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Jun 27, 2016

How The Majorana Fermion Is Going To Change The World

Posted by in categories: computing, education, particle physics, quantum physics

We now have a way to do tracibility in QC.


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Chinese scientists won a major victory recently, by proving that the Majorana fermion — a particle we’ve found tantalizing hints of for years — genuinely exists. This discovery has huge implications for quantum computing, and it might change the world. But how?

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Jun 26, 2016

This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games

Posted by in categories: education, virtual reality

Unlike Inception this is not a relative time form of learning though I suppose the time needed for experiments to yield their results can be dropped.

I can’t recall the last time I picked up an actual text book. As the article points out instead of reading a text book you drop into a VR and live out the history. (What was that movie where the teacher walks in and throws the text book out the window and follow ups show his class reenacting historical scenes?)


The way we learn today is just wrong.

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Jun 22, 2016

Ray Kurzweil — The Age of Intelligent Machines Documentary

Posted by in categories: education, media & arts, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

The Age of Intelligent Machines was written and produced for the science museum exhibition “Robots and Beyond: The Age of Intelligent Machines” by Ray Kurzweil in 1987. This film was produced for a mainstream audience, and focuses on developments in artificial intelligence. Soundtrack features music by award winning recording artist Stevie Wonder. Film series features two parts: “Machines that Think” and “Intelligence, It’s Amazing!”

Jun 22, 2016

White House issues report on President Obama’s impact on science and tech

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, mathematics, policy, science

In 2009, President Obama pledged to “restore science to its rightful place.” He said, “We will not just meet, but we will exceed the level achieved at the height of the space race, through policies that invest in basic and applied research, create new incentives for private innovation, promote breakthroughs in energy and medicine, and improve education in math and science.”

Today, the White House released an Impact Report listing 100 things that Obama has made happen with the support of many people across research, policy, education, and, yes, maker culture. Here’s the full Impact Report. A few examples from the list:

Jun 21, 2016

Voice: How To Architect A Cognitive Future For Business

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, computing, education, finance, mobile phones, neuroscience, robotics/AI

Whether referred to as AI, machine learning, or cognitive systems, such as IBM Watson, a growing cadre of business leaders is embracing this opportunity head on.

That’s because their consumers are using cognitive applications on a daily basis — through their phones, in their cars, with their doctors, banks, schools, and more. All of this consumer engagement is creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. And thanks to IT infrastructures designed for cognitive workloads — that can understand, reason, and learn from all this data — organizations and entire industries are transforming and reaping the benefits.

What’s important to remember is that this sci-fi-turned-reality-show of cognitive computing cannot happen without the underlying systems on which the APIs, software, and services run. For this very reason, today’s leading CIOs are thinking differently about their IT infrastructure.

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Jun 16, 2016

Learning: we’re doing it wrong

Posted by in category: education

The old-style educational system gives you an ‘A’ and demotes you when you do something wrong. The gaming world gives you a 0 and rewards you when you do something right.

Jun 15, 2016

Zoltan Istvan 2016: Let’s make Americans immortal

Posted by in categories: education, geopolitics, life extension, mobile phones, space, transhumanism

USA Today story:


As co-writer for USA TODAY’S “For the Record,” I’ve been writing about the campaigns of Republican, Democratic, Libertarian and Green presidential candidates since the newsletter’s launch last summer. But the first presidential candidate to reach out to me was Zoltan Istvan, the Mill Valley, California-based Transhumanist Party candidate who foresees the merger of humans and technology in the very near future. I spoke by phone with Istvan last week.

Big promises are the hallmark of presidential campaigns.

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Jun 13, 2016

U.S. and UAE Agree to Collaborate on Outer Space, Mars

Posted by in categories: education, space

Very cool.


According to NASA’s statement on the agreement, it included a formal “Implementing Arrangement” that outlines Mars exploration as the first field of cooperation between the agencies and establishes a steering committee to identify areas of mutual interest.

NASA was contacted for further comment clarifying the nature of the UAE agreement, but had not responded at the time of this writing. The agreement also entails working as a team on education, technology, safety and mission assurance as well as aeronautics and other areas in which the countries can potentially benefit.

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Jun 9, 2016

A group of Japanese high-schoolers have found a way to hatch an egg, without the egg!

Posted by in categories: biological, education

Now biology classes can observe development while still keeping the chick alive!

The clip is a segment from Japanese educational TV show “Gatten” that aired 05.18.2016. Captions, appropriately, by Spoon & Tamago (tamago means ‘egg’ in Japanese)

Jun 9, 2016

Documentary on one of the Founders of Transhumanism: FM 2030

Posted by in categories: education, transhumanism

FM 2030 Transhumanist Pioneer.

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