Category Archives: Technology – Future Trends

Does rampant AI threaten humanity?

BBC | December 2, 2014

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Pity the poor meat bags. They are doomed if a growing number of scientists, engineers and artists are to be believed.

Prof Stephen Hawking has joined a roster of experts worried about what follows when humans build a device or write some software that can properly be called intelligent.

Synthetic biologist aims to create pig with human lungs

San Jose Mercury News | November 14, 2014

By Lisa M. Krieger

In a provocative cross-species experiment, scientists are striving to rewrite the pig genome so the animal grows lungs that could be transplanted into humans.

Generation WiFi wants brains hooked to Internet

WND | November 17, 2014

By Leo Hohmann

According to a survey by tech giant Cisco Systems, about a fourth of professionals ages 18 to 50 would leap at the chance to get a surgical brain implant that allowed them to instantly link their thoughts to the Internet.

NASA’s ‘ambitious’ space agenda threatened by current funding

Huntsville Times | November 15, 2014

By Lee Roop

NASA’s inspector general said today that the agency’s “ambitious” space agenda, which includes developing a new deep-space rocket in Alabama, may not be possible with the funding Congress has been willing to provide.

Google Wants to Store Your Genome

MIT Technology Review | November 6, 2014

By Antonio Regalado

Google is approaching hospitals and universities with a new pitch. Have genomes? Store them with us.

Mental health of children and young people ‘at risk in digital age’

The Guardian | November 5, 2014

Violent video games, the sharing of indecent images on mobile phones, and other types of digital communications, are harming young people’s mental health, MPs warned on Wednesday, amid evidence of big increases in self-harm and serious psychological problems among the under-18s.

Lowe’s Hires Robots for the Holidays

PC Magazine | October 29, 2014

By Angela Moscaritolo

Lowe’s is hiring some new workers for the holiday season, but they’re not human.