Futurism & Inspiring Inventions
In addition to Australia, one firm in Sweden has allowed employees to choose chips over a work pass, with 400 taking up the offer, but Amal says he more often hears from interested individuals who want to try it out.
Was Nikola Tesla for real? A crackpot? Part of an early experiment in corporate-government control? We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day — namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius. He was also attacked by J.P. Morgan and other “captains of industry.” Upon Nikola Tesla’s death on January 7th, 1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all of his scientific research, some of which has been released by the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act.
It’s not just robots experts are worrying about, rogue driverless cars and drones could also be a problem if they are able to be hacked or re-programed.
Some tech reviewers have been comparing its ambition-enhancing or emotionally centering effects to those of coffee or marijuana, but without the downsides.
Tesla’s invention would allow for self-propulsion of an unmanned vehicle for which he foresaw many potential uses, the most impressive of which, Tesla believed could help bring peace to the world.
Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them.
Today, predicting the direction in which technology is heading is a lot easier than it was 65 years ago. Unfortunately, these advancements don’t always have the potential to benefit mankind, sometimes the opposite is true. Is our way of life, or indeed all of humanity, at risk from these dangers?
The Dutch inventor [21-year old Boyan Slat] of a ground-breaking project to remove millions of tonnes of plastics floating in “great garbage patches” in the oceans Wednesday unveiled his first prototype to help clean up the seas.
The BEEcosystem, from Living Interiors, can be installed either indoors or out, and their modular nature allows for expansion of the hive as it grows.
The machine, which is temporarily available for $995, is part of an initiative to help create more sustainable energy as well as provide electricity and gas for cooking in parts of the world where it is spotty or lacking. The machine is also portable, and can be easily packed up and moved, which makes it a fantastic invention for those without a permanent home looking to provide electricity and gas to temporary shelters.
It’s possible that augmented reality technology is going to provide soul sucking, vapid escapism on a scale that we have never seen before. It’s going to blur the lines between reality and the digital world in truly disturbing ways.
Time travel has recently been proven possible by sending single particles of light through a closed timelike curve where the photon meets its older self.
Off the cost of Isla Mujeres Bay in Cancun, Mexico, environmentalist and architect Richart Sowa lives comfortably on his island made of over 150,000 recycled water bottles. Sowa first built his floating abode in 2005, but harsh weather destroyed the island. On his third attempt of rebuilding his home— this time in calm waters—he succeeded in developing a sturdy home.
“Vertical City” is a controversial vision; some consider it unrealistic and techno-utopian. But the more one looks at it, the more sense it makes. It’s much more efficient to move people vertically, where there is perhaps ten feet between units, than it is horizontally, where you need serious infrastructure.