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“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”

The Las Vegas shuttle

#Travel
Mon, January 15th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Business Insider looks at the driverless bus on the Las Vegas strip. Keolis, the French transportation company behind the project, reports that albeit the distance…

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How to Escape Planet Earth

Evacuating Earth

#Space
Sun, January 14th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

If you are tired of the ride and want to get off planet Earth, how do you go about it? Isaac Arthur explains it all.…

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“Some of us will do anything to be liked.”

Long-term effects of social media

#Internet
Sat, January 13th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The official Anonymous YouTube channel has this short documentary explaining how Facebook is reprogramming its users by using psychology tricks.

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“Automation doesn't have to be a replacement for human workers.”

Minimum wage increase reducing the number of jobs

#Food
Fri, January 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The restaurant industry employs circa 10% of the American workforce, now are at risk to be displaced by automation. Ironically, minimum wage increases are making…

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“The idea is to extract value from customers in the name of absurd growth.”

How the Internet is using us in the name of corporate greed

#Companies
Thu, January 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

On Big Think Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff explains how corporate aristocracy is using the internet to steal users' time and energy for profit. Media Theorist…

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“The e-Palette, a vehicle that may one day not only deliver, but cook Pizza Hut offerings en route.”

Autonomous pizza delivery vehicle

#Food
Wed, January 10th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

TheNextWeb brings to attention the e-Palette, a self-driving vehicle capable of making pizzas and delivering them all by itself. It's kinda like the grocery store…

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“Scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds.”

Smartphones make you dumb

#Health
Tue, January 9th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Amazing as these miniature technological wonders might appear, The Globe and Mail points to the growing body of scientific evidence highlighting how smartphones are killing…

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“Imagine if you were allowed to eat as many M&M’s as you wanted.”

Direct air capture

#Environment
Mon, January 8th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to the WeForum website, direct air capture — a method in which carbon dioxide is pulled out of the air and, in some cases,…

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“An autonomous grocery store department on wheels”

Robomart

#Food
Sun, January 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The concept of the grocery store itself is now under assault with the idea of the Robomart, an autonomous vehicle loaded with the kind of…

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Cellular agriculture production costs slashed by 50% last September

Test tube fish food

#Food
Sat, January 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The cleverly named Finless Foods, a biotechnology company trying to figure out how to make cellular agriculture cheap and plentiful, has reportedly cut costs of…

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Fly a DeLorean

The DeLorean DR7 from DeLorean Aerospace

#Travel
Fri, January 5th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Reportedly, DeLorean Aerospace promises that their DR7, a personal commuter aircraft, should be fully flying by the end of 2018. The shape looks less like…

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“It is hard to fully appreciate what it did for the city and, really, the nation.”

The New York Subway system

#Opinion
Thu, January 4th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

If you are one that loves subways — I mean, c'mon, you get to ride a train in the middle of a city — you…

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“What went wrong with the 21st century.”

Dude, you broke the future

#Future
Wed, January 3rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Charlie Stross' angry opinion rambled from the pulpit of his soap box will tell you everything that went wrong with the 21st century, where we…

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“An inevitable era where humanity merges with AI, eradicates disease and spreads to the stars.”

Science Reinaissance

#Future
Tue, January 2nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

FirstPost brings to attention the Renaissance Age, an era where genomics, nanotechnology, space exploration, and robotics (GNR) will completely redefine humans. In the next two…

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“The surface of the road is made of transparent concrete.”

China opens solar road

#Technology
Mon, January 1st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Clean Technica reports that China has opened a 1-kilometer long solar road capable of producing 1 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. The energy will be…

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“Leaving pocket change for everybody else.”

The vast majority of economic gains are going to the top 10 percent

#Money
Sun, December 31st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to the New York Times, unlike the post-war period in which most of the economic gains experienced in-between recessions would go to most of…

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“Commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.”

Fusion within our lifetimes

#Technology
Sat, December 30th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

According to NBC News, experts seem to think that we are so close to achieving fusion that by the year 2030 there will be commercially…

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“How different technologies may reshape the retail world.”

What the future of retail may look like

#Future
Fri, December 29th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit Bloomberg is quick at pointing out that this exact type of future may not come to fruition, fully automated retail where there is little…

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“The entire practice of medicine can be revolutionized by technology.”

Tech sector going after health care

#Health
Thu, December 28th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Wanting a slice of the $3 trillion dollars spent on health care in the United States, big companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft are doing…

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“Completely driverless trucks are already being used”

Self driving vehicles unlikely to happen during the careers of existing drivers

#Future
Wed, December 27th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit several Canadian companies are investing in Tesla's new electric semi-trailer truck, they are aware that the self-driving revolution may not happen for at least…

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