Futurism

Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program

Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program

Google doesn’t just want to organize all the world’s information. Google wants to organize all the world.

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Robots to Replace White-Collar Jobs by 2035

Posted by on August 9, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 3 Comments
Robots to Replace White-Collar Jobs by 2035

A report recently presented by the Pew Research Centre in the US predicts that professional roles such as doctors, lawyers and accountants could be replaced by artificial intelligence by the year 2025. This could have huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics. VoR’s Juliet Spare reports.

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Solar Decathlon: Sustainable Urban Housing Design

Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Alternative Energy, Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Decathlon: Sustainable Urban Housing Design

A solar decathlon competition took place in Paris last weekend. Take a look at the inspiring prototype winners for sustainable housing!

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Watch: Double Sun System Discovered – Planets Orbiting Two Suns in Figure 8 Style

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Earth, Futurism, Sci-Tech, Space, Technology with 0 Comments
Watch: Double Sun System Discovered – Planets Orbiting Two Suns in Figure 8 Style

Planets orbiting double stars have been a favorite of science fiction writers. Until now, astronomers did not know that a double sunset like that made famous by the movie Star Wars was possible. The Kepler telescope is a game changer.

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Technology to Experience Life in Another Person’s Body

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Technology to Experience Life in Another Person’s Body

An unusual virtual reality device allows people to experience stepping into the skin of another person. Body swapping experiments are being conducted by a group of artists at the Be Another lab in Barcelona.

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We May Already Know How We Will Cure Death—But Should We?

Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science with 4 Comments
We May Already Know How We Will Cure Death—But Should We?

The quest for humans to live forever is elegantly laid out in “The Immortalists,” a new documentary making its away around the film festival circuit. The Immortalists follows the triumphs and tragedies of three years in the lives of William H. Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, two men who prove just as interesting as the work they’re doing. The Immortalists is really a film about death, not life, which is what makes it so fascinating. The goal of Andrews and de Grey is not merely to extend life, but to actually reverse the aging process. “Once we are really truly repairing things as fast as they go wrong, game over,” de Grey says in the film. “We will have the ability to live indefinitely.”

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Fearless Research: Science and Non-Duality

Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Fearless Research: Science and Non-Duality

Learn about the leading edge of scientific research into consciousness in this presentation by IONS scientist Cassandra Vieten

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Einstein’s ‘Spooky’ Theory May Lead to Ultra-Secure Internet

Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Einstein’s ‘Spooky’ Theory May Lead to Ultra-Secure Internet

“Spooky action at a distance” describes entanglement of particles separated at large distances and may be applied to ultra-secure message transmission.

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A Plan for Free, Global Access to the Internet

Posted by on February 27, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 2 Comments
A Plan for Free, Global Access to the Internet

Computing devices still outnumber the people on this planet, but less than 40% of the global population has access to the Internet. Data is a costly commodity in many parts of the world. The Outernet is a plan to bridge the global information divide.

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The Idea That WILL Change Everything

The Idea That WILL Change Everything

Marcus T Anthony, PhD, is Director of MindFutures. He refers to himself as a futurist, intuitive and life alignment coach. He is the author of Discover Your Soul Template and his website is www.marcustanthony.com. Some time ago I picked up a copy of John Brockman’s This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future. The volume contains a […]

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Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

Just in case Hallowe’en didn’t quite meet your expectations this year, check this out: a rogue gang of mutant malware that can take over your computer, reconfigure it, delete your data at will (its will), and talk to its buddies that have taken over other computers, without having to rely on such Neanderthal inconveniences as Ethernet connections, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or even power cords. Your worst AI nightmare come true ……..

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil Gives Keynote Speech at “Global Directions 2013″

Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Futurist Ray Kurzweil Gives Keynote Speech at “Global Directions 2013″

Ray Kurzweil’s 2006 book The Singularity is Near pointed to the date of 2045 as a theoretical date when computer intelligence will surpass that of humans to such an extent that humans become practically redundant. He also asserted that it would be a point where humans who are willing to merge with increasingly intelligent machines could “transcend biology.”

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Ray Kurzweil Discusses the Future of Brain Implants

Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Ray Kurzweil Discusses the Future of Brain Implants

Ray Kurzweil discusses the future of brain implants and the tangled hierarchies that make up the human mind.

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Inside the Hyperloop: the Pneumatic Travel System Faster Than the Speed Of Sound

Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Futurism, Technology with 0 Comments
Inside the Hyperloop: the Pneumatic Travel System Faster Than the Speed Of Sound

The Hyperloop, a “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table,” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of sound.

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Is This 3-D Printed Cast the Future of Healing Broken Bones?

Posted by on July 7, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Is This 3-D Printed Cast the Future of Healing Broken Bones?

If you’ve ever had a broken limb, you know how unpleasant a cast can be. They’re bulky, uncomfortable and are basically a blank canvas for embarrassing sketches from your friends. But the plaster and fiberglass variety is also cheap and, frankly, good enough to not prompt much investment in innovation.

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