Phuturism: The Book Of Nightfall

Yesterday, Serious Wonder received a private link to (what can only be described as) a narrative soundscape from a source signed “Phuture Doom”. It’s title: “Phuturism: The Book of Nightfall” [youtube responsive=true id=”1nmGgGLoTYI”] Investigation ensued…. Phuturism’s seemingly sole progenitor, Phuture Doom has been disseminating future consciousness through intensive audiovisual works since the inception of 2013.…

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Keloid: Big Lazy Robot Creates Singularity

Keloid is a remarkable new trailer created by by Big Lazy Robot. This may be one version of the technological singularity. Not the one we want. According to the Big Lazy Robot website: [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0061452068″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TfA2m3u6L._SL160_.jpg” width=”106″]”In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate…

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Calico: Googlecare And The Age Of Immortality

Larry Page recently announced a new health and wellness venture called Calico. In his Google+ post he said: “Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness.  These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on…

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Inverting a Techno-Political Trope (Part One)

Inverting a Techno-Political Trope: On The Hubris of Neo-Luddis [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1118334310″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XPWt-Jr0L._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″]One of the most common tropes one finds recurring throughout rhetoric that is critical of Transhumanism (the belief that it is possible and desirable to improve the human condition via science and technology) and Technoprogressivism (the belief that it is…

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Biomimetic Treehouse: Your Future Home

Biomimetic design is the imitation of the structures, elements, and systems of nature. The future will be filled with biomimetic inspiration. Architecture, transportation and furniture design are all moving in this direction. The Embryo and Roost treehouse designs by Antony Gibbon Designs  are perfect examples of biomimetic design. Could this be your new future home? According to Gibbon’s website: “The cylindrical…

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Future Fiction: The Eylldah by Susan Moore

Future Fiction is a new series of short fiction stories contributed by Serious Wonder readers and members. This week member Susan Moore submits a short fiction story based on some Future Art by artist Gary Tonge. THE EYLLDAH Today is a good day once again. The towns and cities atop the mushroom towers are free of their…

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Interactive Television is Coming

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00DR0PDNE” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Hgfy4y9DL._SL160_.jpg” width=”121″] In July 2013, Google released the Chromecast Dongle, which allows the streaming of internet audio-video content on HD television sets from mobile devices. The initial stock sold out overnight. Now, the world is headed towards a future where television broadcasting will no longer exist as it has before. Have…

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Cloud Intelligence: The Future of Decision Making?

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0132091534″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fUX3aj0TL._SL160_.jpg” width=”126″]In the last decade, a range of digital technologies and services have hit the market and moved from niche use toward the mainstream, changing how we communicate, socialize, and entertain ourselves. Consider that Facebook is less than 10 years old, but is used today by 67% of American adults (and 94% of…

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