Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Christmas Carol For The World

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Is the Scrooge story still relevant to our modern society?  What can we as a race learn from it?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monica Anderson: Syntience, Inc., & Holistic Artificial Intelligence 2

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We continue with our coverage of the efforts of Monica Anderson of Syntience to revolutionize artificial intelligence.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Book Review: Race Against The Machines

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Are we on the verge of totally new social and economic paradigm brought about by the increasing power of computation in our machines?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Are Humans Ready to Undertake a Radical Evolution?

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Are we close to a major transformation of humanity?  Are we going to change ourselves to the point that we would barely recognize ourselves?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The New Wave of Medical Products for Smart Phones

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There are a wave of new products coming for your smartphones which allow you to monitor your health.  This is just the vanguard.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ExtremeFuturistFest 12/16/2011 Los Angeles

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"Picture an event where the bridge between the counterculture and academia is finally crossed. From live tech demonstrations to futuristic presentations to provocative performance art to live music we will take you off the grid as we explore a new kaleidoscopic wonderland."

Monday, November 28, 2011

Rachel Armstrong: Beyond Sustainability 25 Points 6

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Here is the final segment of Dr. Rachel Armstrong's Twitter lecture titled, Beyond Sustainability, through the Swedish Twitter University.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Rachel Armstrong: Beyond Sustainability 25 Points 5

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Yet again a continuation of Dr. Armstrong's Twitter University lecture titled, Beyond Sustainability, sponsored by the Swedish Twitter University.  We cover here points 17-20.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rachel Armstrong: Beyond Sustainability 25 Points 4

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We continue with Dr. Armstrong's lecture, Beyond Sustainability, delivered at the Swedish Twitter University.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rachel Armstrong: Beyond Sustainability 25 Points 3

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Here is our next installment of the 25 points Rachel Armstrong made in her Twitter University lecture titled, Beyond Sustainability.

Rachel Armstrong: Beyond Sustainability 25 Points 2

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We continue on with the Twitter University lecture delivered by Dr. Rachel Armstrong, titled, Beyond Sustainability.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Twitter University? Yes! from Sweden but available to the World!

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Yet another new use of Twitter to deliver mini-lectures to the Twitter community.  The first lecture will happen tomorrow at 8PM London time, by delivered by Rachel Armstrong.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stephen Wolfram: Computation & The Future of Mankind 6 @Singularity Summit 2011

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Here is the conclusion of the lecture delivered by Stephan Wolfram, titled, Computation & The Future of Mankind, delivered at the Singularity Summit 2011.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Demons in our midst

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There are two things, which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion. Lord Acton

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stephen Wolfram: Computation & The Future of Mankind 5 @Singularity Summit 2011

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We continue with the lecture given by Stephen Wolfram titled, Computation & The Future of Mankind delivered at the Singularity Summit 2011.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stephen Wolfram: Computation & The Future of Mankind 4 @Singularity Summit 2011

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This is a further continuation of Stephen Wolfram's lecture titled, Computation and the Future of Mankind, delivered at the Singularity Summit 2011.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stephen Wolfram: Computation & The Future of Mankind 3 @Singularity Summit 2011

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More of the Stephen Wolfram's lecture delivered at the Singularity Summit 2011 in his lecture titled, Computation And The Future of Mankind.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Stephen Wolfram: Computation & The Future of Mankind 2 @Singularity Summit 2011

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We continue with the lecture delivered at the Singularity Summit 2011 in New York City, titled, Computation and The Future of Mankind by Stephen Wolfram.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Stephen Wolfram: Computation & The Future of Mankind 1 @Singularity Summit 2011

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Stephen Wolfram presented a lecture on complexity, mathematics, and computer models.  It was in our opinion, probably the most interesting lecture of that day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

David Friedman: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence

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Here we have transcribed (with annotations) the lecture on AI delivered by David Friedman at the 2010 Foresight Conference.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

David Friedman: The Economic Models For Nanotechnology

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This post was formed in our minds after listening to a lecture titled, Economics of Nanotech and AI, delivered at the Foresight 2010 Conference by David Friedman.  This was such a interesting lecture, that we decided to quote in full and here and there annotate it.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

e2Hub: A Global Paradigm Shift 1

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Since the industrial revolution, the western mindset has been that man must impose his own world on nature.  This creates a mindset of conqueror and conquered,  victor and vanquished.  Is it time for us to live in peace with our environment?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Augmented Reality: The Most Valuable Real Estate in the World 1

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Location, location, location still holds in the world of augmented reality.  There will be a world created by man in cyberspace with multiple levels - a financial bonanza for some.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Facebook: The Emerging Forum For Academic Peer Review

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Facebook is emerging as more than just a social network where people chat about little things in their life, or keep up with their friends and family, it is becoming a place where priceless academic discussions are taking place - the modern equivalent of old scientific clubs where scientists and experts discuss relavant issues.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

#SS11 Ray Kurzweil on Watson, consciousness, And the Paul Allen rebuttal

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Leading futurist, Ray Kurzweil rang in this year's Singularity Summit like a boss. The "rightful heir to Thomas Edison" -Forbes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pictorial Highlights from the Singularity Conference 2011

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We had the pleasure of attending the Singularity Summit 2011 and will be writing a series of articles in detail on many of the speakers there.  For now, we present a slide show on what we SAW there.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

PlusUltraTech's Store, The Futurist Opens at Cafe Press

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If you are looking for futuristic designs to wear on your T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, Outerwear, Hats or even to drink from a futuristic looking mug, go to PlusUltraTech's store, The Futurist at Cafe Press.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Riley Crane, Reality Mining & Red Balloons

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Alex Pentland, professor and founder of the Human Dynamics Lab in MIT, is using electronic ID badges, mobile phones and digital media to extract subtle patterns and predict human behavior.  One of his postdoctoral students, Dr. Riley Crane has been assisting him in related areas of this research.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Andrea Rossi, ECat & Cold Fusion 2

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We conclude our brief discussion of the research that has gone into producing cold fusion or more properly Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Andrea Rossi, ECat & Cold Fusion

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Is cold fusion possible?  Does it hold the promise to provide almost unlimited energy for all?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Business Model For Digital Creators? 2

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If we are entering this brave new world of the Freemium, how can businesses, content creators and artists survive?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Business Model for Digital Creators? 1

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The digital world demands a new business model.  Information is meant to be free to all.  Knowledge, which is what changes us and expands our universe, should not be a commodity.  But then how will the creative community live?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

FuturICT's Crisis Observatory 5a: Data Mining, Reality Mining & Privacy

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Have we inadvertently built a global time bomb, as our ad hoc global patchwork of devices make autonomous decisions based on their subjective interpretation of their surrounding world?

Monday, September 26, 2011

FuturICT's Crisis Observatory 4: Global Flight Simulator

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We continue with FuturICT's proposal for a paradigm shifting initiative to bring the world together.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Understanding Cancer Metastasis: Unmasking A Killer

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We continue with understanding how metastasis occurs in its transformations in the body.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Understanding Cancer Metastasis 2

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This is a continuation of an explanation of cancer metastasis.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Understanding Cancer Metastasis 1

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A cancer cell is a pale cast of  thought, pregnant with desire,  packed with motive and reasoning  more murderous then all ill-intent!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

FuturICT's Crisis Observatory: A Computer Model Of The Entire World 1

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A knowledge accelerator turning massiva data into knowledge and technological progress called the Living Earth Platform?  This is the plan of FutureICT's Dirk Helbing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Culturomics: Time Wave Zero, Web bot & Predictions 3b

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How does Web bot stand up against the now more well known and government funded Culturomics?

Thursday, September 15, 2011