What's To Come (According To Me)

This Is Your Future

Telekinesis. Invisibility. Cables to space. Physicist Michio Kaku looks at what we can expect this century in his new book, ‘Physics of the Future.’

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Forget saving files to flash drives and cloud servers. Now, digital information can be stored in the DNA of living organisms, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by researchers at Stanford University in California.

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Researchers at the University of Texas Dallas successfully designed an imager chip that can see through walls. They will be embedded into mobile phones. This discovery boasts two scientific developments: tapping an unused range of electromagnetic spectrum which brought us wavelength energies such as AM and FM signals, and a new microchip technology.

Via: Silicon Angle

The Solar Floating Resort is an example of what the distant future might hold when it comes to architecture, our reliance on renewable resources, and dealing with overpopulation on land. Covered completely in a photovoltaic skin, the resort is 100% self-sufficient and non-polluting. On top of that, the floating palace is actually a modular system that divides into much smaller components that can be moved and assembled almost anywhere.

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First Human Cyborg, Kevin Warwick University of Reading, England:

http://youtu.be/VCYrW-G9Y6I

Google’s self-driving fleet of robo-Priuses have been cruising around the San Francisco area for months now, logging over 190,000 miles. But until recently, the technology behind the autonomous cars had been kept secret. Last month, Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford professor and head of the project, and Google engineer Chris Urmson, delivered a keynote speech at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in San Francisco, explaining how the car works. Their presentation included a video of the car’s tech, which also showed what the car “sees” as it drives, a trippy neon image of the surrounding area, with roughly rendered cars and people moving around it.

via Video: Google Finally Explains the Tech Behind Their Autonomous Cars | Popular Science.

The scientists of Stanford University may soon be able to help the blind see, using infrared light.

Bionic eyes? Like Blade Runner?

Sort of. But you don’t need to be a replicant to sport these peepers – under development at Stanford University. The idea is to restore sight to those that have lost it.

via Future tech: infrared bionic eyes – PC & Tech Authority.