Monthly Archives: August 2011

When will we be transhuman?

    This essay has one answer.  Mine is “when our science and tech are speeding up so fast that they’re doubling in hours…minutes…seconds.” http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/sciencenotfiction/2011/07/16/when-will-we-be-transhuman-seven-conditions-for-attaining-transhumanism/comment-page-2/#comment-32213

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Everything Robotic

Speaking of robots, check this story out in Next Big Future, a noteworthy blog on accelerating technology.  I believe this will prove to be yet another pathway to nanotechnology:  The development of much more flexible industrial robots.  We may easily … Continue reading

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Tale of the Swarmanoid

No, this isn’t a new science fiction story, it’s a video showing real miniature robots cooperating as they retrieve a book from a shelf.  I believe this is yet another step towards nanotechnology, future tech in which the ability of … Continue reading

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Leapfrogging Old Tech

Here’s a sure sign of accelerating technology: the phasing out of old tech to make way for the new.  How long will desktop PCs and Macs, and even laptop computers last as cell phones with all the bells and whistles … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Magazine and the Future

  Foreign Policy magazine isn’t known for covering the future.  Check out what they have to say about various foreign policy issues in the future here in their latest on-line issue.   Does it look like they’ve considered the impact … Continue reading

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teleXLR8 is Reopening

  You can join the discussion by being invited by the organizers, or you can watch the event two days later. This exciting news just in from Giulio Prisco: “teleXLR8 is reopening on Sunday 21 10 a.m. PST with a … Continue reading

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Optimism is the ONLY Realism

I like the way author Jamie Pope thinks.  He takes his own family’s history and sees what I see:  Accelerating technology at work, reshaping our lives: If I were asked to summarize what I have learned from my education and … Continue reading

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