Category: Technology

Giant Artificial City Being Constructed To Test Future Technology

A planned city-sized laboratory will integrate real-world urban and suburban environments along with all the typical working infrastructure elements that make up today’s cities. The idea is to provide a unique opportunity to test and evaluate technologies in conditions that most closely simulate real-world applications. Self driving cars, drones, […]

Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent. That’s the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL, Tech30), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s.That means our brains will be […]

The Technology Transhumanists Want in Their Kids

Technology seems to be disrupting nearly every aspect of our lives. However, with the exception of toddlers thumbing their way through smartphone apps and watching Sesame Street on YouTube, raising children isn’t significantly different than it was 20 years ago. I would bet my right arm, though, that such […]

Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here

An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway. The cop sits in the car a moment, runs the plates—they’re fine—and gets out of the car. As he or she approach the driver’s side window, the driver pulls out a gun, shoots the officer, and flees. […]