All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Future’

Elon Musk Isn’t Against Flying Cars, He’s Just Worried About Them Falling on Your Head

The everyday futurology musings of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk continue to entertain. See: thoughts on self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. This time he’s talking flying cars. Speaking with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on his StarTalk show, Musk outlined some of his concerns with the idea of flying cars (via Inc). “If there are flying cars, then well obviously …

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Microsoft’s Knightscope Robots Guard Silicon Valley

Don’t be alarmed when you’re strolling along the roads of Silicon Valley and you happen to be stalked by a cold, heartless, egg shaped machine on wheels; it’s happening. Microsoft, the multinational technology corporation, has finally decided to hire robot security guards that will serve to protect the streets surrounding their branch in Mountain View, California, according to GdgtArena. As …

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Toilet Of The Future Brings A Flush Of Excitement

Despite assuming “The Thinker” position at least a couple times a day, the average person probably rarely ponders that our toilets signal how far we’ve come as a species. Our nearest relations in the animal world fling their feces at each other. Meanwhile, we are meticulously planning for the toilets of tomorrow. There are a few notable designs that have …

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Science Fiction Stacks Up To Real Technology [Infographic]

One of my favorite genres of fiction is science fiction. It’s fun to see what writers see as being the future of technology. From the original Metropolis to Star Trek to The Fifth Element, mankind has always imagined the next great breakthroughs in technology. Today’s infographic from AT&TSavings shows that what we once thought was just future talk is right …

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Angelina: The AI That Builds Video Games (Almost) By Itself

Recall those experiments behavioral psychologists like to conduct on rats where the rat is placed inside of a labyrinth and must then make its way through the maze in order to locate the block of cheese at the end. We humans devised such puzzles in order to study the behavior of rats, which gave us new information about learning and …

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Kinect Shopping Cart Takes Whole Foods Shoppers To Aisles Of The Future

Checking your phone, pushing a shopping cart, reading the nutritional info on that new Cheerios variant, reining in your hyper-curious children – going to the grocery store can be an exhausting exercise in multitasking. If you choose to do your pantry-stocking at Whole Foods, though, you may find that juggling all of those tasks will become remarkably easier in the …

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Space Elevators: The Only Way To Travel To Space In 2050

Recall when Charlie and Willy Wonka traveled around Earth in a glass elevator in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator? Remember how fun that sounded? Your childhood dreams (or adulthood dreams, depend on when you read the book) of taking a stellar trip in an elevator might be a reality in the foreseeable future. A Japanese company has …

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Google HUD Glasses Will Be On Your Face By The End Of 2012

Those rumors about some Google HUD glasses on the horizon were more than a mirage: turns out these things are really happening. In case holding a phone in your hand and occasionally looking up to scan your surroundings is simply too taxing of a task for you to handle, Google is ushering in a new era of info-searching with what …

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BrailleTouch Aids Visually Impaired With Keyboard Of The Future

When you think about it, it really doesn’t make any sense that we still use QWERTY keyboards on handheld devices. There are so many characters that it actually requires two or three (or more?) screens in order to display all of them, the keys themselves are small enough to promote eyestrain, and typos are prominent if you don’t have thin-ish …

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SHMEAT: The Lab-Grown Meat We May Get To Eat This Year

Finally, we will likely have the chance to eat test-tube meat. Soon! Wait, what? That grosses you out? Hah, really? C’mon! It’s only shmeat: lab-grown in vitro meat, and it’s not fake meat. It’s meatsie meat. Food Safety News describes: In vitro or cultured meat is not imitation meat — like all those vegetable-protein products that don’t taste anything like …

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Samsung’s LCD Window Going Into Production

Remember that awesome transparent LCD window that Samsung showed off at CES last week? It’s going into production at the end of January. Samsung announced on their flickr page that the 46-inch transparent display will be used in refrigerator doors by U.S. companies. The LCD panel features wide angles, a contrast ratio of 4500:1, a 1366×768 resolution and a color …

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Is The Internet Officially A Basic Utility Now?

Winter seems to have finally remembered that it has somewhere to be this year – here – so it’s time to dig the space heater out of the closet and get your warm on. Or, at least, that’s what you’d expect people to do in light of the arrival of frigid climes but it turns out keeping the heat on …

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