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Melting permafrost may release deadly diseases
Posted: 6 May 2017

We worry about terrorism; we worry about the rise of the Right; we worry about seas rising because of global warming. But here's something new to worry about: the melting of the permafrost is freeing ancient bacteria and viruses that may reintroduce long-forgotten dread diseases to mankind.

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Climate Change Is Freeing Ancient Infections From Their Icy Prisons
6 May 2017
Deadly viruses and bacteria are another side effect of global warming.
Creating a new liberated Internet
Posted: 28 April 2017

The Internet has liberated us, democratising information and changing the way we live, learn, socialise and do business. But in exchange we have effectively given away what could be the most valuable commodity in the world - our data. This quote from Yuvan Harari, author of Homo Deus, sums it up perfectly:
'In the twenty-first century, our personal data is probably the most valuable resource ...

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Blockchain Technology Has The Power to Let Us Build An Entirely New Internet
28 April 2017
Blockchain has the potential of revolutionizing the internet. Decentralizing information will lead to greater transparency.
MindBullet logo THE NEW GOLD OF THE 21st CENTURY
Data drives massive profits for the new corporate titans
Dateline: 23 October 2026
It's certainly not oil, it's not even water. The new 'gold' of the 21st century is data. And a range of corporate giants are using it to drive massive ...
Flying cars will be a reality
Posted: 18 April 2017 1 Comment

One of our science fiction dreams has always been flying cars...and yet they have sadly failed to materialise. But watch this space! This is just one of many companies working on the dream. And check out the video of a working demonstration of the military model that is already flying.

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Is this the flying car you've been waiting for?
18 April 2017
For the past several years, Israeli aerospace firm Urban Aeronautics has been developing a VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft that was first known as the AirMule, and is now called the Cormorant. Although the vehicle is aimed mainly at military applications, the company has previously mentioned that its Metro Skyways subsidiary is exploring the possibility of a civilian aircraft ...
Space debris threatens our future
Posted: 22 April 2017

Over the past few years, we have published a few MindBullets about the dangers of space debris - see below. But this latest documentary from the European Space Agency puts the issue into stark perspective.

http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/MindBullets/MindBulletsDetails.aspx?MindBulletID=527 ...

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Elon Musk's plans to reach into our brains
Posted: 22 April 2017

There is no limit, it seems, to Elon Musk's curiosity and determination to change the world. PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, Solar City (now part of Tesla), Hyperloop....it goes on and on. And now there's Neuralink, his new company aimed at building an interface between our brains and the digital world - what Musk has called a neural lace. It's an astonishing and deeply fascinating endeavor - read the ...

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Here's Everything You Need to Know about Elon Musk's Human/AI Brain Merge
22 April 2017
Elon Musk is ready to transform our minds.
The power of truth and science
Posted: 22 April 2017

In this era of post truth and 'alternative facts', astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a powerful message for anyone who believes in truth and the power of scientific thinking. Take the time to listen.

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Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson Has a Critically Important Message for Americans
22 April 2017
The famed scientist has something you need to hear.
Google's latest patent is glue to stick people to cars!
Posted: 22 April 2017

That's a crazy idea! But is it crazy enough? That's a phrase we often use to stimulate creative thinking when we work with our clients around the world. And it certainly applies to the latest patent from Google - special adhesive on cars that will stick pedestrians who get hit in an accident to the bonnet of the vehicle. Seriously!

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Google's New Patent? Sticky Cars That Don't Let Go of People They Run Over (No, Seriously)
22 April 2017
A new Google patent featuring a rather innovative use of adhesive technology could make self-driving cars safer for pedestrians who are getting run over.
Can the Blockchain reinvent our world?
Posted: 20 April 2017 1 Comment

Futureworld tagged the Blockchain as a potentially massive disruptor many months ago. The evidence is building up that it will be just that, and not only in the world of financial services. Read on to discover how it is being used for everything from tracking blood diamonds to securing supply chains.

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Bitcoin’s foundations are reinventing more than money
20 April 2017
Blockchains are being used to trace blood diamonds, verify health records, and secure supply chains.
MindBullet logo BLOCKCHAIN TRADING DISRUPTS CURRENCY EXCHANGES
Say goodbye to forex spreads and broker commission
Dateline: 27 July 2019
The new Blockchain Equitable Spread Trading system or BEST has banks and brokers in a tizzy. They've effectively been disintermediated, which is probably ...
Facebook's ambitious plans for humanity
Posted: 20 April 2017

Facebook is a place where you go to look at pictures of cats, and find out things about people you don't know that you wish you'd never learnt in the first place, right? Facebook has much, much bigger plans, including brain interfaces to access and process information at five times as fast as we do today, and hearing through our skins. Read on.

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Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it
20 April 2017
At its F8 developers conference, Facebook has outlined several of its visions for AI, networking and virtual reality. The work of its Building 8 product development team is perhaps the most ambitious of all: Facebook researchers are exploring ways to type with your brain and hear through your skin.
VR comes to Google Earth
Posted: 19 April 2017 1 Comment

Google Earth is already amazing - and now Google has added astonishing VR capacity. Check this video out for a taste!

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Levis' and Google partner on smart jacket
Posted: 14 March 2017 1 Comment

The drive towards smart clothing continues, this time in a partnership between Levi's and Google. Feel like having a connected jacket - this is your chance!

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Levi’s smart jacket, featuring Google Jacquard, hits shelves later this year
14 March 2017
When an article of clothing is described as "smart", it usually means that the item is particularly chic, neat or fashionable. But the Google Jacquard-equipped Commuter Jacket from Levi's is smart by the 21st-century IoT definition.
Intel goes driverless!
Posted: 14 March 2017

So what business are you in? Auto makers say they are now in the business of mobility - and chipmaker Intel has just splurged $15-billion on buying an Israeli company that develops technology for driverless vehicles. What an interesting world! Is your business being left behind?

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Intel splashes $15b on autonomous vehicle company Mobileye
14 March 2017
Intel is much more than a computer hardware company these days. One future-flavored pie that the firm is sticking its fingers into is driverless vehicle technology and today it may have just gone and plunged a whole fist in, with a US$15 billion acquisition of Israeli company Mobileye.
Learning from leaves
Posted: 14 March 2017

Scientists develop a molecule that can use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide which can then be used as fuel.

http://newatlas.com/molecule-co2-carbon-neutral-fuel/48390/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=8b2ebac119-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-8b2ebac119-92385905 ...

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MindBullet logo SCIENCE CLONES NATURE FOR 'FREE' ENERGY PLAN
Nano-machines do photosynthesis better than leaves
Dateline: 12 June 2030
What started as a bold project at Imperial College London in 2009, has now reached its first stage of commercialization in the deserts of north Africa. Photosynthesis, it is said, is evolution's most valuable result. The intricate chemistry involved in plants is the source of almost all energy that fuels living things on the planet. Plants use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide ...
Denmark runs on wind energy
Posted: 4 March 2017

We remain fascinated by the steady advance in alternative energy technologies. Can anyone really still be thinking that our energy future lies in fossil fuels?

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Denmark Just Ran Their Entire Country on 100% Wind Energy
4 March 2017
Thanks in part to the installation of a new offshore wind turbine installation, Denmark was recently able to power the entire country for a day with wind ...
MindBullet logo SOLAR POWER GOES VIRAL
Rooftop, backyard and portable solar is the new meme
Dateline: 15 March 2022
The biggest energy revolution in 150 years has arrived gradually, then suddenly. Now it's here. Personal solar power has displaced central utilities ...
The blockchain revolution
Posted: 4 March 2017

We;ve been telling our clients - across all industries - for more than two years now that the Blockchain is a deeply disruptive technology. Here are some of the latest developments.

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In Case You Missed it, The Blockchain Revolution's Officially Begun
4 March 2017
Two research labs in Japan and Scotland are being set up to research cryptography, smart contracts, and upgrading cryptocurrency systems.
MindBullet logo BLOCKCHAIN TRADING DISRUPTS CURRENCY EXCHANGES
Say goodbye to forex spreads and broker commission
Dateline: 27 July 2019
The new Blockchain Equitable Spread Trading system or BEST has banks and brokers in a tizzy. They've effectively been disintermediated, which is probably ...
Ford invests $1bn into driverless cars startup
Posted: 25 February 2017

The race to deliver self-driving vehicles to the marketplace is getting serious, with Elon Musk stating that within 10 years, ALL new vehicles will be electric and autonomous, and now Ford investing $1-billion into an AI startup to produce driverless vehicles.
It must be terrifying right now to be a traditional auto manufacturer. But think about it. What's happening to the auto industry is ...

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Ford is putting $1 billion into an AI startup, Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving car
25 February 2017
The automaker will take a majority stake in Argo AI, founded by two top engineers from Google and Uber.
And it's happening!
Posted: 17 February 2017 1 Comment

We published the attached MindBullet only yesterday - and look at the news that has just been released in India.
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/state-bank-india-announces-financial-blockchain-consortium-bankchain/ ...

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MindBullet logo EMERGING MARKETS RACE FOR DIGITAL CURRENCY FIRST PLACE
Who will lead the global chaincash system?
Dateline: 13 March 2019
Several emerging economies are in a desperate tech race to be the first to establish a blockchain based fiat currency with global acceptance. The contenders, perhaps surprisingly, are the new giants, China and India, and little-known South Africa. Rich countries are too rigid in their financial structures and too protective of their established reserve currency status to risk a game changing ...
A tax on robots
Posted: 17 February 2017 1 Comment

Back in February 2015 we wrote about a tax on robots. The European Parliament has just rejected this idea, while passing new regulations on AI and introducing an insurance scheme for driverless cars. But with robots, automation and AI set to wipe out billions of 'human' jobs, how long before the idea of a tax on robots is back before the legislators of the world?

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EU move to bring in AI laws, but reject robot tax proposal
17 February 2017
The European Parliament has voted on a resolution to regulate the development of artificial intelligence and robotics. The proposed rules include ...
MindBullet logo ROBOEARTH TAXES THE MACHINES
With robots paying labour tax, the 99% can be as idle and as comfortable as the elites
Dateline: 4 July 2025
We're living in the age of abundance. The age of the algorithm. The age of... well, automated utopia. Who would have thought that this soon, with machines ...
Flame-spitting drones clear power lines
Posted: 19 February 2017

How about a nightmare vision of drones spewing fire from the sky? Well, it's happening today, but for a good cause. In China, drones fitted with flamethrowers are being used to blast and burn hanging debris off power lines.

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China's Drones Spew Fire to Burn Trash Off Power Lines - SERIOUS WONDER
19 February 2017
As drones become more accessible, China adds one extra innovation into their arsenal - burning debris off power lines! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
The AI weapon in the war against cancer
Posted: 19 February 2017

Artificial Intelligence is not something that's going to happen in the future. It's around us today, making a massive impact in virtually every field of human endeavour....not least medicine. Read how AI is being used in the battle against cancer.

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Artificial Intelligence Combats Cancer By Identifying Effective Drug Combinations - SERIOUS WONDER
19 February 2017
Cancer might be seeing its last days as artificial intelligence set its sights upon its eventual termination! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder

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