As an academic field, ‘memory studies’ has been around for almost a century – Maurice Halbwachs first coined the term ‘collective memory’ in 1925 – but it was in the late...
El tem de la memoria, el olvido y la identidad en las redes sociales es de antemano un tema que puede ser muy interesante por als distintas corrientes de pensamiento que se mezclan. Nos llama la atención como cambio cultural, la red como una forma de reimaginar la meoria y de alguna forma el olvido ¡y las redes sociales como una herramienta de representación de la historia de cada cada sujeto y una extensión de la memoria. Como extensión cognitiva es relevante el rol de la red, en el pasado, el presente y el futuro, es decir, lo que ha pasado en nuestras redes sociales, y de alguna forma lo que habia quedado en el pasado y para algunos en el olvido. De la misma forma ese presente que transgrede el pasado y la red del olvido se reinterpreta en el presente mediante las redes sociales, la trasgresión del tiempo y el espacio. Y el futuro, que será de la memoria y el olvido en las redes sociales en el futuro....
By Ramez Naam, adjunct faculty at Singularity University and fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Ramez explores the impacts of neurotechnology on individuals, governments, and civil liberties in his new novel Nexus. What...
La cámara no está conectada al cerebro, recibe la señal de la cámara de su ojo en un dispositivo innálbrico externo.
En ojos y otras partes del cuerpo, muestras de prótesis tecnológicas.
También sobre videojuegos, realidad expandida...
To celebrate the launch of critically acclaimed video game DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Square Enix has commissioned filmmaker Rob Spence aka Eyeborg (a self proclaimed cyborg who lost an eye replaced it with a wireless video camera) to investigate prosthetics, cybernetics and human augmentation. How far are we from the future presented to us in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION?
TED Talks Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives.
What if you could read my mind? What if I could beam what I’m seeing, hearing, and thinking, straight to you, and vice versa? What if an implant could store your memories, augment them, and make you smarter? Long the stuff of science fiction, technology that can directly tap into, augment, and connect human brains is becoming science fact. And that means big changes for all of us.
"In the game of life and evolution there are three players at the table: human beings, nature, and machines. I am firmly on the side of nature. But nature, I suspect, is on the side of machines." George Dyson, Darwin Among the ...
World-renowned artificial intelligence expert and Google's new Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, wants to build a search engine so sophisticated tha.. (World-renowned artificial intelligence expert and Google's new Director of Engineering,...
L’avatar peut être réduit à une sorte de logo ou enrichi d’un grand nombre de détails personnels. Il fonctionne dans les espaces virtuels pour son possesseur comme une seconde peau, et pour ses interlocuteurs comme un assemblage d’objets partiels. Ni totalement réel, ni totalement imaginaire, l’avatar introduit à un nouvel espace dans lequel l’interlocuteur est à la fois présent et absent d’une façon qui peut engager soit sur le versant de la consolation, soit sur celui de la frustration.
Cellular automata are probably the closest things to machine life that most people have gotten an opportunity to experiment with in recent years. John Conway invented a piece of software titled the Game of Life in 1970. He carefully set up the rules to create a balanced world. While this might sound like old news, it has allowed scientists to actually simulate certain real world systems.
While there have been a number of compelling essays on gender equality, physical differences continue to define human beings. Cyborg life forms would be without these constraints. Certain feminist authors have actually focused on this as a radical way to achieve gender equality, though other commentators have held less optimistic views.
Doug Wolens's recent documentary takes on the complex, abstract concept of the singularity, which predicts a moment when technology will give rise to intelligence beyond the scope of human imagination. It sounds like sci-fi but, Wolens and others argue, there's no denying the sweeping impact of technology on human existence and the implications are worth thinking about. In the trailer for the film, below, scientists, futurists, and other experts describe what the singularity might have in store.
Pour Ariel Kyrou, nous prenons le chemin d'une hybridation avec les machines toujours plus importante. Des smartphones à la réalité augmentée en passant par Internet, analyse d'une humanité en voie de "cyborguisation".
A woman who is paralysed from the neck down has stunned doctors with her extraordinary skill at using a robotic arm that is controlled by her thoughts alone. The 52-year-old patient, called Jan, lost the use of her limbs more than 10 years ago to a degenerative disease that damaged her spinal cord. The disruption to her nervous system was the equivalent to having a broken neck. But in training sessions at the University of Pittsburgh, doctors found she quickly learned to make fluid movements with the brain-controlled robotic arm, reaching levels of performance never seen before.
“The doctor’s robot will see you now” may become a new refrain in hospitals.
The robot, based on iRobot’s Ava platform, has a barrage of sensors to navigate through busy hallways without having to be led by a person. The company has built in the ability for Ava to create an internally stored map by moving through a building on its own. InTouch Health plans to lease the robot and associated services for between $4,000 and $6,000 a month.
iRobot last year invested $6 million in InTouch Health and co-developed RP-VITA with the company as a way for iRobot to get a foothold in the healthcare market. Having “hardened” the Ava platform for health care, iRobot intends to sell modified versions of the machine for adjacent industries, such as audio and video conference in business and building security or monitoring, says iRobot general counsel Glen Weinstein.
In our economy, many of the jobs most resistant to automation are those with the least economic value. Just consider the diversity of tasks, unpredictable terrains, and specialized tools that a landscaper confronts in a single day. No robot is intelligent enough to perform this $8-an-hour work.
Telepresence means that in theory, 10, 100, or 1,000 times as many workers could compete (virtually) for the same work. No matter how bad things get in Madrid or Houston, an avatar worker somewhere else could sell his or her labor for less. The same outsourcing logic applies to many high-wage jobs that rely on physical presence and motor skills, including the work done by cardiologists and machinists.
Previous waves of outsourcing should remind us: the legal, political, and social obstacles to an avatar economy may prove greater than the technical ones. How will the meaning of work change when a gardener bot is controlled by a different remote worker every day? Or when one driver supervises 50 mostly autonomous taxis? What—and how much—work will be left in areas with the highest labor and housing costs?
Artificial eyes are a common theme in science fiction. A certain television character from the early 1990s made the idea popular. While there have been a few prototypes in the real world, mechanical ocular implants aren’t regularmedical devices just yet. When they come out, however, they will be welcome additions to many ophthalmology programs.