Friday Futures: Us, galactic collisions and Iron Man flies

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of The Future from around the web. This week: We live in the remnants of a galactic collision; Queen of Shitty Robots; climate change and poison; parasites in the brain; Iron Man suit that flies.

We are the result of a massive galactic collision – probably

A team from the Rochester Institute of Technology has provided evidence that a past galactic collision with Antlia 2 is to blame for large ripples in the Milky Way’s outer hydrogen gas disc — potentially solving a mystery that has puzzled scientists for more than a decade. Read more…

‘Queen of Shitty Robots’ makes a Tesla into a pick up

YouTuber Simone Giertz is known as the queen of “shitty robots,” the kind of robots that make a mess of chopping vegetables, serving soup, cutting hair, writing holiday cards, and wiping your nether regions. Read more…

Teacher takes to YouTube to – basically – blow stuff up

Climate change is releasing unprecedented levels of poisons

Alongside the ancient fossils now peeking up from the disappearing permafrost lie frozen toxins, nuclear waste, and enough sequestered carbon to double the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere today, according to BBC News. Read more…

Great, we can soon throw nukes at 5X speed of sound

Weapons developers Raytheon and Northrop Grumman are ready to start flight tests for their new hypersonic missile, which is capable of firing a nuclear warhead at five times the speed of sound. Read more…

Watch this: A great video on where we are with AI

Dangerous parasite in the brain orders its food in

Although the parasite only causes acute disease in immune compromised persons, the infection is permanent and has been associated with neurological diseases such as schizophrenia and rage disorder. Read more…

And here is an Iron Man suit that can really fly (obviously)

(Compiled by Alex Leslie and edited by Tony Poulos)

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