The Future Will See You Now
Offbeat academics everywhere are going to have to step up their game if they want to continue impressing the freshmen. The Independent reports that three Oxford University professors are actively making plans to be cryogenically frozen in the event of their deaths.
And you thought your undergraduate professors said some trippy shit. Read More
Finally eliminating the need for cumbersome waiters, British restaurant chain Yo! Sushi is testing out a drone to deliver its sodium-soaked food to patrons. Creatively dubbed the iTray, the “flying waiter” zips around the restaurant at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour to ensure an unsafe and nerve-wrecking dining experience. Read More
Your dream might finally come true: Microsoft is possibly developing an achievement program through its Kinect device to reward viewers who sit through hours of watching television. The Verge has dug up a patent application filed in 2011 by the company looking to, dare we say, disrupt your couch potato time.
Microsoft suggests that the traditional television viewing model should be upended to create more engagement by adding rewards and prizes. By increasing engagement, its plan could be fruitful for advertisers looking to grab eyeballs in the increasingly difficult arena. Read More
Say cheese! According to a new study by Quinnipiac University, an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers–82 percent–support an increase in surveillance cameras in public places. The majority is spread across all racial and sexual demographics, and even transcends the furthest boundaries, with both Democrats and Republicans strongly supporting it. Read More
What do you get when you combine Elon Musk, Tesla electric vehicles and driverless car technology? BINGO, yes, but also an automobile so futuristic it may as well shuttle George Jetson around. Read More
Back in 2011, Google introduced the world to driverless cars through a launch party at the TED conference. Esther Wojcicki, the mother of 23 and Me founder Anne Wojcicki and mother-in-law to Google cofounder Sergey Brin, was in attendance. Though being an in-law to a pair of tech geniuses undoubtedly has its quirks, Esther was rather unprepared for her first wild (driverless) ride. Read More