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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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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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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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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Don’t Like Your Internet Provider? Create Your Own!

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0789736268″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iQb8shS8L._SL160_.jpg” width=”80″]Having problems with your internet provider service? Or maybe you have privacy concerns in light of the recent NSA scandal? If that’s the case, you can always just create your own private internet! Or at least that is what one community in Athens, Greece chose to do in rebellion…

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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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