A Thousand Platoons: Belongingness and Co-Creation in the Age of Big Data

Image courtesy of Kunsthalle Budapest: ’No One Belongs Here More Than You’ | 2011 | curators: Petra Csizek, Gábor Döme | office: Újirány Group | authors: Árpád Kovács, Péter Pozsár, Gábor Szohr, Dominika Tihanyi On an overpopulated and panoptic planet, individualism as we know it and its form of solitary consciousness might not be viable […]

Illah Reza Nourbakhsh “Robot Futures” Talk

With robots, we are inventing a new species that is part material and part digital. The ambition of modern robotics goes beyond copying humans, beyond the effort to make walking, talking androids that are indistinguishable from people. Future robots will be embedded in our physical spaces, with the ability to go where we cannot, and […]

Is “corporate socialism” the future of humanity?

Sometimes the best way to start is to start from scratch. The tech futurists behind Sui Generis, a Montreal-based company with ambitious plans to jumpstart stagnant nations with networks of startup-friendly city-states, don’t see the point in revamping existing countries and their dying governments. The world we live in, they posit, is too far gone. […]

Our Life on Mars, Our Life on Earth: A Reason to Join the CRAG

Our Life on Mars, Our Life on Earth A Reason to Join the CRAG The Crag, the Creation of Reality Group at the University of Edinburgh, is moved by a collective desire to understand how ideals can become a social reality and shape our future. We want to provide inspiration and a toolkit to transform […]

Jobs Are for Machines

Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines an article by Scott Santens On December 2nd, 1942, a team of scientists led by Enrico Fermi came back from lunch and watched as humanity created the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction inside a pile of bricks and wood […]

Creating a brain?

CREATING A BRAIN? Researchers have developed a functioning miniature replica of the human brain, composed of neurons and glial cells, to help study and better understand neurological diseases. Source here