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    Knotty Geeks Episode 17 - Where are the flying cars?

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    Jeremy Reimer
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    Posted on: 2012-07-21 08:44:49.000
    In a special Knotty Geeks recorded deep inside the new Surrey campus of Simon Fraser University, we look at our accelerating world and ask if technology is really progressing in all areas or are we sliding backwards in some? From flying cars to asteroid mining, what does the future really hold?

    Links from the show:

    Ray Kurzweil on acceleration: http://www.amazon.com/The-Singularity-Is-Near-Transcend/dp/0670033847

    Ronald Reagan declared GPS should be free to everyone: http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-english/2006/February/20060203125928lcnirellep0.5061609.html

    Flame virus: http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/05/spy-malware-infecting-iranian-networks-is-engineering-marvel-to-behold/

    Where are the flying cars? http://www.thebaffler.com/past/of_flying_cars

    You are not so smart: http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Not-So-Smart/dp/1592406599

    This will make you smarter: http://www.amazon.com/This-Will-Make-You-Smarter/dp/0062109391






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