It’s World Futures Day! Celebrate now

The Association of Professional Futurists (APF) will commemorate World Future Day 2017 with an experiment in crowdsourcing an ode to the future. This will run from midnight, 12:01 AM , UTC+14 MARCH 1st to midnight 11:59 PM UTC-11. Thomas Jefferson once said. “I like the dreams… via Commemorate World Futures Day: Speak Future #SPKFUTR — Association … More It’s World Futures Day! Celebrate now

My Body, My Right?

I was scanning and found a few articles about elective amputation. Electing to amputate a limb? Well, official elective amputation is reserved for those with diminished use of a limb when even a dumb prosthetic, much less a modern prosthetic capable of reaching and grabbing, would actually be better than their own limb. However, there was some … More My Body, My Right?

Approaching Androids

An android is a robot that resembles a human, and their potential applications include customer service, communication technologies, education, and health care. Japan has produced a number of androids, but they still only look like humans. They still feel, smell, sound, and presumably taste synthetic. My latest trend alert shows where researchers are advancing in … More Approaching Androids