Top students from 35 nations around the globe have kick-started this year’s activities at Singularity University, taking on a set of humanity’s grand challenges — an agenda that includes recasting the future of space exploration…
Kevin Warwick is an internationally renowned Professor and researcher in the field of Cybernetics from the University of Reading, England. His work in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, human control functions, robotics and cybernetic organisms presented here shows how implant and electrode technology can be used to create biological brains for robots, to enable human enhancement and possible therapeutic effects for neurological illness.
In any case, the end goal is human enhancement, or “transhumanism”, which inevitably stirs up many social, ethical and philosophical questions.
TOKYO—Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo Inc. is in talks with videogame-device makers about adding 3G network connections to the next generation of hand-held consoles in a push to expand connected-game play.
“Videogame makers know that in order for portable game machines to take the next step forward, they need wireless communication,” NTT DoCoMo President Ryuji Yamada said in an interview Wednesday. “We are discussing this with various players.” more>>>
The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed “Perfect Citizen” to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants, according to people familiar with the program. more>>>
Consumers have been steadily dropping their landline phones in favor of wireless options for quite some time now, and it appears that they are now starting to cut the cord when it comes to Internet use as well…
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Blogging the Singularity Bloggers:
Chris Williamson: Filmmaker, science enthusiast, and futurist concerned with the accelerating nature of technological growth and where it's headed. He is currently studying for his MFA in Film Production.
Frank Whittemore: As an IT professional since 1961, the accelerating change of technology is not news to him but the wonder will never cease! Be sure check out Frank's blog about Life Extension!