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How We'll Command the Future With Our Thoughts

How We'll Command the Future With Our Thoughts | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it

The minds of man and machine suffer from a glaring disconnect: The inability to interface directly with one another. We have to use our hands, keyboards, and mice to issue commands to our robotic minions and they can only respond via physical sensory mediums. But we can do better. We can use our minds. In fact, we already are.


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Given the notion that certain humans can do more than one thing at a time how will we deal with physcially doing one thing whilst be controlling something else?  Recreation and work both at the same time?

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Things that may change our world
A collection of things most likely to affect the way we live within my lifetime.
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Sentient Technologies picks up $103.5M for massively distributed artificial intelligence

Sentient Technologies picks up $103.5M for massively distributed artificial intelligence | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it

Sentient Technologies is aiming what it calls massively scalable artificial intelligence on huge problems of data analysis. Now the company will have a whole lot more capital to pursue that ambitious goal: It has raised a $ 103.5 million Series C funding round, led by Access Industries, ... http://www.newsyab.com/sentient-technologies-picks-up-103-5m-for-massively-distributed-artificial-intelligence/


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Distributed hardware network to support scalable artificial intelligence, looking forward to seeing how small the platforms could be and how close to the point of access. 

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AI Websites That Design Themselves

AI Websites That Design Themselves | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it

AiThis is not another do-it-yourself website builder. The Grid harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to take everything you throw at it - videos, images, text, urls and more - and automatically shape them into a custom website unique to you. As your needs grow, it evolves with you, effortlessly adapting to your needs. Want to add e-commerce? Social feeds? A different layout? The Grid just takes care of it. This is not a website builder. This is your personal AI web developer. Its first ma

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Artificial intelligence applied to web site design, designs that change automatically based on content you put in. 


Data visualisations that change dependant on the context of the subject or emotion?

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Scientists propose collider that could turn light into matter

Scientists propose collider that could turn light into matter | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
A pair of researchers predicted a method for turning light into matter 80 years ago, and now a new team of scientists are proposing a technique that could make that method happen in the purest way...
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For those of a certain age who remember jaunting belts and time travel here is a proposed technique that could be the start of developing this type of technology. 



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Mini-satellites watch life on Earth

Mini-satellites watch life on Earth | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
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Both still and video images of earth from silicon valley start ups. No more out of date views, from an outdoor media be interesting to watch the actual people flows in urban areas for assessing site locations

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Researchers Teach A Robot To Catch Flying Objects Like Yogi Berra | TechCrunch

When the robot uprising begins, don't try to take on our new overlords by throwing assorted household items at them.

It won't work, man. IT WON'T WORK.
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I suppose next it would teaching it to throw it back. Wont be long before someone puts all this robot stuff together...

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'Killer robots' to be debated at UN

'Killer robots' to be debated at UN | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
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It philosophically interesting to think we need to have this debate already. Generally these discussions take place after the technology is here. 



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Nanomotors that are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells | KurzweilAI

Nanomotors that are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells | KurzweilAI | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it

Penn State University chemists and engineers have, for the first time, placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells in a lab, propelled them with ultrasonic waves, and steered them magnetically.

The Penn State nanomotors are the closest so far to a “Fantastic Voyage” concept (without the miniature people).

The nanomotors, which are rocket-shaped gold rods ~300 nanometers in diameter and ~3 microns long, move around inside the cells, spinning and battering against the cell membrane.

The nanomotors are activated by resonant ultrasound operating at ~4 MHz, and show axial propulsion as well as spinning.

 


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Making Robots More Like Us

Making Robots More Like Us | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
In a shift away from robots made to perform in factories, designers are putting the “human” into humanoids so that they can safely interact in public.
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After this mornings train journey I would like to buy a robot that gets on the train first and saves me a seat. 

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Synaptic transistor learns while it computes | Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Synaptic transistor learns while it computes | Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
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Ok so a self learning transistor chip, so updates itself as it learns rather than having to be reprogrammed. 


Interesting to bring this together with self learning software, a devise that learns and then builds itself to match, little bit Terminator or worst G-Force. 

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Cognitive technologies: Demystifying artificial intelligence

Cognitive technologies: Demystifying artificial intelligence | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
Thanks to improving technical performance and billions of dollars of investments in commercialization, cognitive technologies are poised to have a growing impact on business over the next five years.

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Good summary and reference on some of the existing uses of AI and future impacts, written by Deloitte

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HDI 109 3D scanner optimizes 3D scanning

HDI 109 3D scanner optimizes 3D scanning | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
LMI Technologies has released a new 3D scanner, the HDI 109. The scanner is perfect for creating digital models and files that can then be 3D printed.

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Would like one of these for home

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, September 23, 2014 6:03 AM

3D scanning is the technology that gives us the ability to print accurate molds and replacement parts and medical model replicas that assist surgeons with complex operations and save lives.

 

Guest post: Thanks to @Inside3DP.com for the scoop.

Alexandre Armougom's curator insight, September 24, 2014 1:27 AM

Une technologie parfaitement optimiser pour être jumeler avec une imprimante 3D.

 

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Google's death ray

Google's death ray | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
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This made me smile, thinking about the way we often perceive large companies

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Paul P Roberts's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:10 AM

With the news this week that Google and other search vendors are going to have to put in place  a way for history to be be removed I was reminded of this fantastic cartoon. 


It summarises both the good and the bad that people see, not only Google but other larger organisations. 


In this instance I find it ironic that having developed a way for us to find and locate  things people are trying to find, I have lived in the pre-internet world, that we might now seek to stop them from doing so.  


In the way that reputation companies were looking to remove this history for those prepared to pay I wonder if companies will start to provide a service to store the things Google is removing.



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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 | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
The analysts at the Institute for the Future present new research about our weird times. 
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Lets re-engineer the brain to take in all the data thats presented to us, so if you missed the ads, surveys requests, download our app requests then you wont in future....

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Indie Box: Let's Bring Our Data Home

Indie Box: Let's Bring Our Data Home | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
The first ready-to-use personal server for storing personal data and running indie web applications at home. Human friendly!
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Ok so if we can't trust the big companies to look after our data perhaps the future is we store it all at home and then share what we want. 

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Graphene nanoribbons could be the savior of Moore’s Law | ExtremeTech

Graphene nanoribbons could be the savior of Moore’s Law | ExtremeTech | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
Graphene might finally have a shot at making electronics faster in a slimmed-down nanoribbon format. The trick is to make it with enough precision.
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Technology that could drive even smaller more powerful devises

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Could solar panels on the moon solve the world’s energy crisis?

Could solar panels on the moon solve the world’s energy crisis? | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
Could a mind-blowing scheme to harness solar energy by way of the moon seriously take off?
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Love these schemes, its difficult enough trying to get them on a roof in the UK

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This awesome dad 3-D printed a prosthetic hand for his son

This awesome dad 3-D printed a prosthetic hand for his son | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it
3-D printers are one of the coolest pieces of technology available. Part of what makes them so cool is how easily they can improve someone's life.
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For anyone that works in a industry focussed on new things 3-D printing is one of those things which is here now, its about understanding how rather then whether it will change the way we live.



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How We'll Command the Future With Our Thoughts

How We'll Command the Future With Our Thoughts | Things that may change our world | Scoop.it

The minds of man and machine suffer from a glaring disconnect: The inability to interface directly with one another. We have to use our hands, keyboards, and mice to issue commands to our robotic minions and they can only respond via physical sensory mediums. But we can do better. We can use our minds. In fact, we already are.


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Given the notion that certain humans can do more than one thing at a time how will we deal with physcially doing one thing whilst be controlling something else?  Recreation and work both at the same time?

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