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How Humans Will Look In 100,000 Years (Visual)

I laughed so much when I saw this image. Someone went way overboard with the Snooki filter and liquify. However, this article by Forbes claims this is what we’re going to look like. 

So basically we are bound to look like aliens. See? This is why you need to get away from the computer, you’re going to break your eyes. Mom was right!

I feel so sorry for your great^20 grand children. 

Seriously Photoshop, go to sleep, you are so drunk right now. I should file this under Photoshop gone wrong but they are so serious right now.

Re-imagining The Camera Jared Mankelow of Conran Design believes the camera needs to be re-imagined. He states, 

What we really have to ask ourselves is, what is the screen for? What is its purpose? And for us, it’s just another element that chewed through a lot of power. Everybody’s got a smartphone, tablet or PC nowadays, and they are built with very, very high definition screens.
[There are] two things happening here – one is with the surprise or delight of not actually viewing the subject matter you’re taking photos of, and the other is transferring via Bluetooth to your smartphone, to your tablet, and viewing photos that way.

Here’s a video that shows the camera as well as his explanation. 
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Re-imagining The Camera Jared Mankelow of Conran Design believes the camera needs to be re-imagined. He states, 

What we really have to ask ourselves is, what is the screen for? What is its purpose? And for us, it’s just another element that chewed through a lot of power. Everybody’s got a smartphone, tablet or PC nowadays, and they are built with very, very high definition screens.
[There are] two things happening here – one is with the surprise or delight of not actually viewing the subject matter you’re taking photos of, and the other is transferring via Bluetooth to your smartphone, to your tablet, and viewing photos that way.

Here’s a video that shows the camera as well as his explanation. 
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Re-imagining The Camera 

Jared Mankelow of Conran Design believes the camera needs to be re-imagined. He states, 

What we really have to ask ourselves is, what is the screen for? What is its purpose? And for us, it’s just another element that chewed through a lot of power. Everybody’s got a smartphone, tablet or PC nowadays, and they are built with very, very high definition screens.

[There are] two things happening here – one is with the surprise or delight of not actually viewing the subject matter you’re taking photos of, and the other is transferring via Bluetooth to your smartphone, to your tablet, and viewing photos that way.

Here’s a video that shows the camera as well as his explanation. 

      Silk – Interactive Generative Art

This is the most amazing visual website I have seen this year, and the past year, and the year before that. You are about to spend at least an hour playing around with this website and making gallery worthy art in moments.

So before clicking, ask yourself if you really have spare time. Otherwise whatever it is you are doing is going to get placed on hold for a while. Sorry, dinner’s going to have to wait! 

Via Zach Sutton Photography

How To Stop People From Seeing You’ve Read A Private Message On Facebook

An implication of Facebook’s most recent update (which has been there for a few months now) is that you know when your friends read your message. How annoying is that? 

Personally, that should be none of their business. Let’s say you read it and intend to reply to it later for whatever reason, some people probably feel they are being ignored. There are obviously a thousand reasons you can think of why it shouldn’t be there. No matter what, it shouldn’t be there to begin with. It probably causes more problems than it fixes. 

There are a few ways to circumvent this. 

Method 1 - Extensions :
 
There’s an extension in Chrome that allows you to stop them from seeing when you’ve read the message. 

Extension: Link

I tried it out. Apparently based on the reviews, it either works great or there’s one small issue. The issue is that it keeps the messages marked as unread. 

There’s also one more you can try out which works across all browsers (in theory): 

Chat Undetected

So if it works for you, enjoy! If not, read further. 

Method 2 - Hovering over your message: 

For Safari users, you can hover over the message without clicking on it to bring up the full message. So you can read it without having to click on it. It won’t notify the recipient that you’ve read it. 

(Thanks to Cristy for that tip)

Method 3 - E-mail subscriptions:

You can subscribe to getting e-mail alerts for messages. This way you can read the full message in your e-mail without clicking on the message itself. 

(Thanks to Sarah for that tip)

This Dress Turns Transparent When You’re Aroused

"Intimacy 2.0" as they call it, turns transparent when you’re feeling particularly frisky. 

So how does it work? That’s where it gets a little fake. It is based on your heart rate. So be sure not to run in it!

Creator Daan Roosegaarde: http://www.studioroosegaarde.net/project/intimacy-2-0/

(Source: quavondo.com)

Why You Need To Be Excited About Graphene!

The European Union just invested $1.35 Billion to research graphene’s use. This isn’t a regular fund, this is insane. 

So what is it? It’s the ‘world’s strongest material’ that is also exceptionally thin, and an unbelievable conductor of heat and electricity.  

So what, right? Wrong. 

"Like iron or plastic or silicon, a lot of materials scientists think graphene is going to be one of those things that quite literally launches an era, like the Industrial Revolution or the Digital Age."

It will be in everything from light and strong cameras, computers, cars, and so much more. 

"Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, first made graphene in 2004 at the University of Manchester, later winning them the Nobel Prize in Physics."

This will be coming down the pipeline in 10 years. It’s going to happen.

Graphene

Read more about it here: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/eu-invests-135-billion-developing-practical-applications-graphene

The Future Possibilities Of Photography: Projection Mapping

Recently, Subaru created this impressive display in Japan, almost fusing the virtual world with reality by projection mapping. 

The first thing I thought of was the applications to Photography, being able to create your own virtual landscapes through a projector.

Maybe it’s a far stretch, however the video itself is highly entertaining at face value.  

[Thanks to Jack Strutz for sending this in to us.]