Future Culture

Futurist Writer Lei Kalina writes her tongue-in-cheek musings and ramblings on the growing worldwide phenomenon of the growth of the Future Culture in the 21st Century

Future Culture In The 21st Century

Future Culture In the 21st Century

Futures Studies, Foresight, or Futurology , according to Wikipedia, is the science, art and practice of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. Futures studies (colloquially called "Futures" by many of the field's practitioners) seeks to understand what is likely to continue, what is likely to change, and what is novel. Part of the discipline thus seeks a systematic and pattern-based understanding of past and present, and to determine the likelihood of future events and trends. Futures is an interdisciplinary field, studying yesterday's and today's changes, and aggregating and analyzing both lay and professional strategies, and opinions with respect to tomorrow.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Smart Robotics Building

Imagine entering a mall , or a building, and you get greeted by a robot "host". as you move further to visit each room, each floor, and each hallway, more robot "hosts": checking your pulse rates as you check out the pricey goods, checking your blood pressure or blood sugar level -- if you are diabetic. and as you get into the cashier, don't be surprised, a robot takes your goods and tell you what you have to pay.

So futuristic? that's what Japanese scientists are cooking.
Check out this story at www.crunchgear.com

Robots will soon start conquering buildings, Japan says

by Serkan Toto on February 6, 2009


Japan-based tech powerhouses Shimizu and Yasukawa Electric think that robots can make life easier for all of us and initiated the “Smart Robotics Building” project to prove it - even if at this point, a show room must do.


In the so-called “Smart Showroom”, a guide robot called SmartGuide (pictured below) gives tours around exhibitions. He greets, guides and sees off guests. In the room, networked robots are being used instead of human guards, receptionists, guides, cleaners and delivery men.


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