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  • 141Singular — may refer to:* A grammatical number denoting a unit quantity (as opposed to the plural and other forms) * SINGULAR, a computer algebra system * gravitational singularity * technological singularity * Cingular Wireless, a major mobile network… …

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  • 142Robin Hanson — (born 1959) is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. He is known as an expert on idea futures markets and was involved in the creation of the Foresight Exchange and DARPA s FutureMAP project. He is also known for… …

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  • 143Summa Technologiae — (the title is in Latin, meaning Sum of Technology in English) is a 1964 (1967 second edition) book by Polish author Stanisław Lem. Summa is one of the first collection of philosophical essays by Lem. The book exhibits depth of insight and irony… …

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  • 144Conscious Robots —   Conscious Robots by Paul Kwatz Caption: Facing Up to the Reality of Being Hum …

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  • 145Smart grid — Public infrastructure …

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  • 146Impact of nanotechnology — Part of a series of articles on the Impact of Nanotechnology …

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  • 147Dyson sphere — A Dyson sphere (or shell as it appeared in the original paper) is a hypothetical megastructure originally described by Freeman Dyson. Such a sphere would be a system of orbiting solar power satellites meant to completely encompass a star and… …

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  • 148High-temperature superconductivity — Unsolved problems in physics What causes superconductivity at temperatures above 50 kelvin? High temperature superconductors (abbreviated high Tc or HTS) are materials that have a superconducting transition temperature (Tc) above 30 K… …

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  • 149Supersonic transport — The Concorde supersonic transport had an ogival delta wing, a slender fuselage and four underslung Rolls Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 engines. A supersonic transport (SST) is a civilian supersonic aircraft designed to transport passengers at speeds… …

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  • 150Post-industrial society — A post industrial society is a society in which an economic transition has occurred from a manufacturing based economy to a service based economy, a diffusion of national and global capital, and mass privatization. The prerequisites to this… …

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  • 151New World Order (conspiracy theory) — This article is about the use of the term New World Order in conspiracy theory. For other uses, see New World Order. The reverse side of the Grea …

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  • 152The Sublimed — are those alien civilizations in The Culture series of science fiction works by Iain M. Banks who have left the material universe behind ( subliming ) to take up an immaterial existence. They are mentioned in the novels Excession , Matter and… …

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  • 153Human extinction — is the end of the human species. Various scenarios have been discussed in science, popular culture, and religion (see End time). The scope of this article is existential risks. Humans are very widespread on the Earth, and live in communities… …

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  • 154Powered exoskeleton — The exhibit future soldier , designed by the US Army A powered exoskeleton, also known as powered armor, or exoframe, is a powered mobile machine consisting primarily of an exoskeleton like framework worn by a person and a power supply that… …

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  • 155Neoevolutionism — is a social theory that tries to explain the evolution of societies by drawing on Charles Darwin s theory of evolution and discarding some dogmas of the previous social evolutionism. Neoevolutionism is concerned with long term, directional,… …

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  • 156Robotic surgery — A robotically assisted surgical system used for prostatectomies, cardiac valve repair and gynecologic surgical procedures Robotic surgery, computer assisted surgery, and robotically assisted surgery are terms for technological developments that… …

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  • 157Applied Foresight Network — The Applied Foresight Network (AFN) is a global web of university based centres connected by a network of forums for professors, students, teachers, and concerned citizens. The AFN supports informed discussion and social action on issues of… …

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  • 158References to the Three Laws of Robotics — References to Isaac Asimov s Three Laws of Robotics have appeared in a wide variety of circumstances. In some cases, other authors have explored the Laws in a serious fashion. Jack Williamson wrote a disturbing short story called With Folded… …

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  • 159List of life extension-related topics — Following is a list of topics related to life extension: compactTOC NOTOC 0–9* 15 Global ChallengesA* Accelerated aging disease ** Bloom syndrome ** Cockayne s syndrome ** Progeria ** Werner s syndrome ** Xeroderma pigmentosum * Accident * ACE… …

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  • 160Ilium/Olympos — is a science fiction duology by Dan Simmons. These events are set in motion by beings who have taken on the roles of the Greek gods. Like Simmons earlier series, the Hyperion Cantos, it is a form of literary science fiction which relies heavily… …

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