Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Winner: MAB

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001PB8EJ2″ locale=”us” height=”80″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31C7DmHS6ZL._SL110_.jpg” width=”80″]Futuristic home appliances are a staple of futurist design. Dishwashers and microwaves that could ‘sense’ when your food was cooked or your dishes had cleaned were a huge part of the mid-century futurism movement. As the average household became more and more ‘electrified’, many people (including those heads of…

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FutureMed 2020: The Future of Health

Serious Wonder has the opportunity to attend and cover FutureMed2020 this year. As describe on the site:  FutureMed “educates, informs and prepares physicians, innovators, inventors, investors and senior healthcare executives to understand and recognize the opportunities and disruptive influences of exponentially growing technologies within medicine and healthcare, and to understand how many rapidly developing and converging…

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Samsung’s Smartwatch: Star Trek Fantasies Come Alive

You’ve probably seen the recent commercials for Samsung’s new [easyazon-link asin=”B00FH9I0FQ” locale=”us”]Galaxy Gear[/easyazon-link] smartwatch. It cleverly compares their new wristbound smartwatch with pop culture’s famous future watch computers from shows like the [easyazon-link asin=”B0001MZ7IC” locale=”us”]Jetsons[/easyazon-link] and Star Trek. Of course the Galaxy Gear is nowhere as cool or handy as some of the gadgets in the commercial,…

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Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: Indemnification for Influence in a Jobless Economy (Part 1) is the first installment of a series. Part 2 will be published on 10/10/13. —— [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0123704782″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61D8cGvacaL._SL160_.jpg” width=”108″]This past week I was at the Canadian Consulate General in New York for their Celebration of Innovation in Financial Technology, which featured 10…

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Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 1-7

Monday Marvels: Top 5 Wonders for Oct. 1-7 [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0085VB8GQ” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Yc9mjcjVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″]1.) Objects Will Soon Materialize Before Your Eyes Multi-Purpose Transforming Cubes created by MIT specialists are able to band together using flywheel momentum and cylindrical shaped magnets, allowing any number of cubes to find one another and connect. Researchers claim that…

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Humans with 500 IQ who live 500 Years?

Humans with 500 IQ who live 500 Years?  Tim Cannon is a biohacker from Grindhouse Wetwares in Pittsburgh, where the motto is “what would you like to be today?” He spoke at the Extreme Futurist Festival; he was interviewed by “The Conversation: In Search of the New Normal”; National Geographic’s show “Taboo” is filming him; and Discovery channel is discussing…

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Advanced Technology and the Second Amendment (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: This article is part two of the series ‘Advanced Technology and the Second Amendment’. Read Part One here. ——- [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0815705107″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PZDwCBxWL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]So the broader trend of increasing-power-in-fewer-hands (seen vividly in how the scale of destructive power that can be wielded by a single person increases throughout the history of war,…

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Advanced Technology and The 2nd Amendment (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: “Advanced Technology and The 2nd Amendment” is a two part article. Part Two will be published on 09/30/13. ——– [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0815724500″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51egssANGsL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]The 2nd Amendment To the United States Constitution gives U.S citizens the constitutional right to bear arms. One common justification given for the 2nd amendment is as a…

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Against Technological Relinquishment (Part Three)

Editor’s Note: This article is Part Three of a series. Read Part One and Part Two. —– [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0091910471″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rs3KwMknL._SL160_.jpg” width=”99″]To be wary of the potentially-negative potentials of high technology is not to be a neo-luddite unless technological relinquishment is your chosen solution-paradigm. Indeed, if one looks they will find that most…

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Facial Recognition May Be Digital Telepathy Precursor

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0805083391″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KisFUjtoL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]There is a curious disorder affecting some people that renders them unable to recognize a face. After an initial meeting, the very next day, that same person will not be recognizable by just their face. This can be an occupational hazard for the likes of celebrities like Brad Pitt, who…

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Inverting a Techno-Political Trope (Part Three)

Inverting a Techno-Political Trope: On The Hubris of Neo-Luddis (Part Two) (Editor’s Note: This article is Part Three of a series. Read Part One and Part Two.) [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B000VM4P9Y” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mlV3t79IL._SL160_.jpg” width=”120″]The dichotomy between knowledge and device, between technology and methodology, doesn’t have a stable ontological ground in the first place. What is technology but…

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