FutureMed 2020: The Future of Health

Serious Wonder has the opportunity to attend and cover FutureMed2020 this year. As describe on the site:  FutureMed “educates, informs and prepares physicians, innovators, inventors, investors and senior healthcare executives to understand and recognize the opportunities and disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies within medicine and healthcare, and to understand how many rapidly developing and converging…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 22-28

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 22-28 1.) New DARPA Challenge DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) recently announced a new challenge with a grand prize of 2 million dollars to whoever can develop a “fully automated cyber defense system” that doesn’t require human intervention. The government is eager to have an automated solution…

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Stir Kinetic Desk

Stir Kinetic Desk: The Future of Work

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”us” height=”152″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wEtWfiOYL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Stir Kinetic Desk is going to change the way the world works. The traditional static desk is going to be replaced by desks that are kinetic and haptic. Add a walking treadmill under this desk and you have the perfect fit-smart office. This futuristic desk moves up and down…

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Bolid: An Automated Tractor For the Future Farmer

Bolid is a futuristic design by Christoph Proessler for an automated tractor aimed at aiding with one of the most labor intensive human trades: farming. [easyazon-link asin=”B00542NVDW” locale=”us”]GPS[/easyazon-link] and CPU control systems allow a farmer to control multiple Bolid tractors simultaneously, bringing down the required labor, time, and cost allowed by current technology. With a team of…

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Pale Blue Dot: The Sagan Series

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0007UQNKY” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kqAAeSlTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”75″]The Sagan Series is an educational project working in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in the general population. In @ReidGower latest video, they use Carl Segan’s brilliant and poetic Pale Blue Dot, mixed with stunning visuals that will leave you in a state of awe. Take 4 minutes, without distractions and…

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Digital Outcasts

Digital outcasts are defined by Kel Smith as “those with physical and cognitive challenges left behind in the technological juggernaut that has defined that last quarter century”. These “outcasts” are not typically those with high disposable incomes in the usual 18-34 age demographic. They are often of the older generations. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”012404705X” locale=”us” height=”100″…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 15-21

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 15-21 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0060FGA8A” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R-AhjTkVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]1.) A Bright Idea from China Chinese Scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai have created a light bulb with an embedded microchip that produces a Wi-Fi signal; and some are saying that its speed surpasses the majority of average connections. In…

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Book Review: The Transhumanist Wager

Book Review: The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0988616114″ locale=”us” height=”250″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jsHv4czvL.jpg” width=”175″] I’ve always been told that one should write what they know, and Zoltan Istvan has taken his colorful and exciting past and done just that: eloquently entwined fiction and reality into a gripping and daring tale that has the capacity…

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Samsung’s Smartwatch: Star Trek Fantasies Come Alive

You’ve probably seen the recent commercials for Samsung’s new [easyazon-link asin=”B00FH9I0FQ” locale=”us”]Galaxy Gear[/easyazon-link] smartwatch. It cleverly compares their new wristbound smartwatch with pop culture’s famous future watch computers from shows like the [easyazon-link asin=”B0001MZ7IC” locale=”us”]Jetsons[/easyazon-link] and Star Trek. Of course the Galaxy Gear is nowhere as cool or handy as some of the gadgets in the commercial,…

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