THE MODERN WORLD

Oct 20

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!!

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!!

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Oct 16

Poor kids are starving for words.

Oct 14

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Oct 13

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theeconomist:

Chart: The toll of a tragedy

theeconomist:

Chart: The toll of a tragedy

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

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

Oct 12

Halloween Time

Halloween Time

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Oct 11

“I hate distance. You meet the best people and they are always far away.” — (via thegirlwiththelittlecurl)

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fuckyeahfutureshock:

The Last Medium (via The California Sunday Magazine)

fuckyeahfutureshock:

The Last Medium (via The California Sunday Magazine)

(via futurescope)

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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.

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(via emergentfutures)

Oct 09

“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.” — The greatest myth about phones is that you are in control | The Verge (via infoneer-pulse)

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Oct 08

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…

(Source: smarterplanet)