CES2014: FUTURIST GRAY SCOTT LIVE FEED

CES2014 is like swimming in a psychological tsunami. Imagine crunching consumer and cultural behaviour down into one event and then tossing it into the madness that is Las Vegas. It is surreal. Pure humour noir. I keep expecting David Lynch to show up screaming “cut..cut….bring in the bloody bunny heads!” but he hasn’t, at least…

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The Interconnected Tribe of Tomorrow (Part 3)

—— This article is part of a series. Read Part Two here. —— In the fallout from a worldwide economic system run amok, our environment has been poisoned. People guilty of no harmful have been jailed or executed. But, keen manipulators of banking and industry show us how untouchable from the consequences of justice their…

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Cyborgs Are Invading the FIFA World Cup!

Zoltan Istvan, author of The Transhumanist Wager, predicted that soon there’ll be a Transhumanist Olympics, comparing its competitors with “our Prometheuses carrying the torch from Mount Olympus.” I believe he may be correct, and by June of this year, the world will witness the first steps in achieving it. The FIFA World Cup will reportedly…

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Serious Wonder at CES 2014: Sony’s Smartwear

Life-logging, blogging, diary entries and journal records tracking our daily routines and experiences are well-worn habits. Military leaders chronicled movement and engagement well before the Industrial Revolution. Politicians made note of daily records before even a typewriter existed. So we are no strangers to the practice of keeping track of our days. But it is…

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Monday Marvels: CES, Self-Driving, Self-Flying

1.   Cars: Self-Driving to Self-Flying A study by HIS Automotive claims that self-driving cars will slowly begin to replace traditional vehicles, and by 2050 nearly all cars on the road will be autonomous. However, along with self-driving cars, there might also be autonomous flying cars as well. The first car-plane hybrid known as the TFX…

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Budgee: The Robo-Handler We’ve All Been Waiting For

In 1937, the very first shopping cart was invented by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain in Oklahoma City. The intent was to simplify and assist the customer experience. Before the shopping cart, there were only hand-held baskets. Today, thanks to Five Elements Robotics, the very first robo-handler has arrived. Budgee is…

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Predicting Personal Transportation: The Solowheel

Few people take the leap to revise personal transportation with better technology, even if a lot of that technology is cheap and ubiquitous. Shane Chen, owner of Inventist, is like Buckminster Fuller in that he has taken advantage of more efficient technology, and he has created a forward-thinking system of short-range, personal transit: the Solowheel.…

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Planning Password Obsolescence: NFC and the YubiKey

Information security is one of the most important issues of our present and certainly of our future. But the habits of writing down dozens of passwords with random asterisks and underscores are antiquated. Our on-line information is distributed across social networks, blogs and banking systems, and our security isn’t any more sophisticated. Parisa Tabriz, Google’s…

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The Dilemma of Mind Uploading (part one)

During our current technological age of the 21st century, topics like robotics, AI, mind uploading, and indefinite life extension are no longer topics of science-fiction, but rather of science-facts and possibilities. The most common one being heavily debated at the current moment is mind uploading. Once we’re able to artificially replicate the human brain, and…

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