Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders of Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001KPOKDC” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31akCm-uXpL._SL110_.jpg” width=”100″]1. Star Trek’s Tricorder Device in the Making Scientists from University of Technology in Vienna have established a new world record: quadrupling the potential of the powerful Quantum Cascade Laser. Essentially, the laser emits terahertz radiation, invisible energy…

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FXFOWLE’s NYC Loop: The Urban Hub Of the 21st Century

Last year, Mayor Bloomberg launched a competition to completely redesign and re-imagine public phones in New York City. With modern technology all but completely replacing our need for public pay phones, could something once so necessary in the city be reinvented for the 21st century? [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0042FV2SI” locale=”us” height=”80″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41r51J9HwXL._SL110_.jpg” width=”80″]FXFOWLE’s answer is the…

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Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Winner: MAB

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001PB8EJ2″ locale=”us” height=”80″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31C7DmHS6ZL._SL110_.jpg” width=”80″]Futuristic home appliances are a staple of futurist design. Dishwashers and microwaves that could ‘sense’ when your food was cooked or your dishes had cleaned were a huge part of the mid-century futurism movement. As the average household became more and more ‘electrified’, many people (including those heads of…

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Neurocam Wearable Camera: Record Video With Your Brainwaves

Neurocam is the worlds first wearable camera that reads your brainwaves and takes videos of what you are interested in. According to Diginfo : “The Neurocam arose from the neurowear project, which is involved with items that use brain-waves and bio-sensors, like necomimi, which works using brain-waves. The algorithm for quantifying brain-waves was co-developed with Associate…

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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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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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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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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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Phuturism: The Book Of Nightfall

Yesterday, Serious Wonder received a private link to (what can only be described as) a narrative soundscape from a source signed “Phuture Doom”. It’s title: “Phuturism: The Book of Nightfall” [youtube responsive=true id=”1nmGgGLoTYI”] Investigation ensued…. Phuturism’s seemingly sole progenitor, Phuture Doom has been disseminating future consciousness through intensive audiovisual works since the inception of 2013.…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 7-14

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 7-14 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00BIP816Q” locale=”us” height=”107″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31R6lUgaBAL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]1.) Feel 3D Objects on a Flat Screen Your next smartphone or television may be equipped with a new technology being developed by scientists at Disney Research in Pittsburg, allowing users to “feel” objects on flat screens. Utilizing an algorithm to…

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