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It’s a trap!

via Gizmodo

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3D Virtual Pop Idol Plays to Sold Out Crowd in Japan

File this under: #crazyshit, #omgisthisthefuture, #WTF

No really though, how crazy is this!? Would you pay to see a HOLOGRAPH? Or perhaps the better question is how the hell did they do this?! I don’t even know what to say. Your thoughts?

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Transcendent Man – Prepare to Evolve

Just found out about this documentary the other day and, while kinda creepy, it totally fits the idea of evology (technology + evolution).

What do you guys think about this guy?  There’s no doubt that technology is changing us (some more than others.. haha), but isn’t this a bit extreme?

Share your thoughts!

 

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Man blames iPod for accidental pregnancy

Yep, that is the basis for a REAL headline this week. See for yourself – it’s on Huffington Post!

I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty addicted to technology myself. I don’t know if I’d rely on it for such an important little detail though, would you? ;P

Five years from now these kind of mix-ups probably won’t even happen because our gadgets will be physically attached to our bodies or something crazy like that. Maybe I’m just letting my imagination run wild… what do you think?

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The ‘bots just keep gettin’ cuter

I haven’t done a Robot Friday post in a while, huh? I figured this absurdly-cute robot was reason enough to revive that this week. I mean come on, she wears a dress and rides a unicycle?! I wonder if someday cute little bots like this will be rovin’ around all over the world. That’s what a lot of people who commented on the original article suspected. At least if they turn on us we might have somewhere to go by then… ;P

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Our new magnetic overlords

Did anyone else see this article on Gizmodo and get a little freaked out? Apparently some scientists in California have found a way to use magnets to cause a flip in human (and guinea pig) dexterity. It’s called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and right now it only works on people that are right-handed. As Giz says,

“I don’t know why you’d want to be a leftie, but at least we know the choice is out there now.”

All joking aside though, I hope there’s some crazy magneto type character that takes advantage of this technology in the next Bond movie.

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So there’s a science to sexy dancing!

Well guys, you’ll never have to worry about your dancing skills in public again – a few awesome have scientists have figured out the keys to attracting the ladies at the club. Just mimic these moves and you’ll be golden.

Gone are your days of dancing like this…

…Right?

It’s pretty funny in general to watch these creepy naked gender neutral figures dance around, but the second video really cracks me up. I think it gets funnier every time I watch it. Read more about the scientific discovery here.

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You & Your Computer: More Than Just Friends?

I just came across a really interesting article on Venture Beat called New book says we relate to our computers like humans and of course I had to mention it on here. The book is by sociologist Clifford Nass and it’s called “The Man Who Lied to His Laptop.”

The basic idea of it is that we tend to treat our computers like they are people, giving them attributes like trustworthiness and reliability. Nass uses his findings about human-computer interaction to learn more about human relationships.

Nass says he predicts that technology will get better and better at seeming more human, and that we will feel more and more comfortable in the company of technology. He also suggests that people might start to use tech tools as “social prosthetics” to make them more like-able.

Do you think his predictions are correct? Can you think of any examples of technologies that are starting to seem more human now?

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Futuristic Fashion

Can you imagine wearing clothing that has all the functionality of your favorite gadgets? Wearing your phone on your sleeve? Well, that’s what the dress above aims to give you the ability to do.

“The M-dress, which is CuteCircuit’s latest high-tech, high-fashion hybrid, lets the wearer take calls by just lifting her wrist to her ear. The SIM card plugs into the label and the antenna is sewn into the dress’ hem.”

Although making calls is definitely not all people use their phones for these days, it’s a clever idea and you could probably do a lot with the idea of clothing with built in technology. Rosella, one of the designers behind CuteCircuit made a comment though that really reminded me of evology:

“I think in the future, there will be a complete elimination of all the little gadgets. … You are the gadget that communicates. You don’t need anything else because it’s your body that communicates.”

Now that’s a thought! A future in which we not only wear our gadgets but practically become them. It’s hard to imagine right now but with all the cool new gadgets coming out these days it’s probably not far off…

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The Future of Privacy

The City of Leon in Mexico is starting to install public retina scanners to track criminals and lower crime rates. Sound a little reminiscent of Minority Report to you? You’re not alone. I don’t know what’s stranger to think about though – the similarities to the movie or this quote by the CEO of the company making the scanners:

“In the future, whether it’s entering your home, opening your car, entering your workspace, getting a pharmacy prescription refilled, or having your medical records pulled up, everything will come off that unique key that is your iris. Every person, place, and thing on this planet will be connected within the next 10 years.”

…Sunglasses, anyone?

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