Festo Corp. Creates a Robotic String Quintet

Festo has created a fantastic musical robot. We talk a lot about “future music” here at Serious Wonder. Most of the time we’re talking about current musicians making innovative music for tomorrow, every once in a while we come across something truly futuristic. This is one of those whiles. [youtube id=”XE1Mgo2ZimY” width=”620″ height=”360″] The Sound…

World Technology Network Summit and Awards

World Technology Summit and Awards 2012

The 2012 World Technology Summit and Awards 2012 were held at the Time – Life Building in NYC on October 22nd and 23rd.  The conference started with a welcoming remark from Damian Slattery, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing at Time Magazine. Slattery pointed out that “TIME is not a magazine, it is a dashboard.”  He…


Sasquatch Search Goes Futuristic

No campfire gathering would be complete without a frightening  Sasquatch (i.e. Bigfoot ) story. Now Sasquatch researchers may give campfire storyteller’s even more to talk about. THE FALCON PROJECT aims to launch an airship that will float above the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest in the hopes of capturing  aerial footage of the elusive Sasquatch. The…

Death and Beyond

Death and Beyond: Science at the Edge of the Known

April 2012 saw a decidedly unorthodox scientific forum take place in the leafy conservative suburb of Fitchburg, Madison, in Wisconsin. The two day forum was about the process of dying and the near death experience (known as NDEs). Unsurprisingly, much of the presented data challenged our assumptions about the nature of consciousness and being. This…


Theoretical Physicists Talk Superposition in Time

Theoretical physicists from the University of Vienna have released a statement that challenges our understanding of physics. In it they claim that according to quantum mechanics there are conceivable “situations in which a single event can be both, a cause and an effect of another one.” The radical idea rests on the concept of superposition; where a…

Simulation Theory

The Simulated Universe Theory May Be Real

The Simulated Universe may be real. We assume that what we taste, smell, feel and see in our world are all “real” experiences.  However, physicists are now saying that we may be able to find proof that we are really living inside a simulation. This unbelievable theory is not a new concept. The Matrix, Plato’s Allegory…


3-D Cosmos: New Awareness Of Deep Space

Check out these amazing 3D art GIFs from J-P Metsavainio. Although these renderings are based on astronomical objects, this may be as close as we can get to seeing these remarkable structures in a 3d for quite some time. Metsavainio describes his process this way… I have tested a new method to publish my 3D-images as…

Life After Death

Immortality Now: Death as Metamorphosis

Death may be the most uncomfortable and fear-inducing fact of life. But recent research suggests that there may be nothing to fear because death is more like a metamorphosis than an ending. Our views of death are important. Research over the years has found that our fear of death influences our beliefs and choices in…


Future Music: NO GLOW Interview

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/1882421″ height=”200″ iframe=”true” /] The internet has done a lot for independent artists in the 21st century. Its opened up the door for many artists to create and distribute their work without going through labels or having to physically distribute tapes. Its created a thriving underground network that allows artists, fans and the media…


Looper: Our Inevitable Time Travel

If you do not follow the latest advancements in science or understand the concept of the singularity, time travel may sound far fetched or like pure science fiction. However, at some point in the near future…the “impossible” will become possible. Time travel will happen. To be a time traveler you will need to be mentally capable of…