Google+ The World 2 Come: December 2004

Friday, December 24, 2004

The Interactive Future

"A two-day explosion of interactive sight, sound and technology from the student artists and innovators at ITP."
Source: Tisch School of the Arts at NYU


See also:
Multimedia - Wikipedia

Friday, December 17, 2004

Flying and Innovation

What do Adam Curry, Richard Branson, Larry Ellison, Marc Pincus, Jeremy Zawodny, Nova Spivack, John Robb, Doug Kaye, Joe Kraus, Philip Greenspun and Eric Schmidt have in common?

1. They have terrific ideas.
2. They love flying. They are pilots. All of them!

See also:
Innovation - Wikipedia
Flight - Wikipedia
Aviator - Wikipedia
IdeaFlow - Corante
Innovation Weblog

Museum of the Future

"The DaVinci Institute has set its sights on creating a museum of future inventions designed around our pursuit of inventions that will create a spot in the history books for people who develop them. The museum will be composed of multiple pavilions, each with its own scientific concentration, sponsored by businesses from around the world."
Source: The DaVinci Institute

See also:
Museum of the Future - Slashdot
Science Fiction Museum
Future - Wikipedia
Futurology - Wikipedia
Timeline of the future in forecasts - Wikipedia
Science fiction - Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Monday, December 13, 2004

Summary of the Week

"The week of December 6, 2004: Startups are worth their salt, gas-guzzling economies to take another hit, router whiz Tony Li rejoins Cisco, and rumors of the next iPod hatch."
Source: Red Herring

Google Zeitgeist

See also:
Week at a Glance - BBC News
Trends - BlogPulse
Yahoo Buzz Index
Daypop Top 40 Links

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The Future of the Car - 2

"Toyota has announced a concept vehicle that is intended to provide a form of personal mobility that 'seeks to attain a greater balance' for individuals who want to enjoy freedom of movement, harmony with society, and harmony with the Earth's natural environment. This accomplished by supporting the union of the driver and the vehicle."

See also:
More pics of Toyota's i-unit personal mobility vehicle - Engadget
The Future of the Car
The Future of Aviation
The Future of Travel
Cyborg - Wikipedia

Monday, December 06, 2004

Living Forever?

"Life expectancy is increasing in the developed world. But Cambridge University geneticist Aubrey de Grey believes it will soon extend dramatically to 1,000. Here, he explains why."

Dr Aubrey de Grey says:
"Ageing is a physical phenomenon happening to our bodies, so at some point in the future, as medicine becomes more and more powerful, we will inevitably be able to address ageing just as effectively as we address many diseases today.

I claim that we are close to that point because of the SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) project to prevent and cure ageing.

It is not just an idea: it's a very detailed plan to repair all the types of molecular and cellular damage that happen to us over time."
Source: BBC News
[via Geek News Central]

The Prophet of Immortality
"Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?"
Source: Popular Science
[via AlwaysOn]

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever
"Immortality is within our grasp . . .In Fantastic Voyage, high-tech visionary Ray Kurzweil teams up with life-extension expert Terry Grossman, M.D., to consider the awesome benefits to human health and longevity promised by the leading edge of medical science--and what you can do today to take full advantage of these startling advances. Citing extensive research findings that sound as radical as the most speculative science fiction, Kurzweil and Grossman offer a program designed to slow aging and disease processes to such a degree that you should be in good health and good spirits when the more extreme life-extending and life-enhancing technologies--now in development--become available. This bridge to the future will enable those who dare to make the journey from this century to the next . . . and beyond."

The Long Now Foundation: library

See also:
Transhumanism - Wikipedia
Immortality Institute
Fundamental limitations on 21st century biotechnology