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Cyborgs At The Whitney Museum

Julie Wosk | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts
Julie Wosk

At New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, the exhibit Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016 which runs through February 5 is a not-to-be-missed display of films and film installations shaped by technology.

The top 3 trends that will impact technology progress are not technological

Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache

Technology permeates all aspects of our daily lives, be it at work, leisure or managing our health and relationships. And while things like Artificial...

Innovating Innovation

Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache | Posted 04.27.2017 | Technology
Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache

Innovation might be the buzzword word du jour but it is hardly a new concept. In fact it is as old as the human race. A Google search yields 487,000,...

Transhumanism is Being Guided by Reason and the Word "Why"

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.15.2017 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Image of the future -- By Smart Gadget Technology The human race is on the threshold of so much revolutionary change. It's mostly due to the emerg...

Why Won't Sanders, Clinton, Trump and Cruz Discuss Transhumanist Science Issues?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.12.2017 | Science
Zoltan Istvan

Have you heard much science-talk in the presidential debates? Or on the campaign trail? Or maybe in interviews by the leading candidates? Me neither. Yet, nothing is going to change our lives more in the next 10 years than the radical science and technology starting to engulf us.

Man With ALS Wants to Be Turned into a Robot

Jay Smith | Posted 02.25.2017 | Impact
Jay Smith

In 2014, 36 year-old Austin, Texas man was given less than two years to live. He was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Now confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk, eat, use his arms, or speak, he is making a public plea to be turned into a robot.

7 Mind-Blowing Digital Health Tools That Could Disrupt Health Care in 2016

Florence Comite MD | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Florence Comite MD

But could there be better shorthand to describe some of the recent developments in medical, health and bio-tech? Consider these possibilities coming to fruition, or close to, in 2016.

Our Future Is A Beautiful Place In This Mesmerizing Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts

These photos may look ripped straight from the pages of a 1970s textbook on robotics, but don’t be fooled: David Vintiner’s mesmerizing photos are...

What's Human? Google Goes Android!

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 08.21.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Sometimes I am shadowboxing with a powerful opponent that I can't see, feel or understand. It is a mindless and undeterable attitude that reacts to me automatically based on a set of data I don't know and that has no interest in my unique perspective.

DIY Burnout, Roller Skating And The Old New You

Tanya Vlach | Posted 05.17.2015 | Technology
Tanya Vlach

The betterment of humankind should be as simple as gliding around on wheels augmenting your feet. No head down obsessive gaze into a tiny screen. Out in the real world and smiling.

I Don't Have Artificial Body Parts, I Have Artistic Body Parts

Neil Harbisson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Neil Harbisson

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Some might think that we might become less human if we modify ourselves but I believe there is nothing more human than doing that. Humans create humans and humans create technology. Merging humans with technology can only makes us more human.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

Cybernetic Synthetic Biology And The Internet Of Living Things

Lee Cronin | Posted 12.01.2014 | Science
Lee Cronin

If it was possible, then the extension of "the internet of things" to "the internet of biology" e.g., bacteria, molds, plants and crops should also be possible -- in fact all living things could be networked and online.

Dispatches From a Connected Future

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

Anyone looking for a glimpse into the technologies that will change our lives, businesses and organizations in the coming decades received an eyeful at the Smart America Expo in Washington, D.C. in June.

Are We All Cyborgs?

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 05.04.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

I got the chance to talk to filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva about these topics. He suggests that not only should we not be afraid of our bold new world, but we may all already be cyborgs.

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I often get asked in a highly dubious way: Could you really just let yourself disappear into a machine, Zoltan?

Developers Want To Make You A Cyborg in 2014

Reuters | Malathi Nayak | Posted 03.08.2014 | Technology

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wearable computers like Google Glass and the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch may not have caught f...

The Future of the Internet!

Cadell Last | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Cadell Last

A complete blurring will change every aspect of how we live our lives and interact with the rest of humanity. What does a planet covered in advanced easily accessible space-time wormholes look like?

WATCH: How A Colorblind Cyborg 'Hears' Color

Neil Harbisson | Posted 09.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Neil Harbisson

2013-07-25-harbissonpull.jpgI don't feel that I'm using technology, I don't feel that I'm wearing technology, I feel that I am technology. I don't perceive my antenna as a device, I perceive it as a part of my body, I perceive it as an organ.

Man or Cyborg: Does Google Glass Mark the End of True Humanity?

Cassie Goldring | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology
Cassie Goldring

Google Glass exemplifies how our present technological climate has enabled us to not only extend our physical selves, but our mental ones as well.

Remembering the Human: E-lit and the Art of Memory

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Home
Illya Szilak

Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.

Roaches, Mosquitoes and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

America will never be a "no drone zone." There was a small glimmer of hope that these aerial threats to privacy would not come home to roost, but that all ended when Barack Obama took office and made drones the cornerstone of his war efforts.

Tragedy, Guns, Games and the Deadly Art of Illusion

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Since so much has been written recently about mental illness and access to guns, it's not a stretch to flip this argument around to include unrestrained force by a governmental body against someone who is dealing with depression.

The One Rule Of Electronic Communication

Carla Naumburg | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Carla Naumburg

Just as there are choices we can make to improve the nature and outcome of face-to-face communication, there are also things we can do to decrease the likelihood of problems over email, texting, and social networking.

In Case You Missed It: I Am One with Social Media

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Like pen pals, landlines and citizen band radio before, cyberculture is about navigating social spaces through use of new tools.