We at Quarksnews have recently held an interview with a consultant and representative of VOXX discussing the new release of a shoe sole that gives you enhanced abilities. This technology can be felt instantly by nearly all people who experience this, and our consultant believes it can be spread most by public demos. Us here at Quarksnews have personally tried and tested this technology, doing comparative tests to other foot soles and even testing for placebo effects, concluding that this technology is somewhat effective. Our consultant claims that he has received better sleep, felt more relaxed, can lift his DJ equipment easily and faster and others have even noticed his increase in focus.

How does it work?

This device contains a three-dimensional code resembling a QR code or a fingerprint. Once the foot comes into contact with the code Neuropoints are activated in the foot. This sends signals up to the brain and creates an enhanced state of homeostasis, or equilibrium, in the midbrain. The area of the brain that is responsible for automatic functions such as balance, flexibility, power, range of motion, stability as well as increasing strength, shortening reaction times and reducing pain.

“Its basically for anyone with a brain”

“Ahead of its time”

The VOXX technology can increase the motor homeostasis in the body for two reasons: One, the feet are one of the most receptive parts of the human body and are therefore most receptive to this sort of stimulation. Two, the VOXX HTP doesn’t create the effects but rather unlocks the effects that were locked away long ago when humans stopped relying on their sense of balance and strength to find their next meal.

At the moment the technology is available in the form of socks, insoles and a patch.

Love the fit and feel of the athletic line socks, I have tried 3 out of 4 of the line and just ordered the mini crew for myself …so far I absolutely love all 3! They feel like a hug for my foot! However, the best thing of all is what the HPT is doing for my neurological system

Sheryn Willis

How it’s going to impact the world?

The VOXX technology was originally developed by a man who wished to help with his mothers’ multiple sclerosis (MS). After spending years of research into innovative solutions for this he came upon this technology. Ever since his breakthrough, he has furthered his work and research on the product, introducing the first models recently primarily as a sporting aid, due to its effects on strength and balance. And according to one of the top practitioners in the world to be 100 years ahead of modern technology

2000 medical practitioners advise it 

 As quoted from the VOXX website

“In the case of professional and amateur athletes, the spectre of Performance Enhancing Drugs has seemingly invaded every sport at every level. Athletes want and need safe, natural and legal alternatives to achieve maximum performance. Athletes are also consuming supplements, vitamins, protein powders, compression apparel, and high-performance shoes all with the aim of improving their performance. People are investing in training and coaching to reach their peak.”

What is Neuralink?

Neuralink is the new company that Elon Musk has set up which aims to bridge the border between mind and machine. By inserting 10’000 electrodes into your brain, Neuralink will allow the subject to control and run things with their mind. Musk states that there are two goals for this technology; the short term goal being to help patients with brain issues, and the slightly dystopian longterm goal being our ability to “go along for the ride” utilising a “high bandwidth brain-machine interface”, even as we are likely to be overtaken by AI due to the rapid changes happening in that field. Musk’s aspirations, as always, appear to be in the science fiction, yet this one may be the craziest one yet.

Is it going to change everything?

Musk claims that not much will actually change about the average person in day to day life. He states that us, as humans, live in three distinct levels: the lumbar, the cortex, and the tertiary. The tertiary being the tools and information around us, be it a pen, a book or a smartphone. All Musk claims to be doing is shortening the input and output speeds between the cortex and the tertiary levels. Right now our input speed to our tertiary level is rather slow, generally being the speed one can write with their right thumb. Although the output speed, or the speed that one can read at, is significantly better than our input speed, it’s still not as fast as we need it to be. By creating a high bandwidth link between the tertiary and the cortex levels we will be able to access information at a level faster than our own thought.

Say we wanted to know when the Battle of Hastings was. Currently not having Neuralink, we would first think back and see if we would know the answer, then formulate a question, then open Google, then type the question in, then allow Google to run it’s software and process the information we just input, then we read it, and then that information is processed in our brains and we know it. With a Neuralink implant, we would be able to easily access and process the information as we form the thought, due to the processing power being faster than our thought process. See how many times less you read the word then.

How does it work?

Neuralink will be implanted into the subject’s head, yet due to its incredibly small size and ease of operation, this will not need to be done by a neurosurgeon, nor under an anesthetic. This would be done by a specialized robot that first scans the head of the subject for blood vessels before painlessly implanting the electrodes into the subject’s brain in targeted locations. These neurons link to a chip which feeds back through the scalp to a wearable earpiece containing batteries and a Bluetooth connector.

The individual electrodes get put in a cluster of neurons. When a current is sent down a neuron an electromagnetic field is created, which induces a current in the nearby electrode. This is sent to the chip which analyses the shape and intensity of this increase in potential difference before deducing which neuron or neurons it came from, thus allowing for one electrode to read multiple different neurons. This radius of readable neurons from a single electrode is roughly 60 microns, making it necessary for the electrode to be implanted into the brain rather than resting on the scalp. To input information to the brain, a similar process occurs. The electrode will send out the same pattern in potential difference, thus activating the desired neurons. As the electrodes themselves are on the same scale as a neuron they can enter and stay in the brain with no disruption to function.

How is this going to help?

Neuralink, like all other brain to computer interfaces, has been designed for the short term goal of helping with brain conditions. So far Neuralink and others like it have definitively cured Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Epilepsy. Yet due to its current lack of refinement as a form of technology, it can be costly and invasive. Investigatory research and limited test trials show that has the potential to cure Depression, Chronic Pain, and Tinnitus. Even with the limited amount of physical trials and time, this type of solution is already showing incredible results.

Before any more hypothesising is done to what it can cure, it is important to know what Neuralink is capable of. For patients who have lost limbs, electrodes can be set up in the area of the unused motor neurons to allow for the same thought to cause a robotic action. E.g. Rather than trying to teach someone to move a cursor on a screen by chance, the Neuralink consultant will ask them to move their non-existent arm up, causing the cursor to move up on the screen. This would allow for a faster transition between the two stages and the possibility of the interface then being able to be linked to a cybernetic arm, which would potentially be able to carry out movement as normal. The training for this movement is done through an iPhone app, which allows for practising efficiency in typing and cursor movement on the phone, along with an integration to the phone so people can complete tasks completely hands-free. Neuralink has also shown promise in giving the patients the ability to ‘feel’ where the cursor is, another connection to regaining regular limb movement. This would be the same sensation as being able to know where your arm is without looking at it. Connecting the physical world to the digital world in a way no one has ever seen before.

But where will this lead us?

With Neuralink, cameras can hopefully be set up to be able to create live, coloured, three dimensional images that can be sent directly to the brain, thus allowing the blind to regain complete or even enhanced vision. Which I’m sure will excite any of you La Forge fans out there. This ablility, along with the ability to connect to fine-tuned touch sensors, manipulating the amount of force felt in targeted areas of the hand can allow for virtual reality to become even more realistic. Becoming a platform not just for gamers, but for social events, work, family time, sports, and more!

By using it as an interface with the hippocampus, memories and moods will be able to be transferred and communicated. In the short run, this would allow for trauma survivors and sufferers of PTSD and related disorders to have memories deleted, for people with depression to have digital psychotherapy. But in the long run the ideas are endless. Neuralink mentioned the idea of direct telepathy of not just words, but emotions, concepts, and intuition. This could be programmed into apps to create google maps with a local’s intuition built-in, emojis which convey the accurate feelings of a person. This access would also allow for complete control over hunger and cravings, instant translation of any languages, and even enhanced mathematical and logical thinking.

However the main concern that arises from this is the idea of individualism; in a world with memories, intuition, strengths, and abilities shared amongst the entire population, is anyone truly unique, truly different? Truly free?Click here to watch the whole Neuralink launch event

Emojis have become a vital part of the world. There are small cartoons can add expression to an argument, brighten up a text and even help couples know about each other’s feelings. Yet more than hundred emojis, on peoples keyboards, I find people today do not seem to understand a fairly large amount of our language. In this article I will help you understand 5 of the most strange emojis on your keyboards, helping you get one step closer to an emoji guru.
Sleepy face ?
You may be confused thinking this is a badly drawn crying person or a sick man with a droplet of snot falling off his face, but it is actually the eastern equivalent of the  ? emoji.
In Japanese anime has a single snot bubble rising and falling in the rhythm of the character breathing is the same as the zzz in the western cartoons.
 Fun fact: you can confuse your friends by saying “night guys  ?” and see their reaction.
pager ?
The pager may be a device of their parents or TV shows such as Friends. This emoji can be used in the context of trying to get somebody picking your phone.
Fun fact: The number displayed in the most different terms (eg is 555-3215 while google is 888888 and messenger is 555-1212)
Card index ?
An index file is a bit of information at the corner of a document. This is often used to indicate someone’s contact. Eg contact Johns contact info “Apple contact card refers to the character of John Appleseed, who has appeared in most of Johnny Appleseed’s prototypes and is often found elsewhere. His contact card looks something like this:
John Appleseed
125 Main St.
City Name, CA 95014
Work: (408) 123 4567
Home: (400) 765 4321
Fun fact: 95014 is the postcode for Cupertino California, the location of apples new mega-campus (read more on the mega-campus at  http://www.bypole.net/?p=365 )
Wind Chime ?
Although it is often referred to as the jellyfish, it is actually a called wind chime. While in reality, it is actually an emoji of a wind bell, a popular glass decoration used in Japan. Unless you know its meaning it’s not overly helpful, yet a friendly chat between two emoji connoisseurs it could be used as ‘oh I had a great walk home today, the  ☀‘ were shining the  ? were singing and the  ? were chiming ‘
Hot Springs ♨
This emoji is surprisingly underused in western culture while very popular in Japan. This is due to Japan having a lot of hot springs because of their large amount of volcanic activity. On many Japanese maps or on road signs you can see this emoji symbol.
Fun fact: it is often used to refer to steam or a hot beverage especially in western culture.

This new top of the range car doubles off as a jumper plane. The T-FX is a hybrid between a car and a jumper plane with wings that fold out of its sides. Volvos parent company Geely claim that this new concept car will have a range of 400 miles, under a single charge, cruising at a top speed of 200 miles per hour.

The car simply transfers into a jumper plane by its wings unfolding out of its sides in a matter of seconds. This is followed by its dual electric motors turning vertically upwards and lifting the car in the air. Once its airborne the Dual wing engines go to a resting horizontal position and turn off whist the car gets powered by its rear engine.
The T-FX is being helped with the world renowned space federal agency, NASA. They claim their aim is to cut commute times by more than half. The issue we at Brotato Official ask, what licensing will you need to fly such a vehicle? Would it require a pilots license for a plane, helicopter or if it became self flying would you need nothing more than a driving licence. The predicted price for the T-FX is estimated at £180’000, which is approximately six times more than the average Volvo car.

 

Credits: https ://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/880770/Volvo-flying-car-Terrafugia-TFX-Geely

Elon Musk has got one step further to modernizing our planet with his new tunnel system which is now been verbally allowed by the US government. He released this info in a series of tweets such as…

@elonmusk  “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.”

What he is essentially trying to do is to build a system where cars can simply roll up onto this movable electric platform which transports them through a series of underground tunnels to the hyperloop that will shoot them to their destinations at a breakneck speed of one thousand two hundred kilometers per hour. Once they arrive at their destination they will be moved by electric platform and diffused around the city. After this connection has been made between DC and NYC the boring company intends of expanding according to this tweet

@elonmusk “For sure. The first set of tunnels are to alleviate greater LA urban congestion. Will start NY-DC in parallel. Then prob LA-SF and a TX loop”.

Daan Roosegaarde,a Rotterdam-based designer, hopes to turn every bicycle into a personal smog scrubber. 

Although it’s being proposed in China, this kind of innovation would be important in cities around the world, Roosegaarde says that many big cities are often coated in a toxic mix of water droplets and small particles emitted from construction or transportation turning into large amounts of this slick dust. Which is linked to a number of respiratory illnesses and even heart disease. Every year, air pollution like is linked to as many as 7 million deaths globally.

“Living in the city of Beijing is the equivalent of 17 or 18 cigarettes a day, without the pleasure of the nicotine.” Roosegaarde 

By offering Beijingers a smog-cleaning solution, he hopes to further encourage China’s return to biking and prove that the concept can work in other cities. “Basically for me, it’s about designing to improve life,” he says. “How can we use creative thinking and technology to improve the environment and live better?”

Though the smog-busting bike is only a concept at the moment, Roosegaarde believes he’s shown the impact of his eco-sensitive design before.

This new hilarious accessory is hitting the market with smiles and aid as a fraction of the profits  go to Gearing Up for Gorillas, a non-profit organisation working towards the conservation of gorillas. According to the co-founders behind the Banana Phone, the purpose of the phone is to “put smiles on faces and start great conversation.” It works by pairing up to your smartphone through bluetooth. You can call people through a voice activated common switch or through your contacts on your phone. 

Watch more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=95&v=VduMjk3I6Z0.

Liliim have made a two seater prototype flying car which has been known to be called the first of its kind. This taxi is capable of a vertical takeoff and landing as well as having a 180 mile range which it can accomplish in under an hour. And don’t worry about the noise, its makes less sound than a motorbike. This plane has no emissions and uses 90 percent less energy than a regular drone of its size. With the materials, technology and training needed to fly it, Lilium states that it will be no more expensive than taking a car taxi. Uber chose to cooperate with Lilium at the elevate summit conference a while back and only just now has revealed its ideas. They are currently working on the large scale planing of it and changing the vertical agent and decent to four people instead of the current two. Uber have stated that they will publish and demonstrate it in 2020 and  release it to there public in 2021.

The harry potter series released a hit new game called cards against muggles. This play off cards against humanity usee the child like magic which has enlightened our lives into some magical sexual innuendos with a few satirical jokes on the side. Yet if your a harry potter fan with a dark side, don’t join you know who and by you know what.

There was a point in time when personal aircrafts seemed to only be feasible in the world of the Jetson’s, but as time progresses, it looks like these things could someday become a reality. Of all the concepts we’ve encountered up to this point, the ZERO Helicopter by Spanish designer Hector Del Amo is among our favorites.

Unfortunately, though, the project was posted on Behance without a lick of information. No details, no specs, nothing – nothing but a beautifully crafted personal helicopter that is. Sure we don’t know exactly what the ZERO is capable of, but it sure looks good. The concept is sleek and simple, with room for just one passenger – the pilot. It would be the perfect solution for flying to the office, soaring over all those suckers stuck in traffic.