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If you were expecting some kind of warning when computers finally get smarter than us, then think again. ... In reality, our electronic overlords are already taking control, and they are doing it in a far more subtle way than science fiction would have us believe. Their weapon of choice - the algorithm.


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A would-be saboteur arrested today at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world.


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Experiments with Eurasian jays have shown that the birds store food that they will want in the future - "planning" for their impending needs. The study revealed that birds would stash more of the foods that they knew would be unavailable to them on forthcoming foraging trips. Jays are not the first birds to show that they might have the capacity for what is known as "mental time travel"...


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In an increasingly disposable world, efforts to preserve and catalogue our analogue and digital lives could change the nature of history as we know it.


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In 1900, an American civil engineer called John Elfreth Watkins made a number of predictions about what the world would be like in 2000. How did he do?


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