One of the modern day conveniences we’ve come to take for granted is electric lighting. But whenever I’m thinking how I will survive the apocalypse, I’m always saddened by how dark the world will become when electricity stops flowing through the grid. Not any more. Say hello to bio-engineered glowing plants!
A team of geneticists and futurists have started a project on Kickstarter with the aim of developing a bio-luminescent plant. Apocalypse lighting problem solved.
And you can get your foot in the door (if it works, and if you live in the US) for a contribution of $40 or more.
A Kinect-powered digital ’sensei’ will listen and respond conversationally to your problems! This software called SimSensei was developed by a team of scientists at the University of Southern California. It uses a Microsoft Kinect camera to detect body language and emotional states, and engages in conversation.
Is it time to ditch our flesh and blood shrinks and let machines listen to our problems?