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2010-06-27

Science_151

Entry: Future Policies
Focus: World Future Council



Never has man-kind been so close to destroying the livelihood of future generations. We are on a collision course with the future because of distorted frameworks, unsustainable human systems and chronic political short-termism. In order to ensure an intact and just world for the generations to come, a systematic change toward sustainable political decision-making is imperative.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/

Book_67

Entry: Robotic Revolution
Focus: Wired for War



Wired for War takes the reader on a journey to meet all the various players in this strange new world of war: odd-ball roboticists working in latter-day “skunk works” in the midst of suburbia; military pilots flying combat mission from their office cubicles outside Las Vegas; the Iraqi insurgents who are their targets; journalists trying to figure out just how to cover robots at war; and human rights activists wrestling with what is right and wrong in a world where our wars are increasingly being handed over to machines.
LINK>>>>>
http://wiredforwar.pwsinger.com/

Book_66

Entry: Humanity's Impact
Focus: World Without Us



The World Without Us reveals how, just days after humans disappear, floods in New York's subways would start eroding the city's foundations, and how, as the world’s cities crumble, asphalt jungles give way to real ones. It describes the distinct ways that organic and chemically-treated farms would revert to wild, how billions more birds would flourish, and how cockroaches in unheated cities would perish without us.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.worldwithoutus.com/