Is Technology Good, Evil, or Neutral?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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Technology is neither good nor evil, it’s the use that crosses the moral boundaries. As technology is leaping forward an unprecedented pace, this old question is more pressing…

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New Drugs Enhance Performance, Eliminate Need to Sleep

Friday, March 9, 2007

this stuff makes crank look like candy Gizmag reports on the further evolution of no-sleep performance enhancing drugs. The original version of these substances was the “time-shifting” drug, Modafinil that…

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Grand Rounds 3:24 is Up

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Kudos to Gruntdoc the first 4 time grand rounds host.  Plus its a good one.  60 submissions, no theme, but tightly organized and wide reaching.  Love it.  Thanks…

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Remote Controlled Flying Rats

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Danger Room reports an English People’s Daily article on Chinese scientists success at controlling the flight of pigeons with brain implants.  I have written before on direct brain-computer interfaces such…

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3 New Approvals from the FDA

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The FDA has announced 2 new device approvals (and one bonus end the end of the post).  All of these are pretty straight-forward in their uses so I’ll be…

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DARPA 2007 Pt2: Major Achievements, Future Plans, & Medical Benefits

Saturday, February 10, 2007

As I previously reported, DARPA has announced its strategic plan for 2007.  In this part 2 of my analysis of what their future will bring us, I will…

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Matrix Bullet-Time Slow Motion Camera

Friday, February 9, 2007

“Bullet time is a broken rule of the matrix that lets the one and the agents dodge bullets” Nova Sensors has developed an ultra high speed camera for…

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DARPA Releases Strategic Plan 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007

DARPA (the defense advanced research projects agency) has released its 2007 strategic plan.  This magnum opus of military future tech neatly lays out the priorities and plans for this…

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Gesture Control: For the Surgeon and the iPhone

Monday, January 22, 2007

Engadget reports on how Apple snapped up 2 hot engineers responsible for the Fingerworks device.  This was an anazing device that pushed the envelope of computer gesture control…

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New Swallowable Pillcam Aims to Sniff not Just Look

Monday, January 22, 2007

I have written a lot about the coming radical transformation of medicine where traditional surgery will be replaced by remote sensing and interventional devices. You can read background about…

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