Asteroid Mining: The Future Is Built In Space

Asteroid mining may sound like a far future technology or science fiction. However, according to the people at Planetary Resources, they believe we will soon be able to mine near Earth approaching asteroids for water and minerals. According to the Planetary Resources website there are at least 9000 near Earth asteroids presently and 1000 more…

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Lifeloggers And The Future of Privacy

Lifeloggers is a new documentary by the team at Memoto. The film defines lifelog as : “A record of a person’s everyday life produced by a portable device which they regularly carry around.” If the name Memoto sounds familiar, it may be because they are the same team that created the wearable five megapixel life…

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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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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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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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Digital Mirror: The First Tech-Mediated Psychedelic

Soon, there will be an app that will collect all of your digital exhaust. This will include everything that you have searched for, tweeted about or liked, every YouTube video watched, every Reddit upvote, and all the StumbleUpon rabbit holes that make up your digital persona. With algorithms like Watson coming online, where natural language…

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Methods For Futuring: Part Two

This article is the second piece in the weekly series ‘Methods for Futuring’. Read Part One here. Technological Change and Exponential Growth To understand how technological change and exponential growth and lead directly into the 6 super trends, the reader needs an understanding of the technological laws that drive our modern world. These laws have…

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Apple’s Anki: Merging Physical and Digital Worlds

Yesterday at the WWDC keynote speech, Apple announced something quite interesting: a new company called Anki Drive, which is centered around Artificial Intelligence and robotics. These robots communicate with Bluetooth LE. The little racer cars that were presented at the show can sense the track up to 500 times a second, giving them a smooth and fluid…

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RoboBees: Epic Mechanical Nature

Let’s face it: the bees are in trouble. Their populous is currently suffering from colony collapse disorder – a strange occurrence where worker bees from hives or colonies suddenly disappear. This decline in numbers is due to certain pesticides, parasites and viruses that have cropped up in the last decade, and even though the European…

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Voyager Treadmill: Social Running Is The Future

  Voyager [easyazon-link asin=”B003TNO1AA” locale=”us”] Treadmill [/easyazon-link] allows you to create an immersive social running experience as well as play games while you run. The design by II-Seop Yoon is a futuristic utopia for dedicated runners and includes voice control, huge touchscreen technology, and a motion-controlled remote. The Voyager allows the runner to chose between three basic…

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