Escaping the Confines of Virtual Space

August 17, 2017 – “Behind a computer screen, the lonely person has control. But the contact this produces is not the same thing as intimacy.” So states Olivia Laing ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: $99 Augmented Reality Mira Prism May Prove to be a Breakthrough Technology

July 20, 2017 – When Google Glass was first introduced it didn’t really catch on because the technology was considered to be intrusive to wear. I’m not sure that any ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Communicating with Robots May Have Just Gotten a Bit Better

July 15, 2017 – Computer scientists at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, have developed new software that makes it easier for robots to understand human requests. ... Continue Reading →

The Internet of Things: The Future is Already in the Present

June 10, 2017 – Today we hear from Jim Burch, a guest blogger who has already written for this site in the past. Born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri, Jim is a devoted baseball ... Continue Reading →

Augmented Reality to Change Wearable Technology Completely

May 31, 2017 – We welcome guest blogger, Carl Hanson, who writes about Augmented Reality (AR) and the role he expects it will play in the near future. Hanson contrasts virtual ... Continue Reading →

You Soon Won’t Have to Answer Your Email – Leave it to the Machine and Google

May 25, 2017 – Google Smart Reply is a new artificial intelligence (AI) application for Gmail, on a range of platforms including Android and iOS. It even works with Google’s ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow’s Mobile Technology – a Preview

March 1, 2017 – Roy Rasmussen, has been a guest contributor to 21st Century Tech Blog on three previous occasions. He is a coauthor of Publishing for Publicity, a freelance copywriter, ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Looks at Our World Over the Last Century

February 19, 2017 – Two days after getting back from Costa Rica, I received in my inbox the following reflections by Peter Diamandis covering the world from 1917 to the present. ... Continue Reading →

Voice and Speech Recognition Go Mainstream Among Computer Interfaces

January 22, 2017 – Based on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month, speech and voice recognition have passed a critical point with word error rates of 6.3%. ... Continue Reading →