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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Inverting a Techno-Political Trope (Part Three)

Inverting a Techno-Political Trope: On The Hubris of Neo-Luddis (Part Two) (Editor’s Note: This article is Part Three of a series. Read Part One and Part Two.) [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000VM4P9Y” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mlV3t79IL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″]The dichotomy between knowledge and device, between technology and methodology, doesn’t have a stable ontological ground in the first place. What is technology but…

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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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Early Cells, Early States

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0471419192″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y1pBEjwcL._SL160_.jpg” width=”102″]The pattern similarities between structures and phenomena at different levels of reality is really overwhelming. Sometimes it is hard to know if your mind is just imagining the similarity, or if there is a deeper meaning about this similarity that we are only now starting to grasp. I’m starting…

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Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Wonders

Monday Marvels September 2nd – 9th, 2013 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000PGRBGA” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41b3qXkvX7L._SL160_.jpg” width=”124″]1.) Blind But Now I See: The First Bionic Eye Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. has created a retinal chip for the blind named Argus II that will soon be approved in countries across the globe, including the USA.  The bionic eye…

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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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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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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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Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Wonders

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for August 20th – 26th 1.) Facebook’s Lofty Goal to Bring Internet to the World Facebook is teaming up with other major corporations including Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung with the aim of providing affordable internet service to the two-thirds of the world who is still without. Of…

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Digital Addiction and Internet Age Shamans

Drugs can be defined as anything that changes an individual’s conscious state, whether chemical or technological, can cause our experience of life to be altered. I will elaborate on this principle by discussing the technological hallucinations we are currently intoxicated by. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007P4VOWC” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZF%2BlJj4NL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Terence Mckenna,  an American psychonaut, lecturer, and writer,…

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