Les Post-Sapiens sont le résultat de formes émergentes se dégageant petit à petit des multiples avatars que l'homme adopte de nos jours, du fait notamment de l'influence qu'exerce sur son évolution les nouvelles sciences et technologies.
The cold fusion dream lives on: NASA is developing cheap, clean, low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology that could eventually see cars, planes, and homes powered by small, safe nuclear reactors.
In a 2014 exercise, People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) pilot cadets train using virtual reality (VR) headsets to providing 3D imagery, flatscreen monitors doubling as Heads Up Display (HUD), while also using civilian Saitek X52 video game joysticks. Given the poster with a JH-7 strike fighter in the background, the pilots could belong to a PLANAF maritime strike squadron. In addition to providing a cheaper, immediate step before stepping into an aircraft simulator, the 3D VR headsets allows for an augmented, integrated group training to improve interactions between the trainees and instructions. The PLANAF’s introduction of VR technology at such an early stage of pilot training is part of a wider Chinese trend in increasing accuracy and rigor in all stages of military training.
Israel is a world-leader in gesture recognition, with international names like Microsoft, Apple and Sega using it for their products. Now, Israeli startup Extreme Reality has shown that their software can be used for the security industry as well as the gaming industry.
Why do some people love working out, while others loathe it? If rats are any indication, the will to be active is at least partly genetic, according to a 2013 University of Missouri finding. And according to new research published online in the Journ...
A recent conversation on a Linkedin group drew attention to automated robots writing the news soon after events occur, for media agencies. This lead a veteran Futurist to ponder the prospect of automated technology eventually using the same system and algorithms to create automated AI enabled robots or systems to forecast or plan scenarios, rendering …
A POST ON MICHAEL SACASAS’ excellent blog has drawn my attention to Tim Wu’s essays in the New Yorker about technological evolution. Michael has his own reflections which are well worth reading of course, but my thoughts veered in a somewhat different direction.
From a zipper-like wound closure device that can be peeled off at home to a telemedicine robot, there are plenty of ingenious devices included as finalists in this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards.
By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost.
As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought. She meshes these two passions in a rather mind-blowing talk on two cutting-edge brain studies that might point to a new frontier in understanding how (and what) we think.
As the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence debuts this weekend with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this woul...