Friday, October 15, 2004

Time keeps on slipping...into the future

A couple of rather disturbing articles that I just came across via Metafilter:

- C02 emissions have been much higher than expected in the last couple of years, meaning that global warming is likely to progress much more quickly than anticipated. This article talks about some of the dire effects that a temperature increase of a couple of degrees will have on 12 'tipping points' of the world.

- This story talks about how a pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts. Sounds great for people who have suffered spinal injuries, but I find it more than a little creepy - it's a bit too sci fi for me...


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