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Turn Your iPhone into a Robot Factory With LoveBots (video)

I can fit more than a million robots in my pocket. So can you. LoveBots, a fun new iPhone app from Kit-Robot, allows you to mix and match hundreds of robot parts into fun...

Do-It-Yourself Star Trek Doors for Your Home! (video)

I have found the perfect project for all of my fellow Star Trek fans out there. Why walk into a room through a regular door like a chump when you can strut into your...

Watch This Girl Age a Decade in 85 Seconds!

No, it's not a deleted scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. This little baby is turning into a young lady through the magic of lifelogging. Natalie's parents took a picture of her...

Video Of Cyborg Professor With Camera on Back of His Head!

Never question the resolve of an artist. First off, they are crazy enough to do anything. More importantly, some of them are secretly cyborgs. NYU Professor Wafaa Bilal announced his intent to install a...

Cool Video of Real World TRON Light Cycle Test Drive

Geeks and gear-heads rejoice: the light cycles from Tron have made it into the real world! This summer the team at Parker Brothers Choppers announced plans to create full street-legal versions of the most...

A World of Tweets: Putting the Tweetsphere on the Map

There’s too much damn information in the world! If you haven’t been bored when reading about random statistics from the internet then you’re probably a futuristic artificial intelligence. (In which case, welcome, Overlord). Making...

Cool Futuristic CityScape Sculpted Out of Nothing But Drill Bits

I spend a good portion of my waking hours contemplating the future, so I was a little amazed when I suddenly saw it crafted out of drill bits. Japanese artist Chu Enoki's sculpture, RPM...

Our Robot Culture: Bots Conquer Commercials (video)

You know you've started to accept robots when you'll buy something just because they tell you too. For decades we've been using our metal minions overlords to pimp everything from motor oil to bathroom...

Singularity Art Show Tonight In San Francisco!

Art and Science may not always be the best of friends, but when they do get together they throw one hell of a party. The Undivided Mind art show opens tonight, Friday November 19th,...

Shirts for Kids Who Like Robots

Rejoice nerdy parents, I have found the apparel which will appease the appetites of your unruly adolescents. An internet-based clothing company has hit upon a brilliant business plan - they design shirts for kids...

Cyborg Professor to Implant Camera on Back of Head

Hi Art, I'd like you to meet Cybernetics. I think the two of you are going to get along just fine. Modern artists have done a lot of strange things for the sake of their...

Post Human Era – Transhumanism Music You Can Dance To

Artists love to say their music has a message, but what happens when that message is "the Singularity is Near"? Musician Daniel Finfer creates albums that explore the concepts and consequences of accelerating technology...

Videos of Japan’s 3D Hologram Rock Star Hatsune Miku in HD!

Everyone gets a little obsessed with famous musicians now and then, but things get really weird when the famous musician is actually just a piece of software. Hatsune Miku is a rising star in...
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“Life in a Day” Takes Video Logging To A Global Level (video)

What does a day in the life of the world really look like? Boring, whimsical, and profound all at the same time. Movie makers Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator) and Kevin MacDonald (The Last...

This Rocking Lead Singer is a 3D Hologram (video)

The internet is such a big place that sometimes I stumble onto huge trends that I've never even heard of before. Case in point: Hatsune Miku. She's a Japanese pop diva who's just started...

Creative Robot Art To Get Your Brain Pumping

Serious science is great, but sometimes you just have to let your creative juices flow and see what you can dream up. That's the appeal of the Concept Robots Blog, started by artist Igor...

Best Globally Crowdsourced Music Video Ever

With nothing more than webcams and a dedicated fan base, Japanese band Sour produced one of the coolest looking music videos I've ever seen. Sitting in front of their computers, the cast of 70+...

Stan Lee To Create Futuristic Romeo and Juliet Comic (photos)

Shakespeare is getting a makeover for the Singularity. Comic book legend Stan Lee used his appearance at the New York Comic Con to announce a new graphic novel based on the bard's most famous...

XKCD’s Map of Online Communities 2010 – Facebook Swells

Navigating the ever evolving communities on the web is a difficult task - it helps to have a map. Randall Munroe of the webcomic xkcd, has updated his (in)famous map of online communities from...

Awesome Commercial Pimps Oil for Robots (video)

We keep finding new ways to incorporate robotics into our culture. French oil company Total is advertising their new lubricant with a great commercial featuring a horde of humanoid bots running a marathon. Filmed...

WTF? Robots Sketch Your Portrait on the Way to the Bathroom (video)

Look out, a robot may be spying on you on your way into the restroom. Artists and programmers in the UK have decided to improve upon the male and female symbols outside many toilet...

Is Canada’s 3D Girl ‘Speed Bump’ A Stupid Idea? (video)

Imagine cruising through a school zone when you see something strange in the road. It looks like a little girl laying down, but her proportions are all wrong. As you get nearer, the little...

What Does It Mean When Opera Goes to the Ballpark? (video)

This Friday will mark the fifth time that the San Francisco Opera simulcasts its performance to AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. The SF Opera's rendition of Aida will be...

Endhiran – Movie Featuring Singing, Dancing, and Robots!

Get ready for another blockbuster science fiction flick, but this time it's gonna be Bollywood* style. September 3, 2010 will see the release of Endhiran (English title: The Robot), a science fiction epic from...

Robot Culture: Home-made R2D2 Droids from Star Wars

There are few geek-gasms as powerful as those that are created when a home made R2D2 Droid rolls into a comic-con. There's something about combining do it yourself robotics with Star Wars that just...

More Crowd-Pleasing Videos of Dynamic Art Projected Onto Buildings

Is the office building across the street looking a little blasé? High powered projectors can turn the side of any structure into a huge canvas for living art. Dynamic images cover enormous surfaces often...

The Growing Robot Culture: China Builds Giant Optimus Prime Out of Junk (video)

As if you needed convincing that the world loves robots, China's given us 6 tons of more evidence. That's the weight of the colossal 38 foot tall (11.5 m) statue of Optimus Prime that...

The Best Robot Dances On the Web (Videos)

When you perform as many internet searches for "robot" as I do, you come across a lot of funny videos of people acting like machines. Just a hazard of the trade, I guess.  Here...

Kurzweil’s New Movie “The Singularity is Near” Debuts in New York

Warning: This review might be judged by some as a “spoiler” so be ready! Last Thursday, Ray Kurzweil’s new movie “The Singularity is Near: A True Story About the Future” premiered in New York City...

Electric Mind – Sweet Trailer Showcases Tech Uniting Mind and Machine

Ever wondered if the Matrix could really exist? If Nadav Harel's latest documentary is any indication, he's been asking himself the same question. Titled The Electric Mind, the hour long research film from Israel...
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Real, Working Light-Cycle From New Tron Movie For Sale on eBay!

Rule 43 of the Internet: the more you want something, the higher the chance someone is selling it on eBay. Case in point: 5 working replicas of the amazing light-cycles seen in the movie...

Awesome Deus Ex Trailer, But Why Does Everyone Hate The Future?

E3, the ultimate conference in the video game industry, is just days from beginning and Square Enix has previewed their hottest new title: Deus Ex: Human Revolution. This trailer rocks! Set in the year...

Apple’s New Version of the AppWall Visualizes Thousands of Downloads

During his keynote at the World Wide Developers Conference this week, Steve Jobs announced that Apple's App Store recently hit 5 billion downloads. To highlight that impressive figure Apple created the AppWall, a mammoth...

Jazz Legend Pat Metheny’s Robot Orchestra Project (video)

Pat Metheny has already worked with most of the world's most talented musicians, so his newest collaboration project had to branch out a little - he's making sweet music with robots. The famous jazz...

The Art of Transhumanism

Technology and art relate more to each other than you might think. Art mimics life. And it's an understatement to say that technology is changing the way we live. The Transhumanist movement embraces technologies like cognitive...

‘Turning Into Gods’ – Jason Silva’s Documentary on the Singularity (Trailer)

Jason Silva is an apostle of the future and he's looking to make converts. The young host on Al Gore's cable channel, Current TV, is also a burgeoning filmmaker. His upcoming documentary, Turning Into...

Slobots – Robot Sculpture For the Obsessively Creative (video)

We've been finding tons of cool robot art on the web, recently. Some of the best looking sculptures that you can actually buy come from Mike "m.heisler" Slobot. These robot figures, referred to as...

Spielberg To Make a Mini-Series on the Future – I’m Already Skeptical

The Discovery Channel recently announced that it would be working with movie legend Steven Spielberg to create a new epic mini-series. Titled Future Earth, the project will give viewers a look at what the...

Is Kurzweil’s New Movie a Dud or a Must-See?

The battle lines are already being drawn around Ray Kurzweil's new documentary. The Singularity is Near, based on the book of the same name, discusses the future of accelerating technology while presenting a fictional...

Transhumanism Gets Its Own Role Playing Game

Move over Dungeons and Dragons, the Singularity has its own nerd-tastic role playing game to thrill geeks everywhere. Eclipse Phase is a table top pen and paper RPG based on the concept of accelerating...

The Techno-Art at Kinetica Fair in London Blows My Mind

Art is evolving with technology, producing displays that will astound all of your senses. The Kinetica Art Fair is a four day long exhibition of dynamic sculptures full of light, sound, movement, and all...

Robots, Augmented Reality and More – The Building of the Future

Amazing! Someone took all the stunning technological advancements of the past decade and actually made a building that looks like it belongs in the 21st Century. "El Faro", the lighthouse, is an interactive visitors...

Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Aguilera…Pop Divas Are Going Robotic (video)

Looks like Christina Aguilera is the latest in a long line of pop divas that will be shedding her human skin to reveal the robot within. Aguilera's latest album, Bionic, is set to hit...

The 10 Most Amazing Electronic Clothes Of the Century

Let's face it, without the technology you use everyday you'd be pretty stuck. No automatic coffee pot, no iPhone, no GPS helping you crash your car. How would you even make it to the...
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‘Singularity Is Near’ Movie Will Premier at Sonoma Film Festival April 16th

Those looking to hear about the future of technology straight from the horse's mouth should head to Sonoma next weekend. Ray Kurzweil, one of the leading voices in the discussion about accelerating technology will...

Cool Video of Aikon II Robot Drawing a Face With a Pen

For several years, Patrick Tresset and Frederic Fol Leymarie of Goldsmiths University have been trying to teach a machine how to draw. The Aikon II project has a camera, some software, and a robotic...

Hilarious Hacked Device Electrocutes You for Thinking (Video)

In further proof that idle engineers are the most evil demographic in the world, I present to you the "Most Painful Toy Hack Ever". Created by Aaron Rasmussen, co-founder of Harcos Laboratories, this hacked...

Eye Popping Pics of Cyborg Animals from Photoshop Contest

The Internet loves animals, and it loves photoshop. Worth1000.com decided to harness that double love and start a Photoshop contest to see who could create the coolest robotic animals on the web. Artists took...

Four Great Science Fiction Authors Weigh In on the Singularity (video)

Let's face it. Most what we think we know about the Universe may come from science, but most of what we think we know about the future comes from science fiction. So it only...

Kurzweil Critiques Avatar – Technology Applied Unevenly, Cast as Enemy

Futurist Ray Kurzweil spends most of his time thinking about how technology will develop in the coming years, so it's no wonder he took an interest in Avatar, a movie that provides a breath-taking...

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