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Four Concepts For The Future That Could Create A More Sustainable World Earlier this year, Sony teamed up with the Forum of the Future to brainstorm four scenarios of what life will be like in 2025. Among them: a treadmill of "hyperinnovation" and declining carbon emissions; a scenario of damaging climate change and reactive technologies (like solar paint); a scenario where sustainability and strong community ties are emphasized; and a world where the sharing economy has taken off on a global scale. Now Sony and a handful of partners have come up with four concepts--a platform, a product, a place, and a philosophy--that could exist within and take advantage of these visions of the future 15 years from now. The Internet of Things Academy

Duck Sex, Aesthetic Evolution, and the Origin of Beauty For example, if we think about a plant and the parts of the plant, trying to explain why they are the way they are, if we examine the roots we could come up with a complete description of the roots and their function and their form in terms of their physical function in the soil. They're grabbing into the substrate, they're absorbing water and minerals, they're helping the plant anchor itself. They might even be interacting with fungus and bacteria in the soil. We come up with a complete description of the plants and we have a theory for this, and that theory is natural selection.

Should I Be Afraid of the Future? About Geophysical disasters, global warming, robot uprising, zombie apocalypse, overpopulation and last but not least the end of the Mayan calendar... humanity faces many threats! Will we survive the end of this year? And if we do, what's next lurking around the corner? What is science fiction, what is science fact? Join us in exploring the world of existential risks – but always remember what Carl Sagan said: Green Float concept: a carbon negative city on the ocean The idea of going offshore to satisfy our renewable energy needs isn't new, but the grand vision of Japan’s Shimizu Corporation goes way beyond harnessing green energy at sea for use in cities on Terra firma – it takes the whole city along for the ride. The company, along with the Super Collaborative Graduate School and Nomura Securities, is researching the technical issues involved in constructing its Green Float concept – a self-sufficient, carbon-negative floating city that would reside in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean. View all The concept would comprise individual floating cells or districts resembling water lilies with a radius of 1km (0.62 miles) that would form a compact village that could house 10,000 to 50,000 people. Joining these districts together would form a city or module that would be home to 100,000 people, while a group of modules would form a country (though we assume there is some red tape involved before you get a seat at the U.N.). Floating cities in the sky

Cat intelligence Cat intelligence is the capacity of the domesticated cat to learn, solve problems, and adapt to its environment. Research[which?] has also shown feline intelligence to include the ability to acquire new behavior that applies previously learned knowledge to new situations, communicating needs and desires within a social group, and responding to training cues.[citation needed] Evolution's Arrow Evolution’s Arrow uses the methods, tools and findings of science to demonstrate that the evolution of life is directional. Evolution is not an aimless and random process, it is headed somewhere. This has significant implications for humanity. Whenever life emerges on any planet, two great evolutionary trends begin. The first trend is towards the formation of cooperative organizations of greater and greater scale. Human societies are currently the largest scale cooperative organizations of living processes on this planet.

User Nadine May I have not posted for a while here but "I’m still here" like Ram Dass said. (he used it for a title for one of his books) I now will share a new business adventure with you all. What started me off on this idea was the period in my life that I become a self employed housewife. By self employed I mean, I started my own leather-work business in a garage of a rented property in Durban- South Africa I had so many photos of my leather-work, and the trade shows I ... A parallel universe is a universe that exists in conjunction with our universe, either synchronously or alternatively, meaning it's either exactly the same, or exactly the opposite.

What Color is the Sun? Ask anyone, “what color is the Sun”? and they’ll tell you the obvious answer: it’s yellow. But is it really? Please don’t go check, it’s not safe to look directly at the Sun with your unprotected eyes. From our perspective it does look a little yellow, especially after sunrise or shortly before sunset, Lilypad floating city concept - Image 1 of 10 The Lilypad floating city concept is designed to house climate change refugees Image Gallery (10 images) With global sea levels predicted to rise significantly over the next century due to climate change, a lot of people living in low lying areas are expected to be displaced from their homes. Architect Vincent Callebaut has come up with a possible relocation destination for these climate change refugees in the form of the “Lilypad” concept – a completely self-sufficient floating city that would accommodate up to 50,000.

NadineMay 2016 Anton Pieck Calendar My very first Arty Calendar! / This is one of the 12 images – Musicians in old Amsterdam / Every image has been adjusted to fit the many products on Redbubble. / Over the years I have collected most of his work and incorporated my graphic designs using Photo Shop. / By combining High Fashion graphics in front of 12 Anton Pieck’s paintings about past the life Amsterdam, I hope to revive th… The Leprechaun Reader Cosmological Cabbage: Musings On Mandelbrotian vs Gaussian Aspects of the Universe (Image from: In a previous blog entry, I mentioned how Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book, The Black Swan, made me angry as I read it, even though I agreed with it. I am just re-reading the real meat of the book, where the author contends that Gaussian distribution and the bell curve does a huge disservice to man. The world is not bell curve average, but rather Mandelbrotian, as in Benoit Mandelbrot's classical work on fractals.

45 Incredible Futuristic Scifi 3D City Illustrations Futuristic cities have always fascinated me, as a fan of SciFi TV shows, movies, and digital art, futuristic city designs always bring me inspiration. Everyone can find quite a lot of stunning illustrations on sites like deviantArt. Many artists have become so skilled at Photoshop and 3D software that they create almost photographic illustrations of whole cities with incredible detail and precision. I have been inspired by these illustrations and it makes me work harder at everything I do; I hope you will feel the same.