by Rosanne Lindsay, Contributor Waking Times “Rights mean you have a right to your life. You have a right to your liberty, and you should have a right to keep the fruits of your labor….I, in a way, don’t like to use those terms: gay rights, women’s rights, minority rights, religious rights. There’s only one type of right. It’s the right to your liberty.” ― Ron Paul Imagine a future with compulsory euthanasia. One day the government declares, “Let’s end global warming by cutting down on the number of old people.” And the citizenry would bow down to forced euthanasia because they … Continue reading LOSING IDENTITY TO THE HIVE MIND
Future map of the United States by Gordon- Michael Scallion MATRIX INSTITUTE by Jim Dobson When I wrote my first article on billionaire bunkers years ago, I never would have imagined how quickly our world was changing. Our lives are in a constant state of flux, the political situation aside, our earth is rapidly changing. Between the increase of bizarre weather patterns hitting the earth, and recent major volcanic activity, now more than ever our focus is on our planets future. In the early 1980’s, spiritual visionaries and futurists provided clues to our changing planet. Often dismissed as crazy prophets, their thoughts … Continue reading The Shocking Doomsday Maps Of The World And The Billionaire Escape Plans
Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images) by Daniel Kolitz Giz Asks In this Gizmodo series, we ask questions about everything from space to butts and get answers from a variety of experts. Even people who believe in climate change are climate change deniers: you might know, intellectually, that our world is coming to an end, but it is hard to truly register this fact, the same way one both does and does not believe that they will one day die. There are counterexamples—you might be one of them; Ethan Hawke in First Reformed is another—but most of us are still … Continue reading When Will We Run Out of Water?
Even if automation makes human trafficking economically inefficient, that alone won’t end this unethical practice. by Kevin Dickinson Robotic automation may one day make slavery economically inefficient, but automation does not spring forth fully formed. An interim period of piecemeal coverage may leave many at-risk, low-skilled workers in danger of exploitation. Nor can automation sate the political and social motives for slavery found in some societies. An estimated 40.3 million people suffer today in slavery. Living a shadowed existence between lawful states, victims yield their captors $150 billion in illegal profits every year. This most wretched of facts is made even more … Continue reading Will robots free people from slavery?
by Soren Dreier The Arctic is on fire. Now, Antarctica is suddenly experiencing a heatwave. And that means a looming rainfall apocalypse for Australia. According to a recent report by senior researchers from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, we’re in for higher than normal spring temperatures. And less rain. It’s all because of record warm temperatures in the air swirling above Antarctica. It’s producing a domino effect. The stratospheric “polar vortex” has been disrupted. It could even reverse direction. It’s pushing stormy Southern Ocean wind streams over Tasmania, New Zealand’s South Island and South America’s Patagonia. This is away from … Continue reading Australia ‘On Brink’ of ‘Apocalyptic’ Weather Conditions
by Nina Pullano keshav patil Someone call Brad Pitt, because it might be time for a sci-fi spin on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. New research shows humans may be able to reverse their epigenetic clocks, a measure of biological age, with a trio of drugs that are already on the market. In a small, 1-year clinical trial published Thursday in the journal Aging Cell, nine participants took three common medications — growth hormone and two diabetes drugs — and reversed their biological age by 2-and-a-half years on average. Greg Fahy, Ph.D., lead author of the study and chief science officer of anti-aging therapeutics … Continue reading Humans Can Reverse Their Biological Age, Shows a ‘Curious Case’ Study
Illustration: Angelica Alzona (Gizmodo) by Daniel Kolitz Giz Asks In this Gizmodo series, we ask questions about everything from space to butts and get answers from a variety of experts. What do hideous mall t-shirts, emo bands from the mid-aughts, and gorgeously-wrought realist novels about dissolving marriages have in common? Simply this assertion: Life Sucks. And it does suck, undoubtedly, even for the happiest and/or richest among us, not one of whom is immune from heartbreak, hemorrhoids, or getting mercilessly ridiculed online. Still, at certain points in life’s parade of humiliation and physical decay almost all of us feel a longing—sometimes fleeting, … Continue reading What’s My Best Chance of Living Forever?