The Technology of Two Worlds in Action

Greek philosopher Plato once devised a metaphysical thought construct known as the ‘Theory of Forms,’ or as others today like calling it, ‘Two Worlds’. This thought construct was meant as an attempt to explain both objective and subjective visualizations of reality – the material world and the world of forms. Strangely, however, according to Plato’s…

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BRAINS Presents: The Immortalist Audit

I was recently moderating a panel for Berkeley BioLabs that brought together some fascinating minds to discuss Biotech. As I was there, I met Johan and Dinelle the organizers of BRAINS events. I was fascinated by the comedic/satirical approach they are taking to show us the future. This dinner theater should be a really great…

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Is Space the Final Frontier?

Commercial movement in space is on the horizon. Space X continues to improve their Falcon and Dragon series of rockets. And Brooklyn-based Final Frontier Design is working on making a better spacesuit. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Final Frontier Design set out to build their 3G (Third Generation) spacesuit designed for commercial enterprises. The suit…

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Augmented Reality is Coming to Your TV with InAiR

Minority Report was obviously a huge inspiration to budding augmented reality designers. Another group has engineered a gesture-full viewing experience. SeeSpace is well on their way to raising enough money to produce InAiR, an augmented reality setup for 3d and 2d televisions. Although it can be used with basic HDTVs, InAiR is best experienced with…

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Build Your Own Computer with Kano

Computer mechanics and programming are no longer the domain of specialists. The folks at Kano created a build-your-own computer that young children can program themselves. With inspiration from LEGO and the open source pocket computer Rasberry Pi, Kano is designed to make basic programming and hardware maintenance easy for a child while enabling deeper learning.…

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The Open Source Brain-Computer Interface

When you say “I think…” wouldn’t it be interesting to see what’s happening in your brain before you even think of saying “I think…”? When you listen to a song, would you like to see the data of your neural behavior while you’re listening? Currently, Electroencephalography (EEG) and fMRI equipment that report our neural data…

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There is Power in a Window Socket

The first distributors of electricity had no idea that solar panels would be a future technology. Or maybe they didn’t want to imagine a world in which electricity was free. South Korean designer Kyuho Song is designing a product that takes full advantage of the voluminous source of free energy that is the Sun. The…

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