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Sign of the Singularity

TweetVernor Vinge, the mathematician and author, once predicted the technological singularity which states that computational technology once achieving a certain threshold would accelerate past human intelligence.  This possibility sounds like fiction, but it’s a concern serious technologists have voiced.  Recently, a team of researchers in Aberystwyth Univserity in Wales, created a robot that could formulate theories and …

The Brain-Computer Interface

TweetAspirin stocks up.  Logitech stocks down.  My carpal tunnel can’t wait for mind controlled computers, but I’ll probably only trade my Logitech mouse for a headache.  Today scientists at the Honda Research Institute unveiled a robot controlled by thought alone. In the video a large control unit behind the BMI user shows more finite control requires …

Can AR Help Manufacturing?

TweetI found this interesting video from Microsoft about how AR could be used in a manufacturing environment, and specifically in the car business.  Currently, I am a Manager of Quality and Engineering at a Toyota facility here in the US, so I have my own take on what AR can do for manufacturing. The video …

Ori Inbar’s AR Presentation

TweetWhen I first started this blog a month ago, I was apprehensive if there would be enough material to write about in regards to augmented reality.  I thought I might be able to squeeze out a post twice a week, if I worked at it.  Lately, its all I can do to not post everyday, …

Freedoms and the 5th Amendment

TweetOn his website, Luigi Cappel has a nice post about the effect of digital information on our freedoms.  I agree with a lot of the things he says on his site, but I would also add we not only have to worry about the government, but also corporations and each other.  The ease at which digital …

Contest: Machines That Know

TweetA few weeks ago I made a post about Machines That Know.  Then I made a couple of follow up posts about the good and bad aspects of these technologies working in concert.  I think it is important for society to think ahead to the problems our innovative technologies are going to create, so we can design solutions …