Airline pilot working from home! Meme of the week.
Airline pilot working from home! Meme of the week.
Thin, lightweight, unlimited battery life. Revives your social and sex life. This might be your ideal phone!
“A technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact. The noPhone acts as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment.” The noPhone will be soon for sale at nophone.eu
Contemporary epidermal woes. Peculiar image of the week. Via AsapScience
Instagram is making a food photographer out of everyone, the so called Foodstagramers. Some restaurants in the US already started to ban these customers. Now imagine you can share also the smell of your delicious dish. All you need is the free app oSnap and an oPhone.
Expanding the Society of Simulations to the animal kingdom. A virtual reality headset could give chickens the freedom to roam without the roaming, making them believe they are free-range, even if they are not.
Austin Stewart, assistant professor in design at Iowa State University, has released ideas for a project named Second Livestock. It is a social experiment aimed to push us into discussing about animal welfare, and to see how many people would actually believe this could be a feasible solution.
Virtual reality displays have a lot of potential for changing human interaction, but what about animals? Can we use this technology to improve the life of chickens?
Source: FastCo Exist
OpenWorm is an open science project aimed at building the first digital organism, a microscopic worm called C. elegans.
The idea is to create an interactive worm based on its real biology. Living in a browser, the virtual simulated model will be accessible to anyone with a computer.
Designed to imitate natural lighting mimicking the Earth’s atmosphere, a nanoparticle LED panel can bring a sunny sky to your room, no matter what the weather outside.
The product, called CoeLux, was developed by professor Paolo Di Trapani and his team, at the University of Insubria in Como, Italy.
This retro-futuristic postcard was produced in the 1930s by a German magazine.
In this vision of the future, they got a few things right: mobile video calls, kids able to use technology and flying cars.
The most fascinating aspect is that, 80 years ago, they correctly envisioned our Society of Simulations culture: two people sitting at a table, eating a meal and ignoring each other while looking into their phones. Via Retrofuturism
There isn’t an App for everything, and apparently we need a sticker that reminds us so.
Three students at Hyper Island designed the Not Available on the App Store label to look like the, by now familiar, “Available on the App Store” badge from Apple.
The idea of 3D printing living cells opens a lot of opportunities ranging from 3D printed organs to tissue on demand to skin replacement for burn victims. Here is one idea you may not have considered, however: printing tumors.
They say the map is the territory. Hence, when scientists manage to map your brain in a real time video, this will have an impact on one of the most uncultivated territories known to man: the territory of your inner space.
Buckle up for some tracking technologies beyond the beyond.
Via National Geographic.
While playing a game of Fake For Real, the documentary investigates our Society of Simulations and its impact on journalism. An English version of the documentary should be online soon and we will of course post it once it becomes available.
If you happen to be in Amsterdam next wednesday you might also want to attend the Tegenlicht Meetup at the Zwijger. Keep it real unreal folks!
Spike Aerospace is designing a 80 million dollars private jet with an innovative peculiarity. To allow passengers to enjoy the panoramic breathtaking view of the outside world it won’t have windows.
In fact, the portholes will be replaced with big high-definition screens showing live-streaming images of the exterior recorded with cameras. And if travelers want to sleep they can switch channel choosing from an assortment of ambient images or darkening the screen. The airplane is expected to take off in December 2018.
Forget about windows, we are in the Society of Simulations!
From Single to In a Relationship: Facebook and love in the Big Data era. The social network data science analyzed what happens to our virtual alter ego when we fall in love.
What happens when two chatbots try to seduce each other? No, it is not the opening scene of the unsuccessful prequel of Her.
This is the question editor and blogger Brandon Boyer tried to answer. He made converse two chatbots, copying and paste the responses of one sexbot into the window of the other. The result is an uninhibited talk, without a trace of embarrassment. Probably nothing more farcical than two people virtually trying to seduce one another. Happy Valentines’s Day to both humans and robots!
What about a movie night? A new nextnatural film is on the big screen! We are talking about “Her”, a science-fiction romance written and directed by Spike Jonze, set in a not too distant future. Part of the movie’s charm is just how meticulously Jonze has imagined and constructed a future Los Angeles: its smoggy skies, its glittering skyscrapers, its efficient transit system.
The movie tells the story of the modern age love relationship between, Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely man who writes love letters for people with difficulties expressing their feeling, and Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). Samantha, it should be mentioned, is an intelligent computer-operating system.
Peculiar image of the week. Via Transcendent Man.
Forget passing around those black and white low definition ultrasounds of your unborn baby at dinner parties. You can now pass around a physical model of your child.
Imagine the excitement of holding your baby in your hands before he or she is born! Thanks to 3D Babies and a mere $600,- you can now experience that excitement. Or disgust, depending on the fact if you like 3D printed unborn children. Perhaps the next step will be ordering an animatronic baby which moves like your unborn child, in real time?