Someone send me this link, no further information, but inspiration anyway. Video speaks for itself.
All developments in long term context.
Someone send me this link, no further information, but inspiration anyway. Video speaks for itself.
This European Android, invented by the Aalborg University, resembles its creator. This human looking robot, called
Geminoid does not only have engaging humanlike facial expressions, but also a sense of breathing. Very natural!
Although this is a 2006 video, it definitely shows the future of TV.
All screens, including our BIG screens in our living rooms, will respond to EVERYTHING we do: where we point our fingers, how our whole body expresses an emotion and what we shout we walk along various screens. All our input will be added up, modeled and interpreted by brands, virtual entities on the other side of the screen,
This example might be funny but it absolute part of our future.
Just wondering why I have never written about Milo, a virtual agent, conversational avatar, chatbot responding to voice, face and gestures.
He recognises facial expressions and emotions of his interlocutor and re-acts accordingly. The video is a demonstration of a Milo's ground breaking technology created by a computer game designer Peter Molyneux and his team over at Lionhead Studios
It’s a gaming thing nowadays, but characters like Milo will soon dominate the brand scape: a brand agents, chatbot representing brands, they will answer questions from consumers about brands, about companies, about government. And eventually (it will take two more decades) we won’t be able to notice the difference between Milo and a real human being. It’s all a matter of time…
Workshop with Amit Goswami and Uma Krishnamurthy in the Netherlands
There is a paradigm shift going on in science from a matter-based science to a new science based on the primacy of consciousness. In the first half of this workshop, quantum physicist Amit Goswami, a pioneer of the new paradigm, will introduce the idea of quantum consciousness and show how it integrates science and spirituality.
Goswami will also explicate how a new theory of evolution based on the primacy of consciousness resolves the difficulties of Darwinism and leads to the idea of planetary transformation as the next step of evolution.
In the afternoon, yoga psychologist Uma Krishnamurthy, a pioneer of the field, will introduce the basic concepts of yoga psychology as the psychology of transformation. In particular, she will discuss methods of transforming negative emotions into positive emotions. Uma’s presentation will be both intellectual and experiential.
Insights we obtain today seriously influence our future in 2050. Many things we now consider as impossible, will be possible in 40 years from now. In order to understand the future one should leave the world image of today. Cool. Be there if you dare.
This video is getting interesting after one minute. It actually 'sucks' objects.
This has potential for the future. Imagine an artificial hand, a thin ‘sucking’ skin which is controllable through nanotechnology on every square millimeter. Although the hand can make simple movements and behave natural like a human hand would do, it also has some extraordinary skills such as sucking tiny objects. Quite convenient when cleaning stuff, or holding something for you.
I haven't written a lot lately (very busy with the chatbots.org, but those who have followed me since 2005 and have read my book, will recognize many trends reinforce my predictions of five years ago.
Here's an example: Spotify. A coaching music brand in its early days. For 9,99 a month, you have unlimited access to ad-free music. Connected to your friends through your Facebook account. My 2004 prediction was simple: it would not longer be about possession of music, but people would pay in the future for the right to play music.
What will happen in the coming five years? Brands like Spotify will respond to our emotional reaction. They will notify how our movements will change, our tone of voice, our facial exppression. We don’t have to rate music any longer, our feedback is fully clear.
And from there, music coaching brands will feed us with music we need: which will change our emotional state. And that’s where the word ‘coaching’ comes in. The decision to select music for a particular person, on a particular moment, or a particular place, is not very simple. It’s not about selecting the persons favorite song. Being happy might not be the best mood to move to about the funeral of a family member or bad news at work. Or maybe, it is. Coaching is about understanding an individual.
So even though people think this is where it’s all heading to, it’s actually just the beginning…
The future of shopping according to Cisco. It's looks as Science Fiction, but this future is already here (aside from a few minor technology problems such as lighting in the stores).
The most important roles of stores is to determine your current measurements. You can order anything you like, from brands, it can be tailored to your wishes, deliverable in every possible color, you can see how it combines with clothes you purchased before and which are still in your wardrobe (i.e. clothes you haven’t thrown away), you can ask what your friends think, and what they bought which will transform shopping to a far more social experience.
Having things on stock is no longer an issue. It will delivered to your home, before you even arrive after traveling back. No more need to carry bags. You can shop from home as easy as shop from any other location in the world. But being with your friends (both physical as virtual), provides a new dimension to the shopping experience.
And obvvously, you’ll be assisted by a brand agent (or a chatbot, dependent on the terminology you prefer), instead of a real human, an artificial character with far more knowledge than a human human could ever possibly have.
This is the future, but only a step into the future.
Again another example that illustrates that the programming of our evening on the couch will be done on an individual basis by a new type of brands, home entertainment coaching brands, instead of traditional TV broadcasters, who are programming for the mass and interrupt our favorite shows with advertising.
Just a matter of time before Google starts to charge us per show. And we’ll love to pay a few cents to avoid the advertising! Home Entertainment Coaching Brands have the future, and traditional broadcasters have to switch their business models. Fast!
How to illustrate the future? How to illustrate the mediacompletion trend which dominates all trends until 2020? Apple shows us the future.
Hard to imagine that also this awesome invention is just a step into the future. We’ll have 3D rendering, we’ll have build-in camera’s which will turn these kind of screens into portable windows to virtual rooms, spaces, worlds. And the iPad will respond to our gestures in front of the screen (instead of touching it), to our movements, to our expression, to our voices. It’s all just an evolution.
But it’s great anyway!
This 22” monitor of Philips, Brilliance 225P1ES, has an integrated PowerSensor which basically takes the form of a infrared sensor that detect when you’re seated before the Brilliance 225P1ES or you just have walked away. As soon as you are away, it will step in to reduce the display’s brightness which will see up to a 50% reduction in power usage.
Although evevything seems to about energy saving these days, the underlying trend is much more fundamental: screens are now being equipped with sensors which will allow them to know whether there is sitting someone in front of them. Next, they’ll distinguish humans from dogs and cats and soon after they’ll recognize individuals and give only certain persons access to certain areas. The textual password codes of today, are evolving into ‘gesturing in the air’ tomorrow.
It’s not about our planet, it’s about our experience and the dialogue between brands and individuals. And a dialogue starts with recognition.
Fujitsu announced the start of consumer sales in Japan of the world’s first color e-paper mobile terminal, FLEPia, through Fujitsu Frontech’s online store “FrontechDirect”. FLEPia is the first ever mobile information terminal to feature color electronic paper (color e-paper). In addition to being lightweight and thin, the color e-paper mobile terminal features an easy-to-view 8-inch display screen capable of showing up to 260,000 colors in high-definition, in addition to being equipped with Bluetooth and high-speed wireless LAN.
Rocket Taxi: This App checks your location with GPS and lists nearby taxi companies with distances. Just select one, press on it and a call will be initiated to the cab company.
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A revolutionary interactive 3DTV system is being created by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), England, researchers. The €4.2 million (approx £3.7 million) project aims to develop a television that can recognise where somebody is sitting in a room and what they wish to view and interact with on their television.
Researchers believe it is a step towards truly interactive 3D video games where gamers use their bodies to control the action without the need for a controller. It could be the next step for Microsoft's Project Natal.
The project, called HELIUM3D (high efficiency, laser-based, multi-user, multi-modal 3D display) is also exploring ways of allowing viewers who are watching the same television to each view a different channel at the same time and could even let them choose different viewing positions within the image.
For example, groups of people watching a football match in the same room could each pick the part of the stadium from which they would like to experience the action.
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