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Accelerating the take off
Posted: 18 October 2018

What most people don't realise is that air traffic is growing exponentially, at an accelerating rate, globally. This is driven partly by increased efficiency due to tech, as well as increased affluence, especially in places like India and China, the biggest markets for future travel. It's one of the paradoxes of ...

MindBullet logo CRUISING THE CROWDED SKIES
Everybody who's anybody is a frequent flyer
Dateline: 20 March 2038
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CRUISING THE CROWDED SKIES

Published on: 18 October 2018 1 Comment

Everybody who's anybody is a frequent flyer

Dateline: 20 March 2038

In the last couple of decades, air traffic has rocketed. Annual air passenger numbers have shot up from less than 8 billion in 2018 to over 20 billion today. That's almost three times the world population, every year! Bearing in mind that hardly any flights exceed 24 hours, that means that, on average, 60 million people are boarding flights, somewhere, every day. And that doesn't include drone taxis and private planes. The only way major air terminals can cope with the hordes is increased reliance on ...

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Your DNA test might be worth less than you thought
Posted: 17 October 2018


MindBullet logo THE TRUE COST OF YOUR DNA
Shouldn't you be rewarded if you are the product?
Dateline: 23 September 2023
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Deepfaking the next election
Posted: 17 October 2018

We've seen the impact of new media and social media on election campaigns, and the storm that's raging over fake news. But what happens when deepfakes rig election results, and it's only discovered after the fact? Will legislators bring in a 'cooling off period' for election results?

Why deepfakes are a real threat to elections and society
17 October 2018
Experts predict that deepfake videos will be the newest way false information is spread. Some researchers even have a wager going on whether they will ...
MindBullet logo FACEBOOK WINS IT FOR POTUS!
Fears the social giant swayed voters as Republicans sue
Dateline: 12 November 2016
"All you had to do was see the news feeds for Donald Trump. They were all negative, whereas those for Bernie Sanders were all positive," says Kurt Azazel, ...
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Equality is all in the genes, if you can afford it
Posted: 10 October 2018 1 Comment


MindBullet logo BABY, WHO IS CLONING YOU NOW?
Celebrities outraged at pirate body features, demand royalties for their DNA
Dateline: 21 March 2026
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Cows that tweet
Posted: 15 October 2018

A little while ago we wrote about connecting organic things like plants and animals to the internet. Well, here you go, courtesy of MIT Technology Review.

Subcutaneous Fitbits? These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future
15 October 2018
Livestock Labs is getting bio-monitors under cows’ skin in hopes of helping farmers spot disease earlier, and it wants to bring its tech to people, too.
MindBullet logo INTERNET OF ORGANIC THINGS
Plants that tweet and pets that ping
Dateline: 13 October 2023
Does your prize rose bush send you an email when it needs specific nutrients, or tweet incessantly when it's thirsty? Does your Labrador retriever ping you ...