Once, human enhancement was largely the preserve of elite sports, as athletes tried to push their natural boundaries. We are now seeing the increasing use of mental and physical enhancement technologies in everyday life.
Todo el mundo está hablando de la "Internet de las cosas" pero, ¿cómo impactará realmente nuestro futuro? En esta charla llena de reflexión, el economista Marco Annunziata observa cómo la tecnología está transformando el sector industrial, creando máquinas que pueden ver, sentir, tocar y reaccionar, de modo que puedan operar de forma mucho más eficiente. Piensen en partes de aviones que pueden alertarnos cuando necesitan mantenimiento, o turbinas de viento que pueden comunicarse entre sí para generar más electricidad. Es el futuro con consecuencias emocionantes para todos nosotros.
International relations theory has thus far failed to account for the recurrence and severity of territorial conflict, especially over land with little or no value. Evolutionary biology offers a unique explanation for this behavior. An examination of territoriality across the animal kingdom as well as evolutionary game theory that deals with territorial behavior generates novel predictions about when territorial conflict is likely to occur.
The work of strategy experts should ideally be focused on analytic, conceptual thinking, before stepping into operational planning. But often, the pressure to present a hands-on and actionable plan stands in the way of studying situations from a wider angle. However, this is not a plea for a free ticket on contemplation and philosophic navel staring. Instead, be like a designer.
DARPA is advancing the science of robot-human teams that can be deployed to respond to natural disasters and other events deemed too dangerous for first responders. from American Forces Press Service News Feed DARPA Official: Human-Robot Teams Key to Disaster Response By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 – In the …
If life in postnormal times is defined by chaos, complexity, and contradictions, then the phrase “global warming” fails to encompass the litany of wicked challenges and novel opportunities that lie ahead. Given the conceptual inadequacies of global
Imagine a ribbon roughly one hundred million times as long as it is wide. If it were a meter long, it would be 10 nanometers wide, or just a few times thicker than a DNA double helix. Scaled up to the length of a football field, it would still be less than a micrometer across — smaller than a red blood cell. Would you trust your life to that thread? What about a tether 100,000 kilometers long, one stretching from the surface of the Earth to well past geostationary orbit (GEO, 22,236 miles up), but which was still somehow narrower than your own wingspan?
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