Futurists predict what the world of tomorrow will look like

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We have seen tremendous changes in technology in the short span of two years. IQ by Intel is now casting their gaze toward the future. It has a lot to do with Moore’s Law, an observation made by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore. It states that every two years the number of transistors that can fit on a microchip will double, leading to an exponential rise in computing power and the many groundbreaking advances that derive from it.

 

 

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Top 7 best-case scenarios for the future

If things go really well, our civilization will continue to evolve and diversify.

A lot of science fiction and visions of the future from futurists lean towards the negative – and for good reason.  Our environment is a mess, we have a nasty tendency to misuse technologies, and we’re becoming increasingly capable of destroying ourselves. But the demise of the civilization is by no means guaranteed. Should we find a way to manage the risks and avoid dystopic outcomes, our far future looks astonishingly bright. Here are seven best-case scenarios for the future of humanity.

 

 

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb tells us why futurists get it wrong

According to Taleb the future will not be cool.

What will your future surroundings look like in five, 10 or 25 years.  Your imagination will probably see new things in it, things we call innovation, improvements, and killer technologies. These common concepts concerning innovation, we will see, are not just offensive aesthetically, but they are nonsense both empirically and philosophically.

 

 

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Weapons of the Future (Videos)

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The Last Stand sponsored by Gears of War 2 – Part 1: Attack

Here are two videos about weapons of the future.  These videos were produced by Microsoft to go along with the release of their Gears of War 2 video game.  In part 1 of this documentary, sponsored by Gears of War 2, we speak with military strategists, war historians, weapons experts and think tank members to lay out what an invasion by a hostile alien species might look like. (Part 2 video after the break)

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