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Kurzweil: By 2030, Nanobots Will Flow Throughout Our Bodies

May 23rd, 2017 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering, is a well-known futurist who seems to have a penchant for accurate predictions. Most recently, he has again reiterated his prediction that the so-called technological singularity will happen by 2045. For Kurzweil, this doesn’t translate to an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario courtesy of artificially intelligent (AI) machines. Rather, it means human beings will become […]

7 companies working to make ‘flying cars’ a reality

April 21st, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk may think flying cars are a bad idea, but several companies are working to make them a reality as early as next year.The vehicles these companies are working on aren’t the same from flying cars from “Back to the Future.” Rather, they are pursuing electric, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft […]

A New Brain-Interface Device Lets You Control Animals With Your Thoughts

April 19th, 2017 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

TURTLES AND YOUR THOUGHTS A team of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed technology that allows them to control the movement of turtles using human thought. Think of it as a real life — but significantly scaled down — application of the 2009 blockbuster Avatar concept where humans control the body of an alien […]

Get ready for robots made with human flesh

March 14th, 2017 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

Two University of Oxford biomedical researchers are calling for robots to be built with real human tissue, and they say the technology is there if we only choose to develop it. Writing in Science Robotics, Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr argue that humanoid robots could be the exact tool we need to create muscle and tendon grafts […]

Complementary AI-human hybrid intelligence

April 19th, 2016 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

As AI becomes smarter, many are calling for caution, in case science fiction was right about robots destroying their masters. Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking have all called for caution in the development of intelligent systems. When computers can make critical decisions for themselves there is reason to be worried, especially if the […]

Preserving memories forever?

June 5th, 2015 at 7:27 pm » Comments Off

It is the stuff of urban legends about Walt Disney, sci-fi cartoons and B-movies; the science of cryonics - preserving living (or dead) beings in low temperatures until they can be resuscitated.  

What technologies will be required for the robots of the future?

May 19th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

It might sound like science fiction, but someday, thanks to creative scientists and engineers, our world may contain autonomous or semi-autonomous robots working with people, helping us do tasks that are better suited for machines.  

8 Predictions for 2025: The world in 10 years

May 15th, 2015 at 2:06 pm » Comments Off

Peter Diamandis:  In accordance with Moore’s Law, by 2025 we’ll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance.  

What we can learn about the future through reading science fiction books

January 19th, 2015 at 4:38 pm » Comments Off

What I Learned About the Future by Reading 100 Science Fiction Books By Tiago Forte: Over the past two years I’ve read 100 sci-fi novels, averaging about one per week. See the full list here, with my favorites. I started reading sci-fi to pass the time. I had good memories of readingJurassic Park as a kid. I continued […]

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