Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

How Google Glasses Make A Persistent, Pervasive Surveillance State Inevitable

Full Story: Forbes

Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: augmented reality, tech, technology, sensors, panopticon,.

MIT Scientist Captures 90,000 Hours of Video of His Son’s First Words, Graphs It

Cognitive scientist Deb Roy blew the curve for Flip cam-packing proud pops. Since he and his wife brought their son home from the hospital, Roy has captured his every movement and word with a series of fisheye-lens cameras installed in every room. The purpose was to understand how we learn language.


Full Story: FastCompany

Posted at 8:19am and tagged with: panopticon, cognitive, internet of things, tech, technology,.

MIT Scientist Captures 90,000 Hours of Video of His Son’s First Words, Graphs It


Cognitive scientist Deb Roy blew the curve for Flip cam-packing proud pops. Since he and his wife brought their son home from the hospital, Roy has captured his every movement and word with a series of fisheye-lens cameras installed in every room. The purpose was to understand how we learn language.

Full Story: FastCompany

Polish protesters send up ‘Robokopter’ drone to spy on police


The video at this website showing a civilian operated drone chopper filming riots in Warsaw, Poland last Friday is a great example of the democratization of what was until very recently, military-grade tech

Full Story: Telepresence Options 

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: tech, technology, military, robots, panopticon,.

Polish protesters send up ‘Robokopter’ drone to spy on police

The video at this website showing a civilian operated drone chopper filming riots in Warsaw, Poland last Friday is a great example of the democratization of what was until very recently, military-grade tech
Full Story: Telepresence Options 
By 2015, every consumer could make a major feature film with a gadget fitted to the hand. We could dial in our imaginary laughing audience for the sound track. If the revolution wasn’t televised, the end of the world was. Millions of movies would be found on mounds of corpses, still flickering in fingers and suitcases. Of the five known mass extinctions in the history of the earth, this was the only one where the dying species seemed to know what it was doing.

The Wearable Video Cam

Paul Higgins: Part of what has been termed the panopticon - that we will record every minute of our lives

Posted at 2:54pm and tagged with: panopticon, connected, video,.

The Wearable Video Cam

Paul Higgins: Part of what has been termed the panopticon - that we will record every minute of our lives

IBM launches Mote Runner for sensors (images)

IBM will roll out a software development kit for an application dubbed Mote Runner with the aim of spurring the adoption of sensors in various devices, products and systems

Posted at 3:52am and tagged with: panopticon, network, sensor, embedding,.

IBM launches Mote Runner for sensors (images)

IBM will roll out a software development kit for an application dubbed  Mote Runner with the aim of spurring the adoption of sensors in various  devices, products and systems

iRes Technology debuts wearable, hands-free uCorder; records 7 hours video on internal storage

iRes Technology has released the uCorder, a 3.5-inch digital camcorder that fits comfortably in almost any pocket size or around the neck on a string - and it can record hands-free.

Posted at 4:55pm and tagged with: technology, panopticon, video,.

iRes Technology debuts wearable, hands-free uCorder; records 7 hours  video on internal storage

iRes Technology has released the uCorder, a 3.5-inch digital  camcorder that fits comfortably in almost any pocket size or around the  neck on a string - and it can record hands-free.

Urban surveillance as a game?

Internet Eyes is a new “game” where the public is invited to watch thousands of CCTV cameras for criminal activity. The most successful crimespotters can win cash prizes. The site will also feature a rogues gallery of alleged perpetrators. The service launches next month in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. It’s free to watch the cameras and £20 a week to have your CCTV up for monitoring.

Posted at 9:30am and tagged with: internet, panopticon, cctv,.

Urban surveillance as a game?

Internet Eyes is a new “game” where the public is invited to watch thousands of CCTV cameras for criminal activity. The most successful crimespotters can win cash prizes. The site will also feature a rogues gallery of alleged perpetrators. The service launches next month in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. It’s free to watch the cameras and £20 a week to have your CCTV up for monitoring.