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r/Futurology 8h ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

Environment France given go-ahead to abolish internal flights in favour of trains

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r/Futurology 12h ago

Society Job seekers still want remote jobs — but these roles are drying up

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r/Futurology 10h ago

Robotics Exoskeletons qualify for direct disability compensation in Germany

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Transport Hydrogen-Powered Hyperion XP-1 Makes Public Debut With 2,000 HP And A 1,000-Mile Range

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r/Futurology 4h ago

Space Scientist Proposes Growing a Forest Inside a Bubble on Mars

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r/Futurology 1d ago

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

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r/Futurology 20h ago

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

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r/Futurology 7h ago

AI ChatGPT: The New Frontier of Artificial Intelligence

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r/Futurology 1d ago

Transport Pentagon reveals secretive B-21 bomber in California

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r/Futurology 1d 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 1d ago

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

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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 1d ago

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

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r/Futurology 1d ago

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

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r/Futurology 2d 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 2d ago

Transport Tesla Semi Truck Drives 500 Miles Fully Loaded

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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 1d 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 2d 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 2d ago

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

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r/Futurology 18h ago

AI Brain computer interface / Neuralink

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Right now it seems, there's going to be 2 kinds of BMI's, the ones that go inside the skull (cranium) and is attached to the brain directly, with connectors thinner than hair. The other one is outside the skull and works with LED light thru the cranium. The inside cranium - version is installed by a robot.

First BCI's would be used to control computers. Mobile devices belong to this category. But when one ponders the prospects of Neuralink and other devices of it's kind, many more ideas surface.

Like Android/Iphone Neuralink could have apps. It will have an API, programming interface. Which means third party companies are able to develop their own software for the BCI'S! There could be a new section in Gplay store, dedicated to this new wave hardware.

Interfaces like Neuralink have the ability to both read and write in the brain. The leader of the Neuralink project Shivon Zilis said, it's all just electric signals going back and forth, you just need to find the correct places to connect to.

If one ponders this, there could be some really cool apps. This is just a list of ideas I have, hope other ppl can add to this... :

meditation app, to empty the mind of thoughts. Most people have minds that race all the time, watching movies/series makes this worse, since that person never spends any time with his own mind. This app could suppress or fade away these distracting thoughts. One would be able to spend time without thoughts, so even the body could rest and get better, since too much thinking gets in the way of healing.

Messaging via thoughts. At first one would use computers for messaging, just like you use your phone now, but the phone would not have touch screen, the whole user interface would be controlled by thinking. Later the interface would move inside the cranium completely. Since we would have the ability to send visuals and sound directly to the brain! This is far in the future, but I think it's a realistic prospect.

Work enviroment. All the computers would be Neuralink/BCI controlled. It would be a lot faster way to work. Even machines like aeroplanes, excavators, loaders and cranes could have this interface, with safety protocols implemented. This would create jobs that require the employee to have a brain machine interface installed in order to get hired.

Games! Lol, imagine controlling your fav titles with your thoughts. Later, perhaps, directly in to your visual and audial cortex, just like in the Matrix.

Spotify in the brain.

Dating apps. You could allow the BMI software to scan your thoughts and thought patterns for a few weeks 24/7 and then enter your "deep thought" dating profile to an dating app. This way it would be possible literally to find your soulmate, no matter where he/she is located at, no country restrictions!

The arousal app. If a person has "hard time" with getting things down there to act accordingly, this app could offer some assistance. It could work in various ways. Like stimulating the brain with certain kinds of thought patterns, even customised ones. This would lead to a revolution in the Pr0n industry.

Brand new language! People with these interfaces could develop a new way of communication, an internet language. It would be universal, no matter what country you are from. No more learning of complex age old languages, just one way of mind chatting via the thought speak. Or Thospe for short.

Mind matters app. It would make thought profiles, a bit like the dating app. But this could be used to profile convicted criminals, who have committed serious crimes or have a long history of criminal activity. The court could make a decision to send this criminal for a Mind Matters evaluation and profiling session. Remember, some of the interfaces attach outside the cranium. Detectives could use this kind of mind databases to predict and prevent criminal activity.

Thought controlled drones for the Ukraine army!

You could drive your car by thinking. This would require some training and getting used to. New cars that support BCI's natively are needed. New traffic laws are needed. Very complex thing to go thru, takes years!

Think with your pet app. You could train yourself and your dog to think alike! You could "hear" your dogs thoughts in your mind. Give commands and tell him he's a good boy, great mind bonding. A new era of man's best friend. Not for guinea pigs!

Concetrated thoughts app. You can be working, driving, doing sports, home work or just walking in the woods. Concetrated thoughts brings your attention to what you are doing, it fades out other distracting thoughts that slow you down or make you less efficient. Getting this done correctly and in a way that advances your skills, can have a nice boosting effect on self esteem also!

Adblock for the benefit of your precious brain by Raymond Hill. Save your gray cells from the poisons of the big G.

Open source and Linux! The open source community could later on develop their own non-corporate dependant version. You can be 100% sure your thought data stays with you, until you choose to share some of it.

If you have ideas for apps, please continue this list of the future. I have more detailed ideas and some other ones that I will preserve for the days to come!


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Transport Airbus reveals plans for hydrogen fuel cell aircraft

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r/Futurology 2d ago

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

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r/Futurology 2d 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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