Driving a motor vehicle requires making tough choices in the heat of the moment. Whether slamming on the brakes in traffic or speeding up before… read more
People tend to ask Ray Kurzweil all manner of questions about technology and the future. But they also want to know about his own personal… read more
In a future where automation has taken most human “jobs,” will humans stop working? It all depends on how you define work, says Ray Kurzweil…. read more
According to Ray Kurzweil, we’re approaching a time when humans will begin to radically extend their lifespans. This sounds good on the surface, but will… read more
Technological shifts outpace our awareness of them. While we’re busy with our day-to-day lives—getting a new smartphone or downloading the next updates—we often don’t notice… read more
Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it’s only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling age-related disease—and… read more
What if you could alter a video of anyone to emulate facial and mouth movements that never existed in the source video—by yourself, at home,… read more
It was not an auspicious beginning to the holiday season. On Black Friday, we learned that a hacker had broken into the servers of Chinese… read more
“Simply put, we can’t keep preparing children for a world that doesn’t exist.” -Cathy N. Davidson Exponential technologies have a tendency to move from a… read more
The Harvard SEAS Connectome Group is building a color-coded three-dimensional map from scans of paper-thin slices of a mouse brain, and the map comes to life in a recent National Geographic video.
The Cookie Perfection Machine makes individual cookies according to the user’s specifications, entered by computer, by meting out the specified proportion of each ingredient and dispensing them into a receptacle. A sheet of cookies thus becomes a “flight” of cookie recipes to taste, and the fastidious baker can identify which recipe is best.
Mid-2012, Leap Motion unveiled the most accurate motion sensing technology on the market to date. The Leap detects every subtle finger flick and hand gesture… read more