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A doomsday vault, or Noah’s Ark of the plant kingdom: Norway deep-freeze protects crop seeds against future disaster

Posted by gmarkets on 2 October, 2007

In a cavern under a remote Arctic mountain, Norway would soon begin squirrelling away the world’s crop seeds in case of a man-made or natural disaster, wrote John Acher in The Advertiser (28/9/2007, p.19).

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Spotting “logarithmic” or “exponential” growth patterns is one way of being among first to capitalise on new ideas and trends; futurist predicts “next big thing” is technology worn as jewellery

Posted by gmarkets on 27 September, 2007

“If you think about history, we know clearly what happened quite recently, but the further back you go, it tends to get a bit fuzzy,” said Australian futurist Craig Rispin. “We are like a reverse historian,” he said, reported The Courier Mail (11/9/2007, p.57).

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