A Real-Life Tricorder Is Now Available For You To Buy And Scan Yourself | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation
Today, the Scanadu Scout tricorder is available for pre-order on Indiegogo. It’s a chance for early adopters to check out Scanadu’s technology, and an opportunity for Scanadu to gather some of the data it needs for FDA approval.
Beware the Coming War Against Personal Photography and Video
Lauren Weinstein, petapixel.com
Are you ready for the imagery war — the war against personal photography and capturing of video? You’d better be.The title of this piece actually isn’t entirely accurate. In some ways, this war isn’t just coming, it’s already begun. Forces are lin…
Fear is a powerful force which often leads us astray… Western societies are now threading a dangerous path and will continue to do so if we don’t change from controlling, masculine and exclusive strategies to female, dialectic and more inclusive approaches.
Digital creative agency Playground knows that Glass is in its early days, but they imagine a future in which Glass helps with navigation, shopping, hobbies and much more. And according to Playground, “All of our examples are actually possible right now. Smartphones (batteries not included) have enough raw processing power to run this software today. If only current batteries were ten times more efficient and there was a robust native hardware API for Glass. Well, it’s coming. Sooner than we think.”
via the content brief
Interesting to get some concrete scenarios on possible uses of Google Glass.
For cities, developing a plan for “sustainability” no longer sounds like enough. The word carries with it an environmental connotation (we need to live alongside nature in a “sustainable” way). And the absence of sustainability…
IBM‘s Watson, the Jeopardy!-playing supercomputer that scored one for Team Robot Overlord two years ago, just put out its shingle as a doctor or, more specifically, as a combination lung cancer specialist and expert in the arcane…
AI which according to measurement being superior to doctors is now being diffused into the reality of health care… Can’t wait to hear the reactions!
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P A Martin Börjesson
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