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The American start-up Humai is developing a technology that aims to transfer human consciousness into artificial bodies in the future. The founders of Humai has a vision that the first human to ”live forever” will be reality within 30 years. According to CEO Josh Bocanegra, Humai will combine artificial intelligence with nanotechnology in order to store data about how a person communicates with others, behavioral patterns and thought processes prior to the person’s death. The data will then be coded into sensor technologies, which will be implanted into an artificial body together with the brain of a deceased human. The artificial body functions will be controlled with your thoughts by measuring brain waves. As the brain ages, nanotechnology will be used to repair and improve cells. Unrealistic science fiction or not? Time will tell!
The future of sports – sensors?
Formula 1 cars are not only aerodynamic, powerful and expensive. They have also become highly intelligent thanks to dozens of sensors that stores and communicate real time data to the track, on-site crew, TV-broadcast, as well as to the team of engineers at the factory at home. The McLaren team builds its race cars for each track based on historical data and simulations generated by the current season’s sensor data. Their process ensures that every aspect of the car’s design is based on data. Formula 1 is leveraging on the technology of big data analytics, internet of things as well as 3d printing, and we will most certainly see more of this in the future of all sports. In other formula news, Formula E is planning the first racing series for driverless cars. This will surely push the use of sensors and data even further! Are computer scientists the racers of tomorrow? When will we see the first race between human and machine?
Nokia connecting people, AGAIN?
As the VR industry is projected to be worth $150 billion by 2020, everyone wants a piece of the cake. Former cellphone giant Nokia is taking video conferencing to the next level by introducing the Ozo. The Ozo is a spherical device consisting of cameras and microphones able to transmit fully watchable real-time 360 degree video and audio to a VR-headset. The device gives the user a feeling of really being in the room even though he is sitting in another country. Except from augmenting a phone conference this could be used for watching live sport or concerts from first row. Highly interesting!
Car dealership business getting tougher and tougher
With the introduction of the connected car technology and the propagation of the sharing economy shifting consumer demand, the traditional car dealership franchise is on the brink of disruption. By using digital marketplaces, customers are now able to buy, sell, and rent cars, bypassing brick-and-mortar dealerships, making them increasingly obsolete.