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What challenges are we going to face in the next 10 years? And what kind of ideas are going to help us in overcoming them? Even though predicting the future is not a game, a game is exactly what the Institute for the Future used to answer these dilemmas: 8 October 2008, Jane McGonigal , reasearcher at IFTF launched Superstruct ( Su` per`struct ‘vt 1.To build over or upon another structure; to erect upon a foundation ) , a massively multiplayer online role playing game ( MMORPG ) that outlined the world of the future, thanks to the ideas and the collaboration of hundreds of users. After six weeks the game came to its conclusion: Hundreds of ideas, superstructures for our future, guidelines to redefine the world of today and to improve and prepare it for the challenges of the next decade: From big new infrastructure projects to nanotechnology, from overcoming economies of scale to projects of “vertical farming”.
When a tip comes in touting video of another so-called YouTube "musical genius" it's hard to fight through the blasé glaze in which we find ourselves entombed. Still, one indifferent mouse-click later and we're treated to Moldover's Awesome Edition CD. The awesome part is the custom-designed circuit board that accompanies the CD and lists the tracks while doubling as a theremin instrument with headphone jack -- all in a standard-size jewel case. Hit the on button and start making 'music' by waving your hand in front of the light sensors.
After building up good dream recall and starting a dream journal , you will be ready to start learning to lucid dream . There are a variety of different induction techniques, each with their own pros and cons. As you read about each one or even move on to read the full tutorials for any of these techniques, try to think about which ones might fit best in your lifestyle. There are two basic categories of lucid dreams: DILD (Dream Induced Lucid Dream) and WILD (Wake Induced Lucid Dream). The key difference between these two techniques is whether or not you have a period of dreamless sleep before the lucid dream (DILD), or whether you pass directly from the waking state into the lucid dream (WILD). Reality Checking and Dream Signs