March 20, 2012

Peter Diamandis- "Abundance: Why The Future Is Better Than You Think."

Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation—a nonprofit group focused on driving innovation through large, incentive competitions. In 2004, the foundation awarded the Ansari X PRIZE, a $10 million award for the first private group to build and launch a reusable, manned spacecraft. If that isn't enough Peter has started 15 companies, is friends with the guys who started Google, is an actual rocket scientist (really), and is also a business genius.He also co-founder "The Singularity University" with Ray Kurzweil.

Peter has just released his new book "Abundance: Why The Future Is Better Than You Think.".Now a New York Times Best Seller! 

If you are thinking of ordering it then use the link below and I'll give you some great bonuses which include:

1.) 2 pdfs with strategies on how to innovate. One of them by Peter Drucker
2.) 5 download links to free Ray Kurzweil books

(Kindle Vesion) Abundance
(Audiobook) Abundance

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March 12, 2012

NeuroSky to develop iOS assistive technology apps

NeuroSky, which specializes in mass-market brain-computer interface technology (BCI), says it's bringing its user interface with the brain to the next level with a new wave of "killer mobile apps" for patients with severely limited communication conditions, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and others.

These conditions relegate people with otherwise healthy minds to be trapped in their bodies unable to communicate. NeuroSky is launching a campaign on the crowdfunding site IndieGogo, to raise US$50,000. Proceeds will pay "top-tier, disruptive thinking" developers to create a new type of user interface for assistive technology applications on mobile devices.

Crowdfunding is a new investment platform that appeals to the general public to invest in projects they believe in or products they would like to see made. As the assistive technology applications are completed, they will be made available free of charge on the iTunes store,, and other locations.

NeuroSky's MindWave Mobile (pictured) will cost $129 and be compatible with mobile (iOS and Android) devices. By combining the brainwave input (such as blink, attention, meditation, and RAW EEG) with standard mobile device features such as geo location, accelerometers, video, etc. developers can provide new and unique capabilities for Android and iOS devices, according to Head of Communication Tansy Brook

March 9, 2012

Top Ten Transhumanist Technologies

Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology. Not just technology as in gadgets you get from Best Buy, but technology in the grander sense of strategies for eliminating disease, providing cheap but high-quality products to the world’s poorest, improving quality of life and social interconnectedness, and so on. Technology we don’t notice because it’s blended in with the fabric of the world, but would immediately take note of its absence if it became unavailable. (Ever tried to travel to another country on foot?) Technology needn’t be expensive — indeed, if a technology is truly effective it will pay for itself many times over.

Transhumanists tend to take a longer-than-average view of technological progress, looking not just five or ten years into the future but twenty years, thirty years, and beyond. We realize that the longer you look forward, the more uncertain the predictions get, but one thing is quite certain: if a technology is physically possible and obviously useful, human (or transhuman!) ingenuity will see to it that it gets built eventually.

As we gain ever greater control over the atomic structure of matter, our technological goals become increasingly ambitious, and their payoffs more and more generous. Sometimes new technologies even make us happier in a long-lasting way: the Internet would be a prime example. In the following list I take a look at what I consider the top ten transhumanist technologies.

See the Lifeboat Foundation list here