This Week in the Future, August 20-24, 2012

This Week in the Future, August 20-24, 2012

Baarbarian

The gibbon is clearly in trouble. Will he succumb to the lure of the bananas, or will he be saved by the distraction of the helium? That is the conundrum of this week in the future.

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