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Oct 8, 2015

The Transhumanist Party Turns 1-Year-Old

Posted by in categories: business, geopolitics, health, transhumanism

The Transhumanist Party is 1-year-old today:

On October 7th, 2015, the Transhumanist Party will reach its first birthday. Started as way to introduce forward thinking and futurist politics into government, the party has caught on around the world and now has over a dozen national parties. The motto of the Transhumanist Party in America is: Putting Science, Health, and Technology at the Forefront of US Politics.

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Oct 4, 2015

Blockchain Technology May Transform the Corporation

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, business, computing, economics

In the bitcoin digital economy, machines are the employees rather than as humans were in the industrial age.

Corporations, as we have seen, are devoting a larger share of capital to automation technologies within businesses across almost every type of industry and sector. Technological innovation, both by way of employee input and customer’s expected output, is undergoing a transformation. It’s an organizational change that reassigns the role of the employee and customer to the domain of computer technology outside the grasp of human intervention with the introduction of blockchain technology and smart contracting systems. Blockchain technology stands to radically transform our concept of the corporation where machines, not humans, are both the customers and employees.

The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2027, 10% of global GDP will be stored on a blockchain network. In such a world, it will be clear that corporations are less reliant than ever upon humans to survive and prosper. If anything, this solidifies blockchain technology as the blueprint for a type of corporation that is light-years ahead of its 20th century predecessor in terms of resource allocation and communication methods.

20th century business models were characterized by owning rather than sharing, specialization rather than automation, and centralized over decentralized decision making. The bitcoin blockchain economic model does away with all these conventional notions and provides us the blueprint for a 21st century digital paradigm – non-exclusive, decentralized, autonomous corporations. This type of corporate model is fundamentally different in its makeup and functionality because — among other things — it is independent of human intervention while simultaneously owned by no single party.

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Oct 2, 2015

Seeking New Markets, Companies Offer DNA Testing at a Loss — By Antonio Regaledo | MIT Technology Review

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“That makes Veritas the first company to break the much anticipated threshold of a “$1,000 genome.” Mirza Cifric, Veritas’s CEO, confirmed that, initially at least, the new price is less than the cost of actually generating the data, when equipment and chemical supplies are included.”

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Sep 25, 2015

AI Helps Humans Best When Humans Help the AI — By Cade Metz | Wired

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Set of vector Cyber party posters

“I signed up for Clara last week.”

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Sep 20, 2015

Zymergen: We believe in harnessing the power of biology to make transformative products that are good for business

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, robotics/AI

We believe in harnessing the power of biology to make transformative products that are good for business, people and the environment. By applying the latest in automation, data architecture and machine learning, we’re making better microbes for use in industrial fermentation.

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Sep 19, 2015

Asteroid-Mining Plan Would Bake Water Out of Bagged-Up Space Rocks

Posted by in categories: business, space

PASADENA, Calif. — A new way to harvest asteroid resources is being eyed as a possible game changer for space exploration.

The patent-pending innovation, called “optical mining,” could allow huge amounts of asteroid water to be tapped, advocates say. This water, in turn, could provide relatively cheap and accessible propellant for voyaging spacecraft, lowering the cost of spaceflight significantly.

Development of the optical-mining idea has been funded by a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) fellowship and grant, along with a small business contract. The concept — which is also known as the Asteroid Provided In-Situ Supplies plan, or Apis — was detailed here during a special NIAC session held on Sept. 2 during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) Space 2015 meeting. [How Asteroid Mining Could Work (Infographic)].

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Sep 18, 2015

Tesla’s Powerwall home battery is coming to Australia in 2015

Posted by in categories: business, energy, transportation

The Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium ion home battery from the makers of the Tesla Model S car, will be on sale in Australia by the end of the year.

Powerwall will be available in Australia in late 2015 through a variety of Tesla Energy partners who are yet to be announced, Business Insider reported.

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Sep 16, 2015

10 Crazy Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

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Scientific discoveries that remain unexplained… (HD — 03/2015)

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Sep 16, 2015

Future’s 10 Mind-Blowing Scenarios for Interstellar Travel

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Time for Humanity to discover what’s outside the backyard… (HD — 12/2014)

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Sep 16, 2015

Will You Join the Transhuman Evolution?

Posted by in categories: business, evolution, transhumanism

DLD (Digital-Life-Design) is a global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and influencers for crossover conversation and inspiration.

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