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This Oculus App Makes Programming Tangible To Non-Coders

This Oculus App Makes Programming Tangible To Non-Coders | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
Reach out, touch a flock of birds, and change how they behave. That's just one thing you can do in Loop.

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#supercomputer grunt and #virtualreality #augmentedreality #AR #VR #situate #learners in the midst of their manipulations, using multiple #representational #systems

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#supercomputer grunt and #virtualreality #augmentedreality #AR #VR #situate #learners in the midst of their manipulations, using multiple #representational #systems

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The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future | Far Horizons | Scoop.it

Design leaders at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.

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the #revolution of #virtualreality and #augmentedreality will, like all #bleedingedge technologies, change everything. once the #IOT can cross the digital divide we will start to experience #lifejimbutnotasweknowit

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The Ongoing Quest For The ‘Brain’ Chip

The Ongoing Quest For The ‘Brain’ Chip | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
To others they are another in a long list of interesting but unpractical ideas not too dissimilar to the ubiquitous flying car. They're called neuromorphic..
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the I/O bottleneck in #neuromorphic design is not dissimilar to the concept of #cognitivebandwidth in #shorttermmemory #stm - architectural advances in this area may offer us a different perspective on how we process and distribute our knowledge

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Integral Options Cafe: Merlin Donald - The Definition of Human Nature

Integral Options Cafe: Merlin Donald - The Definition of Human Nature | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
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"The human mind has evolved a symbiosis that links brain development to cognitive networks whose properties can change radically. Critical mental capabilities, such as language and symbol-based thinking (as in mathematics) are made possible only by evolving distributed systems."

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Modular Robots that Self-Assemble, Coordinate and Fly - Visual News

Modular Robots that Self-Assemble, Coordinate and Fly - Visual News | Far Horizons | Scoop.it

Quadrotors are all the rage right now, from a series of robots that precisely create buildings out of blocks, to an artist who turned his deceased cat into a flying machine.

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10 Bioengineered Body Parts That Could Change Medicine

10 Bioengineered Body Parts That Could Change Medicine | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
When physicians run out of treatment options, they look to a nascent field known as bioengineering for solutions to their patients' ailments. Specialized scientists apply engine...
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Kinect + Brain Scan = Augmented Reality for Neurosurgeons - IEEE Spectrum

Kinect + Brain Scan = Augmented Reality for Neurosurgeons - IEEE Spectrum | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
Microsoft researchers demo a system that creates 3D models of brain scans using the new Kinect Fusion API
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Network science

Network science | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
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Professor Barabási's talk described how the tools of network science can help understand the Web's structure, development and weaknesses. The Web is an information network, in which the nodes are documents (at the time of writing over one trillion of them), connected by links. Other well-known network structures include the Internet, a physical network where the nodes are routers and the links are physical connections, and organizations, where the nodes are people and the links represent communications.

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38 Predictions About the Future

38 Predictions About the Future | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
What will the world look like in the future? This infographis tells us what the future holds for the science and tech world.
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Our friends at Information Is Beautiful Studio have compiled 38 predictions about the future of tech, science, and humanity in general — with an educated guess as to their odds of actually becoming reality. There are predictions for all kinds of tastes: your computer will have a sense of smell, Pinterest will be bought by Google, the appearance of the first human clones, the territory of the moon will be claimed by China, and many more.

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The Risk of Handing Over Your Genome

The Risk of Handing Over Your Genome | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
Researchers found they could tie people's identities to supposedly anonymous genetic data by cross-referencing it with information available online.
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How Veridocx protects your intellectual property using timestamping

How Veridocx protects your intellectual property using timestamping | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
With the prevalence of digital media and online sharing, an Australian company, Veridocx, has launched a cost effective way for people to protect their intellectual property and digital files.
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People plus: is transhumanism the next stage in our evolution?

People plus: is transhumanism the next stage in our evolution? | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
Inviting artificial intelligence into our bodies has appeal – but it also carries certain risks.I have often wondered what it would be like to rid myself of a keyboard for data entry, and a computer…...
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What happens if you give tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids? They'll teach themselves English, circumvent security, customize settings, activate disabled apps

What happens if you give tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids? They'll teach themselves English, circumvent security, customize settings, activate disabled apps | Far Horizons | Scoop.it

"What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word? Within five months, they'll start teaching themselves English while circumventing the security on your OS to customize settings and activate disabled hardware. Whoa."


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Making Networked Sharing Socially Beneficial, Not Just Predatory and Profitable | David Bollier

Making Networked Sharing Socially Beneficial, Not Just Predatory and Profitable | David Bollier | Far Horizons | Scoop.it

Every time Uber, the Web-based taxi intermediary, enters a new city, it provokes controversy about its race-to-the-bottom business practices and bullying of regulators and politicians.  The problem with Uber and other network-based intermediaries...

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#thinking holistically about emerging economies, the #committeeofregions #COR in #europe has prepared #intelligent #guidelines for ensuring that new models do not destroy the #social #conditions for #workers and #communities, (cf #uber). you may not yet have heard of a "collaborative institutional ecosystem" but it is the #futureofwork if we are to #evolve

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IBM Reveals Proof of Concept for Blockchain-Powered Internet of Things

IBM Reveals Proof of Concept for Blockchain-Powered Internet of Things | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
IBM has debuted ADEPT, the distributed, blockchain-powered Internet of Things proof of concept designed in partnership with Samsung.
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Are you ready for the #internetofthings #IOT? #blockchain technology can create #zeroinfrastructure #p2p #distributed networks giving users more control over their interaction data

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Philosophical Disquisitions: Neuroenhancement and the Extended Mind Hypothesis

Philosophical Disquisitions: Neuroenhancement and the Extended Mind Hypothesis | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
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a thoughtful piece on the #ethicalparityprinciple #epp as applied to #extendedmindhypothesis #emh - the beginning perhaps of a #universalmindhypothesis with #consciousness at its core and internal/external/existential mind realised as one

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Neurocam Scans Your Brain, Records Your Interests

Neurocam Scans Your Brain, Records Your Interests | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
It may look like the poor man’s Google Glass, but don’t let it fool you, Neurocam and its accompanying app may foretell the future of advertising.
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Humans Are the World's Best Pattern-Recognition Machines, But for How Long? | Endless Innovation | Big Think

Humans Are the World's Best Pattern-Recognition Machines, But for How Long? | Endless Innovation | Big Think | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
Not only are machines rapidly catching up to - and exceeding - humans in terms of raw computing power, they are also starting to do things that we used to consider inherently human. They can feel emotions like regret. They can daydream.
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Self-sculpting sand - MIT News Office

Self-sculpting sand - MIT News Office | Far Horizons | Scoop.it

New algorithms could enable heaps of ‘smart sand’ that can assume any shape, allowing spontaneous formation of new tools or duplication of broken mechanical parts.

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Union seeks to protect workers from threat of disease from nanotechnology

Union seeks to protect workers from threat of disease from nanotechnology | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
Union leader Paul Howes has likened nanotechnology to asbestos and called for more research to ease fears the growing use of fine particles could endanger manufacturing workers.
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Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing (CPCC)

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Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph

Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
With Knowledge Graph, Google plans to radically transform the way we search the internet… again. Tim Adams went to California to meet the people redesigning the future

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Nine years on, Brin's vision at least is already reality. In the past couple of years, a great advance in voice-recognition technology has allowed you to talk to search apps – notably on iPhone's Siri as well as Google's Jelly Bean – while Google Now, awarded 2012 innovation of the year, will tell you what you want to know – traffic conditions, your team's football scores, the weather – before you ask it, based on your location and search history. 

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Essay on scholarly 'social editions' of texts in the humanities | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on scholarly 'social editions' of texts in the humanities | Inside Higher Ed | Far Horizons | Scoop.it

A scholar committed to the digital humanities once summed up his long-term strategy for winning their acceptance with a terse, sardonic comment. “We will advance,” he said, “funeral by funeral.” It's the kind of sentiment that's often felt, but seldom so well expressed -- or so brutally.

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Schrödinger’s Qur’an – a 2012 thought experiment

Schrödinger’s Qur’an – a 2012 thought experiment | Far Horizons | Scoop.it
Whenever I see angry mobs reacting to the destruction of religious books it makes me think of Schrödinger, iPads and how we should interpret fundamentalist religious teachings in the digital era.The…...
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Why We Need To Get Rid of Class Lectures

Why We Need To Get Rid of Class Lectures | Far Horizons | Scoop.it

"Each school day, millions of students move in unison from classroom to classroom where they listen to 50- to 90-minute lectures. Despite there being anywhere from 20 to 300 humans in the room, there is little actual interaction. This model of education is so commonplace that we have accepted it as a given. For centuries, it has been the most economical way to “educate” a large number of students. Today, however, we know about the limitations of the class lecture, so why does it remain the most common format?"


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