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The beginning of the end for internal combustion engines
Posted: 19 February 2019

China accused of dumping as prices plummet
Dateline: 5 March 2029
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Big (dirty) Data is watching you
Posted: 14 February 2019

When is predictive policing on the wrong side of the law? When the AI system it's based on is built or trained on corrupt data!

Police across the US are training crime-predicting AIs on falsified data
14 February 2019
A new report shows how supposedly objective systems can perpetuate corrupt policing practices.
Using online behaviour and social activity, government looks to catch terrorists and criminals in advance
Dateline: 1 April 2019
Reports from the Dark Web are filtering through: China has activated its 'predictive policing' platform known as the Peoples' Public Security Evaluation or ...
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Published on: 14 February 2019

Love in the post digital age

Dateline: 14 February 2029

Ten years ago, it was all about sending a selfie, or perhaps something more risqué and risky, to your beloved, or the secret of your heart's desire. Now it's a lot different. We've moved beyond snapchat and Instagram; haptic telepresence is simulated teleportation. We've conquered space and time, virtually; and with brain-computer interfaces our very thoughts can be shared. But still lovers lament... Roses are red, violets are blue,
I searched for a mate, my AI chose you. Our first date was online, ...

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Turning plastic waste into fuel
Posted: 13 February 2019

A team of chemists at Purdue may have found a partial solution to our plastic woes. As detailed in a paper published this week in Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, the chemists discovered a way to convert polypropylene—a type of plastic commonly used in toys, medical devices, and product packaging like potato ...

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POD racer makes its maiden flight
Posted: 7 February 2019

About a year ago, we published a MindBullet about foolish, courageous innovators racing passenger drones. It seems this was not so far fetched, and they are testing 'flying sports cars' right now. But it's so much easier to refer to them as PODs (passenger optimized drones).

Personal ‘flying sports car’ made its maiden flight and didn’t crash
7 February 2019
Half a century ago, futurists predicted that personal aircraft would be the norm by the year 2000 or shortly thereafter. Well, it’s 2019 and the promise of ...
Racing flying cars is a thing
Dateline: 12 January 2020
It's exhilarating, it's dangerous, and it's happening. Contrary to common sense and good advice, young geeks are taking part in a dangerous game, racing ...
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Published on: 7 February 2019

Tycoon's family in feud with his avatar wife's lawyers

Dateline: 1 February 2034

Dr Akihiro Miaku the famous Japanese tycoon who died earlier this year under mysterious circumstances (rumoured poisoning) is back in the headlines, after his will was leaked to the press by a disgruntled, anonymous, family member. Dr Miaku, who had significant business interests in the Japanese renewable energy sector, was revealed to have left his entire 3 billion Yen (27.5 million USD) fortune to his wife - a hologram nicknamed Suzi. The eccentric billionaire married his hologram wife 11 years ...

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