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Understanding A 10 Dimensional Universe

Multiple Dimensions<p>When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes — alternate realities that exist …

The funny things happening on the way to singularity

John Hauer Contributor<p>John Hauer is the CEO of Get3DSmart.com<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The diagnosis and the cure of automation<br>• Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between<p>People often ask me about the impact of 3D printing on jobs. Will the technology be a job creator or destroyer? The …

Ford Fusion

How Machines Write Poetry

It’s easy to write software that creates legible poetry. But computer scientists are interested in the next step: a program that’s actually creative.<p>As a teenager in Vermont, Sarah Harmon used Java to create a computer program that wrote poetry. She named it OGDEN. Then she submitted one of its …

Creative Writing

What to Think About Machines That Think: Leading Thinkers on Artificial Intelligence and What It Means to Be Human

“Once we had neurons. Now we’re becoming the neurons.”<p>When Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage invented the world’s first computer, their “Analytical Engine” became the evolutionary progenitor of a new class of human extensions — machines that think. A generation later, Alan Turing picked up where …

By 2050, human-on-robot sex will be more common than human-on-human sex, says report

A shocking new report from a futurologist reveals predictions about the future of sex and robots<p>Can you imagine having sex with a humanoid robot? Apparently, this will be the norm in a few short decades. Futurologist Dr Ian Pearson has released a report in which he predicts the future of sex.<p>He …

Grab Your Headset: Producers Plunge Into Virtual Reality

Before you start dismissing virtual reality as the stuff of gamer nerds, or the next Second Life, think again. In the last month alone, top creators …

Virtual Reality

The Best User Interfaces Of 2014

In terms of smartphones and tablet interfaces, Google may have stolen 2014 with their landmark Material Design philosophy. But outside of that space, things are about to get weird. Really weird.<p>We sit on the precipice of a war for your face, in which companies like Facebook, Samsung, and Sony are …

Interaction Design

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the Cloud, making us part robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first—by our free will—to remove itself from the process of natural …

Singularity

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

The NASA scientists, philosophers, and futurists who believe that the aliens we meet most likely won't be a life form at all.<p>If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won't look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It's likely they won't be biological creatures at all, but …

Singularity

The New York Review of Video Games – Matter – Medium

Matter Presents:<p>MONDAY<p>LEVEL 1: GO!<p>Introduction<p>Welcome to The New York Review Of Video Games<p><i>By Chris Suellentrop</i><p>Essay<p>Achievement Points, You Can’t …

It’s Time to Intelligently Discuss Artificial Intelligence

I am an AI researcher and I’m not scared. Here’s why.<p>Some people have long regarded artificial intelligence (AI) as a threat. But lately that view …

University of Toronto’s next lawyer: A computer program named Ross

In the next few years, there may be a new junior associate, called Ross, working at a Bay Street law firm. He will handle legal research on big cases, and the senior partners are really going to like him: He is quiet, works orders-of-magnitude faster than any other lawyer on Earth and has a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Coming Age Of Cyborg Animals

Wearable tech like fitness bands and GPS trackers are all the rage, and our pets are starting to use them, too. These tools can help us monitor and …

Pets

This Artist Will Spend a Month in Virtual Reality Living As Someone Else

Mark Farid calls his 28-day project "Seeing I."<p>Artist Mark Farid is ready to step into the future—a future that looks like equal parts <i>Being John Malkovich</i> and <i>Lawnmower Man</i>. He plans to live in virtual reality for 28 days, experiencing life as somebody else.<p>His project "Seeing I" will involve a …

Oculus Rift Hack Lets You Live Real Life Like a Video Game

Part of the attraction of the Oculus Rift is its ability to let you experience virtual worlds from a hyper-realistic, real-time perspective.<p>But a …

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Add Virtual Reality Support: Oculus Rift Owners Now Get Online Immersion

Browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are both planning to add special features in order to allow virtual reality support in their services. …

Will Doctors Soon Prescribe Videogames?

How researchers are using computer games to treat pain, aging, ADHD, and other ailments.<p>Feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, or unable to focus? Is your memory getting fuzzy? Medication might help. Therapy might help. And someday soon–according to neuroscientists, game designers, and drug …

Virtual Reality

Variety Produces First Virtual Reality Red Carpet Coverage

Variety became the first news outlet to produce virtual reality video coverage of a red carpet premiere Monday night, teaming with VR technology …

Are Multiplayer Games the Future of Education?

A new classroom approach tries to bring more competition into the classroom.<p>It was just supposed to be a quick trip to Beijing, a touristy group thing to take in the sights. It wasn't supposed to go down like this. There wasn't supposed to be a lost manuscript; the travelers weren't supposed to …

Alchemy to bring Attenborough docs to life on VR kits

A UK production company and visual effects studio have announced the launch of Alchemy VR, a branch dedicated to creating content for the likes of …

Who Wants to Shoot an Elephant?

What kind of a person looks upon the world's largest land animal—a beast that mourns its dead and lives to retirement age and can distinguish the voice of its enemies—and instead of saying “Wow!” says something like “Where's my gun?” Wells Tower joins an exclusive hunting party and reports on one …

Wildlife

Take a Quick Break With This Super Pixel Quest Web Comic

One of the marvelous things about the Internet is the ability to just randomly stumble upon amazing things. Today’s highlight is Super Pixel Quest, an entertaining Web comic by Emmanuel Espinasse.<p>We won’t spoil the fun for you, but it’s worth clicking through the adventure to see how the artist …

Virtual Reality Is Ready to Manipulate Your Memories

Misled Memories<p>Virtual reality is ready to manipulate your emotions.<p><b>I'm standing on the roof of a building</b> in the middle of the night. Below me, …

All The Most Essential Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In July

July is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. Including new books from Hannu Rajaniemi, Joe Abercrombie, Nick Harkaway and Charles …

Books

Psychologists Find that Nice People Are More Likely to Hurt You

People who are agreeable are also more likely to make destructive choices, if they think doing so will help them conform to social expectations. …

Psychology

The Virtual Guilt of Doing Wrong in Games Makes Players Better Real-Life Humans

But it's not quite that easy either.<p>Image: <i>Call of Duty</i>/psu.edu<p>It's OK to join the Thieve's Guild. Go forth and conquer New Vegas with Caesar's Legion, enact sadistic tortures on heroes in a dungeon of your own design, plant a payload of C4 on a public street, or maybe just destroy all humans(!) in …

Psychology

SR Geek Picks: E.T. Is a Jedi, an Illustrated 'Captain America 2' Poster, Oscar Snubs 2014 & More

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a tribute to all the …