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A flight to the future. A new world to consider.
Please use caution when opening the overhead bins, the future may have shifted mid-flight.
books  future  scifi  reading  fiction  timetravel 
july 2017 by otlib
The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why - Pocket
PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.) Some people stick with the traditional, feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe.
fermi  physics  astronomy  paradox  future  history  space  aliens 
may 2017 by otlib
The Myth of a Superhuman AI – Backchannel
Debunking the myth of a superhuman artificial intelligence: Hyper-intelligent algorithms are not going to take over the world for these five reasons.
future  ai  IFTTT  Pocket  Unread  article  digg  Instapaper  intelligence  technology 
april 2017 by otlib
The Philosopher of Doomsday - The New Yorker
Raffi Khatchadourian on Nick Bostrom, an Oxford philosopher who asks whether inventing artificial intelligence will bring us utopia or destruction.
technology  ai  philosophy  IFTTT  Pocket  tech  Archive  bostrom  future  instapaper 
april 2017 by otlib
Here, there and everywhere | The Economist
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
quantum  economics  physics  future  science  research  cryptography  banking  europe  usa 
march 2017 by otlib
How the internet unleashed a burst of cartooning creativity – The Economist – Medium
In 1989 Bill Watterson, the writer of “Calvin and Hobbes”, a brilliant comic strip about a six-year-old child and his stuffed tiger, denounced his industry. In a searing lecture, he attacked bland…
economist  comics  business  cartoons  drawing  monetization  future 
december 2016 by otlib
Snow Crash Revisited: Grokking a Satire of Mimesis
The other day, I found myself in an intense conversation about the potential of shared virtual reality with a senior engineer at one of the…
art  books  scifi  future  snowcrash  satire  fiction 
september 2016 by otlib
The End of the Internet Dream? — Backchannel — Medium
Blackhat’s keynote speaker says it’s up to us to make sure the Net is our liberator, not our oppressor
blackhat  defcon  freedom  security  future  hn  legal  eff 
november 2015 by otlib
Can civilisation reboot without fossil fuels? – Lewis Dartnell – Aeon
It took a lot of fossil fuels to forge our industrial world. Now they're almost gone. Could we do it again without them?
instapaper  article  IFTTT  Pocket  BufferIt  Digg  energy  Facebook  fossil-fuels  future 
april 2015 by otlib
Can William Gibson Predict the Future?
Sci-fi novelist William Gibson writes dystopian thrillers that have an eerie habit of coming true. Which is a little unsettling, actually, because his new book, The Peripheral, is his most dire yet. Zach Baron asks the author about what's next for the human race
future  instapaper  williamgibson  gibson  gq  fiction  scifiction 
october 2014 by otlib
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