A must watch…this future might make you cringe.

via dailybunch:

If you haven’t seen Sight by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.

It is a truly fascinating (and slightly frightening) vision—no pun intended—of the future that innovations like Google’s Project Glass seem to be charting a course towards.

Dig this…I think this type of device is an example of how our phones will start connecting back more often to the physical world to create something whimsical and fun. Just wait until 3D printing becomes the norm. Not for a few years because of costs but you can imagine taking a photo of a hat in a store and sending it directly to my friends 3D printer at home.
via jonathanmoore:

Little Printer
This tiny, ticker-tap like device from BERG design consultancy is their latest product launch that merges digital and physical to create a fun and playful gadget.

Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.

From looking at the Little Printer site, it appears that it is the first of many playful home electronic products that they plan on launching for their new BERG Cloud device that lives on your home’s network.
Previous posts about BERG - Making Future Magic: iPad Light Painting and Shuu.sh Twitter reader

Dig this…I think this type of device is an example of how our phones will start connecting back more often to the physical world to create something whimsical and fun. Just wait until 3D printing becomes the norm. Not for a few years because of costs but you can imagine taking a photo of a hat in a store and sending it directly to my friends 3D printer at home.

via jonathanmoore:

Little Printer

This tiny, ticker-tap like device from BERG design consultancy is their latest product launch that merges digital and physical to create a fun and playful gadget.

Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.

From looking at the Little Printer site, it appears that it is the first of many playful home electronic products that they plan on launching for their new BERG Cloud device that lives on your home’s network.

Previous posts about BERG - Making Future Magic: iPad Light Painting and Shuu.sh Twitter reader

via smarterplanet:

IBM Next 5 in 5: 2011 (by IBMLabs)

IBM unveils its sixth annual “Next 5 in 5” — a list of innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years. The Next 5 in 5 is based on market and societal trends expected to transform our lives, as well as emerging technologies from IBM’s Labs around the world that can make these innovations possible.

In this installment: you will be able to power your home with the energy you create yourself; you will never need a password again; mind reading is no longer science fiction; the digital divide will cease to exist; and junk mail will become priority mail.

The future will be…grains, particles & bits. The future will be…ripples, waves & flow. The future will be…mix, swarms, multitudes. The future will be…the future we deserve but with some surprises, if only some of us take notice

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Nissan Gunning For Leadership In Electric Vehicles

Company decisions like this inspire me.

via electricpower:

Quick Spin: Nissan Leaf the tip of mass market EV spear

Nissan has gone into a back room, pulled out its Ouija board and decided that the time is right to make a huge bet. The Japanese automaker, along with its partner Renault, wants to be the world leader in pure electric vehicles. Even though you can go buy an Altima hybrid right now, the company didn’t develop its own gas-electric technology (the sedan uses Toyota tech). This time around, Nissan believes the future belongs to vehicles without an internal combustion engine (ICE) and is preparing to put its own foot forward. It’s way too early to know for sure, but Nissan’s gamble could pay off handsomely. ToyotaGeneral Motors and others are adding plugs to vehicles with liquid-fueled engines, but no major automaker has claimed the pure EV pole position. If everything goes right, Nissan will be that automaker.

The flagship vehicle for the automaker is, of course, the Leaf EV hatchback, which was unveiled in August and recently made its North American debut in Los Angeles. We were on hand to take a Leaf mule out for a short (very short) spin and heard directly from Nissan how this unique-looking EV will secure Nissan’s place in the auto industry as tremendous changes take place in the coming years. Follow us after the jump to learn about Nissan’s wager and find out if the Leaf has got the potential to (silently) propel the company to the top.

Autoblog Green

via Josh Spear
Look mom, no blades. The future is here. Silent velcro. Space travel. Fanless… fans. And one of them there doohickeys just miraculously showed up on my desk today. Should I dispose of it in a landfill? Should I convince people it’s a space beacon and I’m conducting a wild experiment communicating with aliens.
The Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan works very differently to conventional fans. It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. With no blades or grill, it’s safe, easy to clean and doesn’t cause unpleasant buffeting.

via Josh Spear

Look mom, no blades. The future is here. Silent velcro. Space travel. Fanless… fans. And one of them there doohickeys just miraculously showed up on my desk today. Should I dispose of it in a landfill? Should I convince people it’s a space beacon and I’m conducting a wild experiment communicating with aliens.
The Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan works very differently to conventional fans. It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to draw in air and amplify it 15 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. With no blades or grill, it’s safe, easy to clean and doesn’t cause unpleasant buffeting.

Catching up on the internets since getting back from a West coast trip.  I was in Las Vegas for a long weekend and one of the most interesting new developments there is the “City Center" which is an $8 billion project going up in the center of the strip.  Its a joint project between MGM Grand and Dubai World.

I guess you could say it could have happened at a better time, and both organizations have been suing each other over who will finish the funding for the project, but it seems like the project will be completed and when I was out there construction seemed to be continuing.

When you look at the photos of the project, does it remind you of anything?   I knew there was something, but it was my friend Paul Pope, who I was there with, who totally nailed the comparison.   You can see it in the video above. Epcot Center was developed as a “City of the Future” back in the early 80s.  The City Center is such an eerie throwback to it.

It has the same circular design and was created by a team of diverse top notch architects. Same monorail tram running around the facility.  Of course, in typical Vegas fashion there is no way to actually “walk” to this development…at least not outside.

Where Epcot Center has become a discarded joke, and never lived up to a place where people would actually live…The question is, will this development share the same future?   I think it has a better chance for staying power and growing a bit of a community…if only that its being built in the place where, surrounded by theme park hotels, it doesn’t have to go far to look timeless, and there are such a lack of “community” options in Las Vegas, it might actually be attractive to a new set of modern residents.

This is one of the best purchases I have made lately.  Its a fantastic product from a company called H2O Audio, which according to their site is “one of the fastest growing companies in America”. I can understand why, as I am very satisfied after my first run with their Amphibx waterproof iPod case and headphones.  Its one of those products that gives a sense of amazement for the times we live in.  My iPod goes into this holster and it wraps comfortably around my waist and sits in the middle of my back.  The plug connects to waterproof earphones up your back and plays clear sound under water.
Since someone ran a red light in the East village and hit me on my motorcycle in 2007, I have been swimming as a form of therapy.  I was a good swimmer as a boy and I have enjoyed getting back into it.  The only bother is the silent monotony of it.  This allows me to listen to music while I swim and actually makes me work out longer and more consistently.  I highly recommend for anyone who uses the pool for exercise or does a lot of other water sports.

This is one of the best purchases I have made lately.  Its a fantastic product from a company called H2O Audio, which according to their site is “one of the fastest growing companies in America”. I can understand why, as I am very satisfied after my first run with their Amphibx waterproof iPod case and headphones.  Its one of those products that gives a sense of amazement for the times we live in.  My iPod goes into this holster and it wraps comfortably around my waist and sits in the middle of my back.  The plug connects to waterproof earphones up your back and plays clear sound under water.

Since someone ran a red light in the East village and hit me on my motorcycle in 2007, I have been swimming as a form of therapy.  I was a good swimmer as a boy and I have enjoyed getting back into it.  The only bother is the silent monotony of it.  This allows me to listen to music while I swim and actually makes me work out longer and more consistently.  I highly recommend for anyone who uses the pool for exercise or does a lot of other water sports.