President Obama talked a lot tonight about funding new “green” technology. Of course, research and development is great, but funding politically-connected renewable energy companies isn’t the answer. Private businesses innovate. Government gets in the way.
#sotu Dept of Energy “jobs” = #Solyndra green “energy” nightmare messes.
— Seton Motley (@SetonMotley) February 13, 2013
Our economy is also stronger when we’re not funding failing solar companies with taxpayer money #solyndra
— Chris McMillan (@chriscmcmillan) February 13, 2013
So he criticizes Congress for “manufactured crisis”, then claims we need to spend tax $ on climate change. #solyndra #stateoftheunion #tcot
— Dylan Young (@BobSugarLives) February 13, 2013
I turned on the tv when Obama just so happened to be giving the SOTU… He’s talking about energy… I have one word #solyndra #abcpolitics
— Adham akel (@Adham_Akel) February 13, 2013
RT @jrsalzman: Nothing says drive down solar energy costs quite like #Solyndra.
— Milhealth (@milhealth) February 13, 2013
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/12/solyndra-trends-as-obama-promotes-government-funding-of-clean-energy/
Most people are pretty impatient for new gadgets and inventions. They are always asking, “Where are the flying cars?” Guess what, we don’t have them yet, okay? But we do have some pretty incredible inventions already.
Here are some of the wildest inventions we already have. These just prove that the future is now.
1.) A portable record player!
2.) A clock that writes down the time.
3.) This is where we came from. 128 GB at our fingertips.
4.) Chemically resistant clothes immune to stains.
5.) A keyboard that isn’t even really there!
6.) An app that translates languages.
8.) A trash can that will catch your trash wherever you throw it.
9.) An amazing pen that can write in any color you want.
11.) Solar powered iPhone chargers.
12.) A Drone camera that follows you wherever you go.
Society is way more advanced than you probably realized. Don’t take for granted what we have done in the past few decades. Humans have ventured to the moon, created vaccines… and hey, we even have iPhones now!
Share these awesome inventions with others and remind them how good they have it.
Read more: http://viralnova.com/inventions-from-the-future/
This isn’t just an office — it’s a bold statement. Time for your buildings, and city planners, to step their game up.
Welcome to the home of your future office. Behold: The Bullitt Center, located in my hometown of Seattle, Wash., has been designed as the most sustainable commercial building in the world.
- The Bullitt Center uses only recycled rainwater from for the whole building (insert tired, Seattle rain joke here).
Too hot? Too cold? How about some motorized windows to control temperature and ventilation?
It’s entirely solar powered. If Seattle can pull this off, then you’re out of excuses, Miami.
The building will produce zero waste. As in less than you.
Designed to last for 250 years — no big deal.
Watch out, we’re dealing with a badass over here: This building’s sustainability standards are so tough, it forced the City of Seattle to rewrite some building codes. Now leasing for its Spring 2013 debut, the Bullitt Center will be around long enough to fill vacancies for your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren’s employers.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-have-seen-your-future-office-building-it-looks-a-lot-like-this
Not so many years ago, ideas like flying machines (planes) or broadcasting of moving pictures (television), seemed to be just some weird and hardly possible future predictions by science-fiction lovers. [Read more…]
Needless to say, we have TV and Radio everywhere, even in our cell phones.
A Quick Stroll On The Water
We probably don’t use balloons, but sure we do have water skis, and water motorcycles.
House Moving By Train
There are over 35,000 trailer parks in the United States ranging in size from 5 to over 1,000 home sites. 
Personal Flying Machines
We already have a commercial Jetpack sold for $75000.
Combined Ship And Railway Locomotive
Probably constructing a railway on the bottom of the sea isn’t such a great idea after all, but we do have amphibious vehicles.
Police X-Ray Surveillance Machine
We have surveillance cameras everywhere.
Weather Control Machine
It has been already shown to be possible at some degree by Russians and Chinese, but this might be more like the prediction of 2100.
Summer Holidays At The North Pole
Definitely possible if you have some extra money.
The Moving Pavement
These are mainly used in airports, but also can be seen in some zoos and museums.
Not really sure about this one, but I believe this could be compared to our malls.
Undersea Tourist Boats
We have pretty advanced tourist submarines available for paying passengers.
Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/future-predicting-postcards-from-around-1900/
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A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it's often just one part which killed it, we throw everything away since it's almost impossible to repair or upgrade.
How about a phone that lets you swap out just one piece at a time? Replace your broken screen or upgrade your 1GB of RAM to 2 or 4GB.
Phonebloks is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it, if it's getting old just upgrade.
It's like an app store for hardware. In the store you buy your bloks, read reviews and sell old bloks. Small and big companies develop and sell their bloks. you can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support. Bloks can be developed for specific needs. Solar powered batteries, sensitive screen for blind people, lightweight for travelers etc. The choice is yours.
Read more: http://imgur.com/gallery/pfVCe
There are new inventions being created and patented every single day. Some may be more useful than others. But, some are so brilliant, you’ll wonder why millions haven’t already been made. These great inventions can be on the practical side, or luxurious, and everything in-between. Whatever their purpose, they are amazing ideas and innovations.
1.) A outlet with a night-light built in? Yes please. No more searching around in the dark for an outlet.
Pass and Seymour
2.) This is an ingenious way to get people to recycle – let them use their plastic bottles to pay for public transportation.
3.) Finally! Whenever I drink coffee I feel like a child using a mug for the first time – this drip-catching mug should help me not make such a mess of myself.
4.) These USB rechargeable batteries would really help if you need battery power fast and don’t have time (or don’t want to) go all the way to the store.
5.) Having a phone with a dead battery is a huge hassle. Never fear, though, this charger has your back. It charges your phone using the cold or hear from whatever beverage you’re enjoying when you’re phone is low on power. (You’re out of luck if you drink lukewarm water.)
6.) Ever run around your room or house for a half-hour, wondering where the heck you left your keys? By attaching these tiles, you can track down whatever important object you have misplaced using satellite technology and your smartphone.
7.) Leaving a film to go to the bathroom at a movie theater is one of the most nerve-wracking things you can do. Not only are you scrambling to the restroom after holding it for twenty minutes or so, but you might also be missing an important part of the movie. Installing screens in stalls like the one above would solve this problem in a jiffy.
8.) Sitting in the park or on a sandy beach and worried about your smartphone losing power? Just plug it in to one of these fancy solar power chargers. The future is now.
9.) Frantically driving around a parking garage looking for a space is a special kind of torture. These light-signals let would-be-parkers know where there is and isn’t a space in any particular row.
10.) This practical idea is great. These retractable bike racks give bikers a place to keep their bicycles locks up without taking up unnecessary space on a walkway when not in use.
11.) Ear-buds that are engineered to not tangle-up?! Oh man I need these. I need these so bad.
Let’s just say all these these inventions would make some things a whole lot easier.
Read more: http://viralnova.com/eleven-awesomely-useful-inventions/
Watch out, big oil companies. This 13-year-old kid and his army of trees won’t go down without a fight.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/genius-inventor-close-to-cracking-the-secret-of-trees-to-harness-solar-power-oh
Move over, Chuck Norris facts! There is new hotness in town: Paul Ryan facts.
I logon, 1st tweet I see. Yes, it's gonna be a good day. RT @lheal #PaulRyanFacts Paul Ryan sharpens a knife with his steely gaze.
— Yes, We Scan ⊕ (@BoldFreshJew) August 14, 2012
A good day, indeed. As Twitchy reported, President Obama frantically tweeted out “FACTS” about Paul Ryan, in a fit of terrified meltdown, the other day. Twitter users helped the president out with some true facts about President Obama.
Now, they are offering up Paul “terrifies the Left” Ryan facts. And, boy, are they awesome.
#PaulRyanFacts Paul Ryan doesn't need a teleprompter. Teleprompters need a Paul Ryan.
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) August 14, 2012
#PaulRyanFacts When Atlas Shrugged, Paul Ryan was there to hold the world up. #tcot
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) August 14, 2012
#PaulRyanFacts Batman has a Paul Ryan signal.
— Greg Sainer (@gsainer) August 14, 2012
Paul Ryan saved a cat from being stuck in a tree. By teaching it to climb down itself. #PaulRyanFacts
— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) August 14, 2012
Paul Ryan hunts with a bow, because using his bare hands would be unfair to the deer. #PaulRyanFacts
— You Said Russia! (@lheal) August 14, 2012
#PaulRyanFacts Paul Ryan has a pet honey badger.
— Tanner (@Brumbarger) August 14, 2012
#PaulRyanFacts Paul Ryan can balance a budget in his head before Joe Biden can turn on his solar powered calculator.
— Crispin Armon Gipson (@critterman76) August 14, 2012
Chuck Norris wears Paul Ryan pajamas #PaulRyanFacts
— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) August 14, 2012
Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Claustrophobia is the fear of tight spaces. Liberalism is the fear of Paul Ryan. #paulryanfacts
— Angela (@Bear2theRight) August 14, 2012
Bingo! More, please, Twitter!
Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/14/new-chuck-norris-y-hotness-paulryanfacts/