This Week in the Future, October 17-21, 2011

This Week in the Future, October 17-21, 2011

Baarbarian

When you can scoop anything you like, as our best buddy (in our unsurprisingly robot-heavy dreams) the PR2 now can, you've got some major choices to make. Genetically modified salmon, or the next Android superphone? Spend the weekend thinking about it, and get back to us.

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And don't forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:

THE SEARCH FOR ALIEN LIFE

BRILLIANT 10

OTHER GREAT STORIES