The Anti-Sweat-Staining Smart Shirt

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Check out this 2 min Reuters News video of an anti-sweat-staining shirt. It is just the latest item in a long list of smart clothes (even smart underwear) based on the introduction of more and more intelligent textiles. Synopsis: Two entrepreneurs say they have invented a revolutionary new material which will put an end to the embarrassment of sweat stains. (Stuart McDill reports for Reuters News.) Related articles Intelligent Textiles Of The Future (singularityblog.singularitysymposium.com)

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The Powers Of Ten

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In case you missed it last week (when this short doc was celebrated on 10/10/10) check out The Powers Of Ten movie below. Even though it was made in 1968 by Charles and Ray Eames it is still very much up-to-date and is still as powerful as it was 40 years ago. …It reminds me greatly of Carl Sagan‘s Pale Blue Dot… Synopsis: Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports […]

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New Zealand TV Features Singularity University

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The concept of the technological singularity is becoming more and more mainstream and is exhibiting what seems to be an exponential growth in media coverage. Just some of the more recent examples include feature articles on the NY Times and coverage on PBS TV network together with the widely anticipated big screen movie premieres of both Transcendent Man and The Singularity Is Near. Now even New Zealand’s 60 minutes TV show run a short but very interesting documentary news report featuring Singularity University. Check out the […]

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Mind Over Matter: The Future Of Human-Computer Interfaces

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The human-computer user interface has been one of the slowest to evolve and typewriter-style of keyboard and mouse controls are still the norm. The interface, however, is not going to be limited forever by the above combo, no matter how prevalent it may be today. We have already witnessed the introduction and growing success of touch-screen and voice-control devices becoming widely available to the public. Ultimately, the future of human-computer interface is one of direct brain-computer communication. For example, check out the following 3 videos to […]

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Singularity Weblog Gets A New Thesis Custom Design

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It’s been a few days since Singularity Weblog got a new Thesis custom design and I’ve been meaning to write a short post both to mark the occasion and address some questions: So, What’s New? 1. Blog design: First and foremost, we’ve got a new, unique and customized blog design created by David Alexander from Quixotic Media. After the fiasco with the first designer that I had hired for the job (who resigned abruptly 3 months after taking on the project),  I sent out emails with […]

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Douglas Rushkoff on Singularity Podcast

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Today I have Douglas Rushkoff as my guest at Singularity Podcast and we discuss a variety of topics such as his most recent book Program or Be Programmed, the impact of modern media and social networking, technology in general and the technological singularity in particular. Who is Douglas Rushkoff? Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He teaches media studies at New York University, serves as technology columnist for […]

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Singularity Podcast: John Horgan On The End Of Science

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It was an interesting and enriching contrast to have John Horgan as my guest at Singularity Podcast. Following Jason Silva‘s super impassioned and optimistic defense of the singularity, accompanied by Jason’s belief that humanity will eventually conquer death and accomplish immortality,  it was intellectually stimulating to discuss the opposite point of view. John is perhaps the best known critic of both Ray Kurzweil and the technological singularity, and in the spirit of Singularity Symposium, I invited him to present some of his views and criticisms here […]

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