Move Over Lidar, SWEEPER is here

Big, expensive, and the opposite of aesthetically pleasing are what usually pops into a techie’s head whenever he or she hears the word Lidar, which stands for light detection and ranging. Due to its rather hefty price tag, Lidar’s wondrous abilities are only utilized by experimental cars. The US’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says that things are about to change.

Enter SWEEPER, which is basically a Lidar-on-a-chip system. SWEEPER is an acronym for: Short-range Wide-field-of-view Extremely agile Electronically steered Photonic EmitteR.

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The Singularity University: An Eye Towards the Future

In the early 1900s, several postcards depicting futuristic images of people in flying machines circulated around Germany.

What’s interesting about the flying machines is the materials they appear to be made of. The artist didn’t have any inkling of things like jet fuel, engines, or other propulsion systems, he rendered his own version of the airplane using technology available during that era: pedals, pulleys, ropes and other simple mechanisms.

The flying devices in the postcards are far from the actual vehicles we use today to move through the air. They probably look funny to most of you. But here’s a thought:

After a hundred years, won’t wireless devices, “high-speed” Internet, and other cutting-edge gadgets seem as primitive as pedals, pulleys, and ropes?

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The Internet is the New TV


Remember those good old days when you’d just sit on your couch and surf through channels, stick to one that you like, and just watch television for hours? You either watched TV by yourself or with a bunch of your friends or family members. Movie or TV series marathon anyone? Enter Netflix binge watching…

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The Internet of Things

If you’re a complete newbie to the world of technology, you might find yourself scratching your head when you hear about “The Internet of Things.” In this post, I’ll shed a little light on this modern phenomenon that’s all about increasing interconnectivity in virtually all aspects of our day-to-day living.

First of all, what is the Internet of Things?

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