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Kurt Vonnegut: Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut: Armageddon in Retrospect

Unspoken speeches, the root of Beethoven’s misanthropy, and why we need a secretary of the future.

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Follow For Now: A Time-Capsule of Contemporary Thought
Follow For Now: A Time-Capsule of Contemporary Thought

What the changing guard of design has to do with evolutionary theories of network dynamics.

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Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine & the Quest to Know Everything
Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine & the Quest to Know Everything

What the perceived masculinity of robots has to do with the future of human knowledge.

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E. chromi: Designer Bacteria for Color-Coded Disease Detection
E. chromi: Designer Bacteria for Color-Coded Disease Detection

What the future of personalized medicine has to do with the cross-pollination of design and engineering.

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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

What African drum languages have to do with the future of the Internet.

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Worldchanging: An Updated Vision for a Better World
Worldchanging: An Updated Vision for a Better World

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