Futurism & Inspiring Inventions

4-D Printing: The New Fabrication Frontier

Written by on April 10, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
4-D Printing: The New Fabrication Frontier

As 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, picks up steam in industrial manufacturing and spurs the public imagination, scientists say the next frontier is 4-D printing: materials that fabricate themselves.

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Wanted: Courageous Pioneers For the Big Mind Shift (Part 2)

Wanted: Courageous Pioneers For the Big Mind Shift (Part 2)

Futurist Marcus T. Anthony explains why he is optimistic about the future, and why courageous pioneers like you will bring the Big Mind Shift into being.

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Wanted: Courageous Pioneers For the Big Mind Shift (Part 1)

Wanted: Courageous Pioneers For the Big Mind Shift (Part 1)

Futurist Marcus T. Anthony explains why he is optimistic about the future, and why courageous pioneers like you will bring the Big Mind Shift into being.

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8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In the Future

Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 0 Comments
8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In the Future

If you think the future is far away, think again.

Today there are tons of apps available that can make us feel like we live in the future right now.

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The All-Electric Car You Never Plug In

Written by on March 28, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 0 Comments
The All-Electric Car You Never Plug In

Recent breakthroughs in wireless charging is making it commercially practical for everything from electronic devices to vehicles…

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Michio Kaku: The World in 2030 — How Science Will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and the Wealth of our Nations

Posted by on February 24, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Reality Shift with 2 Comments
Michio Kaku: The World in 2030 — How Science Will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and the Wealth of our Nations

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and the Henry Semat Professor at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has taught for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and earned his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK

Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 1 Comment
Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK

Federico Pistono of Zeitgeist Italy delivered a very compelling presentation at TEDxVienna 2012 on the nature of technological unemployment and why we should embrace it. This video contains so many quotable phrases and wonderful points.

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil Plans to Create a Mind at Google—and Have it Serve You

Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 1 Comment
Futurist Ray Kurzweil Plans to Create a Mind at Google—and Have it Serve You

“There’s no more important project than understanding Intelligence and recreating it. I do envision a fundamental approach based on everything we understand about how the human brain [works]. And there are some things we don’t yet understand so I plan to go off and explore some of my own ideas about how certain things work.”

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NY Times Asks: Are We Becoming Cyborgs?

Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions with 1 Comment
NY Times Asks: Are We Becoming Cyborgs?

What I am campaigning against is people who think that somehow social media and Internet platforms can replace that whole process of creating and making and adjusting their strategy. It cannot. We have to be realistic about what these platforms can deliver, and once we are, I think we can use them to our advantage.

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil to Join Google

Futurist Ray Kurzweil to Join Google

Ray Kurzweil, author and controversial thinker, announced on Friday that he will join Google as a director of engineering; he’ll focus on projects involving machine learning and language processing. Kurzweil is best known for his theory of “technology singularity,” essentially a claim that posits that mankind will create a post-human collective superintelligence through means of advancements in technology.

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MEGATRENDS: The 6 ‘Gamechangers’ That Will Shape the Planet for Decades

Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions with 0 Comments
MEGATRENDS: The 6 ‘Gamechangers’ That Will Shape the Planet for Decades

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is out with its annual forecast of what the world will look like in 2050. The report focuses on six “gamechanging” trends and events that will shape the world in the coming years.

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Superhumans, Supercities and Supercomputers: US Intelligence’s Vision of 2030

Posted by on December 11, 2012 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions with 0 Comments
Superhumans, Supercities and Supercomputers: US Intelligence’s Vision of 2030

Things are about to get a little weird. This according to the National Intelligence Council, at least, a US-based coalition of spy agencies that has just released its predictions for what’s in store for the Earth in 2030.

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Billionaire Futurist Entrepreneur: “I’m Going To Put Humans On Mars In 12 Years”

Posted by on November 22, 2012 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions with 1 Comment
Billionaire Futurist Entrepreneur: “I’m Going To Put Humans On Mars In 12 Years”

“I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to send our first person to Mars in the 10 to 15 year time frame… so if we take the middle of that, that’s probably around 12 years,” he said in the interview. “We can’t wait too long because I don’t want to be so old that I can’t go.”

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Here’s What Futurist Ray Kurzweil Thinks Technology Will Look Like In The Next 20 Years

Posted by on November 18, 2012 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions with 0 Comments
Here’s What Futurist Ray Kurzweil Thinks Technology Will Look Like In The Next 20 Years

With companies like Google creating self-driving cars and augmented-reality glasses, futurist Ray Kurzweil’s predictions are starting to sound much more realistic.

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7 Best-Case Scenarios for the Future of Humanity

Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions with 0 Comments
7 Best-Case Scenarios for the Future of Humanity

Most science fictional and futurist visions of the future tend towards the negative — and for good reason. Our environment is a mess, we have a nasty tendency to misuse technologies, and we’re becoming increasingly capable of destroying ourselves. But civilizational demise is by no means guaranteed. Should we find a way to manage the risks and avoid dystopic outcomes, our far future looks astonishingly bright. Here are seven best-case scenarios for the future of humanity.

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