World Technology Summit Live Blog Today

Serious Wonder will be live blogging Thursday and Friday from the World technology Summit. 9:00am: Brendan Ripp – VP, Sales, Fortune; Former Publisher, TIME gives opening remarks… 9:10 am – James P. Clark,Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network begins the conference….. “We’re entering an era where we will be able to remake ourselves. We’re beginning to see and do…

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Bionic limbs for the everyman

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B008JFUN6E” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sBYLb4EYL._SL110_.jpg” width=”92″]Bionic limbs that enhance human ability are no longer the sole excitement of people with severe injuries that leave their organic arms and legs disabled. The Titan Arm, designed by a group of engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania, is a real-world example of enhancing already healthy human bodies.

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Programming with Storytelling Robots

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1593274076″ locale=”us” height=”75″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fzqsl5VgL._SL75_.jpg” width=”57″]Programming code will be second nature to children in the near future. It’s likely that elementary-age children will be learning faster in years ahead than today’s university students are learning now. The attitude of a child five to six years old is something like an obsessive investigator of the how the world functions. It’s a familiar event to see a child stumble on a new physical reality like a spilled glass of milk and to watch them inspecting the dynamic flow of the milk across the countertop. And to some parents’ frustration, the child will knock the glass over again just to make mental note of how fluid moves.

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Digital Holography Ushers Medical Tech Innovation

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”354021934X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wRGDK9cLL._SL160_.jpg” width=”103″]Digital holography has come to the medical field in a big way. RealView Imaging Ltd, an Israeli start-up company, has created the world’s first 3D holographic interface that allows surgeons to work with digital representations of anatomy in real time—meaning that the hologram of a heart will palpitate just…

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FlyKly Makes Biking Simpler and More Secure

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004QHG17O” locale=”us” height=”150″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fxQ1cMJ6L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]FlyKly offers a future that’s closer than hover cars with the simple swap of a wheel. The SmartWheel by FlyKly Bikes, already a successful Kickstarter-funded project, is an electric-powered rear wheel that, in tandem with the FlyKly smartphone app, offers an exciting wave of features that will change the…

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Futuristic Video Games May Change the Way You Learn

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B008BZOVS8″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41d1O0U91iL._SL160_.jpg” width=”150″]Futuristic video games are set to change the traditional education system now. While our society has gradually started to incorporate general technology to enhance curriculum, we’ve still only scratched the surface of possibilities that tech-based learning offers for the next generation. What if we viewed video games not as virtual…

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Nissan BladeGlider: The Future Is Electric

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1847974619″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sdg8W1HhL._SL160_.jpg” width=”129″]Nissan has revealed a new concept car they are calling BladeGlider. No, it’s not a flying car, but it does blend dragster and airplane design. The best thing about this futuristic concept design is that Nissan is suggesting it will actually make a real production run of this beauty.…

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Biological and Genetic Computing Methods and the Human Mind

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0375415467″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KXDV672PL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″] Have you heard of concepts such as biocomputing, computational gene, DNA computing and nanobiotechnology? In lay terms, these are fields of study or research involving computing or programming using enzymes, molecules, cells and DNA. This includes computing for the storage of memory in DNA, as if it were a hard-disk.…

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CLOG Investigates Sci-Fi Architecture in Latest Issue

CLOG is an seasonal architecture magazine that investigates a particular topic. CLOG issues are made up of short, usually one page articles by various architects, critics, and writers. Their latest issue points CLOG’s contributors at science fiction. Contributors are often left to cover a wide variety of subjects within that topic. Mark Durmel discusses the homegrown…

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