BD Bacata to be the World’s Largest Crowdfunded Skyscraper

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1741797985″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xI4vJ2QhL._SL110_.jpg” width=”71″]The crowdfunded skyscraper is a revolutionary model that promises to boost efficiency standards, reduce waste, and support local economies. Colombia’s BD Bacata is the region’s first skyscraper to be built in over 40 years, and is entirely funded by over 3,800 Colombians contributing a total of $200 million dollars…

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What Would I Say? is the Beginning of Status Prediction

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EUDOSS8″ locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511U%2BDrag1L._SL75_.jpg” width=”59″]Status prediction could be a crucial step needed in order to advance future robot consciousness. What Would I Say? is a program that analyzes all a Facebook user’s status updates and constructs a randomly generated “Frankenstein” status from the user’s history. The program was co-developed by Princeton graduates for…

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40% of Babies Learn Touch Technology Before Speaking

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00E435N1A” locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Eo4EoCByL._SL75_.jpg” width=”75″]Touch technology has altered over a third of infants’ development milestones, and we are seeing the creation of a true technophile generation happening right now. A surprising new study from Common Sense Media finds that 38% of babies under two use tablets and smartphones before learning how to speak.…

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Self-Destructing Technology Expands With SecretInk

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B008R5RGAC” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Whheo8wIL._SL160_.png” width=”160″]Self-destructing technology is a sign that online and digital security is a more important concern than ever before. A new website called SecretInk lets you send emails, links, or SMS text messages that completely vanish upon reading. It’s a free-to-use service created by the interactive email company, PowerInbox and…

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Monday Marvels November 18th 2013

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002CJNCS4″ locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21ETAslJ03L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Monday Marvels November 18th 2013: 1. Electronic Use Approved for ENTIRE flight European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is perhaps the first aviation agency to approve electronic devices during all phases of flying, following Delta Airlines’ request to the Agency just one month prior. Yes, that means you can play…

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World Technology Summit 2013 Live Blog – DAY 2

World Technology Summit Live Blog – DAY 2 9:00am –  Interview w/ Danielle Nierenberg, Co-founder, Food Tank; with James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman of The World Technology Network James Clark, on Encouraging Serendipity at the World Technology Summit: “If you could get some of the most innovative, creative people in the world together, why not devote some of that…

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World Technology Summit Live Blog Today

Serious Wonder will be live blogging Thursday and Friday from the World technology Summit. 9:00am: Brendan Ripp – VP, Sales, Fortune; Former Publisher, TIME gives opening remarks… 9:10 am – James P. Clark,Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network begins the conference….. “We’re entering an era where we will be able to remake ourselves. We’re beginning to see and do…

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Futuristic Video Games May Change the Way You Learn

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B008BZOVS8″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41d1O0U91iL._SL160_.jpg” width=”150″]Futuristic video games are set to change the traditional education system now. While our society has gradually started to incorporate general technology to enhance curriculum, we’ve still only scratched the surface of possibilities that tech-based learning offers for the next generation. What if we viewed video games not as virtual…

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Biological and Genetic Computing Methods and the Human Mind

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0375415467″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KXDV672PL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″] Have you heard of concepts such as biocomputing, computational gene, DNA computing and nanobiotechnology? In lay terms, these are fields of study or research involving computing or programming using enzymes, molecules, cells and DNA. This includes computing for the storage of memory in DNA, as if it were a hard-disk.…

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Wearable Robotics: New Human Potential

Wearable robots and our new human potential. When people slap a bunch of jargony terms together to try to sound smart, it usually just ends up being annoying. Like when someone talks about “leveraging their core competency to create a scalable, next-generation business solution.” Blech! Well, although “wearable robotics” sounds like another case of jargon-gone-wrong,…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001KPOKDC” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31akCm-uXpL._SL110_.jpg” width=”100″]1. Star Trek’s Tricorder Device in the Making Scientists from University of Technology in Vienna have established a new world record: quadrupling the potential of the powerful Quantum Cascade Laser. Essentially, the laser emits terahertz radiation, invisible energy…

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