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The Biggest Technological Developments Of 2013 - Infographic

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With just over two weeks left in 2013, here is a reminder, via AFP, of the main technological developments of the year.

Source: AFP


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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:41 | Link to Comment XAU XAG
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My vote goes to the Obamacare web site as the best techno advancement

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:49 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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I'll have to take your word for this as I've never been nor intend to visit and find out.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:53 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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If you liked the website, you can keep it

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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We have to build the website, so we can find out what's in it

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:21 | Link to Comment chumbawamba
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Keep trying, you guys.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:32 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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We promise it will run very smoothly on Netscape Navigator 2.0

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Zero Debt
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But you did not build it. Someone else made that happen.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment Possible Impact
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and the beat goes on...

Techno Trance - The Beat Goes On
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Obama's next (ghost-written) book will be "How NOT to design and build a website to front a disastrous health-care law in 500 million lines or 2000+ pages; whichever no one reads first."

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:43 | Link to Comment virgilcaine
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 Smartphones, apps, tweets..The better to track and monitor you my dear.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:53 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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This is a depressingly pathetic list of technological "achievements". It's no coincidence that as global totalitarianism has taken root in the last 20 years, innovation has ground to a halt.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:55 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Have to agree.  A bunch of rehashed cell phones, gaming consoles, and Winblows.  Wow, how underwhelming. Maybe they need to look around Kickstarter or some other crowd-sourced sites to see some innovation in things other than consumer gadgets and SSDD releases from Apple, Microsoft, etc.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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It's so fucking pathetic that I would be silly trying to talk more shit than this.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Looking forward to electric cars!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment Possible Impact
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Electric flying cars, that fold into a briefcase when you arrive at the office.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment pods
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I have to agree Buck, it just seems like everyone quit working on real advancements and decided to make something that can be sold quick and they can retire.

Everything has moved to such a short sighted view it is not going to be pretty.

With all the capacity of information sharing we have now, there has been little going on in that regard.  Brave New World it is.

Dancing cat videos will blow away "Money as debt" or "House of Numbers" and more worthless entertainment applications will swamp many good productivity applications.

People want to be distracted. Distracted from how shitty their lives really are. When some asshole (me) comes along and drops a few turds in their punchbowl about how we have a hundred Trillion in liabilities coming due and how are we going to pay for it, shock ensues.  But why?

Because people want to believe the lie.  And that sucks balls cause the next boogeyman that gets brought to the forefront will again sway us to do another immoral act.


Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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The terminal myopia in all aspects has already gone straight up lethal. Tech companies (and big<Bastards>) take electricity, hard resources, money, humans, life itself for granted with the highest sense of entitlement. Infinite red tape, intellectual property, VC/PE/gub funded, completely worthless entertainment and 'technology' that makes your life so much better...

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment pods
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This song lyric sums it up:

"Give me back my broken night 

my mirrored room, my secret life 

it's lonely here, 

there's no one left to torture 

Give me absolute control 

over every living soul 

And lie beside me, baby, 

that's an order! 

Give me crack and anal sex 

Take the only tree that's left 

and stuff it up the hole 

in your culture "

-Leonard Cohen, The Future

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:59 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Here are some real technological "achievements"...

Huge ‘Gravity Engine’ Under Construction in Illinois
Scientists Generate Magnetic Field from Heat Source
Rossi: Preparing Next Generation of E-Cat Developers
LENR Cars CEO Responds to Investor Questions
Nobel Winner Schekman Boycotts top Science Journals
Real Clear Science: Cold Fusion #2 Biggest Junk Science Story of 2013


E-MAG Magnetic Propulsion Engine by Platinum Invests Group
ValyEnergiStar Posts Another QMoGen Demo Video
Motor-Generator Self-Looped with Usable Energy Left Over
Evolutions in Energy -- Company Claims Commercial Product
Andrea A. Rossi Cold Fusion Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat)


Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:25 | Link to Comment Lost Word
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Some internet stories about Cold Fusion say that Deuterium saturation dissolved into Mercury, or Red Mercury, or saturation dissolved into Uranium, creates cold fusion when compressed, and is the basis for Micro Nukes, supposedly used as demolition explosives in the World Trade Center twin towers False Flag attack of 9-11.

Reportedly, Tritium was found in the basement rubble of the WTC after 9-11.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Diet Coke and F...
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I have duplicated this. It works as described.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:46 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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No mention of the Hello Kitty vibrator. Something smells fishy. 


Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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"Fishy", LOL. I see what you did there.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment OwnSilverPlayMusic
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What about Barry's favorite murdering toy: drones??

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:01 | Link to Comment Tsar Pointless
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If you saw the latest update on the Federal Reserve's balance sheet yesterday (which shows the Fed's balance sheet at 3.994 trillion digidollars), you'd know that the US Central Bank has quite likely surpassed the four-trillion digidollar mark this week.

To this disinterested reporter, that is the year's biggest technological development.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment youngman
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Nothing medical in that mix...sad

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:01 | Link to Comment MagicMoney
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It wouldn't be far fetched to blame the FDA for that. FDA is well known for it's cronyism. Like all government entities that oversee consumer protection, FDA raises prices of medical care & supplies. Even something that would be cheaper on the free market, because of it's natural properties that even a agriculture Chinaman can grow is monopolized to a corporate buddy & price inflated to astromonical costs because of the FDA that would otherwise produced extremely cheap in relation in the free market. The FDA doesn't just practice cronyism, it simply restricts new medical care & supplies for consumer satisfaction. Government simply restricts the market in general, it extorts it for special deals. Bureaucrats don't really care about prosperity.  More than anything, they specialize in getting folks to kiss their ass. They're a class of racketeers. That's the celebrated ability of the State. Example of such a drug? Colchicine. 


Via the Wikipedia: 

"On July 30, 2009 the FDA approved colchicine as a monotherapy for the treatment of three different indications (familial Mediterranean fever, acute gout flares, and for the prophylaxis of gout flares[8]), and gave URL Pharma a three-year marketing exclusivity agreement[9] in exchange for URL Pharma doing 17 new studies and investing $100 million into the product, of which $45 million went to the FDA for the application fee. URL Pharma raised the price from $0.09 per tablet to $4.85, and the FDA removed the older unapproved colchicine from the market in October 2010 both in oral and IV form, but gave pharmacies the opportunity to buy up the older unapproved colchicine."



FDA in reality has no geniune expertise in study of potential outcomes for consumer protection, they simply outsource this to other corporations within the medical industry. Hem... In the process, such close buddies are awarded with monopolies, and other special privileges. On one hand, the government claims they are ones to break monopolies though anti-trust laws, which is the supposed natural tendency of free markets, on the other hand, it awards monopolies to their friends.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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The only technological development that matters-> More efficient transfer of wealth to the biggest central banks.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:13 | Link to Comment Zero Debt
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You mean monetary policy transmission.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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A mate of mine is technologically brilliant with the latest gadgets and I unfortunatley am not, but he has propossed this idea to me and I think its a certain winner folks.  He has remarked several times over the past year about my 'Nose' for bullshit, spewed, mainly but not exclusivley by politicians.

He reckons he can make an 'App' for all these smart things called the 'Cun-tomit-er', that can smell bullshit, bollocks, verbal diarrhoea, and outright cuntish lies in a room of 100 people or less.

Preach it bitchez, but next year, me and me mate are a knocking bet for this brilliance of ease, and all at a safe arms length.  The prize is all but ours.

Taking orders soon mind, so dont miss out, order early and often my friends.


Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Zero Debt
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Will it blend?

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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Wow, that's all very promising developments. Soon we will surpass everyone with our innovation and be a global leader again!

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 12:57 | Link to Comment Calculus99
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In tech cirlces there's a question -"where are the flying cars"

And to look at what we've had in 2013, a few new cellphones and a wrist computer you have to say like others that it's a ftucking disgrace.

Go back to the 1960s, look at the SR-71 (Blackbird plane), now THAT was advancement which by the way was designed and built  entirly with slide rules, no comuters. 

If Kelly Johnson, designer of the SR-71 was alive today he'd puke at the state of tech.  So again,

WHERE ARE THE FLYING CARS....(which are  all computer controlled so my mother could use one with 1 hours  training)

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Lost Word
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Flying cars require too much energy density, too expensive to be practical, unless powered by micro-nukes, which will never happen.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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Dd you say flying car?
I think the drone is the prototype. Just be patient.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:00 | Link to Comment Hongcha
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A Virtual cage is going up all around.  Do not partake in their sins and you will not receive of their plagues.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:16 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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That is absolutely the best way to put it. Curiosity does kill the cat. Nonparticipation is the only way to win.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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I just want my hoverboard like the one in Back to the Future :/

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 14:11 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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My vote goes to Bernanke for the most progress in developing a perpetual motion printing machine.

If he's looking for a job he coukd become a true hero in Venezuela by solving their toilet paper shortage and currency problems with a single process.

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