Saturday, May 28, 2011

Synthetic Biology: Past, Present, Future, Good & Bad 1a

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Since its first use in 1910, the term synthetic biology has been a dream of many biologists.  It has now become true.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Arrival Of The Quantum Computer 2

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We continue with the historic announcement of the world's first commercially available Quantum computer by D-Wave Systems.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Arrival Of The Quantum Computer 1

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With the arrival of the first Quantum Computer, much of what we thought was impossible will now be a reality.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jenny Tilloston's Fashion, Perfume & Green Lantern's Emotional Spectrum 2

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Do colors reflect emotions?  Do emotions reflect colors?  Can the new generation of smart clothes use color to affect your emotions?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Humanity+ @Parsons Day 2 Review

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Day 2 of Transhumanism Meets Design started off with a bang. Mark Wexler showed up to promote his new film How To Live Forever. He couldn't have found a better crowd of people to sell his film on opening weekend.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Humanity+ @Parsons Day 1 Review

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A Humanity+ event at a design school sounded tailor made for Natash Vita-More, who co-chaired the event with Ed Keller. As day 1 unfolded it was clear why the transhumanism came first in Transhumanism Meets Design.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Jenny Tilloston's Fashion, Perfume & Green Lantern's Emotional Spectrum 1

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How do colors and odors affect your brain?  Dr. Tillotson from Cambridge has done a lot of research in this area.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Holograms Go Pop...Singularity Is Not Far Off!

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A sensation in Japan is Hatsune Miku.  A holographic image of a singer who attracts thousands to concerts al over Japan.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Live Humanity+ @Parsons: NYC

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This Conference is going on right now.  You may watch it live here.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Transhumanism Meets Design! May 14-15, 2011 NYC

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The conference brings together futurists, cyberneticists, life extensionists, singularity advocates, A[G]I and robotics experts, human enhancement specialists, inventors, ethicists, philosophers, and theorists to meet with the creativity and rigorous scholarship of design at Parsons.

Book Review: When Gadgets Betray Us

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How do our gadgets "betray" us?  Find out in this new book by Robert Vamosi.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Historical Exponential Optimism

Read more! Technology is growing exponentially. Some find the pace frightening. The thing is, fear cripples. Technology aids. This post examines why optimism isn't just the right perspective, optimism is self fulfilling. Its no coincidence that time itself is perceived to move forward.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kevin Kelly: The Technium vs The Singularity 2

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We continue with our discussion of how the technium compares with the singularity and the omega point.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kevin Kelly: The Technium vs The Singularity 1

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Kevin Kelly questions the popular view of technological singularity.  Why?  At face value, when one reads his writings it would seem that be believes in some form of singularity.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Terence McKenna: The Omega Point 5b

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We conclude the last segment of McKenna's last interview before his untimely death.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Terence McKenna: The Omega Point 5a

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Terence McKenna explains how time is leading up to a concrescence where man will transcend his physical limitations.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Robophobia

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Many have come to fear and loath advanced AI (artificial intelligence), but aren't they being a little judgmental?