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FUTUROTEXTILES: Suprising textiles - technology- design - art - until July 14th Cité des Sciences et de L'Industrie - Paris

FUTUROTEXTILES: Suprising textiles - technology- design - art - until July 14th Cité des Sciences et de L'Industrie - Paris | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

Projet pionnier initié en 2006, l’exposition Futurotextiles associe sciences, technologies, design, mode et art autour des textiles innovants et de leurs différents secteurs d’application.

L’exposition propose aux visiteurs de découvrir les dernières innovations et les grands enjeux des recherches actuelles en matière de textile. Le parcours de l’exposition, à travers une scénographie originale, une approche ludique et poétique, invite le visiteur à prendre conscience des possibilités offertes par ces matériaux fascinants dans de nombreux domaines : Sports, Transports, Mode, Architecture, Design…


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sweetysmart's curator insight, April 16, 2013 12:27 PM

 Projet pionnier initié en 2006, l’exposition Futurotextiles associe sciences, technologies, design, mode et art autour des textiles innovants et de leurs différents… http://vimeo.com/48359060#

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Sand Babel : structures écologiques au cœur du désert

Sand Babel : structures écologiques au cœur du désert | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

Utiliser des matériaux naturels et disponibles en quantité pour réaliser les structures, immeubles de logement et de bureaux de demain. Une idée, un concept mise en avant par le groupe de designer Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya et Guo Shen, avec leur projet Sand Babel.

 


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de l'Imprimante 3D : sable + soleil 

http://www.buzzecolo.com/10597/imprimante-3d-solaire/

 

à l'habitat écologique dans le désert 

http://www.buzzecolo.com/26636/sand-babel/

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Prédiction ou influence ? - Korben

Prédiction ou influence ? - Korben | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

sLes auteurs de SF sont pour moi, les personnes les plus créatives qui soient quand il s'agit d'imaginer le futur de l'Humanité. D'ailleurs, de nombreux délires d'écrivains se sont concrétisés au fil des années et c'est ce que montre cette infographie. Œuvre par œuvre, année par année, on peut voir les inventions et les découvertes …

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Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians

Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

"In his book The Future of the Mind, the excitable physicist and futurologist Michio Kaku mentions Darpa. This is America’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, the body normally credited with creating, among other things, the internet. It gets Kaku in a foam of futurological excitement. “The only justification for its existence is . . .” he says, quoting Darpa’s strategic plan, “to ‘accelerate the future into being’ ”.This isn’t quite right (and it certainly isn’t literate). What Darpa actually says it is doing is accelerating “that future into being”, the future in question being the specific requirements of military commanders. This makes more sense but is no more literate than Kaku’s version. Never mind; Kaku’s is a catchy phrase. It is not strictly meaningful – the future will arrive at its own pace, no matter how hard we press the accelerator – but we know what he is trying to mean. Technological projects from smartphones to missiles can, unlike the future, be accelerated and, in Kaku’s imagination, such projects are the future..."

 

 

By Bryan Appleyard
Image: Randy Mora

 

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Critique sur le futurisme et anti courant "Kurzweil"

"From predicting AI within 20 years to mass-starvation in the 1970s, those who foretell the future often come close to doomsday preachers."

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Digital Life in 2025

Digital Life in 2025 | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill

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How Prescriptive Analytics Could Harness Big Data to See the Future

How Prescriptive Analytics Could Harness Big Data to See the Future | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

Big Data—information sets too large to be effectively computed on desktop systems—isn't just the buzzword du jour. It provides an unprecedented ability for business and industry to precisely model the effects of past managerial decisions on the bottom line. But an emerging analytical process called prescriptive analytics could help companies not only learn from previous decisions, but predict and plan for upcoming issues as well. It's Big Data evolved, and could change how the world does business.


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malek's comment, June 28, 2013 9:20 AM
Thank you for drawing attention to this new field
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Transhumanisme : en route vers l'Homme augmenté

Transhumanisme : en route vers l'Homme augmenté | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
Un futur où l'Homme fusionnerait avec les machines ? Où il ne connaîtrait plus la maladie, la vieillesse, voire la mort ? C'est ce qu'imaginent les transhumanistes. Bienvenue dans l'ère de l'Humain +.
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Un voyage en trois étapes dans l'univers du transhumanisme - qui n'est pas qu'une philosophie, mais aussi (déjà) une réalité..

2/ http://www.cnetfrance.fr/news/transhumanisme-aujourd-hui-l-homme-repare-39793078.htm

3/ http://www.cnetfrance.fr/news/transhumanisme-demain-l-homme-ameliore-39793272.htm

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De gawlab : 

Un voyage en trois étapes dans l'univers du transhumanisme - qui n'est pas qu'une philosophie, mais aussi (déjà) une réalité..

2/ http://www.cnetfrance.fr/news/transhumanisme-aujourd-hui-l-homme-repare-39793078.htm

3/ http://www.cnetfrance.fr/news/transhumanisme-demain-l-homme-ameliore-39793272.htm

 

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The Omega Point [Jason Silva]

Jason Silva, futurist and performance philosopher, talks about how various intellectuals have described and predicted technological singularity.

This is an extract from his interview with London Real, mixed with music by Shulman and kinetic typography by Omega Point (Omid Pakbin).
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SHADE: A Solar Home ADAPTS for Sustainable Desert Living

SHADE: A Solar Home ADAPTS for Sustainable Desert Living | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

Team ASUNM, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and University of New Mexico, has come together to address the inefficiencies of urban sprawl and to create a model for sustainable desert living, dubbed SHADE (Solar Home Adapting for Desert Equilibrium), which is an entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition that takes place on October 3-13, 2013 in Irvine, California.

 

Using external vertical screens and a solar canopy for shade, the SHADE home experiences a stable, consistent temperature with the use of a radiant cooling system used alongside an air cooling unit. Team ASUNM is exploring the residential application of thermal storage to chill water at night to create ice that cools a glycol solution during the day.


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would love to know about existence of such solutions in Africa..

http://youtu.be/3AvjpnYE1gQ

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Exploring the deserts as a place to live may be a trend for the next decades or centuries. Here is one of the best approaches

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com | www.theendoffacebook.com

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The Future Of Gaming - It May Be All In Your Head

The Future Of Gaming - It May Be All In Your Head | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
 “Games have evolved quite a bit from the days of Pac-Man and Pong. Nowadays, game consoles require player actions such as running, jumping, and dodging. Mobile technology allows users to play casual games on devices such as smartphones and tablets. PC game graphics are so realistic they could give a person nightmares due to the realistic look and sound of the attacking zombies. However, the evolution of gaming technology is just getting started. Aaron Frank at Forbes introduces neurogaming, 'an immersive experience that simulates our waking life'. As you read this article, start to envision some of the games you might play and the content or storylines you might explore with this newly developing technology.”.

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Un résumé sur ce futur des jeux

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Mike Stubbs's curator insight, October 14, 2013 3:27 AM

its in your head !

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Rodney Brooks : "Artificial General Intelligence - MIT | Why we will rely on robots

Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, the robot with eyes that move and arms that react to touch, which could work alongside an aging population - and learn to help them at home, too…

 

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> ReThink Robotics : http://bit.ly/1cAnnUn

> Baxter on video/Technology Review : http://bit.ly/14hnX7J

> Edge/Rodney Brooks : http://bit.ly/13gM20z

 


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Sinful Robot : la réalité virtuelle au service du sexe

Sinful Robot : la réalité virtuelle au service du sexe | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
Avec l'aide des casques Oculus Rift qui seront bientôt disponibles sur le marché, la société Sinful Robot veut lancer dans le courant de cette année le premier jeu de réalité virtuelle qui plongera le joueur dans un univers érotique où tous les fantasmes sont permis, et vécus "comme si vous étiez".

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Wearable Tech Fashion: What Would You Try On? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wearable Tech Fashion: What Would You Try On? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

infographic by footwear retailer Brantano,

In addition to Glass, you can don InteraXon's Muse headband, which measures brainwaves, and sends the information to smartphones and tablets.

For your arms and legs, put on a Pebble smart watch and Apple's possibly forthcoming smart shoes. Finally, to complete your tech-friendly outfit, throw on Woven, an e-wearable gaming platform.

 


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Les nouveaux vêtements collecterons vos personal datas entre autres services...

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Kickstarter : "Synthetic Biology, how to create a glowing plant natural lighting ?..

Create glowing plants using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler's software - the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting…

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> Kurzweil : http://bit.ly/11N7i9M
> DNA design/Genome Compiler : http://bit.ly/15PIdAq
> DNA printing/Cambrian Genomics : http://bit.ly/11N9AFS

 


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dreaming of all the trees in my street glowing at night...

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For Good or Bad, Intelligent, Swarming Nanobots Are the Next Frontier of Drones

For Good or Bad, Intelligent, Swarming Nanobots Are the Next Frontier of Drones | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
For Good or Bad, Intelligent, Swarming Nanobots Are the Next Frontier of Drones
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In the ongoing quest to shrink drones, engineers have built a flying robot so small it can sit in the palm of your hand.

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“Any major technology we can think of has been used in both good and bad ways,” said Singer. “Whether we’re talking about airplanes, the internet, atomic energy, and now robotics.”

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"L’Homme Bionique est un aperçu de ce que la science est capable de faire aujourd’hui"

"L’Homme Bionique est un aperçu de ce que la science est capable de faire aujourd’hui" | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
Rich Walker revient sur le projet Homme Bionique, corps entier composé de prothèses, et sur les évolutions dans l’industrie robotique.

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voir également http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3378516/the-incredible-bionic-man

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Cybersexe: peut-on faire l’amour sans se toucher?

Cybersexe: peut-on faire l’amour sans se toucher? | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

Le Cybersexe, tout le monde le fait, personne le dit ». Cette phrase habituellement utilisée pour désigner la masturbation, vous pourriez bien l’entendre un de ces jours à propos du sexe en ligne. Aujourd’hui popularisé par les sextos et les onanistes de Chatroulette, leCybersexe pâtit d’un paradoxe : comment peut-on parler de sexe sans contact physique ?

Pour résumer, le cybersexe est une activité qui consiste à avoir un rapport sexuel via une interface textuelle, des modélisations 3D ou un contact audio et vidéo. Dans le cadre de son dossier sur Second Life, le Tryangle est allé à la rencontre de Yann Minh, artiste inclassable qui fait du Cybersexe la partie immergée – qui a dit turgescente ? – d’une nouvelle étape de l’être humain connecté.

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“Le cybersexe est à la sexualité ce que l’automobile est à la marche.”

"...mais on découvre, ou génère un répertoire émotionnel et extatique non pas féminin ou masculin mais autre… un troisième sexe, qui est la fusion des deux. L’orgasme androgynique. Cette complétude quasi métaphysique."

"Une autre spéculation que j’aime bien, c’est que cette “flexibilité” et “Versatilité” cognitive pourrait être l’expression d’une “mutation” de l’humanité."

 Yann Minh

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Glass brain flythrough - Gazzaleylab / SCCN / Neuroscapelab

This is an anatomically-realistic 3D brain visualization depicting real-time source-localized activity (power and "effective" connectivity) from EEG (electroencephalographic) signals. Each color represents source power and connectivity in a different frequency band (theta, alpha, beta, gamma) and the golden lines are white matter anatomical fiber tracts. Estimated information transfer between brain regions is visualized as pulses of light flowing along the fiber tracts connecting the regions.
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Google, Cyborgs, and the Future of Education

Google, Cyborgs, and the Future of Education | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
Google, Cyborgs, and the Future of Education

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Immortality will be Delivered by the Singularity Say Scientists

Immortality will be Delivered by the Singularity Say Scientists | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
You may never have heard of the Singularity, but many scientists call its advent “inevitable,” and it has the potential-some would even say the promise-to deliver the human race to immortality. In order to understand how we can become immortal via the Singularity, we first have to understand what it is. According to Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity is Near and co-founder of Singularity University: ...

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"Biotechnology is providing the means to actually change your genes: not just designer babies but designer baby boomers…the nanotechnology revolution…will achieve maturity in the 2020s. With nanotechnology, we will be able to go beyond the limits of biology, and replace your current “human body version 1.0” with a dramatically upgraded version 2.0, providing radical life extension…As we get to the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate."

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Nesmrtelnost v podobě kopírování svého ega do jakéholiv organismu na světě ... děkuju nemám zájem.

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11,000-electrode reprogrammable chip takes brain-computer interfaces to a new level | ExtremeTech

11,000-electrode reprogrammable chip takes brain-computer interfaces to a new level | ExtremeTech | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
A group of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has built a powerful new chip that can be rapidly adapted to changing conditions at its interface nodes with neurons.

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7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity

7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
By definition, the Technological Singularity is a blind spot in our predictive thinking. Futurists have a hard time imagining what life will be like after we create greater-than-human artificial intelligences. Here are seven outcomes of the Singularity that nobody thinks about — and which could leave us completely blindsided..

 

Image: Mondolithic Studios


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Its not going to be any of these, obviously ;)

Have a nice weekend ! 

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Synth[e]tech[e]cology by Chang-Yeob Lee

Synth[e]tech[e]cology by Chang-Yeob Lee | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
Concept by Royal College of Art graduate Chang-Yeob Lee to transform the BT Tower in London into a pollution-harvesting high rise

Entitled Synth[e]tech[e]cology, the project predicts the eventual redundancy of the 189-metre tower - currently used for telecommunications - and suggests repurposing it as an eco-skyscraper that collects airborne dirt particles and helps to reduce the level of respiratory illness in London.

The process would involve extracting the carbon from petrol fumes and using it to produce sustainable bio-fuel

Lee describes his proposal as "a hybrid between a vertical oil field and laboratory for future resources". The exterior of the tower would form a giant eco-catalytic converter, while the interior would house a research facility investigating methods of increasing air movement and maximising the efficiency of the structure...

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Fascinant ! 

"The project is about a new infrastructure gathering resources from pollutants in the city atmosphere, which could be another valuable commodity in the age of depleting resources," says Chang-Yeob Lee.

https://vimeo.com/dezeen/synthetechecology-by-chang-yeob-lee

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We'll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims

We'll be uploading our entire MINDS to computers by 2045 and our bodies will be replaced by machines within 90 years, Google expert claims | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google, has claimed that in just over 30 years, humans will be able to upload their entire minds to computers and become 'digitally immortal'.

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Wow ! Quite freaky or not ? 

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Thought Experiment: Build a Supercomputer Replica of the Human Brain.

Thought Experiment: Build a Supercomputer Replica of the Human Brain. | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Henry Markram says he can build a supercomputer replica of the human brain. Now he has $1.3 billion to prove it.

"Even by the standards of the TED conference, Henry Markram’s 2009 TEDGlobal talk was a mind-bender. He took the stage of the Oxford Playhouse, clad in the requisite dress shirt and blue jeans, and announced a plan that—if it panned out—would deliver a fully sentient hologram within a decade. He dedicated himself to wiping out all mental disorders and creating a self-aware artificial intelligence. And the South African–born neuroscientist pronounced that he would accomplish all this through an insanely ambitious attempt to build a complete model of a human brain—from synapses to hemispheres—and simulate it on a supercomputer. Markram was proposing a project that has bedeviled AI researchers for decades, that most had presumed was impossible. He wanted to build a working mind from the ground up.

In the four years since Markram’s speech, he hasn’t backed off a nanometer. The self-assured scientist claims that the only thing preventing scientists from understanding the human brain in its entirety—from the molecular level all the way to the mystery of consciousness—is a lack of ambition. If only neuroscience would follow his lead, he insists, his Human Brain Project could simulate the functions of all 86 billion neurons in the human brain, and the 100 trillion connections that link them. And once that’s done, once you’ve built a plug-and-play brain, anything is possible. You could take it apart to figure out the causes of brain diseases. You could rig it to robotics and develop a whole new range of intelligent technologies. You could strap on a pair of virtual reality glasses and experience a brain other than your own..."

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"Markram’s grand vision to simulate an entire brain’s worth of neurons will require epic computing power. The project’s first Blue Gene supercomputer was robust enough to simulate a single neocortical column in a rat (its whole brain has the equivalent of 100,000 columns). The Human Brain Project will eventually need an astronomical amount of memory and computational speed—at least 100 petabytes of RAM and an exaflop—to make its sims possible." —Katie M. Palmer
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Smart Cities + Green Megaprojects of the Future

Smart Cities + Green Megaprojects of the Future | Futurs possibles | Scoop.it

For many years, architects and city planners from around the world have been trying to create the green ideal: an entire city built to strict environmental standards- highly functional while still retaining aesthetic value.

 

Here’s a look at some green building and community design that caught our attention in recent months and may (or may not) become reality in the next several years. Their physical footprints may be large, but by using features such as wind power, solar, rainwater recycling and advanced air quality controls, their carbon footprints don't have to be...


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This is going beyond Mazdar in Dubai.  The reality is that we need to transform existing cities since starting from scratch is rare.  We need to retrofit cities more than build new ones, but still it is interesting.

Alexandre Pépin's curator insight, March 4, 2013 3:31 AM

 

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