April 13, 2016: Watch video in MIT Technology Review. Doctors at the University of Ohio Medical Center have created a brain implant and a wearable sleeve which interface with one another and allow a paralyzed patient to move his arm, performing functional tasks such as swiping a credit card and holding a spoon.
April 21, 2016: Read article in MIT Technology Review. As scientists across the globe endeavor to artificially increase the human lifespan, studies have yet to reveal a specific gene which leads to longevity.
March 28, 2016: Read article in the New York Times. A dream of science fiction, which is how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg describes virtual reality, is about to come true. Oculus, the virtual-reality company that Facebook acquired for $2 billion two years ago, released its much-hyped Oculus Rift system on Monday. With a headset, camera and game […]
On this episode of Flash Forward, a podcast about the future, we explore a world in which humans wear an implantable device which detects lies and alerts the people around you to your lie. In the coming decades, human interactions could become shaped in a large part by technological advancements.
In this episode of Flash Forward, a podcast about the future, we explore the very real possibility of sex robots and potential challenges of that new era of human sexuality, including: human identity, avoiding the uncanny valley, logistics, liability for injury, avoiding hacking, etc.
February 5, 2015: Read article in Discovery News. Neuroscientists are pursuing new methods which could allow humans to preserve and then revive their brains long after the body has died. “I am virtually certain that mind uploading is possible,” neuroscientist and Brain Preservation Foundation president Ken Hayworth told Scientific American’s Michael Shermer recently. “We are destined […]
February 12, 2016: Read article in The Daily Mail. As robotics and artificial intelligence progresses towards ever more lifelike humanoid robots, friendships and even romantic relationships could become possible between humans and robots. What consequences does this change pose for our definitions of friendship, love, and marriage?
February 15, 2016: Read article in Huffington Post Tech. “There are numerous novel technologies that will change society and empower individuals — but they have a dark side that’s all too frequently overlooked…We know all too well that technical expertise doesn’t guarantee balanced rationality… The rising empowerment of tech-savvy groups or individuals with bio and cybertechnology […]
February 3, 2016: Read article in MIT Technology Review. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have successfully increased the lifespan of mice by removing “senescent” cells. This technology could one day be used on humans to treat diseases including glaucoma, arthritis, and heart disease and potentially extend human life.
February 17, 2016: Read article in MIT Technology Review. Humans have driven species to extinction through our hunger, our ignorance, our desire for economic growth, and our indifference. Will one species of mosquito be the first we eliminate for humanitarian reasons?