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Sep 16, 2015

The first 8K TV will go on sale soon for over $130,000

Posted by in categories: business, electronics

Sharp has demonstrated Super Hi-Vision 8K displays before (as seen above during CES 2015), but today in Japan it announced an 85-inch version is going on sale October 30th. Dubbed the LV-85001, it’s a monitor (it has a tuner so you could call it a TV, but that can’t actually receive 8K video) for professional use only, mostly since there aren’t really any broadcasts or content to watch in 8K. Coming in at 16 times the resolution of 1080p screens, the 7,680 × 4,320 pixel LCD panel uses Sharp’s IGZO technology. To actually watch any 8K video, you’ll need to plug into all four of its HDMI inputs at once just to have enough bandwidth. If you’re interested (and why wouldn’t you be, even though there’s almost nothing to watch), just contact Sharp’s business-to-business sales unit, and bring along a check for 16,000,000 yen, or about $133,034 US.

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Sep 16, 2015

DLD Magazine: “Will You Join the Transhuman Evolution?”,

Posted by in categories: business, evolution, transhumanism

DLD (Digital-Life-Design) is a global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and influencers for crossover conversation and inspiration.

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Sep 16, 2015

Trident ROV may be that underwater drone you’ve been looking for

Posted by in category: drones

Aerial drones are great for providing a bird’s eye view of our world. That said, some people are more interested in seeing a fish’s eye view of their local seacoast or lake. Previously, such folks had to build their own underwater remote-operated vehicle (ROV). Three years ago, San Francisco startup OpenROV made things a little easier for them, by offering an ROV kit that users put together themselves. Now, the company is crowdfunding the fully-assembled Trident ROV, which can reportedly be “flown” through the water.

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Sep 16, 2015

Atlantis Rising: Why Floating Cities are the Next Frontier (Joe Quirk)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, governance, innovation

Is seasteading the wave of the future? Joe Quirk of the Seasteading Institute thinks floating cities will allow micro nations to compete for people — providing better life options and innovations. “Aquapreneurs,” says Quirk, can save humanity from disease, environmental harm and maybe even war.

Voice & Exit is a dynamic, transformative festival of the future. Exiters are dedicated to maximizing human flourishing for individuals, communities and our world.

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Sep 16, 2015

Here’s a group that’s pushing for a universal basic income in the United States

Posted by in category: economics

A new lobbying group focusing on the universal basic income has been launched in the United States.

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Sep 16, 2015

New quantum dot could make quantum communications possible

Posted by in categories: encryption, quantum physics

Real world quantum encryption and communication may just have gotten a whole lot closer, with a new super-accurate quantum dot.

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Sep 16, 2015

That theory about LED lightbulbs transmitting data? It’s true. Li-Fi is here.

Posted by in category: internet

Yes, multiple tests have shown that LED lighting fixtures can transmit wireless data at very competitive high speeds. A commercial product started shipping several months ago.

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Sep 16, 2015

ORIGIN UNKNOWN

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https://vimeo.com/135450637?ref=fb-share

Fantastic!


Proof of Concept Teaser for ORIGIN UNKNOWN.

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Sep 16, 2015

Swarms of smart nano-satellites may offer global connectivity (With video)

Posted by in category: internet

One day we may have global connectivity — even in the remotest parts of the world — thanks to teams of tiny, intelligent, swarming satellites called CubeSats.

In an industry that doesn’t like change and definitely doesn’t like to rely on the latest and greatest in technology, CubeSats appear to be changing the game for the space industry.

And one of the things these cube-shaped satellites could be changing in the next 10 years is how to help people in impoverished or remote parts of the world get long-sought Internet access.

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Sep 16, 2015

The Duke, the Landscape Architect and the World’s Most Ambitious Attempt to Bring the Cosmos to Earth — By Alina Simone | Atlas Obscura

Posted by in categories: innovation, science

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“Last fall, a hand-picked group of the world’s top theoretical physicists received an invitation to a conference about the multiverse, a subject to which many of them had devoted the majority of their careers.”

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