Telescopic Contact Lens: Superman Vision has Arrived

Can’t read the fine print on important documents? Have trouble catching traffic signs due to failing vision? Get your telescopic contacts today, and never worry about seeing distant things up close again! This certainly sounds like something out of a sci-fi infomercial spoof, but a group of scientists from UC San Deigo, EPFL (Switzerland’s Polytechnical…

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HEAVEN is just a head transplant away

It’s not often that you wake up and see your family name plastered across news boards, much less in reference to controversial medical procedures, but this morning proved to be just that for me. Italian neuroscientist Dr. Sergio Canavero of the University of Turin (and the Canavero/Cannavaro/Canavesio relative tree) believes he has figured out how…

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Phantom Phone Vibrations: Future Haptic-Telepathy

Phantom phone vibrations are more common than you would think. According to a new study “Phantom Vibration Syndrome is a type of hallucination reported among mobile phone users in the general population. Another similar perception, phantom ringing syndrome, has not been previously described in the medical literature.”  Around 80% of us have imagined a phone vibrating…

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Future Cities: Solar Powered And Vertically Farmed

Future Cities will be solar powered and vertically farmed. By 2025, we will see several major cities around the world converting to solar power. In fact AT&T has just partnered with portable solar power systems developer Goal Zero and Brooklyn design studio Pensa for the roll out of Street Charge public solar charging stations in New…

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IBM’s Watson Reloaded: Deity 2.0

IBM’s Watson is like nothing we have ever seen before. While humans use neuronal networks to store information in the brain, Watson has the ability to use the Internet and internal data as its extended mind. When asked a question, it creates a statistical average based upon the information gathered, and gives a confident probabilistic answer. [easyazon-image…

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Sexbots, Ethics, and Transhumans

  “I zoomed in as she approached the steps of the bridge, taking voyeuristic pleasure in seeing her pixelated cleavage fill the screen. What was it about those electronic dots that had the power to turn people on? There was nothing real in them, but that never stopped millions of people every day, male and female,…

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Is Moore’s Law Coming to an End?

According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on a integrated circuit doubles approximately every 2 years (18 months). Gordon E. Moore described his law in the 1965 paper ‘Cramming more components onto integrated circuits’ that was published in Electronics Magazine. Because of exponential growth over the last 48 years, this law has led to 24 doublings of…

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RAW: What the Thinker Thinks, the Prover will Prove

Editor’s Note: The following article is an excerpt from: Robert Anton Wilson’s Prometheus Rising, and has been reprinted with permission. What the Thinker thinks, the Prover will prove: William James, the ‘father’ of American psychology, tells of meeting an old lady who told him the Earth rested on the back of a huge turtle. “But, my dear lady,” Professor…

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James Martin: Futurologist (1933-2013)

Futurologist James Martin has been found dead at the age of 79 in the waters of the Great Sound near his Agar’s Island home. The Royal Gazette reports : “The Bermuda Police Service said this morning that Dr. Martin’s lifeless body had been found floating in the waters of the Great Sound near his Agar’s…

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Upside Down: Beautiful Naive Romanticism

Upside Down, a new film by director Juan Solanas is a beautiful romantic mess. Visually I loved almost every frame of this film. Imagine a digital painting come to life.  Solanas is a truly gifted visual director. The lighting is beyond  accomplished and the art direction was a treat for any science fiction fantasy fan.…

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Five Ways Augmented Reality Will Make Us Transhuman

Transhumanism is all about the creative and ethical use of technology to better the human condition. Futurists, when discussing topics related to transhumanism, tend to look at nano-tech, bio-mechanical augmentation and related technology that, for the most part, is beyond the comprehension of lay-people. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0988616114″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jsHv4czvL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″] If transhumanism as a movement…

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Methods For Futuring: Part 3

(Read Part One and Part Two of ‘Methods for Futuring’) Six Supertrends Shaping the Future Technological growth is one of  the six super-trends; however it is not just a super-trend, it is a super-force that creates accelerating changes with massive effects and disruptive power. One of the more obvious super-trends produced by technological advancements is economic growth.…

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