Student Scanning

Student Scanning: Futurecraft Biofabric

Posted by on January 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Shoe company, Adidas is going above and beyond to become a sustainable company. In November, they launched a prototype of a new shoe called Futurecraft Biofabric. The shoes’ material is made of a material called Biosteel, which is a replication of spider silk and is fully biodegradable. Adidas collaborated with a German biotech company, AMSilk which produces the […]

Student Dave Ramirez on Software’s Right to Life

Posted by on October 26, 2016 at 9:35 am

“Within 50 years a legally binding “right to life” (a right not to be terminated or shut down with violation punishable as a capital offense) will be granted to software by some nation on Earth, effectively giving constitutional “human rights” to a software system.” My reasoning is based on three ideas. First, everything physical will […]

Student Scanning: “Empowering Youth through E-books”

Posted by on May 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

[NOTE: We will occasionally be featuring some blog posts from student scanning hits in World futures class. This one is from Joe Murphy]. Partnerships are key in a future connected by ebooks. The White house unveiled a plan on April 30 to provide $250 million dollars worth of eBooks to the nation’s less affluent children […]

Student Scanning: “If it moves, it’s alive!”

Posted by on February 14, 2015 at 8:57 am

[NOTE: We will occasionally be featuring some blog posts from student scanning hits in World futures class.]. Up until now there were two predominant ways to effectively search for extraterrestrial life. For very far away worlds, planet hunters execute a spectrographic analysis of a planet’s atmosphere. Different chemical compositions would emit different light in specific […]