Hey futurology - can we find articles from 5-7 years ago (or even more - even 20 years) about amazing breakthroughs that actually ended up to successful implementations? I would like to see an article talking about revolutions enabling the modern smartphone, drones, modern Lithium batteries etc..
I wonder if competitive Rocket League could ever get to the point of setting up a holographic cage in a football stadium and projecting the cars to actual size for the fans to watch in real-time 3D? [ShowerThoughts] [Futurology]
South Korea's internet provider SK Broadband rolls out 2.5Gbps internet using using Gigabit-Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology; will roll out 5Gbps and 10Gbps internet services in the second half of the year. (x-post /r/futurology)
California is set to begin sales of recreational marijuana on January 1. The market is expected to hit $3.7 billion in 2018 alone, and that number will increase to over $5 billion in 2019. • r/Futurology
A Futurology TIL - There is a campaign against sex robots. They believe it objectifies women and is similar to prostitution in that it gives all power to the buyer. “Advocates of sex with robots are really advocates of the sex trade.”
Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities - “ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead.” (x-post from r/Futurology)
[D] Charles Stross Keynote at the 34C3 on the role of AI in democracy and problems we might contribute to with our research (NOT singularity, AGI or futurology). How, if at all, does r/machinelearning consider the societal role of our research?
I am Luke Muehlhauser, CEO of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Ask me anything about the Singularity, AI progress, technological forecasting, and researching Friendly AI! (AMA on r/Futurology.)
Marijuana Shows Promise As the Next Brain Cancer Treatment - "People treated with THC and CBD (together with temozolomide, a chemotherapy drug) had an 83 percent one-year survival rate. Those who didn’t get the cannabinoid treatment only had a 53 percent survival rate." [x-post from r/futurology]
Futurology, you are a subreddit that often brings hope about our future. Many of us have desperately attempted to make our voices heard on the issue of Net Neutrality only to fail today with the passing of the FCC vote. What upcoming communications technology could save the internet?
r/Futurology must band together on a project to convince the general public that these are some of the best of times for humanity and that their doom and gloom pessimism is mostly misguided... lest this false pessimism become self-fulfilling.
Fewer than 10% of people in Norway use cash — and a senior official thinks it could disappear completely in a decade: Norway has effectively become the world's first cashless society, according to one of the country's most senior economic policymakers. • r/Futurology
Richard Branson: "I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone." • r/Futurology