What will the next generation Internet be like?

Search engine Google is growing so fast that it has to add 30 servers per day to keep up with all the new material appearing on the web. The demand for broadband connections is increasing annually by over 15%. The Internet 2 in the US will connect with Europe’s Géant for the start of a super fast network. Will there be a need for Internet 3? More Here
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Industrial Sensor Market To Cross $6.7 Billion by 2006

Trend Watch – Faster, cheaper, smaller, more accurate, and more robust — these are the attributes driving innovation in the field of sensor technology. The current downturn in manufacturing has momentarily affected industrial sensor demand. But in the long run, this is an area where ongoing innovations will make this a prime industry to be in. More Here
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Total Home Automation

To get the most out of your home entertainment investment, you need more than a large screen picture and a pile of remotes. Crestron Home makes wireless touchpanel that can automatically dims the lights, draws the drapes, lowers the screen and projector from the ceiling, and even start the popcorn popping to complete the cinema experience. At the same time, the kids can surf the Internet in the den and program music videos from the DVD jukebox. Or you can watch the big game on satellite TV while checking the camera at the front door for late-arriving sports fans. Cool Stuff! More Here
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Cool Home Award

Home Director, Inc., of Morrisville, N.C., recently won the “cool home” award for all the “hot” technologies it incorporated into a home in Plano, Texas. The company loaded the home up with the very latest digital wiring and components, including the “Intelligent Home” networking systems for Internet, entertainment, and communications applications, along with its structured wiring Network Connection Center. More Here

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Machine Intelligence VS Human Intelligence

“NASA’s Three-Dimensional Artificial Neural Network processor is capable of recognizing objects in real time and in highly cluttered background scenes. It can process an image and is capable of a certain degree of judgment about the objects, much the same way a person looks at a variety of objects and makes judgments about the nature of those objects.” While this may be a significant step forward, they’re missing the point. The key to replicating human intelligence is to devise ways of capturing it – capturing real intelligence – and filtering it for use in multiple applications. More Here
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Genetically Designed Trees

Some call this the Dr. Frankenstein of tree research. “Plantations of genetically designed supertrees could supply the world’s wood needs from a tiny percentage of today’s forestlands, deeding the rest to environmental protection and restoration” But the environmentalists don’t think so. A forestry lab at the University of Washngton was recently torched by protesters. More Here
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