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      The future is pretty awesome

      A counter-balance to all my gloom and doom political threads. It's not all bad. There's plenty of reason to believe society and technology will simply outgrow many of the problems we're currently stressing about, and lots of other stuff going on that's just plain cool. I expect I'll be sharing a lot of TED talks here. Post whatever you think supports the topic.

      On the political front:




      And here's a kid showing you can still dream huge dreams and build incredible things in your own garage:


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      Re: The future is pretty awesome

      That actually is a good idea and if they use UV filtered (to get rid of any bacteria) rain water from rain water harvesting systems its quite environmentally friendly.

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      Re: The future is pretty awesome

      That urinal is actually pretty clever. As for the hoverboards, we're already halfway there.

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      Imagine a world where there was no such thing as an unwanted pregnancy.

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      Re: The future is pretty awesome

      Try not to get too depressed when you realize how many of your friends wouldn't have existed, though.

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      MIT Builds Self-Replicating Machines | IdeaFeed | Big Think

      Granted, this could also segue into an oh-god-the-horror future, but self-replicating machina are a prerequisite technology for one possible singularity.


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      I'm terrified of the Singularity. This is going to give me nightmares.

      I'm getting my Flamethrower and paying a visit to MIT after work. Their hubris knows no limits... and so my hand is forced.

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      I'm terrified of the Singularity. This is going to give me nightmares.

      I'm getting my Flamethrower and paying a visit to MIT after work. Their hubris knows no limits... and so my hand is forced.
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      This is about as much as we know about the singularity. We know it will come eventually, and that it'll be revolutionary, but we don't really understand how wide it will reach and exactly what will change.

      What we can probably assume though is that, like the internet, the social ramifications are going to be far huger than the IT crap we worry about.

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