This Week in the Future, July 30-August 3, 2012

This Week in the Future, July 30-August 3, 2012


The big stories this Olympics? Badminton players tried to throw a game, and NBC is awful. But we imagine a future forewarned by this illustration, a future Olympics with dinosaurs, and giant mecha-bots. Then we'll have some great stuff to talk about.

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