DARPA plans neural implant to bypass need for AR glasses
DARPA has announced it is working on a project to develop a "cortical modem", which would connect directly to the brain's visual controls and overlay simple digital images. It is one of a number of DARPA's transhumanist projects.
UK attempts to become haven for self-driving car development
Trials of self-driving cars have begun in the UK, and the country has made itself an appealing location to develop the technology further. With few restrictions, many global companies are likely to use the UK as their testing ground.
Mars One announces shortlist for Red Planet colonisation
Mars One has announced the names of 50 men and 50 women who have made the shortlist for the planned colonisation mission to Mars. However, many maintain that the project will never succeed due to insufficient survival technology.
Source: The Guardian
DNA editing tool could cure genetic disorders, aid food supply
Scientists have developed a technique to edit DNA: a revolutionary step that could have major implications. Among the possible applications, the technology could be used to cure genetic disorders, improve food supply and revive extinct species.
Source: Business Insider
US proposes new rules that don't support delivery drones
The US has released proposed drone rules that will enable consumer use while maintaining privacy and security. However, businesses hoping to use the technology for deliveries, such as Amazon, have complained the rules would prevent their operations.
Source: The New York Times
Sex robots to be bypassed by neural virtual reality
Sex robots will be commonplace within a decade, but there's a good chance they'll never be the best option for tech-assisted kicks. Instead, VR connected through neural interfaces could provide a wealth of possibilities for digital fun times.