Robotic Prison Guards Now In South Korea

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0081J2LRC” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B3NdQ1EBL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Robotic prison guards have arrived!  According to the Asian Forum of Corrections’, this is the world’s first robot prison guard. They believe this is the future of prison security. Lee Baik-Chul the forum chairman says the robot is a game changer. According to Reuters: Lee Baik-Chul says  “The purpose to develop this kind…

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Keloid

Keloid: Big Lazy Robot Creates Singularity

Keloid is a remarkable new trailer created by by Big Lazy Robot. This may be one version of the technological singularity. Not the one we want. According to the Big Lazy Robot website: [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0061452068″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TfA2m3u6L._SL160_.jpg” width=”106″]”In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate…

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Will We Start Living Through Surrogates?

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001Q4FGXK” locale=”us” height=”128″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411oOsuvh9L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]This article is inspired by the 2009 movie, Surrogates, and the reason is the oft occurrence of life imitating fiction, where the technology we read about in novels or see in movies appears eventually in real life. Fantasy or imagination has nothing to do with this article, save the declared inspiration…

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BOX: The Synthesis of Real and Digital Space

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0017OFRCY” locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LAkVypvAL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Engineers are conducting symphonies of art with the use of 6-axis industrial robots, blurring the lines between the digital and real dimensions. Our imaginations are spilling into the world around us in exponential ways. Each new technology created is another paint brush for future artists to wield. Immerse yourself…

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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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DNA Nanorobots: The New Cure for Cancer

Kevin Russell and myself had the opportunity to interview Ph.D Ido Bachelet from the Bar-Iran Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. Dr. Bachelet and his team are developing a new form of cancer delivery system that has the potential to eradicate cancerous tissue from the body without damaging healthy cells. However, before I begin, it’s…

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Drone To Deliver Defibrillators To Heart Attack Victims

A German technology non-profit has created an “octocopter” drone to deliver a defibrillator to people experiencing a heart attack. There is no doubt that these drones could arrive faster than any ambulance thus increasing the chance of survival. Fredrich Nölle from Definetz held a press conference in the town of Halle in North Rhine Westphalia to display…

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The Telepathic Future: Thought Controlled Life

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0071FK66K” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31JL2rd9CjL._SL160_.jpg” width=”128″] Imagine a world where all the headlines of the latest happenings or news that you are concerned with from your preferred sources list themselves on a screen or in a holographic projection near your bed each morning you wake up. Or perhaps they would be near your breakfast table…

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World Future Society Conference 2013

The World Future Society 2013 annual conference was held last weekend in Chicago. It was my second year attending this conference. The information was dense, the crowd was diverse and the thinking was futuristic. Imagine a virtual information tsunami of foresight, futuristic language and innovation bearing down on you. That was just the first day. I took…

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Future Computers Will Be Immortal

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007JUFLS0″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31O71RlL4AL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″] While the University of Southampton and Eindhoven University of Technology research teams have announced the 5D nano-structured quartz glass optical memory with 360 TB that can likely last for more than a million years (well longer than the foreseeable human lifespan, to say the least), and the world…

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Will Robotic Doctors Be at Your Hospital?

Since the advent of robotics it’s only been a matter of time before artificial intelligence begins to incorporate itself into our world. Popular movies like ‘I Robot’ and ‘Surrogates’ give us a Hollywood version of what life might be like in the future if such robotics were taken to the next level. However, in some…

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