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.”
"...The difference is Buffet seems to realize that, you can only take so much before people start pushing back. A few sweet words here and there may help with your image when the guillotines get erected" [SH] /r/futurology
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.)
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?
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
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]
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.
/r/Futurology at it's best. "Giving every adult in the United States a $1,000 cash handout per month would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion by 2025". Keep breaking windows and get the inflation even more out of hand guys, that'll help!
[/r/japan] "Yep, I used to read upliftingnews, but then realized a lot of the stories aren't uplifting at all. /r/DarkFuturology or /r/LateStageCapitalism might be closer to the truth." [+18]
Temporary Sanity Breaks Out in /r/Futurology. "Their "production hell" is the result of inexperience, poor planning, and bad coordination. Now they are in spin mode. Dangling the bright shiny robotic future and the incredible vision of Musk to cover up the cluster fuck that their operation is."
[#37|+999|49] There is no reason to ever build another coal plant in the United States. For the second year in a row, wind and solar accounted for roughly two-thirds of new U.S. generating capacity, while natural gas and nuclear made up most of the rest. [/r/Futurology]