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Exploration of The Zeitgeist as embodied in Humans
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Biohackers Create a DIY Bioprinter | MIT Technology Review

Biohackers Create a DIY Bioprinter | MIT Technology Review | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Members of the biohacker movement have created an inexpensive device to print cells. Will they print a leaf next?
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Google Glass

Google Glass | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Have what it takes to be a Glass Explorer? Tell us what you would do if you had Glass #ifihadglass
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The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor: Scientific American

The Rich See a Different Internet Than the Poor: Scientific American | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Ninety-nine percent of us live on the wrong side of a one-way mirror

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Imagine an Internet where unseen hands curate your entire experience. Where third parties predetermine the news, products and prices you see—even the people you meet. A world where you think you are making choices, but in reality, your options are narrowed and refined until you are left with merely the illusion of control.

 

This is not far from what is happening today. Thanks to technology that enables Google, Facebook and others to gather information about us and use it to tailor the user experience to our own personal tastes, habits and income, the Internet has become a different place for the rich and for the poor. Most of us have become unwitting actors in an unfolding drama about the tale of two Internets. There is yours and mine, theirs and ours.


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Wildcat2030's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:42 AM

go read this: important

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Concept Video Shows The Book Of The Future - Edudemic

Concept Video Shows The Book Of The Future - Edudemic | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The book of the future is being written right now, it seems. Check out this video for one take on what it might look like.

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nukem777's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:52 PM

Very cool...I want it now!

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3D Printing Revolution: the Complex Reality

3D Printing Revolution: the Complex Reality | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Affordable and hobbyist-friendly manufacturing tools that convert polygons into physical objects have been available for more than a decade. Although new technologies such as ABS extruders are diff...
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"I am excited about 3D printing, but also uneasy with our way of thinking about the future of home manufacturing. For the driven hobbyists, the printer is just another tool that allows them to bring their designs to life. It shares many of its problems with the approaches that existed before – and adds its own serious challenges to the mix. Perhaps the best we can do is to learn from the manufacturing industry, rather than proclaiming its untimely death."

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Synthetic Biology - Inventing the Future

The hottest new field in biotech is synthetic biology: Scientists can now re-program life at the cellular level, just like a computer program. Syn-bio expert...
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Inventing the Future is a live news program featuring coming trends that will shape society. In today's world, success means knowing "What's Next After What's Next?" Lead by Robert Tercek, Inventing the Future offers insight into the future of the world after tomorrow

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A Peek Into The Circle

Send a secure text across town or whisper in someone's ear 10,000 miles away. Silent Circle has revolutionized how the world communicates ... securely. Get i...
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Google Now: Trading Your Privacy For The Future

Google Now: Trading Your Privacy For The Future | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
If you surveyed a few people on the street and asked them what Google Inc.
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What is the next frontier it has begun to index?

You.

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Health futurist Ross Dawson - Six radical visions for the future of health

Health futurist Ross Dawson - Six radical visions for the future of health | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Health futurist Ross Dawson describes six radical ideas that could be part of the future of health.
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Recently health futurist Ross Dawson gave the closing presentation at the National Medicine Symposium, rounding out deep discussion over several days on how to get better use of medicines. He developed six radical ideas that could be part of the future of health.

 
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Authors@Google: Ramez Naam, Nexus

Ramez Naam speaks at Google HQ in Mountain View on January 14th, 2013. -- "Who decides what you can put in your brain? Who draws the line between human and n...
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Synthetic Biology - Inventing the Future

The hottest new field in biotech is synthetic biology: Scientists can now re-program life at the cellular level, just like a computer program. Syn-bio experts (also known as bio-hackers) are re-programming the DNA in viruses and creating novel life forms that can replicate and grow just like natural single cell organisms. 

Joining Robert Tercek in the discussion are Andrew Hessel, Distinguished Research Scientist with the Bio/Nano Programmable Matter Group at Autodesk, and Dr. William Hurlbut, Physician and Consulting Professor at Stanford University. 

Inventing the Future is a live news program featuring coming trends that will shape society. In today's world, success means knowing "What's Next After What's Next?" Lead by Robert Tercek, Inventing the Future offers insight into the future of the world after tomorrow.


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Roger Ellman's curator insight, January 30, 2013 5:14 AM

Yes - interesting  --  inventing the future...they should invite ME!!

Anastasia Reynolds's curator insight, December 29, 2015 8:46 PM

yeah, amazing uha?

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Google Atmosphere: The future of the enterprise and the economy of individuals - Trends in the Living Networks

Google Atmosphere: The future of the enterprise and the economy of individuals - Trends in the Living Networks | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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Below is the 2 minute summary video of the event, giving a flavor for the rich ideas shared on the future of the enterprise.

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CYBORG FOUNDATION | Rafel Duran Torrent

CYBORG FOUNDATION is the Grand Jury Prize Winner in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at http://www.focusforwardfilms.com/winners. Neil…
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Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a device that translates colours into sounds.
Harbisson has been claimed to be the first recognized cyborg in the world, as his passport photo now includes his device. In 2010, Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas created the Cyborg Foundation, an international organization to help humans become cyborgs.

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The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets

The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The happiest city in America is Napa, California -- and the saddest all swear too much.

 

The researchers coded each tweet for its happiness content, based on the appearance and frequency of words determined by Mechanical Turk workers to be happy (rainbow, love, beauty, hope, wonderful, wine) or sad (damn, boo, ugly, smoke, hate, lied). While the researchers admit their technique ignores context, they say that for large datasets, simply counting the words and averaging their happiness content produces "reliable" results.


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Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts

Can we use our brains to directly control machines -- without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in which a clever monkey in the US learns to control a monkey avatar, and then a robot arm in Japan, purely with its thoughts. The research has big implications for quadraplegic people -- and maybe for all of us.


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Clay Shirky on the Demise of the Newspaper

Clay Shirky on the Demise of the Newspaper | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Clay Shirky, who does a lot of good thinking (see his latest book) about the social and economic effects of internet technologies, has posted a new piece on the slow but steady demise of the newspaper.

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"Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be indistinguishable. That’s been a fine accident to have, but when that accident stops, as it is stopping before our eyes, we’re going to need lots of other ways to strengthen journalism instead."

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Hacktivism 2.0 - P2P Foundation

Hacktivism 2.0 - P2P Foundation | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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Hacktivism 1.0 was the activism of outsiders. Its organizing principle was to get outsiders into the territory of the other. Wikileaks, on the other hand, is an infostructure developed to be used by insiders. Its sole purpose is to help people get information out from an organization. Wikileaks shifts the source of potential threat from a few, dangerous hackers and a larger group of mostly harmless activists — both outsiders to an organization

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10 Most Impressive Smart Cities On Earth

10 Most Impressive Smart Cities On Earth | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
It wasn't too long ago that the term 'Smart City' was not on very many people's radar screens, but today smart cities are popping up all over the place and
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The Groundbreaking Technology Set To Revolutionize Privacy and Terrify Governments

The Groundbreaking Technology Set To Revolutionize Privacy and Terrify Governments | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
For the past few months, some of the world’s leading cryptographers have been keeping a closely guarded secret about a pioneering new invention. Today, they’ve decided it’s time to tell all.
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Now, the company is pushing things even further—with a groundbreaking encrypted data transfer app that will enable people to send files securely from a smartphone or tablet at the touch of a button. (For now, it’s just being released for iPhones and iPads, though Android versions should come soon.) That means photographs, videos, spreadsheets, you name it—sent scrambled from one person to another in a matter of seconds.

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The shape of things to come: A consumer\'s guide to 3D printers

The shape of things to come: A consumer\'s guide to 3D printers | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
CES 2013 proved to be something of a coming out party for consumer-facing 3D printers. Sure MakerBot earned a fair amount of attention at last year\'s
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hese nascent days are an exciting time, with a diverse array of companies and organizations vying to be the first to bring the technology to our homes. In a sense, many roads lead back to RepRap, the open-source, community-fueled project aimed at creating a self-replicating machine. As such, the same basic technology underlies many of these devices. At their core, these 3D printers are not unlike their 2D counterparts, offering a way to translate images on computer screens into real-world analogs -- only in this case they're objects you can hold in your hand.

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Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine | Video on TED.com

Chemist Lee Cronin is working on a 3D printer that, instead of objects, is able to print molecules. An exciting potential long-term application: printing your own medicine using chemical inks.

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FastTFriend's curator insight, February 9, 2013 10:38 AM

 

A professor of chemistry, nanoscience and chemical complexity, Lee Cronin and his research group investigate how chemistry can revolutionize modern technology and even create life.

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The End of the Web, Search, and Computer as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

The End of the Web, Search, and Computer as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
It all began with the “lifestream,” a phenomenon that I predicted in the 1990s and shared in the pages of Wired almost exactly 16 years ago.
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Today, this diary-like structure is supplanting the spatial one as the dominant paradigm of the cybersphere: All the information on the internet will soon be a time-based structure. In the world of bits, space-based structures are static. Time-based structures are dynamic, always flowing — like time itself.

The web will be history.

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Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code

Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies -- but also create them.


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Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy - Forbes

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy - Forbes | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Consumers are building multibillion-dollar marketplaces for sharing cars, homes, bicycles, driveways and tools. In looking for a better deal and extra income, they're reshaping business.
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The sharing concept has created markets out of things that wouldn’t have been considered monetizable assets before. A few dozen square feet in a driveway can now produce income via Parking Panda. A pooch-friendly room in your house is suddenly a pet penthouse via DogVacay. On Rentoid, an outdoorsy type with a newborn who suddenly notices her camping tent never gets used can rent it out at $10 a day to a city slicker who’d otherwise have to buy one. On SnapGoods, a drill lying fallow in a garage can become a $10-a-day income source from a homeowner who just needs to put up some quick drywall. On Liquid, an unused bicycle becomes a way for a traveler to cheaply get around while visiting town for $20 a day.

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