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Robots, Aliens, Corporate Drones - Who Will Be The Citizens Of The Future?

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from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Will Slocombe, University of Liverpool

In the 1940s, science fiction author Olaf Stapledon gave a talk to a school about the future. Addressing his audience as 'you citizens of the future', he proposed three visions for this future: the 'destruction of the human race', a 'worldwide police state', and 'an entirely new kind of human world'.

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What We Read Today 24 March 2017

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The World's Most Boring Jobs

from Statista.com

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

Legal jobs might be well paid but according to new research, they are the most boring jobs on the planet.

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Infographic Of The Day: The Habits Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Modern entrepreneurs live and work in a fast-paced and frictionless environment that is unlike anything before seen in history.

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Video of the Day:

Although Venus is easier to reach than Mars, scientists and space agencies around the world show little interest in exploring the planet. Why is it that they have so much enthusiasm in examining Mars but not our neighboring planet, Venus?


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Current Weather Outlook

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But there is still snow to be found. I don't want to be a travel agent but the Tahoe area in California looks to be getting a steady stream of new snow. NOAA (this is in jest) has sent out teams to find the elusive El Nino their dynamical models have divined but the only sightings so far are off Ecuador and Northern Peru. Soon perhaps a reward will be announced for the first confirmed El Nino sighting. Happy Astronomical Spring everyone!

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Investing.com Weekly Wrap-Up 24 March 2017



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Is Our Hard-wired Negativity Bias Useful Or Something To Overcome?

by The Indian Economist

-- this post authored by Jacob Burak

I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first? If it's bad news, you're in good company - that's what most people pick. But why?

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17 March 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Shows Continued Moderate Slowing Of Rate of Growth

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 52nd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their lagging index.

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