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The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:40 pm

In Kazakhstan. I like the construction going on in Kazakhstan's capital. Makes me think of futuresque world's fair type images.

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is in Kazakhstan

Postby notyou2 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:50 pm

Perhaps it is real life Futurama?
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is in Kazakhstan

Postby Army of GOD on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:37 pm

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is in Kazakhstan

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:48 pm

Some nice looking buildings there.
Sort of reminds me of North Korea. Maybe the same architects?
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is in Kazakhstan

Postby MrPanzerGeneral on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:22 am

All...... "Under Pressure"
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:19 pm

I've decided to make this a general topic about interesting things make me think the future is here or nearly upon us. Thus...

...a Robot Chemical Warfare Suit.




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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:24 pm



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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:54 pm

+1 for Robot Chicken.


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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:19 pm

Wet, and in space.

"If you get a cloth, soaked in water, and wring it out in space, what happens and what does it look like?"




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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:08 am

What's Walter White doing in space?
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:56 pm

Haggis_McMutton wrote:What's Walter White doing in space?


It's a bigger desert. They'll never find his RV out there.

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby TeeGee on Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:23 pm

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby notyou2 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:25 pm

TA1LGUNN3R wrote:
Haggis_McMutton wrote:What's Walter White doing in space?


It's a bigger desert. They'll never find his RV out there.

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Chris Hatfield for Prime Minister. He already has the wringing of hands part down pat.
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby Lootifer on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:46 pm

My brother recently met a woman who had lived the first 22 years of her life unable to speak, eat, move, or got to the bathroom by herself because, in laymans terms, the two hemispheres of her brain were electrically disconnected.

She had brain surgery where they essentially put in an artificial link between the two hemispheres which is powered by a battery pack implanted in her chest.

She can now function as a normal human being (eat/talk/etc).

The real kicker? She is getting a battery pack upgrade soon; it comes with a USB port in which to charge the pack O.O
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby rdsrds2120 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:57 pm

Lootifer wrote:My brother recently met a woman who had lived the first 22 years of her life unable to speak, eat, move, or got to the bathroom by herself because, in laymans terms, the two hemispheres of her brain were electrically disconnected.

She had brain surgery where they essentially put in an artificial link between the two hemispheres which is powered by a battery pack implanted in her chest.

She can now function as a normal human being (eat/talk/etc).

The real kicker? She is getting a battery pack upgrade soon; it comes with a USB port in which to charge the pack O.O


The next step is to have her plug in in place of sleeping entirely!

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:41 am

Lootifer wrote:My brother recently met a woman who had lived the first 22 years of her life unable to speak, eat, move, or got to the bathroom by herself because, in laymans terms, the two hemispheres of her brain were electrically disconnected.

She had brain surgery where they essentially put in an artificial link between the two hemispheres which is powered by a battery pack implanted in her chest.

She can now function as a normal human being (eat/talk/etc).

The real kicker? She is getting a battery pack upgrade soon; it comes with a USB port in which to charge the pack O.O


Can she charge a cell phone with her brain?
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby Lootifer on Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:34 pm

That raises a good question. What happens when you connect two parasitic devices via a USB cable?
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby notyou2 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:37 pm

Lootifer wrote:That raises a good question. What happens when you connect two parasitic devices via a USB cable?


DON'T!!!!!!

It will result in a tear in the time space continuum. This is very similar to placing a bag of holding within a bag of holding, or when you take a vacuum nozzle and consume the vacuum.
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby Lootifer on Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:12 pm

AHA Perfect opportunity for my all time favourite internet meme!

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon May 06, 2013 12:57 pm

...Filled with bionic robots that can fly or have skin that imitates to the sense of touch.




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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue May 07, 2013 12:23 pm

...powered by monthly Youtube subscriptions?

YouTube Is Said to Plan a Subscription Option (NY Times Article)

This week YouTube, the world’s largest video Web site, will announce a plan to let some video makers charge a monthly subscription to their channels. There will be paid channels for children’s programming, entertainment, music and many other topic areas, according to people with knowledge of the plan, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they had been asked by YouTube not to comment publicly yet. Some of the channels — there will be several dozen at the outset — will cost as little as $1.99 a month.

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For now, though, it is just a test, intended in part to mollify some of the most popular contributors to the sprawling Web site. The overwhelming majority of videos on YouTube, a unit of Google, will remain free to all. But some homegrown YouTube stars, start-ups and major media companies have been frustrated by what they see as relatively low amounts of revenue coming from the ads that YouTube attaches to their videos. By enabling the subscription option, YouTube is giving them another way to profit from their work — if their fans are willing to pay to watch, that is.

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YouTube pitched two options to potential partners: one version of paid channels with ads (allowing for two sources of revenue, like cable television channels have) and one version without ads. The ad-free option was appealing to programmers of children’s channels, several of which will be available soon, according to some people briefed on the plan.

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Another appealing aspect of the pitch was this: some of the paid channels will be available internationally, in 10 countries to start, allowing for a vast potential audience overseas.

The subscriptions will not be for channels in the television sense of the term; rather, they will consist of libraries of videos on demand, much like the thousands of free channels already on YouTube. Some of the video makers who have worked with YouTube on the subscription option want to convert fans to paying customers; others hope to distinguish themselves by selling archives of old television episodes.


Are there any channels, or content providers, you'd pay for?


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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Tue May 07, 2013 1:45 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:Are there any channels, or content providers, you'd pay for?


Nah, I think I'll just search youtube for the bootleg versions.
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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue May 14, 2013 3:38 pm

...filled with flying (albeit with assistance) dinosaurs.

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby crispybits on Tue May 14, 2013 3:46 pm

And robotic monkeys...

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Re: The Future is Here, and it is...

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed May 22, 2013 3:38 pm

...not filled with balloon based inventions unfortunately. What Would Ben Franklin Do With A Bunch Of Balloons? Everything


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