Filmmaker Rob Spence lost his eye to an accident but this tragic event gave birth to a radical vision to make himself a cyborg. According to TechCrunch; “Spence has worked with a team of engineers to adapt an endoscope into a working in-socket video camera. It’s turned on by waving a magnet near it, at which point it will begin transmitting a wireless video signal to a handheld LCD viewer. What’s yet to be accomplished with an artificial eye is hooking it up effectively to the visual cortex, and that is still years away from being practical at least, for producing any kind of detail. Existing cortical microelectrode arrays just don’t have the density required, and as a result produce something only loosely definable as an image.” Source TechCrunch The new emerging technology of prosthetics and augmentation is advancing rapidly, so much so that it blurs the distinction between science and science fiction.
In science replication of experimental findings and verification of reported claims rules the day. Unless a researchers findings can be reproduced and independently verified it is deemed illegitimate and the research is not only completely abandoned but forever condemned by the scientific world. The mere mention of the men and women that find themselves on the wrong side of the scientific world can cause some to question the judgment and legitimacy of those that even utter their names. In a time when the worlds energy needs are approaching critical levels can we truly afford to so quickly write off such research?
A Look at Experiments and Documents
CBS 60 Minutes: “Cold Fusion Is Hot Again”
Dr. Robert Duncan at the Missouri Energy Summit 2009 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
LENR-CANR.org: Papers on LENR, Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, also known as “Cold Fusion”
Researchers and Labs Perusing Low Energy Nuclear Reactions:
Michael McKubre, Pamela Mosier-Boss,Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, Energetics Technologies
Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR)
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On today’s show, we discuss breaking technology and tech ideology like J. Fresco’s vision of the future and Samsung’s Solar powered laptop. We talk about Mirimax’s expansion onto Facebook and GroupMe’s acquisition by Skype. On the Mobile Moment, we discuss more 4G rollouts from Verizon, Google TV on Android, the return of the Walkman and Sprints possible acquisition of Clearwire. For show notes and cutting edge tech news check out the Lazy Tech Guys
Hosts: Victor Bognot, Radford Castro, Tony Hannides, Sean Wilburn
Special Guest: Ken Harrell from Ebongeek.com
1:43 – Delayed Fox programming raises piracy.
9:55 – GroupMe is acquired by Skype
18:40 – Jacque Fresco’s Vision of the future
27:58 – Viewsonic Tablet that switches between Windows 7 and Android
38:16 – Sony 3D binoculars
46:16 – Miramax Facebook experience
51:38 – Samsung Solar laptop
1:01:09- Mobile Moment: Verzion expands 4g, Google TV in android SDK, the return of the walkman, Sprint might buy Clearwire, Swift Key X
1:20:33 – The SyNAPSE Project
1:33:11 – Deux Ex Review
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Here at Ebongeek we were shocked too, stunned actually as the news alerts and tweets came in. There are two ways to look at this story, either it’s the end of Apple or it’s no big deal. Yes it is true we all remember what Apple was like without Steve at the helm and no it was not pretty however, the past is not necessarily a predictive road map for the future in this instance. Steve is down but he is by no means out, he will continue to play a role at the company. His legacy and vision will live on in those he has worked with and inspired. Bottom line, Apple has products in the pipeline, plenty of cash in the bank and numerous patents in its war chest.
“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee. As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple. I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role. I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.”