The Dawn of the Singularity: A Visual Timeline of Ray Kurzweil's Predictions. The Future According To Filed Patents [Infographic] Www.visualnews. Working in front of a computer (or any inside job) can really detach you from the world outside, so how about putting a bit of the outdoors on your desk?
Ken Kawamoto has created the Tempescope, a device that simulates weather conditions for the daily forecast, playing it back inside a translucent box. Like taking a scoop from the air outside, the Tempescope is able to create environments from sun to rain, and fog to lightning. Kawamoto and the team behind the project say the motivation was to “always have the sunshine (and occasional tropical thunderstorms) of the Okinawa isles in the living room”. So far the device is only a prototype, but Kawamoto has released free open-source details for building your own at OpenTempescope. If that idea seems too daunting, he’s also planning to launch a crowd funding campaign later this year.
For a whole different way to experience weather, check out Richard Clarkson’s music influenced cloud. (via Colossal) Www.zmescience. Swiping your phone’s touchscreen might disappear just as quickly as it emerged, if Google have their way.
When their new technology hits the shelves, you won’t even have to touch a screen ever again. Here’s why. It’s called Project Soli, and it uses radar waves to detect precise finger movements – or as they call them, “micromotions”. The technology would allow detection of extremely fine movements, but also ignore other, irrelevant gestures (such as insects, for example).
The project is the work of the Advanced Technology and Projects lab, where Google works on all their futuristic projects, and the prototypes already seem promising. In one of the demos, Ivan Poupyrev changed the hours on a clock by simply turning an imaginary dial, and then changed the minutes by moving his hand a little higher and doing the same motion. Wonderfulengineering. As per Moore’s Law, we shall be witnessing an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to the world that offers true abundance in 2025.
We have compiled a list of eight areas that will be witnessing a groundbreaking transformation in the next decade. Www.sciencealert. Love the great outdoors, but not quite ready to go Into The Wild-style and give up hot water and electricity just yet?
Www.highexistence. We are living in an extremely exciting time in terms of science and technology.
Things that have always been considered science fiction are becoming normal day-to-day components of our lives. - StumbleUpon. 20 Furniture Marvels For The Futuristic Home. Design will keep changing to suit the most current of trends, tastes and functionality needs of today’s buyers.
The same can be evidently seen in mobile phones, PC keyboards, gaming consoles and even in mugs. These creative means to re-invent product designs as we know it are not lost in another important aspect of our daily life: home furniture. Granted some designs will look cooler and more comfortable than others, but pay extra attention to futuristic designs. Future of Internet Search: Mobile version. Did You Know? "We are living in exponential times" (A Must Watch, Really) Simple But Highly Creative Ideas!! Tomorrow's world: A guide to the next 150 years. A Futuristic Short Film HD: by Sight Systems. Immersive Cocoon // Step Into The Future.
Directed & 3D CG by Oliver Zeller, Video Courtesy of I-Cocoon The world of interfaces continues to evolve and surprise us.
We still think of it as something we can hold, fold and place in our bag to carry anywhere. What if you can be part of an intuitive and holistic experience where your interface is not reduced to a mouse-click or a two dimensional tablet screen. Welcome to the Immersive Cocoon, a surround display dome with sophisticated motion sensor technology that inspired the technology depicted in 'Minority Report'. Now your body becomes the interface, as you are enveloped and your body movement becomes part of this digital environment to make our everyday lives more enjoyable, at least that is what this conceptual project tries to explore. Image Courtesy of I-Cocoon The Immersive Cocoon opens its hatch silently and extends a small set of stairs that helps you move into this 360 degree display covering the entire interior walls. Sources: 20 Furniture Marvels For The Futuristic Home.
Smart glass 2. Microsoft has posted an awesome new concept video with some ubercool new interfaces that could be here in five to ten years, estimates Kurt DelBene, President, Microsoft Office Division. That sounds a bit conservative. “All of the ideas in the video are based on real technology,” he said. “Some of the capabilities, such as speech recognition, real time collaboration, and data visualization, already exist today. Others are not yet available in specific products, but represent active research and development happening at Microsoft and other companies.” “Other companies” — hmm, some of the concepts look a bit like Nokia’s visionary Morph concept tech (see the video at the bottom of this post and our 2010 news item). Added: Nov 9, 2011 — A contrarian rant.