Neurosphere

The Human-Human Interface

Weathercloud


The World Right Now

“Weathercloud is road weather intelligence.” This one resonates in Colorado, land of microclimates.


Flo is in Your Car


Personal Infrastructure

An awareness module, with a business model and creepy undertones, but still.

http://www.smirproject.eu/mondovi/?p=24&lang=it

http://www.progressive.com/auto/snapshot-how-it-works.aspx


RFID as common as Barcodes – we’ll be swimming in RF waves


Personal Infrastructure

“To replace barcodes, RFID tags will need to cost a penny or less. But Cho says this should be achievable if all the layers on a tag can be deposited with a roll-to-roll process”


The World Blogging Itself


The World Right Now

http://play.blogger.com/


Smart Dust


Personal Infrastructure

I especially like the part about sensors harvesting power from “the ambient radio power from television , FM radio and WiFi networks. Props to Tesla…”


When We’re All in the Same Biometric Database…


Wholeness and Virtual Communities

“The Knesset on Monday adopted a bill establishing a biometric database in Israel, which will eventually lead to the replacement of regular identification with electronic IDs. Forty Mks supported the bill, 11 opposed it, and three abstained.”


Implanting Memories


Personal Infrastructure

“Researchers have devised a way to write memories onto the brains of flies, revealing which brain cells are involved in making bad memories…They modified the neurons by adding a sort of trigger, or receptor, to each one. This receptor was activated by a chemical called ATP.”


RFID Enabled Phones = Car Keys, Credit Card, Concert Tix


Personal Infrastructure

“All cell phones will come packed with an RFID chip by next summer — giving your phone the possibility of also becoming the keys to your car or house. That was the prediction of Ericsson’s vice-president of systems architecture, Håkan Djuphammar, speaking at the company’s Business Innovation Forum in Stockholm on Tuesday.”


Revolutionizing Prosthetics


Personal Infrastructure

New York Times Book Review noted yesterday the impetus of Iraq and Afghanistan troops coming home with limbs lost to IEDs to drive brain interfaces to artificial limbs.

“The Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 (RP 2009) team developed the first fully integrated prosthetic arm that can be controlled naturally, provide sensory feedback and allows for eight degrees of freedom—a level of control far beyond the current state of the art for prosthetic limbs. Through RICs Neural Engineering Center for Bionic Medicine, several researchers completed limb system includes a virtual environment used for patient training, clinical configuration and to record limb movements and control signals during clinical investigations.”


RFID Map


The World Right Now

This looks like it was manually compiled; the Pachube model still looks like more of the real thing.