"Conway's Game of Life"

(1985)

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"Our culture has not caught up with the reality of stagnation. Our institutions are addicted to incrementalism. The only huge leap proposed is a leap backward: to slow down for the environment’s sake. But the only means for humanity to consume fewer resources is through new technology. Governments are biased toward managing and thereby perpetuating problems. The cold war glory days of Nasa and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are long gone. Meanwhile, Wall Street analysts’ quarterly earnings expectations encourage short-term thinking at publicly traded companies."
Our dangerous illusion of tech progress - FT.com (via ninakix)

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A ConVairCar, Model 118 flying car during a test-flight, California, November 1947. The hybrid vehicle was designed by Theodore P. Hall for the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company of San Diego, California, but never went into production.
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A ConVairCar, Model 118 flying car during a test-flight, California, November 1947. The hybrid vehicle was designed by Theodore P. Hall for the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Company of San Diego, California, but never went into production.

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The World’s First Nuclear Merchant Ship?
(pictured » Russian Nuclear Icebreaker)

The World’s First Nuclear Merchant Ship?

(pictured » Russian Nuclear Icebreaker)

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