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Quantum computers will win the next world war

Quantum computers will win the next world war | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
What would happen if an AI gained control of the US military’s nuclear stash and decided to preemptively win World War 3 before any perceived enemy nations could react? Fans of cinema from the 1980s may recognize that query as the plot to the classic science-fiction film “Wargames” starring a young Matthew Broderick. It was […]
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destiny?

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Photographing the "endless diversity" of America by streetlight

Photographing the "endless diversity" of America by streetlight | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Photographer Daniel Freeman travelled across the US to capture striking night-time shots.
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I have to be honest - never once gave thought to diversity in street lamps....  I sure hope not to have offended any - street lamps....

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225 Philosophical Questions: Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask

225 Philosophical Questions: Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Once in a while, it’s nice to sit back, relax, and ponder the true meaning of life. These philosophical questions don’t necessarily have black-and-white answers and are meant to provoke the deeper side of the human experience.Whether you’re into philosophical questions about happiness or are fascinated by interesting thought-provoking questions about ethics, this giant list [...]
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need a conversation starter?  here are some spectular suggestions...

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World's Oldest Hotel: Run by the Same Family for 1,300 Years | IE

World's Oldest Hotel: Run by the Same Family for 1,300 Years | IE | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The oldest hotel in the world has been open since 705 AD, and the same family has been running the hot spring inn in Japan over 52 generations.
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one for the record books - same family owned business for over 1300 YEARS (that is not a typo)

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A New Mission Will Soon Begin Decluttering Earth's Orbit | IE

A New Mission Will Soon Begin Decluttering Earth's Orbit | IE | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Low-Earth orbit is dangerously crowded with junk but this six-month-long mission could be a good place to start.
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all that garbage in the ocean - and now....

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Humans Could Actually Survive a Trip Through a Wormhole | IE

Humans Could Actually Survive a Trip Through a Wormhole | IE | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Human bodies might actually survive the trip through a wormhole! But there's a social catch.
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just in case you were looking to travel a great distance and vacation time is limited....

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How economic behaviour drove witch hunts in pre-modern Germany | Aeon Essays

How economic behaviour drove witch hunts in pre-modern Germany | Aeon Essays | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Rich witches
How a flawed logic of economic scarcity and social climbing spurred witch hunts in early modern Germany
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How does one determine which witch is really rich?

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BREAKING: Top Fox News Anchor Resigns, Her Reason Will TERRIFY the Media Gatekeepers

BREAKING: Top Fox News Anchor Resigns, Her Reason Will TERRIFY the Media Gatekeepers | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

"Kipp Jones from The Western Journal reports, One of the most popular news anchors in Phoenix walked away from her job Tuesday, and she obliterated the country’s biased establishment media on the way out."

 

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one person in the news media has found the courage - are there any more brave enough to do the same....

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Elon Musk Wants To Set Up A City Named Starbase Around His Texas Rocket Launch Site

Elon Musk Wants To Set Up A City Named Starbase Around His Texas Rocket Launch Site | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Musk has reached out to a Texas county about incorporating a city.
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"Starbase, Texas" - I really like the sound of that....  

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How to Delete Your Old Online Accounts (and Why You Should)

How to Delete Your Old Online Accounts (and Why You Should) | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
You’ve probably signed up for a lot of online services that you no longer use. Most of those accounts probably still exist, and they likely contain a mix of your personal data, identity details, and credit card numbers. Don’t leave juicy targets lying around for attackers.
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sharing as someone who has been included in data breaches and finds himself numerous times listed in the dark web - yeah, this is one to read and follow...

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How To Stop Spam Robocalls - Digg

How To Stop Spam Robocalls - Digg | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
With carriers wary of regulating calls and the Do Not Call list applying only to live callers, the onus falls on individuals to use call-blocking apps like Nomorobo and YouMail.
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if the current law does not apply to robots - CHANGE THE LAW - - jeeez...

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China Tests Its National Digital Currency in Major Cities | IE

China Tests Its National Digital Currency in Major Cities | IE | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The currency may be ready for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. Read all about China's new digital currency here.
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y'all going to elimiate the "cash" economy - and people just may return to the days of barter! or something to dodge the trackers...

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What Is Identity Socialism?

What Is Identity Socialism? | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
There’s a new socialism in town. Its foundations are more cultural than economic. Dinesh D’Souza explains this major development in leftist thinking and its impact on your life.
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don't miss this 5 minute video....   

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Microsoft extends its digital skills courses, programs to offset COVID-19's economic impact

Microsoft extends its digital skills courses, programs to offset COVID-19's economic impact | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Microsoft is re-upping its commitment to help build digital skills with its software, services and learning assets, building on an initiative it first launched last year.
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Perhaps one day, all will be free – all the time.

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A move toward a society that no longer places value on currency trade?  Sorry, I have been watching Star Trek reruns…

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Astronomers find the 'safest place' to live in the Milky Way | Live Science

Astronomers find the 'safest place' to live in the Milky Way | Live Science | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Astronomers have searched the entire Milky Way to identify the safest places to live. It turns out, we're in a pretty good spot.
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it's cool - now how do I get there?

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Biden administration working to develop a system for people to to prove they've been vaccinated - CNNPolitics

Biden administration working to develop a system for people to to prove they've been vaccinated - CNNPolitics | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
The Biden administration is currently working to develop a system for people to prove they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to a senior administration official.
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another step toward big bro....

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Amazon's Alexa Could Be Putting Your Family's Safety at Risk

Amazon's Alexa Could Be Putting Your Family's Safety at Risk | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Technology can help your home run for more smoothly and easily, but a new study says Amazon's Alexa may actually be a safety risk.
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IMAGINE if the NAZI folks had all this listening (spying) capability....    Well, I guess they do in the 21st century (even though the party label may not be the same)

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This State Has the Biggest Drug Problem in America, According to Data

This State Has the Biggest Drug Problem in America, According to Data | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
People with illicit substance use disorder per capita: 2,120.36

Overdose deaths per capita: 61.83

Drug-related arrests per capita: 337.25

Drug Misuse Index Score: 99.99

And for the state that enjoys one particular substance more than any other, This Is the Most Stoned State in America.
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IMAGINE - ranking as the most stoned state in America....   is it the happiest state too?

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The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting - The New York Times

The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting - The New York Times | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.
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all that student debt - and then....

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Solar Roadways: An Engineering Failure of Epic Proportions | IE

Solar Roadways: An Engineering Failure of Epic Proportions | IE | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Solar roadways were once thought to be the holy grail of the global energy crisis. Read how they turned out to be engineering failures.
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whoops....

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Ex KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov exposes 4 stages of Communist takeover of a country

Ex KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov exposes 4 stages of Communist takeover of a country | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Yuri Bezmenov was in love with India so much so that he did not want the country to be 'irreparably damaged' under the Soviet influence.
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AMERICA TODAY - worth your time

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Left or Liberal: 32 Questions to Determine Which One a Friend Is

Left or Liberal: 32 Questions to Determine Which One a Friend Is | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Learning whether a friend or relative is a liberal or a leftist will help you determine if they can be converted from the anti-liberal left.
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looking for a conversation starter?  this should do it - REALLY DO IT.... that is, if you have the.......

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Four-Day Work Week Gains Popularity Around the World - Bloomberg

Four-Day Work Week Gains Popularity Around the World - Bloomberg | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A century after the invention of the weekend, more companies are adding another day.
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Is it finally going to happen? Lots of reasons it should - IMO.

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Why Ice Cream Soared in Popularity During Prohibition

Why Ice Cream Soared in Popularity During Prohibition | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
No beer? No problem. Better refrigeration, together with innovations in making and selling frozen treats, helped steer people toward this 'refreshing and palatable food.'
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hmmm - wonder if anyone has crosschecked - did Prohibition cause weight gain in America?

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Anyone Can Use Facial Recognition in Today's World | IE

Anyone Can Use Facial Recognition in Today's World | IE | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Facial recognition is everywhere! Check out where privacy and security are in the ongoing debate.
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I thought I woould like the future - and now I find that the days of Lassie were much better....

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