities with fewer streets inside large walls with infrastructure is our future.....

Link at Colorcoat:
"Norman Foster's City of the Future - Sustainable, Zero-Waste and Car Free"

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and your link is scary food for thought....hmmmm
It all depends, if you look at it from a positive angle - automation can liberate us. A lesser need for human work can also mean more time for the joys of life, more time to spend with family, more time to pursue individual interests, more time for science, spirituality, travel or whatever.

But how to incorporate industrial revolution into the current system, that's another question.
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It all depends, if you look at it from a positive angle - automation can liberate us. A lesser need for human work can also mean more time for the joys of life.....
Yes, that would be wonderful....

But here is a development that will have implications for all of us, especially astrologers.....

Animals frozen 30yrs ago were brought back to life this month. Imagine if we did that with humans - do their personalities remain the same? Which natal chart do we use...lots to think about for astrologers in the future!

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"Animals Kept in Deep Freeze for 30yrs brought back to Life"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...ergnet_860792&
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Imagine if we did that with humans - do their personalities remain the same? Which natal chart do we use...lots to think about for astrologers in the future!
Interesting questions! IMO, there is only one birth so natal chart should remain valid. Cryogenics (cryonics) is ruled by Saturn so we should probably look for some kind of Saturn thing in the chart.
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Freeing energy from the grid

It's been almost five years since Justin Hall-Tipping from Nanoholdings made his moving speech about free energy (as he later said, full equipment would be in the cost range of a refrigerator).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuB-6-n-MM

So, what happened? Are we looking at one more suppressed technology?
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THE CONNECTED UNIVERSE

After decades of research, Nassim Haramein, the most disputed physicist of our times has solved Einstein's field equations and proposed a new theoretical model of the Universe. Practical implications of this discovery could push us directly into the new era:
- all energy problems solved, forever
- space travel
- energy/matter conversion etc.
There is no limit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn35...ature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxsWLpCfsfw

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Practical implications of this discovery could push us directly into the new era.....!
Interesting links.....

A down to earth problem preoccupying many engineers at the moment, is "Have you considered whether the road you're driving on really helps the economy and improves lives"....roads in rural areas reduce food waste, but make the wilderness shrink.....?

Currently global planners are seriously considering reducing the number of roads on the planet, especially those extra, unnecessary streets in our cities...the idea is to use the space of for higher density housing in city centers. However, there is resistance from many different groups.....

Link: "Taking the High Road"
http://perspectives.3ds.com/architec...the-high-road/

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Will our future clothes be grown?


What do you think of biologically-grown leather goods? Lab-made leather to technology integrated into fabric....fashion looks to have a strong biological and high tech future....

Link: Boston Business 'Techflash'
The Future of Fashion

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/bl...z&t=1443113077

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Google Boss warns of a ‘Forgotten Century’ with Emails and Photos at Risk…!

What is 'bit rot' and should we to be worried?

Digital material including key historical documents could be lost forever because programs to view them will become defunct, says Vint Cerf. “We are nonchalantly throwing all of our data into what could become an information black hole without realising it. We digitise things because we think we will preserve them but unless we take other steps, those digital versions may not be any better, and may even be worse...“ Cerf told the Guardian......and the problem is already here. In the 1980s, it was routine to save documents on floppy disks, upload Jet Set Willy from cassette to the ZX spectrum, slaughter aliens with a Quickfire II joystick, and have Atari games cartridges in the attic. Even if the disks and cassettes are in good condition, the equipment needed to run them is mostly found only in museums.

Cerf concedes that historians will take steps to preserve material considered important by today’s standards, but argues that the significance of documents and correspondence is often not fully appreciated until hundreds of years later.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have a short term solution to bit rot......they take digital snapshots of computer hard drives while they run different software programs. These can then be uploaded to a computer that mimics the one the software ran on. The result is a computer that can read otherwise defunct files.

Called Project ‚Olive’ has archived the original 1982 graphic adventure game for the Apple II, an early version of WordPerfect, and Doom, the original 1993 first person shooter game.

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Digital material including key historical documents could be lost forever because programs to view them will become defunct...
I don't see how this could be a problem. Even today, we can run all ZX, Commodore or Atari programs with simple emulators.
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From me today - something fast

Scientists build super-maglev train that could hit 1,800 mph

http://www.gizmag.com/1800mph-maglev/32213/
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The DRINKABLE BOOK
filters water
teaches proper sanitation & hygiene
to those in the developing world - or anywhere on our planet

Each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper
capable of killing deadly waterborne diseases
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Each page is coated with silver nanoparticles,
whose ions actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli.
Once water is passed through the filter,
bacteria count is reduced by over 99.99%
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making the filtered water comparable to tap water in the United States of America
This filter paper will revolutionize water purification.
It costs only pennies to produce,
making it by far the cheapest option on the market.
Each filter is capable of giving someone up to 30 days worth of clean water,
and each book is capable of providing someone with clean water for up to 4 years
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CLEANING UP OIL SPILLS WITH MAGNETS http://video.mit.edu/watch/cleaning-...magnets-12612/

MIT researchers have developed a new technique
for magnetically separating oil and water
that could be used to clean up oil spills.
They believe that, with their technique,
the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup
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Just in case Rothschild & Co. win...

Super Earth DISCOVERED Closest ever planet which could house intelligent life FOUND

Only 14 light years away

http://www.express.co.uk/news/scienc...ENS-discovered
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DETACHABLE PLANE CABIN
TO SAVE PASSENGERS IN EMERGENCY LANDINGS/CRASHES ON LAND OR OCEAN
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The plane that can detach its entire CABIN
The technology was invented by Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich,
who has been working on the project for the past three years.
The video above demonstrates exactly how it would work during in-flight emergency situations.
This detachable airplane cabin could save lives during Plane crash
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HOW TO CHARGE YOUR PHONE WITH A MUD OVEN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q1hIGCl420
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This is a challenge for the future...anyone?! To build a smaller more stable atomic clock.

Atomic clocks keep track of time in places where a tiny fraction of a second makes a huge difference. For instance, telecommunications towers employ them to synchronize data.

"Every nanosecond you're off, you're out by 3 feet [0.9 meters]," said John Kitching, a group leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and an expert on small atomic clocks. "So, if you're out by a microsecond, you're off by a mile."

This could cause a satellite to go offline. This is one reason the military wants to build more stable clocks....because they want ones that stay synchronized, even if they are out of contact with GPS systems for extended periods of time.

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There Could Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050

In three decades, the world's oceans will contain more discarded plastic than fish when measured by weight, researchers say.

The shocking finding was revealed in a newly released Ellen MacArthur Foundation report that investigates the inefficiency of the world's plastic economy.

http://www.discovery.com/dscovrd/nat...ocean-by-2050/
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Just in case Rothschild & Co. win...

Super Earth DISCOVERED Closest ever planet which could house intelligent life FOUND

Only 14 light years away

http://www.express.co.uk/news/scienc...ENS-discovered
So you're saying we should just give up on looking for "intelligent life" on our own planet?
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So you're saying we should just give up on looking for "intelligent life" on our own planet?
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There Could Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050


In three decades, the world's oceans will contain more discarded plastic than fish when measured by weight, researchers say.

The shocking finding was revealed in a newly released Ellen MacArthur Foundation report that investigates the inefficiency of the world's plastic economy.

http://www.discovery.com/dscovrd/nat...ocean-by-2050/
Maybe and maybe not

because


WORLDS FIRST OCEAN CLEANING SYSTEM
by The Ocean Cleanup Team
Is the longest floating structure in world history



Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup
said:

“......Taking care of the world’s ocean garbage problem
is one of the largest environmental challenges mankind faces today.
Not only will this first cleanup array contribute to cleaner waters and coasts
but it simultaneously is an essential step towards our goal of cleaning up the
GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH
This deployment will enable us to study the system’s efficiency and durability over time"



Boyan Slat announced at Asia’s largest technology conference
the Seoul Digital Forum, in South-Korea.
that
the world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the world’s oceans
is to be deployed in 2016



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The feasibility of deployment, off the coast of Tsushima,
an island located in the waters between Japan and South-Korea is currently being researched
http://www.theoceancleanup.com/blog/...d-in-2016.html
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So you're saying we should just give up on looking for "intelligent life" on our own planet?

In June 2014, the Kluge Center of the Library of (US) Congress held a seminar focusing on Astrobiology with panel member, Steven Dick (1949) an American astronomer, author, and historian of science most noted for his work in the field of Astrobiology:

The Biological Universe: The Twentieth Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate and the Limits of Science (Cambridge University Press, 1996);
The Living Universe: NASA and the Development of Astrobiology (2005).


From his work in Astrobiology, Dick is known for advancing the ideas of Cosmotheology and the ‘post-biological universe’. Cosmotheology holds that theology should be based on what we know about the universe, namely that we are not in a central physical position, and possibly not in a central position biologically….

The idea of a ‘post-biological universe’ emerges from taking seriously cultural evolution as an integral part of cosmic evolution, and application of the ‘Intelligence Principle’. Assuming the “strong artificial intelligence” is possible, then most intelligent life existing beyond the Earth will have evolved to post-biological machine intelligence.


Link: Wikipedia 'Steven Dick - Astrobiology'
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Maybe and maybe not

because


WORLDS FIRST OCEAN CLEANING SYSTEM
by The Ocean Cleanup Team
Is the longest floating structure in world history



Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup
said:

“......Taking care of the world’s ocean garbage problem
is one of the largest environmental challenges mankind faces today.
Not only will this first cleanup array contribute to cleaner waters and coasts
but it simultaneously is an essential step towards our goal of cleaning up the
GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH
This deployment will enable us to study the system’s efficiency and durability over time"



Boyan Slat announced at Asia’s largest technology conference
the Seoul Digital Forum, in South-Korea.
that
the world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the world’s oceans
is to be deployed in 2016



.


The feasibility of deployment, off the coast of Tsushima,
an island located in the waters between Japan and South-Korea is currently being researched
http://www.theoceancleanup.com/blog/...d-in-2016.html
It's good to see progress! However, cleaning the ocean is not so simple. The average ocean depth is 3,7 km (2,3 miles) and...

THERE’S EVEN MORE PLASTIC ON THE OCEAN FLOOR THAN ON ITS SURFACE


http://www.newsweek.com/theres-even-...surface-292715

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It's good to see progress!
Quite
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However, cleaning the ocean is not so simple.
No one assumes cleaning the ocean is simple
although perhaps it is

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The average ocean depth is 3,7 km (2,3 miles) and...


THERE’S EVEN MORE PLASTIC ON THE OCEAN FLOOR THAN ON ITS SURFACE

http://www.newsweek.com/theres-even-...surface-292715
When cleaning an ocean one needs to commence somewhere

The surface is the obvious place
and furthermore
less plastic floating on the surface
means less plastic sinking to the ocean floor

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