Democratic candidate Andrew Yang predicts 'mass riots and violence' if impact of technology goes unchecked
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Underground Transportation: Boring Company tunnel
permalink | original | comments | Futurology | 25th May '19
Bill Nye on climate change: “It’s not 50 to 75 years away — it’s 10 or 15. We can do this! Iowa gets 25 percent of its electricity from the wind. Texas, the oil state, gets 10 percent of its electricity from the wind. Let’s change the world!”
comments | Futurology | 24th May '19
Scientists created high-tech wood by removing the lignin from natural wood using hydrogen peroxide. The remaining wood is very dense and has a tensile strength of around 404 megapascals, making it 8.7 times stronger than natural wood and comparable to metal structure materials including steel.
comments | Futurology | 24th May '19
Samsung AI lab develops tech that can animate highly realistic heads using only a few -or in some cases - only one starter image.
comments | Futurology | 23rd May '19
We’ll soon know the exact air pollution from every power plant in the world. That’s huge. - Satellite data plus artificial intelligence equals no place to hide.
comments | Futurology | 22nd May '19
China’s new ‘social credit system’ is a dystopian nightmare - It’s a real-life example of Orwell’s “1984” and a potential future if increasing government surveillance is left unchecked.
comments | Futurology | 20th May '19
Self-driving cars have to be safer than regular cars. The question is how much. A study found that the sooner highly automated vehicles are deployed, the more lives will ultimately be saved, even if the cars are just slightly safer than cars driven by humans.
comments | Futurology | 19th May '19
Lyft executive suggests drivers become mechanics after they're replaced by self-driving robo-taxis
comments | Futurology | 15th May '19
Researchers develop viable, environmentally-friendly alternative to Styrofoam. For the first time, the researchers report, the plant-based material surpassed the insulation capabilities of Styrofoam. It is also very lightweight and can support up to 200 times its weight without changing shape.
comments | Futurology | 14th May '19
Burger King is bringing the Impossible Whopper to three new cities
comments | Futurology | 14th May '19
Bill Nye: "By the end of this century, if temperatures keep rising, the average temperature on earth could go up another 4 to 8 degrees. What I'm saying is, the planet's on f****ing fire... you idiots. Grow the f*** up. You're adults now."
comments | Futurology | 14th May '19