To the Youth on National Walkout Day

To the Youth on National Walkout Day

BANNER IMAGE CREDIT: ANDREW GOMBERT/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK This is not a post about guns. This is about our future. When I was in middle school, I didn't have to worry about being shot. I clearly remember the day we had an armed intruder drill, and learned how to hide, low to the ground, along the wall closest [...]

The 3 Pillars of Augmented Reality

The 3 Pillars of Augmented Reality

As technology advances, we inch closer to the hybrid reality envisioned by sci-fi authors in the last century, a reality in which technological augmentations are as expected and accepted as our phones and laptops today. Augmented reality is becoming increasingly more common a medium, and is seeping into our lives across many industries. There are [...]

Are We Living in a Virtual Reality?

Are We Living in a Virtual Reality?

Last night I dreamt that I took off a virtual reality headset and "woke up" in a VR arcade. Suddenly I found myself sitting on the floor in a small dark room, with a rack of different virtual reality rigs set up for me to choose from, and one in my hands on my lap. [...]

Top 5 Smart Gadgets to Spice Up Your Kitchen

Top 5 Smart Gadgets to Spice Up Your Kitchen

When the countertop microwave was invented in 1967, our kitchens were forever revolutionized. Now, the dawn of the Internet of Things has catapulted us into a new era of personal and home automation, making our everyday appliances talk to one another. Here are five smart gadgets for your kitchen - which one do you think [...]

Exploring the Future through “The Next Familiar”

Exploring the Future through “The Next Familiar”

Body mods, memotech, cybernetics - what seemingly futuristic technologies will become reality in years to come? The Next Familiar, a collaborative project by Karen Maxwell and Shannah Segal, gives us a glimpse at the status quo of 2044.

Startup Spotlight: VNTANA Holographics

Startup Spotlight: VNTANA Holographics

Holograms have, for decades, been a vision of the future. With applications in communication, entertainment, and productivity, holograms have the potential to make the globe more connected than ever. Microsoft's Hololens has already shown us that it's possible with a head-mounted holographic computer (see my post on Hololens if you aren't familiar with its epicness), but [...]

Will Your Grandchildren be Cyborgs?

Will Your Grandchildren be Cyborgs?

Are cyborgs the next evolution of man? Do we have any way to evolve further without integrating technology into our physical makeup?