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Scanadu hopes its tricorder-like device and a smartphone will help people track their health and diagnose problems. | MIT Technology Review

Scanadu hopes its tricorder-like device and a smartphone will help people track their health and diagnose problems. | MIT Technology Review | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Scanadu hopes its tricorder-like device and a smartphone will help people track their health and diagnose problems.
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Robots won’t take your job, but automation might

Robots won’t take your job, but automation might | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it

“Many of us will live to see the day where we have physical, non-human colleagues,” says Matt Beane, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Beane’s research addresses what he calls “The Avatar Economy”, where remote workers operate robots. Such robots are already used for tasks which require highly skilled labour and physical presence but where it’s either too dangerous or extremely expensive to use human beings. Aerial and ground-based robots were used in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, for example, to help assess system and structural integrity and evaluate demolition plans.
According to Beane, the next wave of robotic workers will be in retail, security and remote supervision of manufacturing operations. Telepresence robots like those made by DoubleRobotics (and their human operators) will help you to find the right TV in a retail store or allow an operations supervisor in Chicago to do quality control on an assembly line in Shanghai.


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Scanning plan to aid home robots-Humans

Scanning plan to aid home robots-Humans | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Humans are being asked to help domestic robots recognise the multitude of objects found in the average home.

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Google's Answer to Siri Thinks Ahead - Technology Review

Google's Answer to Siri Thinks Ahead - Technology Review | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The company's data stockpile and investment in AI means a smartphone helper that answers queries before you even ask them.
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Looking to the workplace of 2025

Looking to the workplace of 2025 | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Holographic bosses and virtual offices you can arrive at in the blink of an eye - Virgin Media Business's Mark Heraghty considers the workplace of the future.
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Ground-breaking Xbox 720 tech could turn rooms into 3D environments

Ground-breaking Xbox 720 tech could turn rooms into 3D environments | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Microsoft patent filing reveals new depth sensor and 360-degree interactive display...
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Leap Motion to bring Minority Report Motion-Based UI to Smartphones

Leap Motion to bring Minority Report Motion-Based UI to Smartphones | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Mobile MagazineLeap Motion to bring Minority Report Motion-Based UI to SmartphonesMobile MagazineWe are constantly at an age where we are inspired by science fiction movies like Star Trek and Total Recall, trying to turn them into science fact.
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Pentagon Developing Autonomous Humanoid Robots To “Perform Evacuation Operations”

Pentagon Developing Autonomous Humanoid Robots To “Perform Evacuation Operations” | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it

Steve Watson | DARPA enlists makers of "BigDog" to construct machines that can think for themselves.
The Department of Defense has awarded a lucrative contract to an engineering and robotics design company to develop and build humanoid robots that can act intelligently without supervision.

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Artificial Intelligence, Robots & humans: A Cyberpsychological perspective

Artificial Intelligence, Robots & humans: A Cyberpsychological perspective | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it

The constant advancements in computing power, machine learning algorithms and breakthroughs in relevant technologies is setting the interaction between humans and computers on a road where sometime in the near future advanced Artificial Intelligences (A.I.) will engage with people in many meaningful ways.

The possibility of a machine with consciousness raises many philosophical, psychological and sociological questions about the nature of consciousness itself and what it really means to be intelligent. The computational modelling of human cognitive abilities can play a significant role in the advancement of cognitive psychology, giving a better understanding of people’s own intelligence. Going from natural to Artificial Intelligence, there are many challenges and risks to be met, but also great opportunities.


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How technology makes us vulnerable - CNN

How technology makes us vulnerable - CNN | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
How technology makes us vulnerableCNN(CNN) -- The future of science and technology sounds so promising.
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In The Future, Even Dating Is An App. And It Runs On Your Eyeballs.

In The Future, Even Dating Is An App. And It Runs On Your Eyeballs. | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
I can't decide whether this is incredibly terrifying, or incredibly cool. I'm pretty sure it's a mix of the two.
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Household robots a step closer: scientists invent new biomechanical legs

Household robots a step closer: scientists invent new biomechanical legs | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The world's most advanced pair of biomechanical legs has been invented in the United States, bringing the goal of human-friendly household robots a bit closer.
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Man and robot linked by brain scanner - BBC News

Man and robot linked by brain scanner - BBC News | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
BBC NewsMan and robot linked by brain scannerBBC NewsPeople who are paralysed or suffer locked-in syndrome could soon be wandering around the world via a robot avatar.
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Hypersonic Flight 'Breakthrough' Could Have Us in Tokyo by Lunch | Autopia | Wired.com

Hypersonic Flight 'Breakthrough' Could Have Us in Tokyo by Lunch | Autopia | Wired.com | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The promise of hypersonic flight sending us halfway around the world in a matter of hours is being bandied about again, this time by a British company that declares, with all due humility, that it has made "the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion...
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Mind-Controlled Artificial Limbs Fusing Man and Machine Coming Next Year

Mind-Controlled Artificial Limbs Fusing Man and Machine Coming Next Year | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
A postdoctoral student has developed a technique for implanting thought-controlled robotic arms and their electrodes directly to the bones and nerves of amputees, a move which he is calling "the future of artificial limbs." The first volunteers...

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1 Million Robots To Replace 1 Million Human Jobs At Foxconn

1 Million Robots To Replace 1 Million Human Jobs At Foxconn | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Though little is really known about these new bots, the rate of robot installation thus far is much lower than Gou's original claim; however, the evidence suggests that it is difficult to know exactly what is going on in the factories ...

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4 Ideas That Will Change Augmented Reality

4 Ideas That Will Change Augmented Reality | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
I’m often asked where Augmented Reality is heading and what AR will look like in the next 5-10 years. Let’s take a peek ahead. (This article is part of a larger project and book I’m working on that...
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Is Microsoft Working on "Wearable" Xbox Controllers?

Is Microsoft Working on "Wearable" Xbox Controllers? | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Microsoft's patent application suggests possible console- and PC-gaming applications.
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Augmented reality skin could change the way people feel the world

Augmented reality skin could change the way people feel the world | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Augmented reality touch continues to be a subject of research and development Disney Research shook the technology world with its augmented reality tactile system called REVEL, but it is not the only one experimenting ...
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What Does it Mean to Live in An Interconnected Society?

Wow.  I really want to see this.  I was also happy to see/hear Howard Rheingold in this film preview.  I took a course from him last year.

Ken

 

Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards, talks about today's interconnected society at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Information 2012 event in San Francisco. I wanted to bring this to your attention because what she is speaking about concerns all of us

 

What does it mean to live in a connected world? How is it changing us, our culture and the planet?

 

Her film "Connected" is a must see! It's thought provoking and captures the essence of the experience, the anxiety, overwhelm, mystery, commonality, rapture, looks at the potential and wonder of what innovation, knowledge, discovery lies ahead. 

 

Tiffany Shlain:

 

"Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even farther"

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change and Ongoing Discussions"

 

See video here: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRTnUKpDGWs]


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Ken Morrison's comment, August 17, 2012 9:38 AM
Thanks for sharing this. I took an online course from Howard Rheingold, who is in this film a few times.
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Ken Morrison's comment, August 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Thank you for the rescoops. I really like this quote:
"Go as far as you can see and when you get there. you'll be able to see even farther"

Best of luck on your scoop.it site. I like what I see here.
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Ken Morrison's comment, September 2, 2012 7:53 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. I really hope that this video project is successful for her organization.
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Augmented reality comes to contact lenses | Business Insider | Financial Post

Augmented reality comes to contact lenses | Business Insider | Financial Post | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
The future of augmented reality isn't on a smartphone screen or on a pair of cumbersome glasses.
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The End of Gun Control? - Forbes

The End of Gun Control? - Forbes | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
ForbesThe End of Gun Control?Forbes3D printing allows you to build things that are, as the name implies, three dimensional. A few years ago 3D printers were very rare, hugely expensive, and hard to use.
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The Future of Augmented Reality

A video demonstrating the possible future uses of mobile augmented reality and computer vision. If you are interested in learning more about how augmented re...
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Smart suit improves physical endurance

Smart suit improves physical endurance | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
: Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering announced that it has received a $2.6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a smart suit that helps improve physical endurance for...

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Rise of the robots is on our doorsteps - Sydney Morning Herald

Rise of the robots is on our doorsteps - Sydney Morning Herald | The Futurecratic Scoop | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldRise of the robots is on our doorstepsSydney Morning HeraldThe student-designed robots performed well on the basketball court-size field, and organisers hope to create an intercollegiate mechatronic football league that accelerates...
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