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Beyond Google Glass: Good writings on Augmented Reality

I want to read about Augmented Reality. Tech developments IRL; techno-utopian / transhuman dreams, and hard-fought aspirations; and any sci-fictional dystopian nightmares you know of. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 4, 2013 - 11 answers

Where's the cutting edge of democracy?

After last month's manifestations in Brazil, we're talking a lot about the future of democracy. Direct digital representation, continuous public opinion feedback loops, Big Brother-like continuous surveillance of elected officials, this sort of thing. So I want to know, is this actually being tried anywhere? What is the world's most technologically advanced democracy? It doesn't matter if it's a nation-state, a city or just an institution — How is it working? How did you guys pull it off? Are there any books on this sort of thing?
posted by Tom-B on Jul 3, 2013 - 23 answers

Help me find passages from speculative science fiction regarding food.

Looking for sci-fi writers' imaginings of gastronomy in the future, innovative cooking techniques, haute cuisine of the year 3000, that sort of thing. Descriptions can be mundane, fantastical or technojargony. Can include imaginary or extraterrestrial ingredients. Any medium is fine (film, TV, book, etc.). Adjacent genres such as fantasy would work too.
posted by duffell on Jun 26, 2013 - 46 answers

Seeking future shock.

Where can I find summaries of historical developments, technological breakthroughs, political and social changes etc. in a similar style as the Afterword in Charles Stross's anthology Toast (free download here)? I am interested in stuff that has happened in the last 30 or 40 years.
posted by fullerenedream on Oct 22, 2012 - 0 answers

The Future, Conan?

Help me find some informative scientific podcasts/lectures/audio books/videos about the future of man and technology. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jun 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Would an alien radio pick up a cacophony or a damp fizzle?

If an alien located on a planet 100 light years from here was to switch on a big, multi-frequency radio receiver, and record all the noises coming from outer space for the next hundred years, on all frequencies, how many soap operas, advertisements and new broadcasts would they pick up from Earth? Would a mass-market radio, similar to our Earthly equivalents, pick up anything? Over time, as the number of Earth transmissions increases exponentially, would the alien pick up a cacophony or a damp fizzle? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

What books or blogs should I read to get an idea how the world will change in the next 5-15 years?

What books or blogs should I read to get an idea how the world will change in the next 5-15 years? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 11, 2011 - 11 answers

The future of work

Will unemployment soar as machines do more and more of our work for us? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Feb 8, 2011 - 40 answers

Is teenage hacker culture alive out there?

What are the cool technologies that kids on the fringes are playing with these days? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Jun 14, 2010 - 6 answers

How do people adapt technology?

What are good examples of the way normal people take technology and devices and repurpose them in a way the manufacturer didn't dream of? (e.g. using in car CD player as cup holder, or the spin cycle on a washing machine to soothe a baby) [more inside]
posted by Marzipan on Apr 24, 2010 - 33 answers

Offsetting sea level rise: An engineering idea of Biblical proportions

The seas are rising. Climate change has made it inevitable. I have a strange question... Assuming that world sea-level rises by 1 metre over the next hundred years - Would it be possible to cordon off a section of land, somewhere in the centre of a continent, and flood it to create an artificial ocean, thus reducing the consequences of the sea rise? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 18, 2009 - 30 answers

Lollipop Fields and Robot Makeovers?

Can anyone identify these cartoons? One about two poor kids who dream of a world made of food, then wake up to a feast in their kitchen. Another about a young couple at a future world/technology expo where they see instant houses, get groomed by robots, and ballroom dance? [more inside]
posted by thebellafonte on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Technology of the future.

I'm looking for predictions of near future technology made by people who are actually working on that technology and have the funding to make it happen. [more inside]
posted by 517 on Mar 13, 2009 - 8 answers

pop-up in my periphery...

Aumented Realityfilter- Please, Me-Fites give me your examples of films/video clips of humans with built-in H.U.D.s...? [more inside]
posted by Joe Rocket on Feb 22, 2008 - 6 answers

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but. . .

What kinds of high-technology things exist now but will only come to light 50 or 100 years from now? Speculative, but asking for concrete answers. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Nov 30, 2007 - 41 answers

Bleeding edge tech blogs?

What bleeding-edge technology websites do you frequent? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on May 12, 2006 - 9 answers

How's the future?

I'm looking for a website or websites that can show me what to expect in the future. [more inside]
posted by foraneagle2 on Jul 17, 2005 - 12 answers

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