R.I.P. Smartphone

Editor’s Note: This article is a complimentary opinion piece on ‘Wearable Technology and the Death of the Smartphone‘ by Gray Scott. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00894K248″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zBgZ%2BWDLL._SL160_.jpg” width=”84″]The mobile phone was a ‘disruptive technology‘ that affected the pager industry. Since rendering the pager obsolete, the mobile phone  has continued to evolve, moving from being just…

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iPad Only: Your Last Laptop

I just bought another Macbook Pro, to replace the one that I have to give back to the University of Colorado Boulder in less than a week, since my gig working there is over. I wonder, will this be the last laptop computer I buy as my primary work machine? The answer is yes. I’m…

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ProDesk3D Futuristic Desktop 3D Printing Has Arrived

ProDesk3D is a beautiful futuristic desktop 3D printer. These guys really understand the importance of design, esthetic and engineering. A rare combination. A company called botObjects is the design and manufacturer of ProDesk3D. The ProDesk3D printer is the first full color 3D desktop printer that delivers production-ready objects. The system uses compact safe engineering, eco-friendly-re-usable cartridge system and seamless software…

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Future Computers Will Be Immortal

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007JUFLS0″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31O71RlL4AL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″] While the University of Southampton and Eindhoven University of Technology research teams have announced the 5D nano-structured quartz glass optical memory with 360 TB that can likely last for more than a million years (well longer than the foreseeable human lifespan, to say the least), and the world…

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Recon Jet: Worlds Most Advanced Wearable Computer

Recon Jet is a new wearable computer being introduced by Recon Industries. Several companies are pushing this new wave of wearable technology including , Google Glass and a design by Takahito Iguchi called Telepathy One. [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0080UVHJU” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31zTuokzAlL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Recon jet is doing a limited presage event this week. Don’t wait, you only have 4…

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The Transhumanist Quest For Immortal Love

The [easyazon-link asin=”0988616114″ locale=”us”]transhumanist[/easyazon-link] quest is not just about becoming immortal; it’s about never losing the ones you love. Some have faith that our loved ones are on the other side waiting for a heavenly reunion. However, there is no evidence to be rationalized, and this causes such cognitive stress. Ernest Becker claims it is the…

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4D Printing: The New Human Bionics

4D Printing: The New Human Bionics The essence of human identity is increasingly in the hands of a new generation. We are entering a future where our biology is becoming self-defined, assembled, manufactured, and increasingly unique. For one, advancements in new materials technology are leading to potentially game-changing innovations. When combined with rapid improvements in…

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KOYAKATSI: The New Trailer Premiere

Orson Welles. David Lean. Akira Kurosawa. Stanley Kubrick. Christopher Nolan. Every once in awhile, a filmmaker comes along with a concept of reality so unique and fresh that it completely revolutionizes the film industry. The bounds of special effects are pushed as they transport the viewer to new, foreign worlds filled with sights and experiences…

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Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan has written a very powerful book called The Transhumanist Wager. For anyone interested in the future of humanity (umm… that should be all of you) this is a must read.  SERIOUS WONDER asked Zoltan what he hopes to accomplish with this book and what he has in mind for the future.  [easyazon-image align=”left”…

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Future Cities: Solar Powered And Vertically Farmed

Future Cities will be solar powered and vertically farmed. By 2025, we will see several major cities around the world converting to solar power. In fact AT&T has just partnered with portable solar power systems developer Goal Zero and Brooklyn design studio Pensa for the roll out of Street Charge public solar charging stations in New…

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Voyager Treadmill: Social Running Is The Future

  Voyager [easyazon-link asin=”B003TNO1AA” locale=”us”] Treadmill [/easyazon-link] allows you to create an immersive social running experience as well as play games while you run. The design by II-Seop Yoon is a futuristic utopia for dedicated runners and includes voice control, huge touchscreen technology, and a motion-controlled remote. The Voyager allows the runner to chose between three basic…

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