Futures Imagined, 9

  1. Watch Boeing's super portable laser take down a drone. Popular Mechanics.
  2. People are about 20 IQ points smarter now because of Google Search and Maps. What happens if those are taken away? And do these tools make us more fragile? (You wouldn't think so, but the article argues that they might.)
  3. China's high speed rail vision: five high speed international rail networks that would ultimately connect the UK at one end, America at another, and Singapore in the south, with China in the center.