Merging man and machine. Many future followers predict the pace of technological progression in genetics, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence will become so fast that humans will undergo radical evolution by around mid-century. Advances that provide a forever youthful and healthy state of being could be realized.
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Something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Why is Facebook blue? The reason is simple, according to The New Yorker. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green color blind; blue is the color Mark can see the best.
There has been a lot of excitement around Google Glass, but the truth is, head-mounted displays that interact with the world around you are an area being aggressively explored by a number of companies. One of the primary areas of interest for these devices involves augmented reality. A group of former Valve employees have set out on their [...]
Rock Health predicted 2013 would be a record year for digital health. According to some of the biggest names in health investing, it’s a great time for health startups to raise money. Digital health funding grew dramatically in 2012 and it is continuing to grow.
You are you’re data. In the early 2000′s consumers who fell behind on their credit card payments never thought that five years later employers would use their credit reports to determine their job worthiness. Some avid social media users must have realized that insurance companies, the IRS, law enforcement, and credit agencies would soon use [...]
Anjan Contractor’s 3D food printer might remind you of the “replicator” popularized in Star Trek where Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. Contractor’s company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a prototype of his universal food synthesizer.
Governments can be extremely antagonistic to personal photography. You should get yourself ready for the imagery war against personal photography and capturing of video. In some ways, this war isn’t just coming, it’s already begun. Forces are lining up on both sides and preparing for action. And the anti-imagery people may have a better chance [...]
The Internet of Things promises that every machine in your physical environment will be talking to each other. Shaping up to be the buzzphrase of the year is the “Internet of Things” as more and more of our machines are becoming more intelligent. But as history has shown us, a smarter gadget doesn’t necessarily mean [...]
YouTube On the internet there are only a few things bigger than Facebook, but YouTube, owned by Google, is one of them, and today the world’s top online video service marked its eight year anniversary by revealing that it is now seeing more than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute.
Google Glass Privacy issues related to Google Glass are drawing government attention. A U.S. Congressional Privacy Caucus committee sent a letter to Google chief executive Larry Page asking just how the company plans to protect both people wearing the device and the people it records.