Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 7-14

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 7-14 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BIP816Q” locale=”us” height=”107″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31R6lUgaBAL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]1.) Feel 3D Objects on a Flat Screen Your next smartphone or television may be equipped with a new technology being developed by scientists at Disney Research in Pittsburg, allowing users to “feel” objects on flat screens. Utilizing an algorithm to…

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Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 4)

Editor’s Note: ‘Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 4)’ is part of a series. Read Part One, Part Two and Part Three. Portable Value: [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0465016154″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516FpEfUFNL._SL160_.jpg” width=”106″]In a short essay I wrote called “Portable Value”, influenced by Hernando de Soto, I channeled his ideas that “adequate participation in an…

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Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 1) is the first installment of a series. Part 2 will be published on 10/10/13. —— [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0123704782″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61D8cGvacaL._SL160_.jpg” width=”108″]This past week I was at the Canadian Consulate General in New York for their Celebration of Innovation in Financial Technology, which featured 10…

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The Interconnected Tribe of Tomorrow (Part 1)

The Interconnected Tribe of Tomorrow (Part 1) Editor’s Note: This article is Part One of a series. Part Two will be published later this week. ——- [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004JKMUKU” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OTfKziK7L._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]In the insulated bubble of Western comforts, we pause with novelty to marvel at the simple ways of indigenous cultures. Whether it be…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 1-7

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 1-7 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0085VB8GQ” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Yc9mjcjVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″]1.) Objects Will Soon Materialize Before Your Eyes Multi-Purpose Transforming Cubes created by MIT specialists are able to band together using flywheel momentum and cylindrical shaped magnets, allowing any number of cubes to find one another and connect. Researchers claim that…

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Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality

Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality And so she sings, we’re all virgins to the joys of loving without fear…. Following her EP Metropolis, Janelle Monae has used the analogy of synthetic intelligence to argue topics like civil and gender right along with giving a new meaning to the ideal of LGBTQA. Perhaps the ‘T’ can stand…

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Humans with 500 IQ who live 500 Years?

Humans with 500 IQ who live 500 Years?  Tim Cannon is a biohacker from Grindhouse Wetwares in Pittsburgh, where the motto is “what would you like to be today?” He spoke at the Extreme Futurist Festival; he was interviewed by “The Conversation: In Search of the New Normal”; National Geographic’s show “Taboo” is filming him; and Discovery channel is discussing…

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Advanced Technology and the Second Amendment (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: This article is part two of the series ‘Advanced Technology and the Second Amendment’. Read Part One here. ——- [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0815705107″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PZDwCBxWL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]So the broader trend of increasing-power-in-fewer-hands (seen vividly in how the scale of destructive power that can be wielded by a single person increases throughout the history of war,…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Sept. 23rd – 30th

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Sept. 23rd – 30th [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B006QF3TW4″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31OXpQq2g0L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]1.) Plastic Bags to Aid in Water Shortages? Yes, perhaps your plastic bags are more eco-friendly than you thought, or at least they will be thanks to recent chemists. A more environmentally friendly way to convert plastic bags into…

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Against Technological Relinquishment (Part Two)

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an ongoing series: Against Technological Relinquishment. Click here to read Part One. Part Three will be published on 09/28/13. —— [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00A17IAO0″ locale=”us” height=”115″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417mxjzpiNL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]The very beliefs that Neo-Luddism share with Techno-Progressivism and Transhumanism constitute one of the best reasons for arguing that their specific approach…

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