Technology

MIT Computer Scientist Answers the Question: Can A Mechanical Brain Achieve Consciousness?

Science fiction is filled with narratives about self-aware artificial intelligence, from Terminator to C-3PO to Spielberg's A.I. to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 2:38PM

Infographic: Driverless Cars Will Save Over a Trillion Dollars Per Year

"Autonomous cars are no longer confined to the realms of science fiction."   Google is currently testing its driverless car,...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 1:45PM

Water-Splitting Device May Allow for Round-Trip Space Travel

Many scientists envision a future in which hydrogen replaces oil as our primary fuel. In addition to the benefits for the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 12:04PM

Hackers Could Turn 3-D Printers into Bombs

3-D printing is becoming more and more commonplace, particularly for defense contractors. However, a new report published by the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 10:09AM

Architect Wants to Create Buildings That Have Minds of Their Own

Would you live in a building that could think for itself? Architect Doris Sung believes that the future of architecture is designing...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 5:26PM

Hunting Down Garbage that May Hinder Space Colonization

Although there were many inaccuracies in the movie Gravity, the idea of some kind of disaster occurring as a result of space debris is...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 10:43AM

Futurist Predicts We'll Be Able to Upload Our Thoughts onto the iCloud by 2030

The direction of human evolution is unclear; depending on whom you ask, there are trends towards a superintelligent new species of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 10:42AM

Imminent Posthuman Revolution Will Widen Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

Scientists, philosophers, and sci-fi writers alike have been predicting that humans would achieve "posthuman" status, or engage in...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 September 2014 - 4:20PM

Technological Telepathy: Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Achieved for the First Time

Two brains have directly said "hello" to each other for the first time. In an experiment conducted by Harvard researchers, "digital...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 September 2014 - 11:23AM

Computer Program Attempts to Prove the Existence of God

The existence or non-existence of God is likely one of life's great unanswerable questions, but that hasn't stopped philosophers from...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 September 2014 - 3:32PM

3-D Printed Robotic Birds Pass Bird Version of Turing Test

According to Alan Turing's test for artificial intelligence, an AI can be considered truly intelligent when it has the ability to pass...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - 2:08PM

The World's First Cyborg Can Listen to Color

Meet Neil Harbisson, the world's first legally recognized cybernetic organism. The colorblind artist has an antenna implanted into his...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 - 4:36PM

Will Superintelligent Modified Humans Cease to Be Human?

Should transhumanism be replaced with posthumanism? Transhumanism is a broad term for the belief that humans will someday evolve...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 4:15PM

Supercomputer Makes a Scientific Discovery

Computer programs seem to be replacing every profession these days: writers, artists, psychologists, police officers, the list goes on...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 5:05PM

Cancer-Fighting Search and Destroy Nanobots Close to a Reality

Replicato technology may be used to treat one of the most deadly diseases known to man. Research from the University of California...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 11:09AM

New Augmented Reality Headset May Create Entirely Virtual World

What if you could navigate a city through virtual breadcrumbs that were left for you? What if you could share a virtual meal with a...

satoru
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 11:34AM

12 Robot Fails Which Will Help You Realize The Future Isn't Here Yet

The field of robotics is advancing at an alarming rate. We have robots on Mars, robots playing music and even robots creating art. But...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 25 August 2014 - 9:52AM

Roko's Basilisk: The Artificial Intelligence Version of Pascal's Wager

There's a small chance I'm doing you a disservice by telling you about Roko's Basilisk, so read at your own risk.   The Basilisk is...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 12:34PM

Engineer Predicts that Altruistic Robots May Try to Put Us Out of Our Misery

When AI researchers discuss the possibility of a robot apocalypse, they usually ascribe sinister motivations to the robots, such as a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:09AM

The Biggest Ethical Problems with Driverless Cars

"The car stopped at stop signs. It glided around curves. It didn't lurch or jolt. The most remarkable thing about the drive was that...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 2:16PM