All posts tagged with future

Stone Age minds in internet time

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The journalist Kenneth Miller has an article in the current Discover magazine on “How Our Ancient Brains Are Coping in the Age of Digital Distraction”. I mak...

Link: Robots in retail

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MIT Technology Review has an interview with an exec from a company making robots for Walmart: “Walmart’s new robots are loved by staff—and ignored by custome...

Launching genetic diversity to the stars

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Popular Mechanics asks, “How Many People Does It Take to Colonize Another Star System?”. The basic problem is that a multigenerational star voyage requires t...

Billions of Earths

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The Bad Astronomer explains this week’s new Kepler-assisted astronomy findings: “The Sky May Be Filled with Earth-like Planets”.

Pointing to entomophagy

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Julie Lesnik is a biological anthropologist who has done a lot of research on insect consumption, by ancient hominins, living humans and living non-human pri...

Turning eyes toward the future

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The Guardian covers a story on risks to humanity: “How are humans going to become extinct?” The occasion for the story seems to be Cambridge University’s des...

A future beneath the yellow sky

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Why am I linking this story in the NY Times about the extreme levels of pollution in Beijing? (“Pollution Is Radically Changing Childhood in Chinas Cities”)

Martian will

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Adam Mann in Wired covers Elon Musk’s ideas about putting people on Mars: “Elon Musk Wants to Build 80,000-Person Mars Colony”.

Interstellar design

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Popular Mechanics has an article that goes through some of the basics of space flight design principles: “What would a starship actually look like?”

Mailbag: Beyond the solar system

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My name is Corey Hayes. I am in my final year of Anthropology at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. My Minor's English, and I've been told I have a bent...

Thinking about the dark days

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When it comes to the long term future of humanity, I’m fundamentally an optimist. But The Atlantic has an interview with Nick Bostrom, director of Oxford Uni...

Genomes too cheap to meter

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Matthew Herper is a science and medicine contributing writer at Forbes.com. He has just written a series of posts themed as “Gene Week”, focusing on advances...

Clearing the stack

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Here are some links that have been piling up in my browser tabs this week:

Some future evolution scenarios

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Because of my work on recent human evolution, people ask me a lot – I mean, an awful lot – what our evolution will be like in the future.

Vooks

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The coming trend in e-books: video.

The sixth sense

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Quinn Norton started wearing a vibrating compass to her leg to experiment with sense augmentation: “My New Sense Organ”

Mailbag: Statistics and future evolution

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I was trying to find out more about recent research predicting a relative convergence of racial features in future generations (but I don't know anything abo...

Machine memory

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John Zogby polled Americans on whether they’d like to become cyborgs. Some of the questions are about brain implants for health, others for information or “e...

Hawks in U.S. News

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I’m featured in an article in U.S. News and World Report, by Nancy Shute. It was a great interview, and she’s put together our work on recent acceleration wi...

Becoming bionic

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A couple of months ago, the Washington Post ran an article by Michael Chorost, who has written a book about his experience with a cochlear implant. I meant t...

The future of robot love affairs

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I've been telling people this week that there is some sense to which the evolutionary future will be determined by the cultural impact of technological chan...

802,701 A.D.? A little short of that

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UPDATE (2007/10/28): I wrote this post last year (the original datestamp is October 18, 2006), to critique some reports about what sounded like crazy future...

Getting under your skin

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I just couldn't see these two items on Slashdot without connecting them together.

Carnival of the Future

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The current "Carnival of the Future" is featuring this post from a few days ago, as a lead-off to the topic of future evolution in humans. Check it out for ...

The future evolution of humans

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I've written about some future predictions for human evolution before. A couple of readers sent me this article from Science (subscription required) by Mich...

Human evolution "at the crossroads"

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MSNBC has posted a new entry in its series on "future evolution," this one covering possible scenarios for the evolution of our species in the future. This ...

Taming the domestic frontier

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An opinion column in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer by Vincent G. Barnes (Friday, Feb. 11, 2005) makes an interesting argument about the uses of genetic en...