This is an invention that might change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental technology division of Lockheed Martin.
Would you believe that teeny, tiny microscopic drones could be used inside your body to prevent heart attacks? Researchers have completed the first successful test of nanoparticles that are targeted to go where they are needed in mice, and hope to soon conduct the first patient trials. These nanoparticles are designed to latch onto hard plaques in the arteries made from fat, cholesterol and calcium, which cause heart disease. Once they reach their target the little drones release a drug derived from a natural protein that repairs inflammation damage in the body. Each of the tiny particles made from a plastic-like material is 1,000 times smaller the tip of the human hair.
DARPA researchers believe the gene modifying optical technology will be able to restore vision to the blind and impaired, and replaced current conceptions of virtual reality, with an internal display that will provide vital stats and more about the object in view.
Tesla Motors CEO and entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new invention up his sleeve that will help power homes at low cost, and it will make living off-grid easier than ever.
By 2016, there will likely be a 6-foot tall police robot patrolling the streets and handing out parking tickets. The Telebot, developed by Florida International University’s Discovery Lab, has been field-tested and is undergoing final tune up. With a swiveling head and dexterous fingers, the humanoid robot is controlled remotely by a person wearing an Oculus Rift headset and motion-tracking vest, arm bands, and gloves. The voice of the remote operator is transmitted through the robot to the unfortunate citizen on the receiving end.
A study teenagers found that those who used a computer in the hour before bedtime were nearly three times as likely to get less than five hours sleep.
A Japanese theme park is opening the world’s first robot-staffed hotel in July. The hotel is named Henn-na Hotel – meaning Strange Hotel. Guests will be greeted by robots sitting behind mechanical desks and the luggage will be carried by mechanoid porters. The robot-receptionists will be able to engage in intelligent conversations with human guests. Even the room cleaning will be carried out by mechanical staff, and instead of keys guests will access their rooms using a facial recognition system.
Xavier Hames four-year-old boy in Australia became the first person to receive an “artificial pancreas.” The artificial pancreas features a sensor that reads blood sugar levels and communicates to the pump, which is connected to the body underneath the skin to administer the insulin. Unlike traditional pumps, this new technology does not deliver a constant stream of insulin to the body. Instead, the artificial pancreas uses an algorithm to track blood sugar levels over time, predicting when insulin is no longer required. This reduces the risk of dangerously low blood sugar levels, known as hypoglycemia.
Scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam have invented a real-life teleporter system that can scan in an object and “beam it” to another location. Not quite the dematerialisation and reconstruction of science fiction, the system relies on destructive scanning and 3D printing.
Jason Silva talks about “The Remix Revolution” and how we can use technology to upgrade our minds in this episode of “Shots of Awe.”
“Everything is a remix” – Kirby Ferguson
Two billionaires are competing to be the first to provide wireless internet for the entire world through the most expansive systems of satellites ever created. Within days of each other, both Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk announced plans to achieve the hugely expensive and out of this world goal, but many hurdles stand in the way of either visionary succeeding. RT’s Ben Swann takes a look.
Jon Rappoport: I want to sketch the path along which virtual reality is going. Right now, companies are selling improved tech that allows a helmet-wearer to see landscape and people in a wider perspective, and hear layers of sounds to the left and right, and above and below him. He can also walk inside the virtual set up. He can’t touch everything he sees yet, but that’s coming. And perhaps one day, he’ll be able to sit down at a lavish meal and smell and taste the food. Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. A five-sense envelope.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to make lives easier by understanding human desires or driving people’s cars , but if it were uncontrolled, the technology could pose a serious threat to society. Now, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and dozens of other top scientists and technology leaders have signed a letter warning of the potential dangers of developing artificial intelligence
The ongoing investment in the field of neuroscience has opened up many pathways to theoretically making direct remote mind control possible, as well as mapping the brain for other social engineering applications. We are now beginning to enter an era where new findings are starting to become openly actionable.