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Category Archives: Futurology

The 10 Most Interesting Predictions From 2018 Forecasts

Via Nicholas Colas of DataTrekResearch, Tis the season for predictions… In fact, it seems to us that the requisite crystal ball gazing gets more popular every year. A nice compact list of bite-sized thoughts makes for easy social media sharing, after all. But the really interesting thing to us is not “What” a person or organization […]

Why Superintelligent AI Could Be The Last Human Invention

Via ValueWalk.com, When we create something more intelligent than we could ever be, what happens after that? We have to teach it. MAX TEGMARK: Hollywood movies make people worry about the wrong things in terms of super intelligence. What we should really worry about is not malice but competence, where we have machines that are […]

Michael Lewis Reveals His New “Big Short”

When the award-winning author of “The Big Short,” “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball,” stopped by Yahoo Finance yesterday to discuss his latest book, “The Undoing Project,” he was predictably asked for his next “Big Short” idea.  And, after downplaying the value of his opinion, and those of everyone else for that matter, Lewis offered up […]

Is Another Oil Head-Fake Coming?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The dramatic declines in the costs of oil production will be boosting supply at the very moment that demand is falling. Over the past decade I've addressed what I call Head-Fakes in the cost of oil/fossil fuel: even though we know the cost of extracting and processing […]

New US Shale Play Emerges As Rig Count Rises For 21st Week In A Row

Crude production from the Lower 48 dropped marginally last week, despite rising rig counts…   And in the last week oil rig counts rose once again (21st week in a row) up 8 to 741 – highest since April 2015 – notably given the lagged response to prices, we might expect the rig count rises […]

EU Parliament Committee Votes To Give Robots Rights (And A Kill Switch)

Submitted by Jake Anderson via TheAntiMedia.org, Foreseeing a rapidly approaching age of autonomous artificial intelligence, a European Parliament committee has voted to legally bestow electronic personhood to robots. The status includes a detailed list of rights, responsibilities, regulations, and a “kill switch.” The committee voted by 17 votes to two, with two abstentions, to approve […]