October 20th, 2014
themodernworld

futurescope:

2020:

The Real Cyborgs
Forget wearable tech. The pioneers of our “post-human” future are implanting technology in to their bodies and brains. Should we stop them or join them?

// great feature, must read!

JOIN THEM!!

Reblogged from FUTURESCOPE
October 14th, 2014
themodernworld

futurescope:

Robots can fly aircrafts nearly as good as real pilots

From Popular Science:

Most drones are actually human-piloted, with the controls elsewhere and the pilot steering remotely. In this video, the pilot is itself a humanoid robot, learning how to fly an airplane in a flight simulator. With a panel of controls in its mechanical fingers, the PIBOT uses visual information, presented on a computer monitor, to inform its flying. Right now, the concept is limited to piloting simulators, but the researchers hope to have PIBOT actually steer a plane some day.

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October 13th, 2014
themodernworld

emergentfutures:

Worldwide, Drones Are Being Used to Sneak Contraband Into Prisons

Turns out Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wasn’t the first one to think about using drones to deliver fun stuff directly to your door. Convicts have been doing it for years.

Hull jail in the city of Gatineau in Quebec is ratcheting up security after a small drone dropped a package inside its walls last week.

“The problem is, the drone can be controlled from more than a kilometer away, and the prison is surrounded by forest,” Stephane Lemaire, president of Quebec’s correctional officers’ union, said to theOttawa Sun.

Lemaire is urging the Canadian government to supply prisons in the area with nets or jammers to disrupt remote control signals to nearby unmanned aerial vehicles

Full Story: Medium

October 11th, 2014
themodernworld
I hate distance. You meet the best people and they are always far away.
Reblogged from Habitually Chic
October 11th, 2014
themodernworld

prostheticknowledge:

Different Ways To Infinity: Modular

Design sculpture by felixluque is made up of ten dodecahedrons which can be arranged together in a variety of ways - video embedded below:

The system is composed of 10 rhombic dodecahedrons, geometrical objects part of the family of «Space-filling polyhedra»: shapes that can be assembled to generate a tessellation of an infinite space. These forms act as the building blocks for a sculpture generator.

More Here

Reblogged from prosthetic knowledge
October 11th, 2014
themodernworld

Brain-computer interface gives lock-in sufferers a way to communicate

mostlysignssomeportents:

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"Noninvasive brain-computer interface enables communication after brainstem stroke" (Science Translational Medicine) reports on the successful use of a brain-computer interface to allow an individual with “lock in syndrome” (conscious and aware, but unable to move any part of his body) to spell words and carry on dialogue with his family.

Read the rest…

October 9th, 2014
themodernworld
More often than not, you’ll be the one responding to your phone’s demands, rather than vice versa, and it has a full arsenal of annoyances to pester you with: it’ll blink, vibrate, and shout should you refuse to attend to it. Pick me up or I’ll scream, plug me into a charger or I’ll die, don’t carry me in your rear pocket or I’ll bend. At its most indulgent, your phone will request that you dress it up in protective garb or accessorize it with an external battery pack.
Reblogged from Infoneer Pulse
October 8th, 2014
themodernworld
Mercedes built a self-driving truck that could save thousands of lives every year
By Chris Welch, theverge.com
Mercedes-Benz believes it’s built a self-driving semi-truck that could eventually help cut down on highway tragedies that kill thousands of drivers each year. The Future Truck 2025 can’t navigate city streets autonomously like Google’s fleet of ca…

Mercedes built a self-driving truck that could save thousands of lives every year
By Chris Welch, theverge.com

Mercedes-Benz believes it’s built a self-driving semi-truck that could eventually help cut down on highway tragedies that kill thousands of drivers each year. The Future Truck 2025 can’t navigate city streets autonomously like Google’s fleet of ca…

Reblogged from A Smarter Planet
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