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Who blew up the rocket?

What happens when you mix space pork, greedy megacorporations, and recycled Russian rocket engines?
November 6, 2014 by Howard Bloom

Antares launch failure, (credit: NASA)

Private spaceflight will survive Virgin tragedy because we choose to dream big

November 4, 2014 by Fredrick Jenet

Spaceship Two (credit: Virgin Galactic)

When parallel worlds collide, quantum mechanics is born

November 3, 2014 by Howard Wiseman

Many different worlds but a finite number (credit: Flickr/fdecomite, CC)

Wait six years to buy your next car

July 23, 2014 by Randal O'Toole

A demonstrator car with two Lidar laser sensors hanging on the front bumper, five radar sensors hiding behind the fenders, and two optical sensors with 360-degree fields of view on the roof. Click image for a larger view. (Credit: Harbrick)

Wild ride ahead: glimpse at humanity’s long range future

July 23, 2014 by Richard (Dick) Pelletier

A Type III civilization can harness all the energy of a galaxy (credit: ESA)

letters from Ray | Can technology help us find love?

July 1, 2014

Google I/O 2014 | video: Ray Kurzweil presents “Biologically Inspired Models of Intelligence”

Dates: June 25 – 26, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

IO 2014

letters from Ray | Potential for the elite to dominate the singularity

June 16, 2014

TED Talk 2014 | Ray Kurzweil: “Get ready for hybrid thinking” video now playing

June 4, 2014

TED 30 years logo

letters from Ray | US Supreme Court acknowledges that personal space has merged with the digital world

June 1, 2014 by Ray Kurzweil

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letters from Ray | E.M. Forster’s 1909 story The Machine Stops predicts the web, tablets and artificial intelligence

June 1, 2014

The Machine Stops - book cover front

letters from Ray | Music videos on living forever ** updated **

June 1, 2014

(credit: Oasis)

letters from Ray | Living in virtual worlds as an avatar

June 1, 2014

Second Life - 1

letters from Ray | Jewish scholar says robots will achieve human level intelligence

June 1, 2014

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letters from Ray | The incredible unlikelihood of being

June 1, 2014

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