Hello everyone, welcome to Envisioning Community Recap, where we curate the best content on the topics of emerging technologies and futures thinking, shared across the week by our community of over 800 futurists. In this edition, we bring news about drug-delivery microrobots, cities powered by bitcoin mining, spinning rockets, and more.
The Metaverse: Five Things You Need to Know
This Next Nature Network article lists the main characteristics of the metaverse.
Could We Launch a Rocket to Space by Spamming It to the Speed of Sound?
SpinLauch wants to propel rockets to space using only centrifugal force in a vacuum chamber, without combustion. Will it work? This Twitter thread has mixed feeling about it. Via Arthur.
El Salvador Bitcoin City Planned at Base of Conchagua Volcano
After becoming the first country to use bitcoin as a legal tender, El Salvador aims to use a volcano's energy to power crypto mining, generating enough profit to construct an entire city.
Shape-Morphing Microrobots Deliver Drugs to Cancer Cells
Watch as these 4D-printed microrobots swim inside bloodstreams and vomit drugs directly into cancer cells.
What Next? 22 Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2022
From hydrogen-powered planes to 3D-printed housing, new ideas can emerge seemingly overnight.
Tech and Culture
Trapped in the Metaverse: Here’s What 24 Hours Feels Like
What can we do today on VR social platforms? Technology journalist Joanna Stern tells what it's like to be confined in virtual reality for 24 hours. Via Felipe.
What Will the World Look Like in 10 Years?
StoryThings invited eight writers to imagine live in 2031. Via mz.
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