Tag: Ghost in the Shell

Natural Disaster

DARPA Develops Disaster Robots to Help During National Emergencies

DARPA is developing a new microbot to assist in times of natural disaster and catastrophe.  The field of robotics is now advancing to the point where we can begin to rely on them for assistance...
Visualization of cogs in the shape of a human head

Snail Runner: Memory Transplants Might Soon Become a Reality

Thanks to some experiments on snails, we may not be too far off from replicant-style memory implants. No, really, Snail Runners are coming. Last week, UCLA neurobiologist David Glanzman commented on his team’s breakthrough in...
Luxturna

Luxturna Gene Therapy Gives Legally Blind boy Sight

Rather than cybernetics, gene replacement may be the best answer to curing certain biological ailments. While we have covered gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9, this new development is different. Luxturna, billed as the “first true gene...
ar hacking

Threat of AR Hacking Fixable With Machine Learning

One of the growing concerns of augmented reality is user security. In the Internet of Everything, AR and VR will play an integral role. From psychotherapy to sports, these tweaks of our reality help better ourselves...

Are you Human? Giving AI a Human Face

What makes us human? We consider this question firmly from the Uncanny valley.  Join us in the uncanny valley. If the figure pictured here acts human, looks human, and interacts with humans, is she human? Replicants,...
nanobots

Researchers can now Inject Nanobots Into Your Veins

Chinese researchers have successfully developed injectable nanobots, and of course, we started thinking about what will be swimming around in our veins next. Cyberpunk animes ask the questions we want to know the answers to--most notably...