This Week in the Future, October 24-28, 2011

This Week in the Future, October 24-28, 2011

Baarbarian

When it gets too hot, weird things happen. Like de-shelled hermit crabs fighting massive parameciums for piles of 3-D printed shells and/or synthetic diamonds. THIS IS THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME.

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