Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.


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An interesting perspective on Google.

analyticisms:

#FridayFunFact: what happens within the Google universe in 60 seconds.  

Today we take the time to remember all those who died or were affected by World War One. We lost too many of a great and noble generation and will not see their like again.

huffingtonpost:

8 WORLD WAR 1 PHOTOS OF SOLDIERS A CENTURY AGO WALKING TODAY’S STREETS

This week marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 - more than long enough to forget the men who fought and gave their lives walked the very same streets, halls and beaches that we walk today.

See the full photo set here. 

When do you think there will be a human presence on Mars? (Credit NASA / Via nasa.gov)

The Robolympics for 2020 would be wonderful!

rtamerica:

Japanese leader proposes first-ever ‘Robot Olympics’

Nations of the world will be sending their most talented athletes to Tokyo in 2020 for the Olympic Games – but if Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gets his way, they might also be pitting robots against each other.

Abe announced his vision while touring robotics factories in Tokyo and Saitama, which is located just north of the country’s capital. According to Japan’s Jiji Press (translated via Agence France-Presse), the prime minister said a Robot Olympics would be a great way to showcase advances in the field around the globe.

“In 2020, I would like to gather all of the world’s robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills,” he said.

(via wildcat2030)

So not all civilian drone use stories have to be privacy concerns - here a drone was used to find a missing person.

The case for consumer drones got a boost after an amateur pilot ended a search-and-rescue effort last weekend by locating a missing ophthalmologist, who suffers from dementia, in a bean field in Wisconsin. …

“I never thought that I would be using it to find somebody,” Lesh told NBC, saying he spotted 82-year-old Guillermo DeVenecia, who was found shoeless but unharmed, in 20 minutes after scoping a 200-acre field from the air. (via Tech News and Analysis)

Just because a lunar landing anniversary needs a second post today.
mashable:

45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the first humans on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface.

Just because a lunar landing anniversary needs a second post today.

mashable:

45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the first humans on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface.

(via goodideaexchange)

Today we remember the first moonwalk on July 20 1969.

todaysdocument:

Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969.

In these clips they can been seen planting the U.S. Flag on the lunar surface and experimenting with various types of movement in the Moon’s lower gravity, including loping strides and kangaroo hops.

Moonwalk One, ca. 1970

From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006

via Media Matters » Stepping Stones to the Moon

(via from-the-earth-to-the-moon13)