Will We Start Living Through Surrogates?

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001Q4FGXK” locale=”us” height=”128″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411oOsuvh9L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]This article is inspired by the 2009 movie, Surrogates, and the reason is the oft occurrence of life imitating fiction, where the technology we read about in novels or see in movies appears eventually in real life. Fantasy or imagination has nothing to do with this article, save the declared inspiration…

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Facial Recognition May Be Digital Telepathy Precursor

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0805083391″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KisFUjtoL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]There is a curious disorder affecting some people that renders them unable to recognize a face. After an initial meeting, the very next day, that same person will not be recognizable by just their face. This can be an occupational hazard for the likes of celebrities like Brad Pitt, who…

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Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Wonders

Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Marvels September 9th -16th 1.      Robo Bugs for Your Brain The disgusting, slimy, creepy crawlies might just one day save your life.  J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of Medicine is working on the first ever “robot maggot” prototype designed to eat away brain tumors. These…

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Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Wonders

Monday Marvels September 2nd – 9th, 2013 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000PGRBGA” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41b3qXkvX7L._SL160_.jpg” width=”124″]1.) Blind But Now I See: The First Bionic Eye Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. has created a retinal chip for the blind named Argus II that will soon be approved in countries across the globe, including the USA.  The bionic eye…

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Interactive Television is Coming

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00DR0PDNE” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Hgfy4y9DL._SL160_.jpg” width=”121″] In July 2013, Google released the Chromecast Dongle, which allows the streaming of internet audio-video content on HD television sets from mobile devices. The initial stock sold out overnight. Now, the world is headed towards a future where television broadcasting will no longer exist as it has before. Have…

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HER Spike Jonze New Techno-Philosophy Film (Member Review)

HER Spike Jonze  new science fiction romance film is set in Los Angeles sometime in the near future. The film focuses on a relationship between Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and an artificially intelligent computer operating system called “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson). SEXBOTS 101 anyone? [youtube responsive=true id=”rS8zOLOcPMQ” mode=”normal” align=”left”] Serious Wonder Member  @michael sent us this review…

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Cloud Intelligence: The Future of Decision Making?

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0132091534″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fUX3aj0TL._SL160_.jpg” width=”126″]In the last decade, a range of digital technologies and services have hit the market and moved from niche use toward the mainstream, changing how we communicate, socialize, and entertain ourselves. Consider that Facebook is less than 10 years old, but is used today by 67% of American adults (and 94% of…

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Will Virtual Reality Make Us Gods?

According to a new Kickstarter campaign “The next generation of virtual reality is here. Until now, there hasn’t been a way to truly immerse yourself into virtual worlds in a way that allows natural, full-body interaction. Oculus Rift gave us a window to see them and the Virtuix Omni will let us walk through them, but…

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AR Immersion Via META Space Goggles

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0080UVHJU” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31zTuokzAlL._SL160_.jpg” width=”70″]Imagine entering a bare room as objects slowly populate it: sofa, chairs, tables, lamp fixtures, picture frames, and even a virtual screen. Sounds like science fiction, right? Well, it’s the future of wearable technology, 3D, and close to being like Tony Stark—it’s called Augmented Reality or AR. Blurring the…

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