The Robotic 3D Printed Spider Dress
Dutch engineer and designer Anouk Wipprecht, who specializes in electronic couture with a futurist twist, created the personal space defensive Spider Dress.
Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete
Robots are coming to replace humans at work. In a store, a shopping assistant robot helps to organize inventories. Cheap robotic farmers patiently seed, tend and harvest fields one plant at a time without the need for damaging pesticide. In Tokyo, elementary school students were delighted to find out their teacher had been substituted by a robot.
Making the Skin your New Touchscreen
Wearable technology is popping up everywhere, Google Glass, smartwatches, talking shoes; electronic devices become more and more an extension of the human body. French company Cicret is working to turn the skin into the interface. They are developing Cicret Bracelet, a tool that could turn the arm into a touch screen display.
Listening to Wi-Fi
Modern technologies can give deaf people the ability to hear again. With hearing aid people who lost their hearing can instantly hear the lost sounds again they were missing. Frank Swain was one of these people who retrieved their hearing again, thanks to this. Not only can he hear all the regular sounds around us, but also the invisible Wi-Fi signals.
Solaris: Mind-Controlled Magnets
Have you always want to move objects or control machines just by thinking about doing it? Well, I know I have. In the last week we came across a project named Solaris, an installation that gives participants the power to control a pool of ferrofluids (magnetic fluids) with their brainwaves.
Wearing Technology Under the Skin
Professions Of The Future
As technology evolves, what today seems science fiction may become the job market of tomorrow. Experts predict that 60% of employments in the next 10 years haven’t even been invented yet.
Based on social, technological, economic, and environmental changes occurring today, companies such as Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan (CST) and Sparks & Honey recently conceptualized a series of jobs they think are going to be created or become common in the future. Rewilder, nostalgist, digital death manager, shown below a selection of 11 new professions that you may practice one day.
A Jewel That Stops You From Checking Your Phone
For every smartphone user to recognize, is that merely the lighting of your screen, a vibration or ring distracts you from almost every activity. Even when you are spending time with your lover, friends, family or colleagues, any event on your screen seems to outrange the interaction you are physically part of. Being honest, does the screen really makes you happy, and does that tweet, like or Instagram truly enlight you? Research shows that people value off line interaction over online communication, which furthermore for a larger part contributes to people’s wellbeing and feelings of happiness (Leefritme, 2010).