The Future Is Awesome.
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In 1964, Sir Arthur C. Clarke , the futurist and sci-fi writer best known for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey , peered into the future, to the year 2000, and described what he saw. And a pretty good guess it was. Ours would be a world in which…
Wearable technology, and computing equipment that acts more like another limb then a gadget, has gotten a lot of attention recently thanks to Google . Project Glass made a big splash not too long ago at Google’s annual developer conference when they showed several users falling on to the Moscone West in San Francisco.
Anyone else see The Avengers ? Just like in Iron Man 1 and 2, Tony Stark has the coolest interactive 3-D displays. He can pull a digital wire frame out of a set of blueprints or wrap an exoskeleton around his arm. Those moments aren’t just sci-fi fun; they’re full of visionary ideas to explore and manipulate objects in 3-D space. Except for one thing: How would Stark feel all of these objects to move them around?
Sound Machines 2.0 is Festo's latest effort to create robotic musicians.
<img alt="Photo: Brock Davis" src="/business/wp-content/gallery/20-05/ff_spotfuture_f.jpg" title="Feature" width="660"/> Photo: Brock Davis Thirty years ago, when John Naisbitt was writing Megatrends , his prescient vision of America’s future, he used a simple yet powerful tool to spot new ideas that were bubbling in the zeitgeist: the newspaper.