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Sep 4, 2016

Stay tuned for new robot, says Sony CEO

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Sony is hiding their home helper robot, which is concerning. I have seen pictures of Elon Musk’s home helper bot and it looked really bad. At least there seems to be a race to get these things to market now.


Sony’s much anticipated new robot is under development and customers should hang on a little longer to see it, CEO Kaz Hirai said on Thursday.

Sony began working on a home robot in April this year and first disclosed existence of the project in June this year. Since then, it’s been quiet on what exactly is under development.

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Sep 4, 2016

This robotic kitchen has dinner covered

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

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Sep 4, 2016

‘Abolish artificial scarcity’: @KevinCarson1

Posted by in categories: disruptive technology, economics, futurism, government, hacking, hardware, policy, transhumanism

Predicting an economic “singularity” approaching, Kevin Carson from the Center for a Stateless Society writes in The Homebrew Industrial Revolution (2010) we can look forward to a vibrant “alternative economy” driven less and less by corporate and state leviathans.

According to Carson, “the more technical advances lower the capital outlays and overhead for production in the informal economy, the more the economic calculus is shifted” (p. 357). While this sums up the message of the book and its relevance to advocates of open existing and emerging technologies, the analysis Carson offers to reach his conclusions is extensive and sophisticated.

With the technology of individual creativity expanding constantly, the analysis goes, “increasing competition, easy diffusion of new technology and technique, and increasing transparency of cost structure will – between them – arbitrage the rate of profit to virtually zero and squeeze artificial scarcity rents” (p. 346).

An unrivalled champion of arguments against “intellectual property”, the author believes IP to be nothing more than a last-ditch attempt by talentless corporations to continue making profit at the expensive of true creators and scientists (p. 114–129). The view has significant merit.

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Sep 4, 2016

This New 3D Holographic Microscope Allows Real-Time Cell Visualization

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and his research team have developed a powerful method for 3D imaging of live cells without staining.

The new microscopic tool is called the holotomography (HT)-1. It was announced to the global marketplace through a Korean start-up that Professor Park co-founded called TomoCube.

From the measurement of multiple 2D holograms of a cell, coupled with various angles of laser illuminations, the 3D refractive index (RI) distribution of the cell can be reconstructed. This 3D map provides structural and chemical information, such as dry mass and protein concentration.

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Sep 4, 2016

The Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Posted by in categories: electronics, innovation

http://www.nextflex.us

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Sep 4, 2016

See Samsung’s new smartwatch

Posted by in category: futurism

Meet Samsung’s latest smartwatch: The Gear S3. http://cnnmon.ie/2bVyrpo

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Sep 4, 2016

Uber’s self-driving Volvos come to Pittsburgh

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The newest Uber driver in Pittsburgh isn’t a person — but a Volvo Cars XC90. http://cnnmon.ie/2cbIx3f

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Sep 4, 2016

Driver-free taxis in Singapore

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Singapore residents can now ride in a self-driving taxi. http://cnnmon.ie/2bS9lYj

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Sep 4, 2016

Sideways Car

Posted by in category: transportation

This car drives sideways — could it solve your parallel parking woes? http://cnnmon.ie/2bRByMg

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Sep 4, 2016

VR real estate tours

Posted by in categories: habitats, virtual reality

Realtors are taking home sales beyond glossy pictures and into virtual reality.


Realtors are taking home sales beyond glossy pictures and into virtual reality: http://cnnmon.ie/2bSdIjt

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