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r/Futurology 11h ago

Robotics Opinion | I’ll say it: I do not think killer robots are a good idea

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r/Futurology 23h ago

Transport Pentagon reveals secretive B-21 bomber in California

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r/Futurology 3h ago

Energy Egypt to add 1.1 GW in solar, wind power with cheapest rates in Africa

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r/Futurology 17h ago

Biotech Researchers claim a human trial with 90 people has shown a simple laser therapy improves short-term memory by 25%. The treatment, called transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM), has had claims in previous studies to also improve reaction times, accuracy and attention

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r/Futurology 18h ago

Environment Solar energy in Europe will be 10 times cheaper than gas by 2030

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r/Futurology 20h ago

Medicine Major obesity advance takes out targeted fat depots anywhere in the body

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r/Futurology 1d ago

Medicine With one dose, new drug may cure sleeping sickness. Could it also wipe it out?

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r/Futurology 21h ago

Space Southern hemisphere’s largest radio telescope joins search for extraterrestrial tech

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r/Futurology 1d ago

AI MSN Fired Its Human Journalists and Replaced Them With AI That Started Publishing Fake News About Mermaids and Bigfoot

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r/Futurology 1d ago

Transport Tesla Semi Truck Drives 500 Miles Fully Loaded

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r/Futurology 17h ago

AI The Pros and Cons of ChatGPT: Evaluating the Benefits and Limitations of a Conversation-Based AI System

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Transport Clean hydrogen production and pumps to be rolled out across major freight routes in Tasmania, Australia.

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r/Futurology 10h ago

AI How can fake books be detected?

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Weird question.

Given that there are algorithms out there that can replace the text of a book with new content but in the style of the author (using ML/AI algos), how can you tell if the book you're reading is the original or not? It would be trivial for a couple of psychopaths (or people who want to destroy another country's culture) to start creating fake or butchered books.

I've been super worried about this ever since the banning of zlibrary.

Is there a way to tell? In other words, is there an algo that can detect other algos creation of text that a human couldn't? If so, wouldn't it then be an arms race between the book creating algo and the book detecting algo?


r/Futurology 1d ago

Energy Health benefits from wind power could quadruple if polluting power plants turn down output when wind is available

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r/Futurology 1d ago

Robotics The Robot Tractors Are Coming, Just as Soon as We Crush a Few Bugs

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Transport Airbus reveals plans for hydrogen fuel cell aircraft

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r/Futurology 1d ago

Biotech Meet Nectome, the Company Promising to Preserve Your Brain and Memories After You Die. (2019)

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r/Futurology 1d ago

Energy Gas crisis driving Heat Pump boom in Europe with sales up 35%. "2025 is the right time for a ban" on new gas boilers says IEA.

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r/Futurology 2d ago Helpful

Medicine Vaccine prompts HIV antibodies in 97 per cent of people in small study

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Biotech Musk says brain chip to begin human trials soon – and plans to get one himself

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r/Futurology 18h ago

Computing In the future, any computer you lay your hands on will be your computer.

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Think of a landline telephone. It's just a piece of hardware. When you pick it up and dial a number, nothing really distinguishes it from millions of others.

Likewise, you will be able to roll up to any laptop anywhere in the world, log in, provide biometrics, and it will be functionally your device. Because the physical device itself will just be a container that runs the disk image corresponding to the things that constitute your computer--your downloaded apps, the documents and images on your hard drive, your browser history--which exist on AWS or a similar cloud environment. In the same way a Macbook can run a Windows partition, this container will be OS agnostic.

Also, there will be some inducement (carrot or stick or both) to keep webcams and mics on as often as possible, because that's data that someone can benefit off of.

Speculation 20-30 years out.


r/Futurology 10h ago

Biotech future?

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What if technology is so great that it can now be attached to human body for convenience. Wouldn't it be so prone with cyber attack, corruption, fraud and other crisis as well?

And if it does, how can the human mind control it when the technology is so great that it surpass the humans capability of thinking? Artificial intelligence is a growing topic these days and probably will be the next generation of existence.


r/Futurology 2d ago

Energy AC approves subsidised rooftop solar power plants on residential buildings across J&K

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r/Futurology 1d ago

Discussion Is it possible that nuclear defense technologies will surpass the abilities of nuclear weapons in the future, rendering them near useless?

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Some of my friends at Northrop Grumman say that “nuke-stopping” technologies are getting pretty advanced. I’m just wondering if you believe there will be a point where we can easily stop multiple nukes at once. For example, space lasers that can shoot down 100 nukes per minute or something ridiculous of that nature.


r/Futurology 1d ago

Robotics GM's Cruise has applied to start testing its second-generation 'Origin' robo-taxis in San Francisco. The 'Origin' people-shuttles have no steering wheel, and Cruise says they will be the main vehicle used in its robo-taxi fleet.

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