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interactive art in space…

By Google via Google+

Vancouver’s waterfront looks a little different this week, thanks to a massive, interactive artwork created by artist Janet Echelman and Google’s Aaron Koblin. Using their mobile phones, visitors can create colors and ripples of light across the surface of a 300-foot textile sculpture suspended above the walkways—all powered by Chrome. Learn more about this piece, which was created for the 30th annual TED conference: http://goo.gl/S7ULeq

the drinkable book…

the time of rapidly accelerated change…

Published on Nov 5, 2013, by the Singularity University channel:
Humanity Has Entered An Era Of Rapidly Accelerated Change. Singularity University offers programs and conferences that teach businesses and individuals how to deal with this rapid change. Don’t be left behind. Turn rapid technological change into an opportunity, use it to solve the world’s biggest problems

Learn more about our programs at http://singularityu.org or send an email to getinfo@singularityu.org

3D printer prints prosthetic hand for son…

 

 

dense and subtle…all one

 

 

 

crossing the river…

    • riverIndiaA Zen Roshi and a Hindu Guru were walking together along a river bank intending to visit an adjacent island.
    • “Let’s walk to the island,” said the Hindu Guru.

    • “Why not take the ferry boat?” said the Roshi.

    • “Because,” said the Hindu Guru “I’ve spent 20 years learning to walk on water.”

    • “Why take twenty years learning to walk on water,” said
      the Roshi “when you can take a ferry boat for a penny?”

read books in under 90 minutes…

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minuteslarge-13

Excerpted from TECHNOLOGY •  • MAR 4, 2014 – 10:40PM:

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.

Now, Spritz is about to go public with Samsung’s new line of wearable technology.

Other apps have offered up similar types of rapid serial visual presentation to enhance reading speed and convenience on mobile devices in the past.

However, what Spritz does differently (and brilliantly) is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading.

The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters.

The unique aspect of Spritz is that it identifies the ORP of each word, makes that letter red and presents all of the ORPs at the same space on the screen.

In this way, our eyes don’t move at all as we see the words, and we can therefore process information instantaneously rather than spend time decoding each word.

The game done changed. Try it for yourself.

250 words per minute:

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350 words per minute:

oo2oOpm

500 words per minute:

56tvOUK

via HuffingtonPost, Top Photo Credit: We Heart It

a glimpse of the future?

I saw this movie a few nights ago. A fun experience, feeding my curiosity and excitement about however consciousness will unfold.

space elevators?

Can space elevators really work?

Posted in Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence News, February 28, 2014

Climber ascends space elevator, heading spaceward from its aeroshell (credit: Frank Chase/Chase Design Studios)

Yes. A space elevator appears possible and space elevator infrastructure could indeed be built via a major international effort, a study conducted by experts under the auspices of the International Academy of Astronautics has found, Space.com writer Leonard David reports.

Two technologies pacing the development of the space elevator are an ultra-strong space tether and other space elevator components, and lightweight solar cells, according to study lead editor Peter Swan.

David quotes Arthur C. Clarke: “The space elevator will be built ten years after they stop laughing…and they have stopped laughing!”

A copy of “Space Elevators: An Assessment of the Technological Feasibility and the Way Forward”  is available through Virginia Edition Publishing Company at: www.virginiaedition.com/sciencedeck.

clean water for everyone…

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LifeStraw by Vestergaard is a compact, simple, inexpensive water filtration system that may be an effective solution for the millions of people who are without clean water. Positive test results have been achieved on tap, turbid and saline water against common waterborne bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella, Enterococcus and Staphylococci. Vestergaard Frandsen made the cost of this technology its main feature so it would be affordable and accessible to people in developing countries. This technology is winning awards for a reason. Through people’s donations, the LifeStraw has the ability to make a huge impact on this planet. To learn more about LifeStraw click buylifestraw.com/.

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