These are a few of my favorite things
This week's three
have a good one!
1. The World's first Bionic Olympics just happened
in Zurich over the weekend. Some 66 teams from around the world competed in six events, including power wheelchair races, exoskeleton walking, and mind-controlled computer games.
The Cybathlon competitors, called 'pilots' used tech to compensate for disability.
We live among cyborgs, we have for a while, everyone with a pacemaker or a hearing aid is technically a cyborg.
It beckons the eventual question, what makes us human? What differentiates human from machine, and from AI?
2. VR in a Cathedral
During the latest edition of the Nuit Blanche in Paris, on October 1st, the artist Miguel Chevalier used the Sainte-Eustache Church in order to project starry skies and geometric shapes on the vaults. The projections react to the viewers below changing to skies, geometric design and such.
3. BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 Concept Motorcycle
The concept bike that could go into production in a decade or so it truly something else.
It balances itself. The flexframe itself changes shape when steering rather than having moving joints. It’s powered by an emissionless drive “engine” that changes shape while driving. It’s apparently so safe won’t need to wear anything other than a connected visor that serves as a combination of HUD and gauges.
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here