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Feb 27, 2016

Why Stephen Hawking is more afraid of capitalism than robots

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Professor Hawking’s take on Capitalism with AI.


Robot workers may bring utopia, if greed doesn’t get in the way.

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Feb 27, 2016

Are Quantum Dots the Silicon Wafers of the Future?

Posted by in categories: electronics, quantum physics

I cannot wait until Q-Dot technology is commercially available to industries. When we start releasing Q-Dots to the commercial sector we’re going to see some real magic happen and possibly even able to improve many things that are refined, or created today. https://lnkd.in/bF4xm73


Silicon wafers have long been the go-to for all things electronic. First appearing in the ‘50s, they quickly made it as THE connectors, basically singlehandedly kickstarting the silicon revolution. A team of researchers from the Cornell University have discovered something they consider to be the next big step in quantum electronics. They are quite certain of the answer to the question “Are Quantum Dots the Silicon Wafers of the Future?”.

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Feb 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher conducts painful group therapy for robots

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

As funny as this commercial is; if the ramp up of robotics continue for the next 30 years we could see humanoid robots needing counseling. However, like AI of our past, we’ll go through a 10 yr peiod of hype and interests, and when consumers, industries, and government do not see value or advance improvements beyond walking, lifting 20lbs boxes, being part of an assembly, etc. robotics will again fall again into the background. https://lnkd.in/bQyWgBq


Technically Incorrect: A new IBM ad, released to coincide with Sunday’s Oscars broadcast, shows Fisher entirely in her element, and robots who have a lot of problems.

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Feb 27, 2016

An engineer replaced his 4 monitors with Meta glasses — and it might be the future of work

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, futurism, virtual reality

I see VR & AR changing how the entire back office and front office interact with their applications, network, and platforms. In HR for example, VR will enable HR a new way to view candidates & the candidate’s video resume, with AR glasses/ contact lenses capabilities no longer does a person have to locate their tablet or laptop to entire changes/ideas/ etc. because with VR they can efficiently capture information on the spot, the list goes on. The bottom line is with VR/ AR, companies are more efficient in its operations.


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Feb 27, 2016

Researchers upgraded their smart glasses with a low-power multicore processor to employ stereo vision and deep-learning algorithms, making the user interface and experience more intuitive and convenient

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, energy, engineering, information science, internet, mobile phones, wearables

K-Glass, smart glasses reinforced with augmented reality (AR) that were first developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014, with the second version released in 2015, is back with an even stronger model. The latest version, which KAIST researchers are calling K-Glass 3, allows users to text a message or type in key words for Internet surfing by offering a virtual keyboard for text and even one for a piano.

Currently, most wearable head-mounted displays (HMDs) suffer from a lack of rich user interfaces, short battery lives, and heavy weight. Some HMDs, such as Google Glass, use a touch panel and voice commands as an interface, but they are considered merely an extension of smartphones and are not optimized for wearable smart glasses. Recently, gaze recognition was proposed for HMDs including K-Glass 2, but gaze is insufficient to realize a natural user interface (UI) and experience (UX), such as user’s gesture recognition, due to its limited interactivity and lengthy gaze-calibration time, which can be up to several minutes.

As a solution, Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo and his team from the Electrical Engineering Department recently developed K-Glass 3 with a low-power natural UI and UX processor to enable convenient typing and screen pointing on HMDs with just bare hands. This processor is composed of a pre-processing core to implement stereo vision, seven deep-learning cores to accelerate real-time scene recognition within 33 milliseconds, and one rendering engine for the display.

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Feb 27, 2016

Military Cyborgs May Soon Be a Reality

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, drones, health, internet, military, security

BMI’s (according to DARPA and David Axe) could begin as early as 2017 on humans. The plan is to use stentrodes. Testing has already proven success on sheep. I personally have concerns in both a health (as the article highlighted prone to blood clots) as well as anything connecting via Wi-Fi or the net with hackers trying to challenge themselves to prove anything is hackable; that before this goes live on a person we make sure that we have a more secure hack-resistant net before someone is injured or in case could injure someone else.


Soldiers could control drones with a thought.

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Feb 27, 2016

This filmmaker put a tiny camera in his prosthetic eye. He calls it the Eyeborg

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, electronics

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Feb 27, 2016

New Virtual Reality Suit Lets You Reach Out & Touch ‘Environment’

Posted by in categories: materials, mobile phones, virtual reality, wearables

And, this will only be the beginning because with the lightering weight materials that have been develop we will see some amazing VR suits coming.


Virtual reality could one day incorporate all the senses, creating a rich and immersive experience, but existing virtual reality headsets only simulate things you can see and hear. But now, a group of engineers wants to help people “touch” virtual environments in a more natural way, and they built a wearable suit to do just that.

Designed by Lucian Copeland, Morgan Sinko and Jordan Brooks while they were students at the University of Rochester, in New York, the suit looks something like a bulletproof vest or light armor. Each section of the suit has a small motor in it, not unlike the one that makes a mobile phone vibrate to signal incoming messages. In addition, there are small accelerometers embedded in the suit’s arms.

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Feb 27, 2016

Circuit Board Tattoos Turn Your Skin Into A Synth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, transportation

After that stem-cell synth yesterday, we’re in the mood for some serious bodymods—so let’s take it from Cronenberg and into Gibson. Software company Chaotic Moon is currently working on tattoos made with conductive ink, which they’re calling Tech Tats. While still mainly used in the medical field, we can already imagine a fully developed 303 implemented under your skin. Who needs a hoverboard when you can make acid with a tattoo?

(via designboom)

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Feb 27, 2016

A practical solution to mass-producing low-cost nanoparticles

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, chemistry, health, robotics/AI

Nanoparticles form in a 3-D-printed microfluidic channel. Each droplet shown here is about 250 micrometers in diameter, and contains billions of platinum nanoparticles. (credit: Richard Brutchey and Noah Malmstadt/USC)

USC researchers have created an automated method of manufacturing nanoparticles that may transform the process from an expensive, painstaking, batch-by-batch process by a technician in a chemistry lab, mixing up a batch of chemicals by hand in traditional lab flasks and beakers.

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