The Future

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality, or AR, is a highly interactive experience that essentially involves a real world environment whereupon the various objects that are part of the real world are "augmented" by computer ‘software and hardware generated’ perceptual information. This information can cross multiple sensory modalities, and can go on to include auditory, visual, haptic (touch), olfactory (smell)… Continue reading Augmented Reality

Humans, The Future

Smart Cities – Panasonic Promotes the Future

Most futuristic movies feature cities that have increased functionality, which has been obtained by applying technology to everyday life. Leading technology company, Panasonic, has already begun building these ‘smart cities,’ and have shown where they can be the way forward. Their creation, Fujisawa SSC in Japan, is the world’s first city which incorporates technology into… Continue reading Smart Cities – Panasonic Promotes the Future

Genetic Engineering

Designer Bodies – DNA Manipulation to Recreate Ourselves

Many people often wish that it was possible to recreate themselves to be ‘perfect,’ physically, mentally or both. To fulfil this desire, scientists are exploring how DNA manipulation can be used to change plants and animals, as well as redesign our human bodies and minds. DNA is the source code of all forms of life,… Continue reading Designer Bodies – DNA Manipulation to Recreate Ourselves

Threats to Mankind

Emerging Viral Diseases

Emerging viral diseases are always high value news items. However, how will viruses change over the next few years? In recent years, the most significant virus of them all, in terms of human cases and death toll, was the re-emergence of Ebola. But there is also chikungunya fever, which appeared in the United States for… Continue reading Emerging Viral Diseases

The Future

The Many Worlds Theory

Many physicists and scientists hypothesize whether it could be possible to have parallel universes that hold different versions of us and have encountered the possible events that we may not have encountered. It is a crazy concept to wrap your head around, but it is, nonetheless, quite an intriguing one as well. Let’s explore the… Continue reading The Many Worlds Theory