Futurists are accustomed to launching headfirst into some very complex subjects, but even the most high-minded and enthusiastic of prognosticators may take a pass when it comes to dealing with the future of sleep. That’s no cop out, it’s just that we humans — those in the developed world at least — maintain such a complicated relationship with sleep.
I’ve been interested in bitcoin (BTC) as a concept since its inception. However, I considered bitcoin more of a cryptographic experiment than something that could affect my daily life.
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Jacques Cousteau paved the way for long-term underwater exploration. His innumerable dives and hours upon hours of documentary footage are just some of what he’s been up to lately. He once spent 30 days living beneath the Red Sea; his grandson, Fabien, one-upped his grandfather by staying below from June 1 to July 2 in 2014–a solid month of submersion. But how much longer might future explorers go if they weren’t reliant on air supplied from the surface, but rather harvested directly from the water around them?
There will soon be a personal craft that can take off and land vertically. It will be electric and seat two people, and is the starting point for what is hoped will be a generation of environmentally friendly and quiet planes. CEO Daniel Wiegand is wanting the plane to be suitable for daily use as an airport is not needed.
With the major advances in 3D printing technology, companies are looking to take it past the bounds of earth and start 3D printing in space. Opportunities like asteroid mining, cheaper repair parts for orbiting equipment, and even building extraterrestrial bases are becoming increasingly likely.
Why pay for a whole degree, taking classes you don’t really want, spending multiple years to build skills that you may never use? Unbundling is happening to education and the results are students with customized portfolios, projects that are orientated towards skills employers are looking for, and industry level experience.
One hundred portable drone jammers are being bought by the U.S. Government. The jammer affect the radio control of the drone causing them to hover in place and land. The jammers are being used to protect government facilities, property, and personnel.
A European airport will let travelers send their baggage to the plane with Leo, SITA’s baggage robot. Leo would bypass all the pedestrian traffic making the airport less congested and its obstacle avoidance system will help it to keep from crashing into anything in the high traffic environment and can carry a weight of 35kg.
A Boston startup called Starry is creating a cheap device that can deliver internet access to your business or home, wirelessly, and 100 times faster than the average home connection. The technology behind this device, millimeter wave active phased array, has become increasingly cheaper, and less bulky.