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.
Drones have been used to spy and attack people in war zones. Now, Alec Momont, a young graduate student at Delft University of Technology, has come up with an innovative application for drones that could one day help save thousands of lives. He designed a prototype of an ambulance drone, an autonomously navigating mini aeroplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed.
What Will Life Be Like Inside A Computer?
Many scientists believe that we will soon be able to preserve our consciousness indefinitely. There are a number of scenarios by which this might be accomplished, but so-called mind uploading is one of the most prominent. Mind uploading refers to a hypothetical process of copying the contents of a consciousness from a brain to a computational device. This could be done by copying and transferring these contents into a computer, or by piecemeal replacement with parts of the brain gradually replaced by hardware. Either way consciousness would no longer be running on a biological brain.
Transportations Of The Future
Forced to leave into spacetime, humans always tried to improve the way of moving around. Since the invention of the wheel we travelled quite a distance, however transportation technology is progressing much slower than other sciences. Nowadays most of existing transports are still fossil powered or rely on limited energy sources.
Nevertheless great concepts have been developed around the idea of personal freedom and control, new ways to disconnect vehicles from the ground, expand explorable areas and reduce time-traveling distances. Below a selection of nine enthralling and striking concepts.
Pyramid of Technology
How Technology Becomes Nature in Seven Steps.
By KOERT VAN MENSVOORT
From stone-axes to mobile phones, throughout history people have given birth to a wide range of technologies that extend our given physical and mental capabilities. Today, it is almost impossible to imagine a world without technology. Every human being on the planet employs technology of some sort, and every human has to cope with technological change at various points during his or her lifetime. Yet, despite our deep-rooted relationship with technology, and the fact that we are wholly surrounded by it, most of us are still relatively unaware of how new technologies are introduced, accepted or discarded within our society.