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Story | Feb 6, 2015 | 1:59 PMHouston Press, "The Road to 2030: Self-driving Cars, Big Data and the Future of Texas" Robotic exoskeletons! Self-driving cars! A healthy bioengineered human lung that lives in a bottle! The future is coming, and it's approaching at a faster rate than ever before. Not in the space-time-continuum sense, of course: "'The pace at which you can go from the almost lunatic fringe to the mainstream is a lot faster than it used to be,' says Dr. Andrew Hines, program coordinator of the University of Houston's graduate program in foresight. 'Something can accelerate up that curve a lot faster than has been possible because of social media, making it much less predictable.' . . . So what will be the shape of this new world we're staring down? We're not soothsayers, so we asked some of Texas's best thinkers and scholars to bend their minds toward how our world might change along the road to 2030."
Story | May 28, 2014
Razil's Dance With the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy Dave Zirin Haymarket Press Earlier this month protests erupted in 10 cities in Brazil, which is set to host matches for soccer's biggest tournament, the World Cup,...
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Story | Apr 9, 2014
Singer-songwriter Caleb Stine's ambitious sixth album, Maybe God Is Lonely Too, houses Americana-tinged songs about death, falling in love, the prison-industrial complex, institutionalized racism, wanting a dog, and the empowering voice of God. There...