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World's Data Could Fit on a Teaspoon-Sized DNA Hard Drive and Survive Thousands of Years

World's Data Could Fit on a Teaspoon-Sized DNA Hard Drive and Survive Thousands of Years | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The blueprint of every living thing on the planet is encoded in DNA. We know the stuff can hold a lot of information. But how much is a lot? We
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 12 Emerging Trends that Everyone Missed at CES

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 12 Emerging Trends that Everyone Missed at CES | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Every year that I attend CES in Las Vegas I reach a point of sensory overload. It’s not just from all the people, lights, noise, and smells, but an overload of product strategies and emerging trends for the coming year.
With everything from R2D2 showing up outside the convention center, to meeting celebrities on the showroom floor, or coming face-to-face with a Paul Bunyan-sized electronic game-playing running shoe by Sketchers, or walking into a booth full of the coolest Chinese technologies ever made but not being able to talk to anyone because they don’t speak English, it’s not possible to describe all the sensations a person will experience at an event like this.
Everyone will experience CES in their own unique way, and the impressions they walk away with will help define their understanding of the world to come. Big time decisions are being made by the impressions made here.


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How Human Rights Will Change When Everyone Can Upgrade Their Brains

How Human Rights Will Change When Everyone Can Upgrade Their Brains | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The analysts at the Institute for the Future present new research about our weird times. 

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Your computer is about to achieve transendence

Your computer is about to achieve transendence | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

How NASA may be about to create the world's first computer with the ability to think with their Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Louise Donovan, 28/04/2014


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The (Robotic) Sex Industry of the Future

The (Robotic) Sex Industry of the Future | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
A recent robot expo in Germany reminded the Internet that hydraulically powered stripper bots exist, but futurists have long been anticipating the high-tech sex industry of the future.
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Interactive Learning Expected To Grow, Embrace Big Data - Elearning!

Will the rise in peer-to-peer platforms result in large amounts of educational content becoming freely available?
You bet.
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"Learning will become increasingly personalized with e-learning harnessing big data analytics to provide interactive learning that is tailored to the meet the individual’s learning patterns and aptitude."

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33rd Square: Tomorrow's World Infographic From The BBC Lays The Odds On The Future

33rd Square: Tomorrow's World Infographic From The BBC Lays The Odds On The Future | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The BBC recently published an infographic looking to the future — 2013 to 50 years to 100 years out. Using predictions from thinkers, scientists and pundits, the graphic also outlines the odds of the events taking place.
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Jaan Tallinn Compares Evolution To Artificial Intelligence

Jaan Tallinn Compares Evolution To Artificial Intelligence | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Jaan Tallinn argues that evolution has outsmarted itself by creating intelligent species actually smart enough to understand and control it. Now, with the increasing possibility of smarter-than-human artificial intelligence, ...
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The Physical Basis of High-Throughput Atomically Precise Manufacturing — Metamodern

The Physical Basis of High-Throughput Atomically Precise Manufacturing — Metamodern | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The Physical Basis
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Atomically Precise Manufacturing
As outlined below, atomically precise manufacturing (APM) can be understood through physics, engineering design principles, proof-of-concept examples, computational modeling, and parallels with familiar technologies. Several chapters in Radical Abundance discuss these topics in depth.
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Sentient Developments: 10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s

Sentient Developments: 10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that will appear by the 2030s | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive technological innovations in the coming years. Here are 10 mindblowingly futurist technologies that should appear by the 2030s.

As a futurist, it’s my job to make predictions. But I absolutely hate timelines, and you’ll rarely find me making claims about when some specific sort of technological wizardry will make an appearance. Feasibility interests me more than dates on a calendar.

But the fog is starting to clear on what we can expect to see within the next twenty years. All the technologies I’ve listed below have a better than 50/50 chance of being actualized.

Some of you may complain that I’m being a bit conservative by not including AGI (artificial general intelligence), molecular assembling nanotechnology, hive minds, IA (intelligence augmentation), radical life extension, powerful spacecraft propulsion engines, useful quantum computers, mind uploads, or whole human brain emulations — but I just don’t see these things coming to fruition until much later.

Last month, researchers created an electronic link between the brains of two rats separated by thousands of miles. 

 


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Graphene has the potential to reshape neurosurgery

Graphene has the potential to reshape neurosurgery | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

Graphene, a monolayer atomic-scale honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, has been considered the greatest revolution in metamaterials research in the past 5 years. Its developers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010, and massive funding has been directed to graphene-based experimental research in the last years. For instance, an international scientific collaboration has recently received a €1 billion grant from the European Flagship Initiative, the largest amount of financial resources ever granted for a single research project in the history of modern science. Because of graphene’s unique optical, thermal, mechanical, electronic, and quantum properties, the incorporation of graphene-based metamaterials to biomedical applications is expected to lead to major technological breakthroughs in the next few decades. Current frontline research in graphene technology includes the development of high-performance, lightweight, and malleable electronic devices, new optical modulators, ultracapacitors, molecular biodevices, organic photovoltaic cells, lithium-ion microbatteries, frequency multipliers, quantum dots, and integrated circuits, just to mention a few. With such advances, graphene technology is expected to significantly impact several areas of neurosurgery, including neuro-oncology, neurointensive care, neuroregeneration research, peripheral nerve surgery, functional neurosurgery, and spine surgery.

 

Graphene may lead to exciting new applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases, according to a report in the May issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The paper can also serve as a general introduction to the properties of graphene and its future uses.

 

Tobias A. Mattei, MD, of Invision Health/Brain & Spine Center, Buffalo, New York and Azeem A. Rehman, BS, of The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, suggest how graphene could contribute to future advances in several areas of neurosurgery, including:

 

Cancer Treatment. Graphene nanoparticles may play a role in tumor-targeted imaging, as well as possible new therapeutic approaches involving photothermal or alternating electrical field stimulation therapies.Intensive Care Unit Monitoring. New electrochemical and optical biosensors may provide new approaches to neurologic monitoring in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury.Neuroregeneration. Graphene materials may be used in new strategies to promote regeneration of nervous system tissues — for example, graphene-coated scaffolds to stimulate growth of injured peripheral nerves.Functional Neurosurgery. Improved electrophysiological monitoring systems may help in performing precisely targeted brain surgeries in patients with conditions such as epilepsy and movement disorders.Spinal Surgery. High-resistance graphene-based hardware may represent the next generation in instrumentation for spinal surgery.

 

However, much work remains before any of these advances become reality, the authors advise. While graphene has been shown to be biocompatible, more basic research is needed to examine the long-term biological effects of graphene implants and to answer other important clinical questions.


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Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Competition between CaaS platforms will enable smarter and more helpful products, from our phones to our homes.

 

App developers will soon need to choose which CaaS ecosystem to build on — Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, or maybe even Wolfram’s new Wolfram Language ecosystem.

In the long-run however, a more vendor neutral cognition platform may emerge as the winner: one that is more like Amazon Web Services in that it just provides the underlying service and doesn’t compete with third-party apps that use it. This could come from Amazon, or Wolfram perhaps. CaaS platforms may eventually even be open-sourced and made widely available — perhaps via a Linux equivalent for the cognitive operating system era that might borrow from many of the original ideas and standards of the Semantic Web.

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A Scientist Predicts the Future

A Scientist Predicts the Future | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it

When making predictions, I have two criteria: the laws of physics must be obeyed and prototypes must exist that demonstrate “proof of principle.” I’ve interviewed more than 300 of the world’s top scientists, and many allowed me into laboratories where they are inventing the future. Their accomplishments and dreams are eye-opening. From my conversations with them, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in the coming decades:


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Teresa Lima's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:38 AM

#Not 

I think the future is unpredictable, and no one  can predict the future!

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:38 AM

Predicción científica del futuro, esto es un tema a leer por lo menos.

Jesús Martinez's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:07 AM

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Andrew Hessel on Singularity 1 on 1: Don’t Fear Synthetic Biology

Andrew Hessel on Singularity 1 on 1: Don’t Fear Synthetic Biology | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Want to find out why Andrew Hessel believes that synthetic biology can usher a computer-like era of even bigger opportunities? Check out this podcast on SingularityWeblog.com
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Futurist Ray Kurzweil Wants to Move Your Brain Into the Cloud - PC Magazine

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Wants to Move Your Brain Into the Cloud - PC Magazine | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Hot HardwareFuturist Ray Kurzweil Wants to Move Your Brain Into the CloudPC MagazineRay Kurzweil, author of The Age of Spiritual Machines and a pioneer of artificial intelligence software, has always been one of the most provocative thinkers on...
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