-Context 3.2 Output: From Pulses to People 3.5 Inventing the Future: Tomorrow's Peripherals

What Can 3D Printers Do Right Now?
It’s easy to imagine a future filled with 3D printers doing all kinds of fantastic things. But 3D printers are already being put to work in all kinds of fascinating applications. You’ll probably be surprised by many of the pictures in this Wired photo essay.

-Context 7.4 No Secrets: Computers and Privacy 9.3 Internet Issues: Ethical and Political Dilemmas

You Did Read It, Didn’t You?
Did you ever wonder about those privacy policies you’re required to accept before using popular web sites? This NPR story sheds a little light on those Internet annoyances.

-Inventing the Future 4.7 Inventing the Future: Tomorrow's User Interfaces I 5.8 Inventing the Future: Multisensory Interfaces 6.5 Inventing the Future: Shared Virtual Spaces 7.0 The Google Guys Search for Tomorrow 7.5 Inventing the Future: Embedded Intelligence and Ubiquitous Computing

Will Your Glasses Be Smarter than You?

Project Glass
The brave new world of augmented reality may be closer than you think. If it becomes a popular product, Google’s Project Glass may make touch-screen smart phones seem positively old-fashioned. This Huffington Post article describes this intriguing wearable technology, and the video gives you a sense of what it might feel like to spend time behind the lenses of smart glasses.

-Context 15.0 Alan Turing, Military Intelligence, and Intelligent Machines

Turing in 20
It’s hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing. The man who invented artificial intelligence before computers existed also created a machine that helped the Allies win World War II, saving thousands of innocent lives from the scourges of war and totalitarianism. But instead of being honored for his monumental achievements, Turing was persecuted and driven to suicide because his private life didn’t conform to British norms. This moving 20-minute Radiolab podcast shines a light on Turing and examines the central question of his work.