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by funkervogt
Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic & General Discussion
Topic: My random thoughts
Replies: 79
Views: 39476

Re: My random thoughts

I've been watching the TV version of Y: The Last Man . The sudden deaths of all human males except one destroys most of the global workforce, including the vast majority of workers with some types of technical skills (pilots, for example, are overwhelmingly male). As a result, the impact on public s...
by funkervogt
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Energy & the Environment
Topic: Can radiative cooling tech stop global warming?
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Can radiative cooling tech stop global warming?



One thing I don't like about it is the radiative panels would compete with solar panels for space.
by funkervogt
Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic & General Discussion
Topic: My random thoughts
Replies: 79
Views: 39476

Re: My random thoughts

The future is female, but the even farther future is androgynous since AIs will be in charge.
by funkervogt
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic & General Discussion
Topic: My random thoughts
Replies: 79
Views: 39476

Re: My random thoughts

The movie Rememory is free on YouTube right now, and I'm watching it. The premise is that a scientist invents a computer-like device that can scan a person's brain, copy all of their memories--including memories they can barely remember (or not at all)--and replay those memories to them in vivid det...
by funkervogt
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Culture, Economics & Politics of the Future
Topic: 18 predictions for 2050 from Erik Hoel
Replies: 2
Views: 398

18 predictions for 2050 from Erik Hoel

He says that the outlines of what 2050 will be like are visible now. Here's a list of his predictions, without the explanations for them (read the full article for that). 1. There will be a Martian colony. 2. The marketization of everything. 3. AI will be the most futuristic impactful change in day-...
by funkervogt
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic & General Discussion
Topic: My random thoughts
Replies: 79
Views: 39476

Re: My random thoughts

Our concept of "handmade" products made through "traditional" or "artisanal" methods will be undermined once there are machines with hands and arms that are as dexterous as humans'. https://youtu.be/apLl5H1uslM There will come a day when a robot in an industrial park no...
by funkervogt
Fri Oct 22, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Energy & the Environment
Topic: Genetically engineered cows could slow global warming
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Genetically engineered cows could slow global warming

Cow farts and burps are responsible for 40% of global methane emissions attributable to human activity. Methane is a very potent greenhouse gas, and traps more heat inside the Earth's atmosphere than CO2. Agricultural scientists in Britain have found genes that make cows less prone to farting and bu...
by funkervogt
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Culture, Economics & Politics of the Future
Topic: Prediction China will lose the "cold war"
Replies: 20
Views: 2300

Re: Prediction China will lose the "cold war"

Same could be said about you. After all. you seriously believe a country with far higher industrial and manufacturing capacity would lose to a country with a fraction of the same capacity. I'm sorry you can't see beyond western imperalistic news networks that lie about Iraq having WMDs or most coun...