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environment, floating cities -

With the advancement of technologies, we are gaining an ability to settle the places that were previously thought to be uninhabitable. And that means not only setting up an outpost in Arctic or Antarctic but creating a permanent settlement reaching a scale of a comfortable, self-sufficient city.  One such area would be the oceans and seas. Where floating cities and even underwater cities could be established. There are already cities that are built on the water by creating artificial islands.  Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah or palm islands is probably one of the biggest examples of such. However, it is possible to go beyond...

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Brain-computer interface is a concept that can serve as a bridge for direct communication between the human brain and external electronic devices. Effectively controlling them with the power of our brains and without requiring any additional controls or inputs. This already has several applications in medicine, but the most interesting ones would come with smart homes and smart cities. Once those become more popular and widespread. We would be able not only to control every device in our home but interact with numerous devices that we come across in our daily life. On top of that, if it is coupled with the...

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cars, fully-automated, self-driving -

Fully-automated self-driving cars are one of the seemingly futuristic concepts that are becoming a reality right now. With correct applications, sophisticated driving systems and acceptance from the car manufacturers, it can gradually replace all of the current vehicles. Particularly if will see large car producers starting to apply the economies of scale through mass-production, making them affordable and more readily available. However, there are more applications than just owning such a car. Considerable breakthroughs would come in the field of logistics, where automated trucks are gradually adapted to service the logistical routes by such companies as UPS. This has the...

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Mars, Moon, Space -

The prospect of setting permanent bases on other planets is very exciting, to say the least. However, there is something that is even more interesting – terraforming those planets and setting up permanent colonies on them. In my previous article about the Moon, I have briefly covered the possibility of creating underground colonies on the Moon. Those would provide humongous protection against radiation and meteoroids. However, the next step would be reshaping the planet’s surface in order to make those planets completely habitable for human life. This would go as far as recreating the flora and fauna in a contained...

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Moon, Space, SpaceX -

Space exploration and colonization of other planets are two increasingly popular topics. The establishment of settlements on other planets has always thrilled the human imagination. From the days of Apollo missions and even earlier. The recent news on the subject largely revolves around Elon Musk’s SpaceX, with some topics detailing Jeff Bezos’s Blue Moon presentation and his plans for establishing an off-world facility. However, there are other projects contributing to the space race. Most prominently, those that come from NASA and related private contractors and the ones from India and China. And even though the biggest excitement is around Mars...

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