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Innovation in the USSR. The story of Akademgorodok, which could become "Soviet Silicon Valley"

In 1958 was initiated a large-scale project — the creation of Akademgorodok near Novosibirsk. Mikhail Lavrentiev and his colleagues have created a scientific town in Siberia, in which the harmonious development of education, science and technology.


What images of the future we paint for the largest it company

Growing Horde of Millennials, the terms of some freelancers working with bitcoin, here comes the embryo of artificial intelligence, crowd immortal humans fighting against... "Black mirror", "Elysium", "Modified carbon", "blade Runner", "the Electric dreams of Philip K. dick", "Rick and Morty". "We", "Animal farm", "brave new world", "1984". What "picture" in our head about the future?Further review of rollers with a vision of the future from Intel, Microsoft, Google, Citrix.


What will happen to science in the near future?

If you go back 30 years ago, the world would be completely different. The only known planets were the planets of the Solar system. We had no idea what dark energy is. No space telescopes. Gravitational waves were an unproven theory. We have not yet discovered all of the quarks and leptons, no one knew whether the Higgs boson. We didn't even know how fast the universe is expanding. In 2018, a generation later, we have significantly deepened our knowledge in these matters, and also made unexpected discoveries. What's next?


The reality of the colors is in the process of perception

Philosophers have a bad reputation of the people, questioning accepted facts. You can be more certain than that the color of a cloudless sky in the summer afternoon blue? However, we can wonder and blue whether it's for flying in this bird, the eyes are different from ours? And if you take some blue object, for example, the UN flag – and place part of it in shade and part in the sun, the first part will be darker. You can ask the question: what then is the true color of the flag? How are the colors affected by the lighting and moving environments. Does that change the true colors?


Ten technology trends 2018 that will change our lives

Artificial embryos, the neural network with the imagination, the anonymous Internet and other previously unthinkable things become reality.


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