This Week in the Future, October 31-November 4, 2011

This Week in the Future, October 31-November 4, 2011
Baarbarian

And thus concludes Data Week, that most amazing of weeks. We've been working our asses off, and we hope you've enjoyed our explorations of all things data. Before we all collapse into our pillows and dream of zeroes and ones, here's this week's This Week in the Future contest.

Want to win this information-packed Baarbarian illustration on a T-shirt? It's easy! The rules: Follow us on Twitter (we're @PopSci) and retweet our This Week in the Future tweet. One of those lucky retweeters will be chosen to receive a custom T-shirt with this week's Baarbarian illustration on it, thus making the winner the envy of their friends, coworkers and everyone else with eyes. (Those who would rather not leave things to chance and just pony up some cash for the t-shirt can do that here.) The stories pictured herein:

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

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