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Consciousness and Technology – 3 Mind Expanding Comparisons

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Consciousness and Technology – 3 Mind Expanding Comparisons

Everything is both a mirror and a reflection of something else, and the technological world that we’ve constructed is a glimpse at our inner universe. The way we use technology is analogous to how the mind interacts with nature, collects and stores sensory data, formulates ideas and adapts to surroundings. Humans first dominated nature by studying and imitating the workings of the natural world, and this process has evolved into a symbiotic relationship where the evolution of the species is heavily warped by our own invention. Now we are totally dependent on technology for survival and for any further evolution. As such, it is enlightening to consider just how similar the human mind is to the computer, the core technology contributing to the evolution of human consciousness most by enabling communication to occur at synaptic speeds. Consider the following…

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Net Loss: Is the Internet Killing Solitude and Downtime?

Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Net Loss: Is the Internet Killing Solitude and Downtime?

When it comes to information and connection, we rarely want for anything these days. And that’s a problem, argues journalist Michael Harris in his new book The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection (Current, August 2014). Harris suggests that modern technology, especially the smartphone, has taken certain kinds of absence from our lives—it has eliminated our time for solitude and daydreaming, and filled even short moments of quiet with interruptions and distractions.

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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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Real-Life Transformer: Robot Self-Assembles and Walks Away [1-min Video]

Posted by on August 7, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Real-Life Transformer: Robot Self-Assembles and Walks Away [1-min Video]

Check out this real-life transformer! Using origami-inspired computing, researchers have built a crawling robot that assembles itself in 4 minutes. Researchers hope the prototype will eventually lead to cheap, quick, and customized robot manufacture.

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Rosetta Spacecraft Orbits Comet After 10-Year Journey [1-min video]

Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Space, Technology with 0 Comments
Rosetta Spacecraft Orbits Comet After 10-Year Journey [1-min video]

The “Rosetta” spacecraft has arrived at and orbited comet 67P – located more than 250 million miles away – bringing a 10-year journey across the solar system to an end.

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Influence of Vedic Philosophy on Nikola Tesla’s Idea of Free Energy

Influence of Vedic Philosophy on Nikola Tesla’s Idea of Free Energy

Witness the recent trend of modern-day science catching up to an ancient understanding about the true nature of reality, its make-up, how it functions and how we can work with it to bring about change on our planet.

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World’s First Three-Parent Baby Could Soon Be Born In UK, As Government Approves Treatment

Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
World’s First Three-Parent Baby Could Soon Be Born In UK, As Government Approves Treatment

The world’s first baby with three genetic parents could soon be born in the UK, after the Government announced plans to legalize a controversial technique to help prevent children inheriting diseases. Britain could become the first country in the world to allow mitochondrial replacement (MR) therapy, following Government changes to fertility rules in February. If permitted, more than 100 “three-parent” babies could be born in the UK each year.

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Driverless Cars Could Change Everything

Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Driverless Cars Could Change Everything

For now, it seems like a novelty – cars that can operate independently of human control, safely cruising down streets thanks to an array of sensors and pinpoint GPS navigation. But if the technology avoids getting crushed by government regulators and product liability lawsuits, writes the Federalist’s Dan McLaughlin, it could prompt a cultural shift similar to the early 20th century move away from horses as the primary means of transportation. First and foremost, he writes, the spread of driverless cars will likely greatly reduce the number of traffic accidents – which currently cost Americans $871b (£510b) a year.

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New Technique Could Boost Internet Speeds AND Security

Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
New Technique Could Boost Internet Speeds AND Security

The internet protocol suite was a tremendous leap forward that revolutionized our paradigm for transmitting digital information. Remarkably, 40 years on, it still forms the backbone of the internet. However, despite all its merits, few would say that it is particularly efficient, secure or flexible.

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Integrating Into the ‘Internet of Things’

Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Integrating Into the ‘Internet of Things’

Within the next five years, using mobile devices simply for communication will seem outdated. The Internet of Things (IoT) will allow consumers to interact with nearly every appliance and device they own. Your refrigerator will let you know when you’re running low on milk, your dishwasher will inform you when it’s ready to be emptied. It’s possible that you will be getting more text messages from your devices than from human beings.

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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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DARPA Working to Build a Brain Memory Stimulator

Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
DARPA Working to Build a Brain Memory Stimulator

The Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) and US military researchers claim they’re in the process of developing a new brain implant that shows promise in restoring certain mental faculties. Although this could appear like a miracle to millions of people around the world, it does not go without raising ethical concerns.

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New “Invisibility Cloak” Keeps Objects From Being Felt

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
New “Invisibility Cloak” Keeps Objects From Being Felt

It’s now possible to hide an object from being felt, thanks to research by scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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3D Printer Brings Kids’ Creations to Life

Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
3D Printer Brings Kids’ Creations to Life

A new 3D printer for kids promises to bridge the gap between technical know-how and your child’s imagination.

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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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