Boston Dynamics Atlas Levels Up

Posted By on February 29, 2016
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In Boston Dynamics Atlas Levels Up we look at a new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the

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Future Trends: Facebook and Google go into Healthcare (as predicted)

Posted By on February 29, 2016
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Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. In Future Trends: Facebook and Google Go into Healthcare

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Future Trends: Smart Mosquitos, Microscopes, and Blood Cells

Posted By on February 19, 2016
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Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. In Future Trends: Smart Mosquitos, Microscopes, and Blood Cells

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“Hey Siri” and Algorithmic Crime

Posted By on February 18, 2016
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In “Hey Siri” and Algorithmic Crime we look at how Siri helped a young criminal nearly get away with murder. In this Big Think video, future crimes expert Marc Goodman realized how algorithms had become co-conspirators in a new age of digital crime. Goodman’s latest book is “Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle

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The Future of Child’s Play

Posted By on February 17, 2016
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“Life is more fun if you play games.” Roald Dahl In 2016 children have the opportunity to go further than board games, riding their bikes, and playing with Lego. Technologists are trying hard to open the young’s minds and get them playing in new and exciting ways that stimulate new ways of thinking. This means

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Nikolas Badminton Discusses Biohacking and Love

Posted By on February 16, 2016
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Roundhouse Radio: Biohacking, Love, and BIL – Nikolas Badminton talks about his thoughts and predictions for biohacking, love, and the BIL unconference. Click here to listen to the interview. Here previous shows on Roundhouse Radio: Roundhouse Radio: The Future of Health Roundhouse Radio: #BCTECH Summit and Predicting the world in 2080 Roundhouse Radio: HOME with

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2016 Predictions: The Year of Consciousness

Posted By on February 16, 2016
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2015 has been a banner year for accelerating humanity forward with technology. In December last year I released my 2015 predictions and called it the ‘Year of Alternatives’. Some bold predictions were made on the growth of The Collaborative Economy, how Wearable Computing will grow up, privacy and surveillance, and the resurgence of psychedelics and

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Future Trends: Gravitational Waves and Your 200th Year of Birth

Posted By on February 12, 2016
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Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. In Future Trends: Gravitational Waves and Your 200th Year

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‘Connected’ – A Sci-Fi Short Starring Pamela Anderson

Posted By on February 11, 2016
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Connected, by Luke Gilford, is a portrait of a woman grappling with aging, self-perception, and transformation in a technologically optimized world. Jackie (Pamela Anderson) is a burnt-out AuraCycle instructor in the midst of a midlife crisis. She’s obsessed with self-improvement podcasts (voiced by Jane Fonda), and she is soon drawn to an advanced yet enigmatic

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