Category Archives: Technology – Future Trends

Cashless not so good? Stallholders seek refund from Hobart City Council over cashless system failures

The Mercury | January 4, 2016

STALLHOLDERS are demanding a full refund of the 10 per cent levy charged by Hobart City Council for Taste of Tasmania transactions.

Mind-reading computer deciphers words from brainwaves BEFORE they are spoken

Daily Mail | January 6, 2016

By Richard Gray

A ‘mind-reading’ device that can decipher words from brainwaves without them being spoken has been developed by Japanese scientists, raising the prospect of ‘telepathic’ communication.

Scientists may soon be able to ‘cut and paste’ DNA to cure deadly diseases and design perfect babies

Business Insider | November 19, 2015

By Tanya Lewis

“There’s a scarier possibility linked with CRISPR, too: Scientists — or anyone with access to a basic biology lab — could unleash genetic mutations that could spread fairly easily through a population of animals, and the results could be irreversible.”

Rise of the humans: intelligence amplification will make us as smart as the machines

The Conversation | October 12, 2015

By Alvin DMello

In January this year Microsoft announced the HoloLens, a technology based on virtual and augmented reality (AR).

Scientists Claim Zapping Brains with Magnets Can Treat Belief in God

The Stream | October 15, 2015

By William M Briggs

Here’s the breathless headline: “Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God — with MAGNETS.

Feminists, get ready: Women’s uterus may become obsolete

The Guardian | October 12, 2015

Artificial wombs, able to gestate a foetus outside the body, will completely upend feminism’s accepted arguments on bodily autonomy – for good or ill

Compulsive Texting Takes Toll on Teenagers

New York Times | October 12, 2015

By Roni Caryn Rabin

Does your teenager have a texting problem?