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AI, the Forest, and Artisans

Published on June 14, 2017 By Kurt Callaway

The quickening pace of technology offers the promise of greater productivity and better decision-making within modern society, but there’s a downside to that potential.  The use of robots and artificial intelligence within industry threatens to displace not only low-skilled human workers, but also many in white-collar positions as AI improves in its competence in offering […]

Before We Let Robots Reclaim the Sahara . . .

Published on June 6, 2017 By Andy

With the fast pace of modern technology, it’s no surprise that serious attention has been focused on how it might be applied to reclaiming some of the millions of square miles of non-polar desert which comprise approximately 13% of the Earth’s dry land surface.  It’s not a new idea, but previous attempts have been hampered […]

Houston Futures of…

Published on August 24, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

Robotics:  Will robots replace sooner than we think?  As robots become more flexible and more easily controlled, the economic implications will be staggering. Computing:  DARPA is looking to take the future of computing back to analog, hopefully solving the problem of the decreasing power issues of the forever growth model. Doctors:  Your health care network […]

Best of the Blogs: May 11, 2012

Published on May 11, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

              WFS’ Rick Docksai introduces us to UAVs that can fly in formation.  First small robots and bigger UAVs; everybody stay indoors!             Open the Future’s Jamais Cascio sees a bright future for women aka the Pink Collars; As the white, blue, and grey […]

Houston Futures of…

Published on May 8, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

              Social Networks:  Guarav Mishra uses the typical 2×2 matrix to give us an idea on where social networks will be heading.             Farming:  Rooftop fish farming in the city in which the fish eat the vegetables to live and you end up eating […]

Vijay Kumar and Flying Robots That Work Together

Published on March 14, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

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Who Are We In Our Music: Does Future of Music Require Humans?

Published on February 14, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

After watching the glitz and the glamour of the Grammy awards, I noticed that some of the live acts included many harmonized and auto-tuned back-up and forefront vocals that played along with dance performances such as Chris Brown’s below: 21221222533 by YardieGoals This is not that surprising.  Musical acts have been using technology to change […]