FutureMed 2020: The Future of Health

Serious Wonder has the opportunity to attend and cover FutureMed2020 this year. As describe on the site:  FutureMed “educates, informs and prepares physicians, innovators, inventors, investors and senior healthcare executives to understand and recognize the opportunities and disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies within medicine and healthcare, and to understand how many rapidly developing and converging…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 22-28

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 22-28 1.) New DARPA Challenge DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) recently announced a new challenge with a grand prize of 2 million dollars to whoever can develop a “fully automated cyber defense system” that doesn’t require human intervention. The government is eager to have an automated solution…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 15-21

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 15-21 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0060FGA8A” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R-AhjTkVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]1.) A Bright Idea from China Chinese Scientists from Fudan University in Shanghai have created a light bulb with an embedded microchip that produces a Wi-Fi signal; and some are saying that its speed surpasses the majority of average connections. In…

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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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Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 4)

Editor’s Note: ‘Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 4)’ is part of a series. Read Part One, Part Two and Part Three. Portable Value: [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0465016154″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516FpEfUFNL._SL160_.jpg” width=”106″]In a short essay I wrote called “Portable Value”, influenced by Hernando de Soto, I channeled his ideas that “adequate participation in an…

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Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 1) is the first installment of a series. Part 2 will be published on 10/10/13. —— [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0123704782″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61D8cGvacaL._SL160_.jpg” width=”108″]This past week I was at the Canadian Consulate General in New York for their Celebration of Innovation in Financial Technology, which featured 10…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 1-7

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 1-7 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0085VB8GQ” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Yc9mjcjVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″]1.) Objects Will Soon Materialize Before Your Eyes Multi-Purpose Transforming Cubes created by MIT specialists are able to band together using flywheel momentum and cylindrical shaped magnets, allowing any number of cubes to find one another and connect. Researchers claim that…

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Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality

Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality And so she sings, we’re all virgins to the joys of loving without fear…. Following her EP Metropolis, Janelle Monae has used the analogy of synthetic intelligence to argue topics like civil and gender right along with giving a new meaning to the ideal of LGBTQA. Perhaps the ‘T’ can stand…

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Humans with 500 IQ who live 500 Years?

Humans with 500 IQ who live 500 Years?  Tim Cannon is a biohacker from Grindhouse Wetwares in Pittsburgh, where the motto is “what would you like to be today?” He spoke at the Extreme Futurist Festival; he was interviewed by “The Conversation: In Search of the New Normal”; National Geographic’s show “Taboo” is filming him; and Discovery channel is discussing…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Sept. 23rd – 30th

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Sept. 23rd – 30th [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B006QF3TW4″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31OXpQq2g0L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]1.) Plastic Bags to Aid in Water Shortages? Yes, perhaps your plastic bags are more eco-friendly than you thought, or at least they will be thanks to recent chemists. A more environmentally friendly way to convert plastic bags into…

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Against Technological Relinquishment (Part One)

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0486295834″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Al1UezsqL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]It is all too easy to assume that techno-optimists and techno-pessimists are diametrically opposed. But while they may have different destinations in mind, the road to get there – what they need to do to achieve their respective ends – is a shared one. Techno-optimists and Techno-Progressives express hope…

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