Facial Recognition May Be Digital Telepathy Precursor

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0805083391″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KisFUjtoL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]There is a curious disorder affecting some people that renders them unable to recognize a face. After an initial meeting, the very next day, that same person will not be recognizable by just their face. This can be an occupational hazard for the likes of celebrities like Brad Pitt, who…

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Inverting a Techno-Political Trope (Part Three)

Inverting a Techno-Political Trope: On The Hubris of Neo-Luddis (Part Two) (Editor’s Note: This article is Part Three of a series. Read Part One and Part Two.) [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000VM4P9Y” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mlV3t79IL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″]The dichotomy between knowledge and device, between technology and methodology, doesn’t have a stable ontological ground in the first place. What is technology but…

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Calico: Googlecare And The Age Of Immortality

Larry Page recently announced a new health and wellness venture called Calico. In his Google+ post he said: “Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness.  These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on…

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Inverting a Techno-Political Trope (Part One)

Inverting a Techno-Political Trope: On The Hubris of Neo-Luddis [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1118334310″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XPWt-Jr0L._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″]One of the most common tropes one finds recurring throughout rhetoric that is critical of Transhumanism (the belief that it is possible and desirable to improve the human condition via science and technology) and Technoprogressivism (the belief that it is…

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Biomimetic Treehouse: Your Future Home

Biomimetic design is the imitation of the structures, elements, and systems of nature. The future will be filled with biomimetic inspiration. Architecture, transportation and furniture design are all moving in this direction. The Embryo and Roost treehouse designs by Antony Gibbon Designs  are perfect examples of biomimetic design. Could this be your new future home? According to Gibbon’s website: “The cylindrical…

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Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Wonders

Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Marvels September 9th -16th 1.      Robo Bugs for Your Brain The disgusting, slimy, creepy crawlies might just one day save your life.  J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of Medicine is working on the first ever “robot maggot” prototype designed to eat away brain tumors. These…

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Space Dreams

Think about this. A child sends their favorite toy into space on a [easyazon-link asin=”B0081UGJ9W” locale=”us”]weather balloon[/easyazon-link]. A camera documents the entire trip, and when the chest lands, they go track it down with a GPS enabled treasure map. In a matter of hours, their toy is so much more than a prized possession; it has…

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