Futurists can dish out some exciting and downright scary visions for the future of machines and science that either enhance or replace activities and products near and dear to us. Like the slogan of Nokia translated in Chinese: technology is always from humanity.” Users must be aware that to control the technology, don’t let technology control humans. The sound was actually emitted by an app called Novel Effect that uses voice-recognition technology to insert sound effects and music to books as you read them aloud—ideally, to make the experience of reading aloud more engaging for kids at home or in the classroom. FET Open funds projects on new ideas for radically new future technologies, at an early stage when there are few researchers working on a project topic.
Revolutionary advances in the biological sciences promise a host of new capabilities, from programmable microbes to brain-machine interfaces that interpret and correct …Continue Reading