Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Oakley MP3 Sunglasses

"Integrated voice coming to 'Second Life'"

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

"Two physicists have proposed that, a fraction of a second before a cataclysm that would destroy space-time itself, the Universe may escape by abruptly collapsing to a virtually empty state that 'resets' it for a fresh cycle of cosmic expansion."

Monday, February 26, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

"Within decades, Kurzweil predicts, he will be billions of times more intelligent than he is today, able to read minds, assume different forms, and reshape his physical environment at will."

Life expectancy at birth will exceed one hundred years"
"According to Kurzweil, here's what we can expect in the not-so-distant future:

—Doctors will be doing a backup of our memories by the late 2030s;

—By the late 2020s, doctors will be sending intelligent bots, or nanobots, into our bloodstreams to keep us healthy, and into our brains to keep us young;

—In 15 years [2021], human longevity will be greatly extended. By the 2020s, we'll be adding a year of longevity or more for every year that passes;

—In the same timeframe, we'll routinely be in virtual reality environments. Instead of making a cell call, we could "meet" someone in a virtual world and take a walk on a virtual beach and chat. Business meetings and conference calls will be held in calming or inspiring virtual locations;

—When you're walking down the street and see someone you've met before, background information about that person will pop up on your glasses or in the periphery of your vision;

—Instead of spending hours in front of a desktop machine, computers will be more ingrained in our environment. For instance, computer monitors could be replaced by projections onto our retinas or on a virtual screen hovering in the air;

—Scientists will be able to rejuvenate all of someone's body tissues and organs by transforming their skin cells into youthful versions of other cell types;

—Need a little boost? Kurzweil says scientists will be able to regrow our own cells, tissues, and even whole organs, and then introduce them into our bodies, all without surgery. As part of what he calls the "emerging field of rejuvenation medicine," new tissue and organs will be built out of cells that have been made younger;

—Got heart trouble? No problem, says Kurzweil. "We'll be able to create new heart cells from your skin cells and introduce them into your system through the bloodstream. Over time, your heart cells get replaced with these new cells, and the result is a rejuvenated, young heart with your own DNA""
"Two-minute YouTube clips were just the start. As television comes to the Internet, dozens of companies are gunning to become the networks of tomorrow"

Friday, February 23, 2007

"New systems may allow people to record everything they see and hear--and even things they cannot sense--and to store all these data in a personal digital archive"

"Spoken Translation" Device

Home Technology

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Computer-generated image

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

"The A4M invites everyone to join us in our Countdown to Immortality, as humankind is truly within ten years of achieving the ability to define the lifespan of our species."

The Terminator Came from 2029

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

"Movie Downloads Coming Soon to the PS3"

Monday, February 19, 2007

Terrafugia $148,000 flying car

Harvard bionano center

Sunday, February 18, 2007

"D-Wave is planning to have a 1,000 qubit quantum computer ready by the end of 2008."
"Nanobots get to the heart of the matter
A new breed of nanobots is being designed to assist doctors by going where no surgeon or technology has gone before."
"On April 7, 2005, Sony went public with the information that they had filed for and received a patent for the idea of the non-invasive beaming of different frequencies and patterns of ultrasonic waves directly into the brain to recreate all five senses."

Saturday, February 17, 2007
We'll supposedly have expanded into much of the universe in about 300 years. - "The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God, and the Resurrection of the Dead"
"By 2020, scientists at Rutgers University believe that nano-sized robots will be injected into the bloodstream and administer a drug directly to an infected cell. This robot has a carbon nanotube body, a biomolecular motor that propels it and peptide limbs to orient itself."

MSNBC-Privacy Vanishing

Seed-size spyplane

GPS Watch

"Implant to 'cure' blindness within 2 years [2009]"

"Ever dreamed of being made into a statue? 3-D scanners may soon make your fantasy a cheap reality.",72738-0.html?tw=wn_index_12

Friday, February 16, 2007
In about a decade, there will be artificial blood cells that can hold 40 times the amount of oxygen of a naturally produced blood cell. As Kurzweil puts it, a person who has this type of blood cell could sit at the bottom of a pool for four hours.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"Los Angeles residents will be given free or inexpensive wireless Internet access within two years [by 2009]"

"MIT student invents device for wall crawling"

Cheap Hologram Projector

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"tiny machine that could eventually lead to lasers moving objects remotely"

Wrist PDA (~2005)

Earring phones


"It is now 2009. Individuals primarily use portable computers, which have become dramatically lighter and thinner than the notebook computers of ten years earlier. Personal computers are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, and are commonly embedded in clothing and jewelry such as wristwatches, rings, earrings, and other body ornaments. Computers with a high-resolution visual interface range from rings and pins and credit cards up to the size of a thin book.

People typically have at least a dozen computers on and around their bodies, which are networked using "body LANs" (local area networks). These computers provide communication facilities similar to cellular phones, pagers, and web surfers, monitor body functions, provide automated identity (to conduct financial transactions and allow entry into secure areas), provide directions for navigation, and a variety of other services."

"By 2009, computers will disappear. Displays will be written directly onto our retinas by devices in our eyeglasses and contact lenses. In addition to virtual high resolution displays, these intimate displays will provide full immersion visual virtual reality. We will have ubiquitous very high bandwidth wireless connection to the Internet at all times. Going to a web site will mean entering a virtual reality environment at least for the visual and auditory sense where we will meet other real people. There will be simulated people as well."

"Intel Wants 10 Tera-Instructions Per Second by 2015, Starts 80 Core Chip"

Monday, February 12, 2007

"The science of spying"

"invisibility cloak - the latest defence-industry secret which uses nanoparticles to beam light around the body"

"terahertz scanners can see under your clothes"

"A mobile phone can be tracked to within 100 metres, wherever you go without you knowing."


"Toss the two-pound Dragon Egg through a window, and it will transmit 360-degree video images of its surroundings to a handheld display up to 1,000 feet away. Its four cameras are encased in a shockproof polymer casing."

"SkySeer, an unmanned spy drone that weighs just four pounds."

"A grill-mounted launcher shoots a GPS tag that sticks to a vehicle and tracks its location."

"All Sonic, No Boom: Long hampered because the planes were too loud to fly over land, supersonic air travel is now on its way back"

"TV Coming to Your Phone ... Maybe"

~$500 Video Glasses

Sunday, February 11, 2007

"Beijing 2008: The First 4G Wireless Olympic Games ?"

"The mobile flavor of WiMAX, which enables broadband access while walking around town or driving down the highway, is expected to hit the scene in 2007 or 2008."

:Home Spy Camera Hidden in Clock"

Tactile virtual reality

Video camera cellphone


Broadband Video Phone

"Vodafone puts YouTube [video] into mobile space"

"Nokia’s Free Smart2Go Mapping and Navigation application available for download now"

"In 2011 You'll Never Have to Clean Your House Again: Nanotechnology could soon allow you to sanitize your bathroom with a flip of a light switch"

Recording a Video of Your Whole Life on a ~100 Terabyte Hard Drive (~2010)

Hologram (feasible today)

Robotic Bee



Thursday, February 08, 2007

"GPS shoes make people findable"

"Scientists becoming mind-readers"

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

"Web 3.0 is Coming in 2007"
"Work on Web 3.0 will continue for 5-10 years (2007-2012-2017)."

Retinal projection

Amazon to allow [TV] video downloads through Tivo

"MIT Says Optical Chips Coming in 5 Years"

2004-FDA approves grain of rice-size computer chip implant for humans

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Terabyte Phone