Bloom is the Oceanic Farm of the Future

Oceanic farms are the way we will address global warming, solve our upcoming water shortage, and protect our interests in the future. Designed by the Paris-based company Sitbon Architectes, Bloom is a futuristic submersible farm that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by cultivating phytoplankton. Bloom will also be able to convert salt water into…

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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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Symbiosis Suit Feeds You Through a Helmet

Symbiosis is visible throughout biology. Red-billed Oxpeckers pluck ticks from hooved-mammals and hitch a free ride in exchange for a good cleaning. Clownfish, immune to an anemone’s sting, are protected from predators as they defend the anemone from hungry butterflyfish. We even depend on trillions of microorganisms living in our digestive system. There are abundant…

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Softening the City with Noise-Cancelling Technology

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007G95FJE” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41za%2BrcWr9L._SL110_.jpg” width=”76″]Noise-cancelling headphones are an ideal object for an international flight. Long hours of listening to young children pestering their parents, overhearing the pilot’s turbulence precautions, and trying to ignore the drone of jet engines is agitating at the best. Even if you don’t have noise-cancelling headphones, the disquiet on…

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The Air Umbrella Transforms an Old Design

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002OLZJG8″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51aqUBZk7SL._SL110_.jpg” width=”87″]Futuristic design is not so much about creating original systems and tools but more to do with refining objects we already use. It’s easier to understand how practical a future design is if it is founded in our current landscape of industrial design. A pen that records notes to…

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Augmented, Virtual Reality: Quite the Combination

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EP0SIOG” locale=”us” height=”94″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Qrq-OUN7L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Virtual reality is an immitation of the real world in a digital context. Augmented reality supplements a real-world experience with layers of digital interaction. In a combined experience, British researcher William Steptoe created a dual, virtual and augmented reality system to create what seems like a new reality altogether.…

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Smart glasses improve medical attention

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007ORN0LS” locale=”us” height=”73″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31SRGAjR3-L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Smart glasses are no longer Google’s domain. As Glass roles-out to trial users, medical companies are building smart glasses for hospitals that will improve real-time patient care. Evena Medical recently unveiled their Eyes-On™ Glasses that allow nurses to immediately observe and interact with a patient’s vascular system. The glasses…

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3D-Printer is Now Able to Manipulate Metal

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BFZOVGI” locale=”us” height=”62″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PJIhHwW0L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]3D-Printers are something of a zeitgeist these days among the futurism community. Companies like MakerBot Industries are producing consumer versions of formerly prototype or high-end 3D-printers. And science fiction writers and tech journalists are all caught up in what potential 3D-printing has to usher-in a revolution that allows consumers…

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Sci-Fi Design: The Tokyoflash Kisai Console Watch

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0045ZUY16″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319MALGhkTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Design usually predicts future technology before that technology actually exists. The Kisai Console Wood LED watch from Tokyo Flash, is part science fiction control panel, and mostly a fully functional digital timepiece. It seems like something of a confused product, with a wooden band and bezel for the display,…

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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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