Early Cells, Early States

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0471419192″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y1pBEjwcL._SL160_.jpg” width=”102″]The pattern similarities between structures and phenomena at different levels of reality is really overwhelming. Sometimes it is hard to know if your mind is just imagining the similarity, or if there is a deeper meaning about this similarity that we are only now starting to grasp. I’m starting…

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Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Wonders

Monday Marvels September 2nd – 9th, 2013 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000PGRBGA” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41b3qXkvX7L._SL160_.jpg” width=”124″]1.) Blind But Now I See: The First Bionic Eye Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. has created a retinal chip for the blind named Argus II that will soon be approved in countries across the globe, including the USA.  The bionic eye…

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Future Fiction: The Eylldah by Susan Moore

Future Fiction is a new series of short fiction stories contributed by Serious Wonder readers and members. This week member Susan Moore submits a short fiction story based on some Future Art by artist Gary Tonge. THE EYLLDAH Today is a good day once again. The towns and cities atop the mushroom towers are free of their…

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Interactive Television is Coming

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00DR0PDNE” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Hgfy4y9DL._SL160_.jpg” width=”121″] In July 2013, Google released the Chromecast Dongle, which allows the streaming of internet audio-video content on HD television sets from mobile devices. The initial stock sold out overnight. Now, the world is headed towards a future where television broadcasting will no longer exist as it has before. Have…

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HER Spike Jonze New Techno-Philosophy Film (Member Review)

HER Spike Jonze  new science fiction romance film is set in Los Angeles sometime in the near future. The film focuses on a relationship between Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) and an artificially intelligent computer operating system called “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson). SEXBOTS 101 anyone? [youtube responsive=true id=”rS8zOLOcPMQ” mode=”normal” align=”left”] Serious Wonder Member  @michael sent us this review…

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Cloud Intelligence: The Future of Decision Making?

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0132091534″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fUX3aj0TL._SL160_.jpg” width=”126″]In the last decade, a range of digital technologies and services have hit the market and moved from niche use toward the mainstream, changing how we communicate, socialize, and entertain ourselves. Consider that Facebook is less than 10 years old, but is used today by 67% of American adults (and 94% of…

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HIV Vaccine Developed

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0521186374″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VUO-ULesL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]“HIV/AIDS has killed 35 million people worldwide, and more than 34 million people currently live with the virus infection. Since the virus was characterized in 1983, there have been numerous trials through pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions around the world to develop vaccines; however, no vaccine has been successful…

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Will Virtual Reality Make Us Gods?

According to a new Kickstarter campaign “The next generation of virtual reality is here. Until now, there hasn’t been a way to truly immerse yourself into virtual worlds in a way that allows natural, full-body interaction. Oculus Rift gave us a window to see them and the Virtuix Omni will let us walk through them, but…

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AR Immersion Via META Space Goggles

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0080UVHJU” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31zTuokzAlL._SL160_.jpg” width=”70″]Imagine entering a bare room as objects slowly populate it: sofa, chairs, tables, lamp fixtures, picture frames, and even a virtual screen. Sounds like science fiction, right? Well, it’s the future of wearable technology, 3D, and close to being like Tony Stark—it’s called Augmented Reality or AR. Blurring the…

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Solar Powered Airplanes May Become Commerical

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B005ZSVZRY” locale=”us” height=”157″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41f6r2J2agL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″] The first AA battery powered manned plane was successfully flown in 2006, and in 2009, the the first solar powered aircraft prototype was successfully test flown. Manned test flights have been conducted since, new prototypes have been developed, and currently, a project called Solar Impulse in Switzerland is in progress that…

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