I may not use my mouse and keyboard the way they tried to teach me back when I was a nipper in computer class, but at least I never became a “hunter pecker”.
Sure landing on Mars is an amazing achievement, but it would be awesome if we could use today’s technology to properly appreciate the magnitude of the achievement.
The comparison between the this photograph and the iconic image from Arthur C. Clarke’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” pictured below are undeniable and raise some interesting questions about the value we place on technology and how it is enabling us (or hindering us) to grow.
Face it, we’re screwed. All we’re waiting for them to announce a method to mass produce flesh to cover these things and it’s all over.
This video shows versions of DARPA and Boston Dynamics robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.
A modified platform resembling these robots is expected to be used as government-funded equipment (GFE) for performers in Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge.The GFE Platform is expected to have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head, and will be physically capable of performing all of the tasks required for the disaster response scenarios scheduled in the Challenge.
The New York Times first broke the story that Google was working on augmented reality glasses powered by Android in February and now it looks like that project is becoming a reality. Project Glass is Googles visions of the future giving you the an augmentent via of the world that may just replace your cellphone with a pair of glasses.
Picture a system where by you can literally talk to your glasses, make phone calls, have video chats, see Google maps info, send updates, text messages and so much more, all hands free with a simple, unobtrusive interface overlaid in front of and controlled directly by your eyes. Google, who already know far too much about me anyway but I don’t care because I welcome our Google overlords, is making this a reality, or well, an augmented reality