Tar Sands in Canada are worlds third-largest oil reserve with 173billion untouched barrels | Mail Online

The Tar Sands project in Alberta, near the centre of Canada, is controversial.  The UK’s Daily Mail, a paper that typically scorns environmental issues as the ravings of socialists, has a powerful set of photographs depicting the apocalyptic scenes of once lush landscapes.  It writes: Once this landscape was a pristine wilderness roamed by deer More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Saturday, October 20th, 2012
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Europe vs. Scientific Consensus on GM crops— The American Magazine

The American argues that the EU is wrong to reject genetically modified crops: For more than 20 years, bucking a worldwide scientific consensus, the European Union EU has maintained literally nonsensical laws and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Age Reduction FX from foton – amazing to watch

History Future Now is as fascinated with the future as with the past.  Sometimes we see something astounding: this is footage from a company called Foton Inc, which can “Photoshop” moving images.  Photoshopping More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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How To Make Sure The Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are – Mohamed A. El-Erian – The Atlantic

Everybody is writing about the youth unemployment crisis and has a series of prescriptions to cure the problem.  Writing in The Atlantic, Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pimco, one More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born | Apple – CNET News

A few weeks ago, History Future Now wrote about rare earths and the transfer of power from China (see article: Rare earth metals, China and the transfer of power).  CNet has an article about this with videos of More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
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History, Future. Now. Podcasts are now available

History, Future. Now. has started a series of podcasts, highlighting the most popular articles that have been commented on over the past few weeks. This is a great way to help put current events into a historical More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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Taxi and bus drivers beware: Google cars will take your jobs

Google’s self driving cars are about to move out of the shadows and into the limelight following a major new victory in California as the senate there passed a bill favouring autonomous vehicle operation on More...

By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Flying cars – are they finally, really coming?

People have been fantasising about flying cars for over a hundred years. It is easy to understand why: on the ground they provide convenience and safety; in the air they travel from point to point at speed and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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How the future will look like – 1899 perspective on 2000

Gizmodo shows off a series of pictures of what French futurist Jean-Marc Côté and other artists thought the world would look like in 2000, from the perspective of the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.  Click on More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, August 19th, 2012
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New Wave of Deft Robots Is Changing Global Industry NYT

  Very interesting article from the NYT as part of its iEconomy series.  Key message is that advances in robotics allows robots to do very complex tasks that were historically only possible with human hands More...