(Updated Nov 2014) From the nexus of tech, Silicon Valley, comes this headline — Computerizing People Next Step — AI preps in the wings ready to enter for a featured spotlight role — e-Tats and e-Tattoos too

Think Kurzweil, think AI, artificial intelligence,  #Singularity #NextGen

Ex Machina trailer released

– “There is nothing more human than the will to survive”.
– “To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods.”

From TechCenter, Nov 24, 2014

We are destined to become cyborgs

Elon Musk at MIT

October 24, 2014

Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t the biggest fan of artificial intelligence, an initiative he called “our biggest existential threat” in comments at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics department’s Centennial Symposium on Friday.

Musk, who called for some regulatory oversight of AI to ensure “we don’t do something very foolish,” warned of the dangers.

“If I were to guess what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful with the artificial intelligence,” he said. “With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.”

Warningsbe very careful with artificial intelligence


Computerized people

Chip in your wrist?

Should we redesign and bio-engineer humans?

“In the next 10 to 20 years we will see rapid development in bioengineered and man-machine interfaces… (to) push the boundaries of what it means to be human.”

Now stop and think about Google’s recent move into the Iron Man ‘enhancements’ offered up by Boston Dynamics. “Google CEO Larry Page (on) enhancing people electronically.”

Google’s Dec 2013 acquisition of Boston Dynamics adds new dimension… (August) “Google goes DARPA”… (Google breaks with DARPA on award competition…)

BD humanoids_3

Let us introduce you to our little friend — Spot

First in a future of Boston Dynamics’ DigiAnimals



Cyber AI

MicroCHIPS, of Lexington, MA recently reporting success testing microchips implanted to provide daily doses of medicine to osteoporosis patients. In February, regulators approving an eye implant by Second Sight Medical Products of Sylmar, CA that lets the visually impaired see shapes and movements transmitted to the implant from a camera on their glasses. And the University of Southern California scientists are studying implanted chips to restore memories…”

And the most popular class at Stanford? Machine Learning… artificial learning and machine-like-humans: how to program… It is AI 101, 201 and 301 rolled into an on-campus [and off-campus] Coursera class... Sign up and you too can be an AI assistant to Tony Stark with your own neo-system skills

Google goes deeper into artificial intel

and MIT jumps in with Harvard and Cornell via the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines

Michio Kaku — an excerpt from “The Future of the Mind” … The brain, like it or not, is a machine

and on and onfrom the DigiBody archive, “Brain Windows”

SciFi fact — Tomorrow’s NextGen reality is already delivering ‘digibods’

Artificial Intel and ‘singularity’

Prediction: AI in 2014 will take ‘quantum’ leaps forward


Electronic Tattoos





eTats / e Tats / e-Tats / e-Tattoos too

“eTats” — tattoos to temporarily attach to the skin like an adhesive bandage and wirelessly transmit the eTat wearer’s vital signs to a phone and other connected devices… check out of the hospital and have an interactive connection to your primary care physician…


eTats to open doors and interact with your ‘smart’ home

eTats as monitors

‘Tat wearables

eTattoos prototypes

eTattoos to treat Parkinsons

Electronic skin – e-Tats – military and more

Tattoos that are epidermalwith sensors

and/or if you’re not into the ink look, how about ‘Invisible’ e-Tattoos

More here, here and here

Nano-manufacturing too

Electronic skin

electronic skin



Dr. John Rogers out in front with ‘epidemal electronics‘ and biomedical engineering

Dr. Rogers and Professor Todd Coleman at UCSD — epi-monitoring baby’s health

Pre-, neo- and peri-natal health apps [subscription]

Annual Report and Groundbreaking Research



Breakthrough bioengineering with malleable electronics

*Dr. Rogers again — a next-gen ‘heart wrap membrane that acts as a pacemaker’

the membrane’s spider-web-like network of specialized electrodes can continuously monitor the heart’s electrical activity and keep it beating at a healthy rate. “When it senses such a catastrophic event as a heart attack or arrhythmia, it can also apply a high definition therapy… So it can apply stimuli, electrical stimuli, from different locations on the device in an optimal fashion to stop this arrhythmia and prevent sudden cardiac death.”

…the new e-Heart device could be approved for use in patients in 10 to 15 years.


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DigiBody IoT and Digital Machines

“Always connected in an interactive ‘Net”




Published on: Jan 5, 2014