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The world according to Itskov: Futurists convene at GF2045 (Part 1 of 2)

The world according to Itskov: Futurists convene at GF2045 (Part 1 of 2) | leapmind | Scoop.it
As many Phys.org readers undoubtedly know, Einstein famously said that imagination is more important than knowledge – but there's more to it.
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Harvard creates brain-to-brain interface, allows humans to control other animals with thoughts alone | ExtremeTech

Harvard creates brain-to-brain interface, allows humans to control other animals with thoughts alone | ExtremeTech | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers at Harvard University have created the first noninvasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) between a human... and a rat. Simply by thinking the appropriate thought, the BBI allows the human to control the rat's tail.
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Is Cisco’s Forecast of 50 Billion Internet-Connected Things by 2020 Too Conservative?

Is Cisco’s Forecast of 50 Billion Internet-Connected Things by 2020 Too Conservative? | leapmind | Scoop.it
As a tech memes go, the Internet of Things is getting a bit long in tooth. The idea of internet-connected smart stuff has been heralded for years now. But where exactly are we in the quest to connect all things?
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Diabetes drug metformin

Diabetes drug metformin | leapmind | Scoop.it
Early research suggests the decades-old diabetes drug metformin can slow cancer, reduce heart disease and perhaps limit the ravages of Alzheimer's. Now a new study shows it can extend lifespan in mice.
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Why The Future Of Innovation Is Simulation

Why The Future Of Innovation Is Simulation | leapmind | Scoop.it
Today, a new breed of innovators are outsourcing failure to computer simulations and it’s changing everything we thought we knew about business strategy.
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Self-driving cars will set off an economic and cultural earthquake

Self-driving cars will set off an economic and cultural earthquake | leapmind | Scoop.it
Not all new technologies are simply tools that help us accomplish existing goals, some change what our goals will be
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Inspire | Features and Opinion | Transhumanism Will Change Marketing Forever

Inspire | Features and Opinion | Transhumanism Will Change Marketing Forever | leapmind | Scoop.it
D&AD represents the global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity.
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Move Over Google Glass — GlassUp Is A Less Creepy And Much Cheaper Pair Of AR Specs | TechCrunch

Move Over Google Glass — GlassUp Is A Less Creepy And Much Cheaper Pair Of AR Specs | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Temporary Human | Andy Clark on the Extended Mind, with...

Temporary Human | Andy Clark on the Extended Mind, with... | leapmind | Scoop.it
Andy Clark on the Extended Mind, with @hrheingold "Scaffolding our scaffolding" elevating #CollectiveIQ #Engelbart "Laying down cognitive trails that assist others" to make sense of the vast global...
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A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA

A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA | leapmind | Scoop.it
Growers turned to genetics in hopes of building a tougher orange tree. But what intervention would the public accept?
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Wearable Technology: Bend it, Wash it, Wear it - SERIOUS WONDER

Wearable Technology: Bend it, Wash it, Wear it - SERIOUS WONDER | leapmind | Scoop.it
At the 2013 Wearable Technology Conference in San Francisco, Google Glass is already old news. That may seem surprising since most people have never tried..
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Universal Robotics Introduces Breakthrough Neocortex Technology

Universal Robotics Introduces Breakthrough Neocortex Technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
We took another giant leap towards fully automating our workforce today as Universal Robotics Inc., a leader in 3D flexible automation, introduces Neocortex, a next generation artificial intelligen...
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Researchers discover universal law for light absorption in 2D semiconductors

Researchers discover universal law for light absorption in 2D semiconductors | leapmind | Scoop.it
From solar cells to optoelectronic sensors to lasers and imaging devices, many of today's semiconductor technologies hinge upon the absorption of light.
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Artificial Intelligence Is the Most Important Technology of the Future

Artificial Intelligence Is the Most Important Technology of the Future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Artificial Intelligence is a set of tools that are driving forward key parts of the futurist agenda, sometimes at a rapid clip.
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Google Fiber, net neutrality & the regulatory challenges in the age of gigabit broadband

Google Fiber, net neutrality & the regulatory challenges in the age of gigabit broadband | leapmind | Scoop.it
An article in Wired argues that Google is violating network neutrality laws, but the bigger issue here is about how we adjust our rules and regulations when we have gigabit speeds, and are trying to encourage innovation.
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33rd Square | Teeth Regrown From Stem Cells Made From Urine

33rd Square | Teeth Regrown From Stem Cells Made From Urine | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers from Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health took cells from urine to create induced pluripotent stem cells, which they then used to create tiny, hard structures resembling teeth.
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Autographer review: We put this $615 wearable life-logging camera to the test

Autographer review: We put this $615 wearable life-logging camera to the test | leapmind | Scoop.it
OMG Life's new life-logging Autographer camera promises to make capturing those candid moments a virtually effortless task by snapping away continuously as you go about your life. With ...
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Cutting-edge designs built to beat Antarctic freeze

Cutting-edge designs built to beat Antarctic freeze | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new exhibition celebrates the cutting-edge architecture that is allowing scientists to live and work in one of the most extreme environments on Earth.
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UCLA scientists double efficiency of novel solar cell

UCLA scientists double efficiency of novel solar cell | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nearly doubling the efficiency of a breakthrough photovoltaic cell they created last year, UCLA researchers have developed a two-layer, see-through solar film that could be placed on windows, sunroofs, smartphone displays and other surfaces to...
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Enhanced post-humans face Star Trek-like future

Enhanced post-humans face Star Trek-like future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Of course, no one can forecast with 100% accuracy how the future will progress; but if we look at what experts predict might become possible over the next two-to-three decades; and then blend in some scenarios that push the envelope – an incredible...
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Testing the speed of light | Machines Like Us

Testing the speed of light | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein's assertion that there's an ultimate speed limit – the speed of light – has withstood countless tests over the past 100 years, but that didn't stop University of California, Berkeley, postdoc Michael Hohensee and graduate student Nathan...
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Towards a Blended Reality: Interview with augmented reality pioneer Thad Sterner | ZDNet

Towards a Blended Reality: Interview with augmented reality pioneer Thad Sterner | ZDNet | leapmind | Scoop.it
Technologies such as Google Glass and 3D printers are beginning to bend and blend our experience of physical and digital realities...
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Robot Revolution? Scientists Teach Robots to Learn

Robot Revolution? Scientists Teach Robots to Learn | leapmind | Scoop.it
For robots to really help humans, they'll need to learn more like we do. Here's how it's happening.
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