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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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!
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.
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.
Google Earth is already amazing - and now Google has added astonishing VR capacity. Check this video out for a taste!
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!
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?
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 ...
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?
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.
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 ...
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/ ...
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?
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.
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.
It's a crazy idea....but is it crazy enough? That's a question we often ask here at FutureWorld, and when it comes to Project Loon, it seems the answer is yes, it's crazy enough. Alphabet, Google's parent, has announced that plans to beam Internet access to remote areas through connected balloons is steaming ahead.
The writing is on the wall...