Open BCI: Rise of the Brain-Computer Interface Conor wears an early prototype of the OpenBCI 3D-printable EEG Headset. During this summer’s Digital Revolution exhibition at London’s Barbican Museum, a small brainwave-influenced game sat sandwiched between Lady Gaga’s Haus of Gaga and Google’s DevArt booth. It was Not Impossible Labs’ Brainwriter installation, which combined Tobii eye tracking and an OpenBCI Electroencephalography (EEG) device to allow players to shoot laser beams at virtual robots with just eye movement and brain waves. “Whoa, this is the future,” exclaimed one participant.
If You Need Any Convincing That Solar Roadways Are The Future, This Video Will Help In all honesty, any time “mother” and “booty popping” appear in close proximity, things have probably already gone wrong. Generally when a woman is dancing provocatively in a video, you don’t want that video to also provide evidence that she’s a mother. That results in far too many conflicting emotions. Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies Human sensory and motor systems provide the natural means for the exchange of information between individuals, and, hence, the basis for human civilization. The recent development of brain-computer interfaces (BCI) has provided an important element for the creation of brain-to-brain communication systems, and precise brain stimulation techniques are now available for the realization of non-invasive computer-brain interfaces (CBI). These technologies, BCI and CBI, can be combined to realize the vision of non-invasive, computer-mediated brain-to-brain (B2B) communication between subjects (hyperinteraction). Here we demonstrate the conscious transmission of information between human brains through the intact scalp and without intervention of motor or peripheral sensory systems. Figures
Why we need creative confidence In 2012, IDEO founder and longtime Stanford professor David Kelley took the TED stage in Long Beach and shared a deeply personal story. It was the tale of his own cancer diagnosis, of finding a lump in his neck and being told he had a 40% chance of survival. This was clearly a sobering moment, but he wasn’t sharing the story to seek our sympathy. Rather, he wanted to talk about his resulting epiphany. How one man accepted the challenge That voice. Despite Pete Frates' imposing physical presence during the height of his baseball career, his voice is the attribute that friends and teammates remember most vividly. It was a youthful, full-throated voice of boundless exuberance, bravado and unadulterated joy. "Pete was the leader of the outfield," said former Lexington Blue Sox teammate Steve Gath with a broad smile. "You could always hear him.
To get what you want in life you just need to be more creative than those in your path. Elmo and his two bigger friends are being taught a new command “Wait”. Their owner uses delicious sausages to improve their self-control. This command is not an easy task for the dogs, since they are very curious, playful and easily distracted animals. Elmo, the smallest dog, is a Chihuahua and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, he has more trouble understanding the concept of the command and, especially, the rewarding part. Entrepreneurship In The 21st Century Many definitions of entrepreneurship can be found in the literature describing business processes. The earliest definition of entrepreneurship, dating from the eighteenth century, was deemed to mean an economic term describing the process of bearing the risk of buying at certain prices and selling at uncertain prices. Later, the term broadened to include the concept of bringing together the factors of production. This definition led others to question whether there was any unique entrepreneurial function or whether it was simply a form of management.
12 Photos That Prove It's All About Perspective By Paul Ulane Aug 25, 2014 Prepare to have your mind BLOWN. Either these photos feature a variety of giants stomping on their friends, babies with human legs and ants the size of helicopters ... or they were just taken at a variety of funny angles. You be the judge. 5 Moonshot Projects Just Crazy Enough to Work You might think of a "moonshot" as an actual journey to the Moon or a Mickey Mantle homerun. But at Google, the term refers to the kind of projects underway at the company's not-quite-secret lab, Google X. "Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10 percent gains, they aim for 10x improvements," according to Google.
Bringing SciFi to Business About The Speaker Ramez Naam Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams developing early versions of Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and the Bing search engine. Between stints at Microsoft, Naam founded and ran Apex NanoTechnologies, the world’s first company devoted entirely to software tools to accelerate molecular design. Thinking big: Larry Page talks moon shots - Google Careers Whether it’s creating self-driving cars or translating the web into 64 languages, we love big bets. Our company culture encourages experimentation and the free flow of ideas. This perspective is not limited to our engineering teams and technical roles, but extends to all Googlers who share a desire to challenge what’s possible. In an interview with Wired magazine, Larry Page discusses the company’s pursuit of innovation. Since its founding, Google has encouraged people to think big and aim for breakthroughs instead of incremental improvements.
Why Entrepreneurs, Not Government, Drive Innovation - Singularity HUB It's sad that the U.S. government doesn't fund risky research anymore. After all, "the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it's a crazy idea"… and if you're not funding crazy ideas, you're stuck with linear (incremental) thinking. This post is about why you as an entrepreneur (or 'exponential CEO') are going to be solving our problems, as opposed to waiting for the government. Why government R&D funding is declining, why that's a bad thing, and how innovative entrepreneurs are now responsible for keeping the U.S. on the cutting edge. Historically speaking…
The Aha Moment - How Entrepreneurs Realized What To Do In Life Before any entrepreneur became successful there was a time they did not know what to do. And then the aha moment happened. How? About 2200 years ago Archimedes stepped into his bath and exclaimed, “Eureka!” It means “I found it.”