Magic Leap is somewhat of a paradigm shift when it comes to the future of our media rich future. Glancing towards your mobile device (most often a smart phone) has become the norm, an every day part of most peoples day in the first world sector for certain. “This one device could replace every gadget you own”.
Doc Brown from the movie franchise “Back to the Future” where he and Marty McFly travel to the year 2015 on this very day in the second instalment of the series. Many fans have noted, the future looks a little different now than it did in the 1989 film, as highlighted by The Doc in this clip.
A fantastic new plan to light our streets through the use of glowing plants may well be a step in the right direction for sustainable communities. The drop in cost to a council by omitting the likes of numerous street lamps and their respective electrics and bulbs would make a significant impact on the cost of running these public spaces.
Telepathy One, the futuristic-looking wearable technology device wraps around the back of a user’s head and includes built-in headphones and a screen for visuals. While Google Glass looks like a futuristic pair of glasses, Telepathy One has a more minimal design that won’t physically touch the user’s face.
London designer and researcher Shamees Aden is developing a concept for running shoes. dubbed “Protocell Trainers” that would be 3D-printed from synthetic biological material and could repair themselves overnight.
Will our future wardrobes consist of ‘smart materials’ which adapt to the weather or the occasion or mood of the wearer? Many innovations in the field of textile design and fashion as starting to emerge. The line between technology, interactivity and functional fashion may indeed becoming blurred a little more each day.
Augmented reality has been a round for a while. What is new is considering how we might be able to look at enhancing our basic senses through technology to improve our reality. Eidos have developed two main prototypes which look at approaching the nature of how we see and how we hear in a very different way indeed.
Christina Fan, while still a grad student developed a way to diagnose Down syndrome in a fetus through a simple test of the mother’s blood. This is a leap in the current procedure which includes a far riskier approach with the use of amniocentesis. She and her colleagues are working[…]
Following is a computer or ‘telepathy machine’ reconstructing speech from brainwaves. Although the reconstruction of the original speech is a little ‘rusty’, with refinement, I’m sure it will not be long until this sort of technology is common place.
Film by Jason Silva pointing to the recurring patterns which exist everywhere. Our societies, cities, internet….all just a reflection of the same patterns in nature…all humming to the same tune. From a microscopic level to a cosmological perspective, it is all based on the same principles. Perhaps we can learn[…]