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Dec 15, 2014

How Long Would It Take to Mine Bitcoin by Hand?

Posted by in category: bitcoin

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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Bitcoin is a decentralized, digital currency. It was invented by a mysterious individual known by the handle, Satoshi Nakamoto. A bitcoin is volatile but is currently worth about $380; regulators are increasingly interested; retailers too—true believers believe.

These headlines you’ve likely read. But where the hell do bitcoins come from anyway? They’re mined by computers making calculations lightning fast—or in this case, by a man with sixteen minutes’ free time, a pencil, and pad of paper.

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Dec 14, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 15, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 15, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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BUSINESS INSIDER: Dubai Crashed, Qatar Crashed, And The Rest Of The Gulf States Got Smoked http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-gulf-stocks-reel-on-slidi.….z3Lu9XTWzd

InfoWorld– Google wants you to design the Internet of things. Impatient for the Internet of things, Google is providing seed money for researching new technologies https://lnkd.in/eRFnwpp

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Dec 14, 2014

CONTINUUM!

Posted by in category: futurism

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Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

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Dec 14, 2014

ATEMPORAL METAMORPHOSYS?

Posted by in category: futurism

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Authored By Copyright Mr. Andres Agostini

White Swan Book Author (Source of this Article)

http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

http://www.AMAZON.com/author/agostini

https://www.FACEBOOK.com/agostiniandres

http://www.appearoo.com/aagostini

http://connect.FORWARDMETRICS.com/profile/1649/Andres-Agostini.html

@AndresAgostini

@ThisSuccess

@SciCzar

Dec 14, 2014

Elon Musk Is Right: Colonizing the Solar System Is Humankind’s Insurance Policy Against Extinction

Posted by in categories: existential risks, human trajectories, space, space travel

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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Why blow billions of dollars on space exploration when billions of people are living in poverty here on Earth?

You’ve likely heard the justifications. The space program brings us useful innovations and inventions. Space exploration delivers perspective, inspiration, and understanding. Because it’s the final frontier. Because it’s there.

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Dec 13, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 14, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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FUTURISM UPDATE (December 14, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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ZDNet– Professional jobs at risk from robotics and automation: Govt http://www.zdnet.com/article/professional-jobs-at-risk-thank.….utomation/

POPULAR SCIENCE: Secretive D.O.D. Drone Dodges Defenses At Hypersonic Speed. A new weapon in America’s superfast arms race with China https://lnkd.in/eK7-KUA

ENGINEERING: US Manufacturing Tech Orders Dive, Yet Tool Orders Soar.…What Does it Mean? https://lnkd.in/e2zknG3

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Dec 13, 2014

Confessional in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted by in category: privacy

By Rachel Metz — MIT Technology Review

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“I want to quit Google,” the message on my iPhone read. “It’s boring here.”

Posted by an anonymous user in San Francisco to the confessional app Secret, the message quickly gained attention; after four days, it had received 78 comments, ranging from “just means you’re not on the right project” to “I quit Google, and it was one of the best decisions of my life.” At times, the original poster chimed in, saying things like: “I’ve been there a long time. Many jobs. The company no longer values initiative, and promotion is very slow.”

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Dec 12, 2014

Civilization: Beyond Earth and the ultra-cool technologies of tomorrow

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

By Colin Campbell — Polygon

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Firaxis’ strategy game Civilization: Beyond Earth, shows humankind populating new worlds. Set in a not-too distant future, the game demands that players choose and invest in technologies to ease their path.

Much research went into the technology choices utilized in the game, due to be released on Windows PC on Oct. 24. While previous Civilization games have charted technological progress in the past, Beyond Earth is a matter of conjecture and futures studies.

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Dec 11, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 12, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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FUTURISM UPDATE (December 12, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Tracking microdoses of carcinogens as they move through the body http://www.kurzweilai.net/tracking-microdoses-of-carcinogens.….h-the-body

THE DES MOINES REGISTER: Iowa to launch smartphone driver’s license http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2014/12.…./20114979/

PHYS.ORG: Baby steps towards molecular robots https://lnkd.in/eMTHWUx

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Dec 11, 2014

FM2030: Are You A Transhuman?

Posted by in categories: lifeboat, science, transhumanism

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This archive file was compiled from audio of a discussion futurist FM 2030 held at the University of California, February 6th, 1994. In this discussion 2030 laid out an overview of his ‘transhuman’ philosophy and held a back and forth with other people present in the discussion. Discussion and debate included items such as the value of researching ‘indefinite lifespan’ technologies directly as opposed to (or in addition to) more traditional approaches, such as researching cures for specific diseases.
The excerpts in this archive file present a sort of thesis of FM 2030’s transhuman ideas.

About FM 2030: FM 2030 was at various points in his life, an Iranian Olympic basketball player, a diplomat, a university teacher, and a corporate consultant. He developed his views on transhumanism in the 1960s and evolved them over the next thirty-something years. He was placed in cryonic suspension July 8th, 2000. For more information about FM 2030, view the GPA Archive File: ‘Introduction to FM 2030′ or visit some of the following links:

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