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Education in the Future

In the early days of human history, education was the process of passing on knowledge from one individual to another in an informal and usually ad hoc arrangement. Then we learned to document knowledge and it became possible to distribute the learning of knowledge and formalize the process into the teacher and school paradigm. Over […]

AR Foursome

An Augmented Reality (AR) filter could be used to change the appearance of our sex partner to any form we desire. This is real sex with a virtual skin. It won’t be long before we find two lovers having sex, with each wearing AR goggles to fantasize about somebody else. This could be considered a […]

Eat the Cooking Instructions

Do It Yourself (DIY) projects are all the rage. A recipe for making good tasting food is an old fashioned version of a DIY project, but this new version includes eating the paper the recipe instructions are printed upon. – [youtube.com]

Self Assembly Using Sound Waves

Imagine scattering puzzle pieces on a table top, then vibrating the table until the pieces all fit into place, solving the puzzle. That’s a crude description of self-assembly, but some molecules like to combine with others when they get into the right position. Using sound waves opens up new possibilities, like assembly in three dimensions […]

We Grow As Our Machines Grow

Human civilization history is a record of extending human effort through external means. The means used are often called “machines”. Our machines extend our reach and amplify our effort. They make us stronger, faster, more accurate, and even smarter. We began with simple tools made from bones and rocks. We learned to use fire as […]

Quality Education for Free

If you have not yet taken a look at Khan Academy, you should. KHANACADEMY – [khanacademy.org] Founded by Salman Kahn in 2006, the academy is non-profit educational resource that uses youtube videos as a primary teaching/learning tool. The videos come in a short enough format to keep attention focused, usually in a range from 6-12 […]

Sped Up Waves Create Harmony

Sound pitch is determined by the frequency of the sound waves. Short, fast waves produce high pitched sound and long, slow waves produce low pitched sound. This presents the idea that harmony is created by rhythm. Watch Adam Neelys explanation of how pitch can be created by rhythm: Harmonic Polyrhythms Explained! [ AN’s Bass Lessons […]

Integrating Architecture With Construction

3D printing is being used for the construction of just about everything, from human organ tissues to buildings. Current building construction that uses 3D printing simply mimics older construction techniques using the new tools. We are just now beginning to create new techniques that were not possible or practical previously. The video below mentions the […]

Data Mining Helps Crack Murder Cases

This article describes some of the difficulties encountered when trying to collate murder statistics to identify clusters of unsolved murders that might be related. It also points out the tremendous potential available when those obstacles are overcome. Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm – [bloomberg.com] We’re in a moment when, after decades of decreases nationally […]

A Knowledge Revolution

This documentary video describes a new industrial revolution. The revolution that is now upon us, however, is more about change in knowledge and the engineering of knowledge that it is about change in industry. Changing the way we handle and use knowledge will no doubt create ripples in the world of industry and economics. Documentary […]