Tag: Humane-Technology

Danish design studio Kilo created an air pollution mask suitable for kids aged 6 and up.
Anthropocene

Air Pollution Mask for Kids

It should come as no surprise to hear that global air pollution in urban areas is getting worse. It has risen by 8% in the last five years and about 80% of the cities deal with unhealthy levels of air pollution, as measured by the World Health Organization. In effect, there are 300 million children inhabiting places with the most toxic recorded levels of outdoor pollution, according to UNICEF. That’s why Danish design studio Kilo created the Woobi air pollution mask, suitable for kids aged six and up.

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Next Nature

Van Mensvoort Introduces Kevin Kelly at STRP

It has been a while since Kevin Kelly attributed his essay The World Without Technology to the Next Nature Book and joined the Next Nature Power Show in Los Angeles. This month, after nearly a decade, we will meet him again at the STRP Biënnale in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. On March 29, at 21:00, the famous writer, philosopher and Senior Maverick at Wired will give a keynote lecture during the Conference for the Curious, with an introductory talk by NNN director Koert van Mensvoort. NNN members enter for free! Keep an eye our for our newsletter to learn more.

gene therapy cure chronic disease
Augmented Bodies

Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Gene therapy has been there for decades. The idea is beautiful, one single treatment to get rid of horrific diseases forever. Before gene therapy was introduced diseases such as severe combined immune deficiency or SCID could only be treated with bone marrow transplant, which is a very pricey and delicate solution. Recently gene therapy has proven to work on this dreadful disease.

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Introducing world's first voice mask designed to protect your privacy.
Intimate Technology

A Voice Mask to Protect Your Privacy

Remember Bane from Batman? Now you can look just like him and have private conversations during office hours. Introducing Hushme, a bluetooth headphone designed to protect your privacy and defined the “world’s first voice mask for mobile phones”. Launched at this year’s edition of CES Las Vegas, Hushme is scheduled to hit crowdfunding later this year. While it might look like a tool for sadomasochistic or bondage practices, the voice mask is a highly advanced microphone-enabled mask, intended to stop having your co-workers overhearing your calls. It simply links up to your smartphone and even has a voice-changer. Now that’s a game changer.

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Brainwaves as password BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Augmented Bodies

Brainwaves as Password

With daily habits becoming more and more digitalized, such as working, banking and even dating, how can we secure and protect our access to the virtual world? Finger prints are an adequate answer, but now we have another option: brainwaves.

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A new male contraceptive is developed in the lab.
Intimate Technology

The New Male Birth Control

The demand for male contraceptive methods is growing. At the moment, male birth control options are limited to the use of condoms, withdrawal or a vasectomy. A new contraceptive has appeared on the horizon, bringing the prospect of an alternative form of male birth control one step closer, with reportedly thousands of men on the waiting list.

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A clinical startup sells millennial to reverse aging.
Augmented Bodies

Stay Young with Millennial Blood

One day nanobots will probably travel through our bloodstreams to keep us young and healthy. American author and futurist Ray Kurzweil writes in his book The Singularity Is Near: “When nanotechnology is mature, it’s going to solve the problems of biology by overcoming biological pathogens, removing toxins, correcting DNA errors, and reversing other sources of aging”. Needless to say that day is yet to come, but today we can already inject ourselves with millennial blood to stay young indefinitely, according to clinical startup Ambrosia.

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