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10 hi-tech inventions we'll be using in 2030 People have been trying to predict the future since Nostradamus was a lad. We’ve been promised flying cars, teleporters and jet packs for years but none of them – as yet – have made it to the high street. However, futurologist Ian Pearson has a list of 10 hi-tech innovations that he claims will be surefire hits by 2030. A smart yoghurt, anyone? 1. 10 hi-tech inventions we'll be using in 2030
Can you live forever? "Do You Want To Live Forever?" is a Channel 4 Documentary following the revolutionary life-extension and immortality ideas of this somewhat eccentric scientist, Dr. Aubrey de Grey. This show is all about the radical ideas of a Cambridge biomedical gerontologist called Aubrey de Grey who believes that, within the next 20-30 years, we could extend life indefinitely by addressing seven major factors in the aging process. He describes his work as Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS). Can you live forever?
Vernor Vinge on the Singularity Vernor Vinge Department of Mathematical Sciences San Diego State University (c) 1993 by Vernor Vinge (This article may be reproduced for noncommercial purposes if it is copied in its entirety, including this notice.) The original version of this article was presented at the VISION-21 Symposium sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute, March 30-31, 1993. A slightly changed version appeared in the Winter 1993 issue of Whole Earth Review. Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.

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Ramblings in Valve Time - September 7, 2012 by Michael Abrash If you’re not familiar with VR and AR, VR is the one where you sit down, put on a headset, and find yourself completely immersed in a virtual world like Snow Crash’s Metaverse or Ready Player One’s OASIS (and if you haven’t read Ready Player One, run don’t walk; it’s a great read, especially if you grew up in the 80’s, but even if not – I didn’t, and I still loved it). AR is the one where you... Read More... Singularity and Futurism: augmented reality Singularity and Futurism: augmented reality
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Tags: concept future, Concept superb Google Smartwatch Render in 4, hi tech design, hi tech technology, product desing, smart project, Technology news, technology of future Concept superb Google Smartwatch Render in 4D Posted on 10 February 2014 by Endi This device seems to be a Google watch and this nifty unit has a very interesting bracelet, that looks very much like a fashion accessory. The most important technology news, developments and trends & more | Archive | Concept future technology The most important technology news, developments and trends & more | Archive | Concept future technology
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A bionic prosthetic eye that speaks the language of your brain

A bionic prosthetic eye that speaks the language of your brain

On the grand scale of things, we know so very little about the brain. Our thick-headedness isn’t quite cosmological in scale — we really do know almost nothing about the universe beyond Earth — but, when it comes down to it, the brain is virtually a black box. We know that stimuli goes in, usually through one of our senses, and motor neurons come out, but that’s about it. One thing you can do with a black box, however, is derive some semblance of a working model through brute force testing.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky Welcome to the website of a man who wears more than one hat. One Eliezer Yudkowsky writes about the fine art of human rationality. Over the last few decades, science has found an increasing amount to say about sanity.
Image Source: http://pulse.embs.org Next Future Technology will Blow Your Mind (Full Documentary) 2014 Global R&D Funding Forecast .Pdf THE YEAR OF THE BRAINThere has never been a better time to be in brain research than the present. FUTUREPREDICTIONS

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Sentient Developments Apocalyptic weapons are currently the domain of world powers. But this is set to change. Within a few decades, small groups — and even single individuals — will be able to get their hands on any number of extinction-inducing technologies. As shocking as it sounds, the world could be destroyed by a small team or a person acting alone. Here's how. To learn more about this grim possibility, I spoke to two experts who have given this subject considerable thought. Sentient Developments
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Wirehead hedonism versus paradise-engineering Within a few centuries, it will be technically if not ideologically feasible to abolish suffering of any kind. If we wish to do so, then genetic engineering and nanotechnology can be used to banish unpleasant modes of consciousness from the living world. In their place, gradients of life-long, genetically pre-programmed well-being may animate our descendants instead. Millennia if not centuries hence, the world's last aversive experience may even be a precisely dateable event: perhaps a minor pain in an obscure marine invertebrate. Wirehead hedonism versus paradise-engineering
Many of us suffer from a sinister and often contagious disorder, something I call just-in-case disease. We own toolboxes full of tools, just in case we need to fix something. We have kitchens full of appliances just in case we want to prepare a meal. We have cars in our garages just in case we need to go somewhere.

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The Hedonistic Imperative The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how genetic engineering and nanotechnology will abolish suffering in all sentient life. The abolitionist project is hugely ambitious but technically feasible. It is also instrumentally rational and morally urgent. The metabolic pathways of pain and malaise evolved because they served the fitness of our genes in the ancestral environment. They will be replaced by a different sort of neural architecture - a motivational system based on heritable gradients of bliss. States of sublime well-being are destined to become the genetically pre-programmed norm of mental health.
The Future of Health Care -- UHC TV uhc_video Good afternoon. In the next couple of minutes, I hope to make you wiser, and I hope to do this without teaching you anything. I am, however, going to ask a couple of questions, and this idea is not really a new one. In fact, it’s thousands of years old. There is a famous quote from Lao Tzu, a famous Chinese philosopher, who said to attain knowledge, add things every day.
A common and popular vision of the Internet of Things—which I loosely define as the connection of billions of physical objects to the Internet through the use of low-cost sensors—is the example of an alarm clock smart enough to read your daily schedule, review the latest traffic and weather reports and then communicate this information to your coffee maker in such a way that you’ll be able to maximize your sleep while still getting to work on time with a piping hot cup of java in your hands. This vision of the future is entirely possible but it sells short the true potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). A more comprehensive vision is one where a world of inexpensive sensors—embedded in your eating utensils, pajamas, mattress and home lighting system, etc. Jack Uldrich – Keynote Speaker, Futurist, Future Trends, Strategic Consulting, Global Trends
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