LikeThe Commercial Birth of Natural Computing Punch card. Keyboard. Mouse. Touchscreen. Voice. Gesture. This abbreviated history of human-computer interaction follows a clear trajectory of improvement, where each mode of communication with technology is demonstrably easier to use than the last. We are now entering an era of natural computing, where our interaction with technology becomes [...]
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LikeScientists get stem cells from cloned human embryos A team of researchers said Wednesday that it had produced embryonic stem cells — a possible source of disease-fighting spare parts — from a cloned human embryo. Scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University accomplished in humans what has been done over the past 15 [...]
LikeLONDON — Resistance to antibiotics is a ‘catastrophic’ global threat and should be ranked alongside terrorism as one of the biggest risks Britain faces, the government’s chief medical officer said Monday. Sally Davies called the problem a “ticking time-bomb”, saying routine hip operations could become deadly within 20 years if humans lose the ability to [...]
LikeTidal power is certainly making waves in 2012, with the launch of two marine energy parks in the UK. From the Sound of Islay to Roosevelt Island, power-technology lists some of the biggest marine power projects in the world. The UK saw the launch of the second marine energy park in July, which will help [...]
We’re living in a unique time because, although we are still learning how to use the new technologies of ten years ago (i.e. social media), in the meantime important, paradigm shifting technologies are being developed (i.e. quantum computing). The most exciting things we can expect to see over the next decade will be based on how we will learn to use and combine the technologies that have just recently become available.