Solar Roadways, a US based start-up that is developing a “modular paving system of solar panels” has raised $1.4 million in crowd-funding, within 7 days, on Indiegogo. While the concept of solar-powered smart roads is exciting and a peek into possible future, the success of Solar Roadways’ ‘viral’ marketing campaign raises several discussion points for our #hkuiom meetings!
The wonderful video that powered this superb effort is below:
FirstBank advertises its mobile app by parodying Google Glass type wearable computers. This reflects the worries of several – technology will distance us from the real world.
Cubli, a cube shaped robot can walk across a desk by jumping up and balancing on its edges. Another step towards the future we talk about in #hkuiom!
Not as funny as the past years! #hkuiom knows what this is about.
Pepsi put up an augmented reality panel at a London bus stop and created an advertisement from people’s experiences. Expanding use of AR as we’ve discussed in #hkuiom in the past!
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Brilliant short video that explains the fundamentals of Bitcoin, in a non-geeky way!
This video showcases Samsung’s vision of the near future, involving a plethora of sensor-embedded, foldable, glass surfaces transforming into intelligent displays. As seen in #hkuiom !
These self-organizing, autonomous robots from Harvard University work on principles inspired by nature to create complex structures. A view into a future of small and many complex adaptive systems @ #hkuiom?