Posts Tagged ‘futorology’

Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine
Valery Yarynich glances nervously over his shoulder. Clad in a brown leather jacket, the 72-year-old former Soviet colonel is hunkered in the back of the dimly lit Iron Gate restaurant in Washington, DC. It’s March 2009—the Berlin Wall came down two decades ago—but the lean and fit Yarynich...
July 20th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More

Shocking Ideas That Could Change the World

Shocking Ideas That Could Change the World
Warning: The ideas expressed here may be dangerous. For this year’s list, we walked right past the usual suspects and went looking for trouble. We wanted radicals, heretics, agitators—big thinkers with controversial, game-changing propositions. We found a prison reformer who wants to empty jails,...
July 13th, 2010 | Big Ideas | Read More

BIG BANG BIG BOOM

BIG BANG BIG BOOM
BLU’s new wall painted animation is an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end. direction and animation by BLU blublu.org production and distribution by ARTSH.it artsh.it sountrack by ANDREA MARTIGNONI BIG BAG BIG BOOM – the...
July 6th, 2010 | Evolution | Read More

Vegetarian Brains

Vegetarian Brains
Vegetarians are more intelligent, says study Posted by Tino Verducci from The Future is Vegan Frequently dismissed as cranks, their fussy eating habits tend to make them unpopular with dinner party hosts and guests alike. But now it seems they may have the last laugh, with research showing vegetarians...
June 30th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Feathering the Falcon’s nest

Feathering the Falcon’s nest
ELON MUSK is not, to paraphrase James Watson’s bon mot about Francis Crick, a man given to modest moods. Today, though, he might be forgiven a little hubris. The co-founder of PayPal, and developer of the Tesla, the first modern electric sports car, has long wanted to get into the space business as...
June 13th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Entrepreneurs leading the Space Race

Entrepreneurs leading the Space Race
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — At the Bigelow Aerospace factory here, the full-size space station mockups sitting on the warehouse floor look somewhat like puffy white watermelons. The interiors offer a hint of what spacious living in space might look like. From the New York Times by Kenneth Chang “Every...
June 11th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Noam Chomsky and Latin America

Noam Chomsky and Latin America
Noam Chomsky speaks about the future and predicts difficult situations for China and India. On the other hand he analyzes the appearance of progressiveness in Latin America as very important. For the first time in 500 years, LA is moving towards a degree of independence and a kind of integration and...
June 7th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

Noam Chomsky barred by Israelis from lecturing in Palestinian West Bank

Noam Chomsky barred by Israelis from lecturing in Palestinian West Bank
US academic denies claim that misunderstanding by border officials was to blame for ban (Noam Chomsky – refused entry to Palestinian West Bank by Israel during lecture tour Rex Features) Noam Chomsky, whose withering critiques of political establishments have earned him the wrath of regimes...
May 21st, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

Geek Power

Geek Power
“It’s funny in a way”, says Bill Gates, relaxing in an armchair in his office. “When I was young, I didn’t know any old people. When we did the microprocessor revolution, there was nobody old, nobody. It’s weird how old this industry has become.” The Microsoft cofounder and I, a couple...
May 1st, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

The World Peace Conference

The World Peace Conference
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 19 to 22, 2010 http://pwccc.wordpress.com/ Working Group 3: draft February 2010 Preamble We, the peoples of Earth: gratefully acknowledging...
April 30th, 2010 | Environment | Read More