Singularity and the art of mobile evolution

November 11, 2009 · Posted in Featured, Personal · 3 Comments 

UK based designer Kyle Bean’s Russian Babushka doll style design of the evolution of the mobile phone is not only original, it’s also very telling. He beautifully objectified a piece of recent technological history. His ‘Mobile Evolution’ could be an illustration straight out of futurist Ray Kurzweil’s 2005 bestseller, “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology”.

Biology merged with machine

Biology merged with machine

In the book Kurzweil examines the next step in the evolutionary process, the singularity, a moment in the future when humans and machines merge and become one. Kurzweil believes this will happen rather sooner then later because exponential growth in scientific and technological developments drives us toward the singularity at an almost unimaginable high pace. Read more

Human Area Network 2.0

November 9, 2009 · Posted in Featured, Personal, TV · 1 Comment 


Click, BBC’s flagship technology program recently traveled to Japan showing a phone that transfers data through your body to a computer. This technology is called RedTacton and has been developed by Japanese scientists of Nippon Telegraph & Telecom. In a nutshell: RedTacton technology turns your body, your clothes, your shoes and even the floor your standing on into an ‘adsl cable’ that transfers data wirelessly to other RedTacton enabled devices.

Nearly two years ago I was fortunate enough to visit the RedTacton lab in Japan for the Dutch Television show ‘In de Ban van het Ding’…

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“Kom je ook op mijn feestje?”

November 6, 2009 · Posted in Personal · Comment 


Vorige week donderdag en vrijdag gaf ik voor het tijdschrift Techno op het CareerEvent in de Jaarbeurs Utrecht live uitpakparties aan het werkzoekende publiek. Ik introduceerde een handvol leuke gadgets waarmee bezoekers vervolgens zelf even mee mochten spelen. Eentje daarvan was de LiveScribe Smartpen, een intelligente pen en dictafoon in één… Read more

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