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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BOX: The Synthesis of Real and Digital Space

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0017OFRCY” locale=”us” height=”120″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LAkVypvAL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Engineers are conducting symphonies of art with the use of 6-axis industrial robots, blurring the lines between the digital and real dimensions. Our imaginations are spilling into the world around us in exponential ways. Each new technology created is another paint brush for future artists to wield. Immerse yourself…

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Monday Marvels: This Week’s Top 5 Wonders

Monday Marvels : August 12th – 19th [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1613744307″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xsdw3gf0L._SL160_.jpg” width=”108″]1.) The Jet Pack has Finally Arrived The long awaited Martin Jet Pack has now officially been granted permission to begin test flights by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority. The inventor Glen Martin is confident that a military prototype will be…

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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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Why I’ve Been Playing Machinarium and You Should Too

I came across [easyazon-link asin=”B00846FWLE” locale=”us”]Machinarium[/easyazon-link] earlier this week. How? I couldn’t tell you exactly, but thats how you tend to find things on the internet these days isn’t it? Machinarium is a wonderfully designed point-and-click game by Czech development studio Amanita Design. You play as Josef (named after Josef Čapek, who came up with the…

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Multipurpose Robot For Home Use

Multipurpose Robot For Home Use

In the 1950s and 1960s, many people thought that researchers were only a few years away from developing a multipurpose [easyazon-link asin=”B0017OFRCY” locale=”us”]ROBOT[/easyazon-link] for home use. Science fiction literature was littered with examples, and the rapid advancement of computers seemed to indicate that everyone would have access to useful robots in a matter of years. However,…

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World Technology Network Summit and Awards

World Technology Summit and Awards 2012

The 2012 World Technology Summit and Awards 2012 were held at the Time – Life Building in NYC on October 22nd and 23rd.  The conference started with a welcoming remark from Damian Slattery, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing at Time Magazine. Slattery pointed out that “TIME is not a magazine, it is a dashboard.”  He…

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