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Nov 4, 2014

Homni: The new superorganism taking over Earth

Posted by in category: biological

Gaia Vince — BBC Future

(Nasa)

In Ancient Greek mythology, the Earth Goddess Gaia had nine titan sons, who attempted to control not just the Earth, but the entire Universe. I’d like to introduce another. It’s a new creature who emerged only in recent decades. But it’s a creature who is already as influential over life on the planet as the phytoplankton or forests that regulate global temperature, the weather and the air we breathe.

That new creature is us, or more precisely, what humanity is becoming. The entirety of our species, Homo sapiens, is evolving into a superorganism; I’ll call this new life force Homo omnis, or ‘Homni’.

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Nov 3, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 04, 2014)

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 04, 2014)

a Amazon and Lifeboat

BBC: Virgin Galactic crash: Descent system ‘deployed early’ http://lnkd.in/dHrit-u

WIRED: An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World’s First Digital Weapon http://lnkd.in/d2n4SP9

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Safety Board Cites Improper Pilot Command in Virgin Galactic Crash. Accident Sets Back Ambitious Timetables for Space Tourism & Other Commercial Ventures. http://lnkd.in/d-qyJGF

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Nov 3, 2014

3D Printer Delivered to Space Station Launching New Era of Space Manufacturing

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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If space is the final frontier, we pilgrims have a lot to learn. To date, we’ve rarely ventured far beyond the thin envelope of Earth’s atmosphere. Why? Because we can’t yet survive long in space without dangling a supply line into the gravity well.

Last weekend, however, we took a step that may prove crucial to foregoing our Earthly dependence. Made In Space—a Singularity University company dreamed up at SU’s 2010 graduate studies program—launched the first 3D printer into space.

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Nov 2, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 03, 2014)

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 03, 2014)

a Amazon and Lifeboat

REUTERS: Wanted: 500,000 pilots for China aviation gold rush http://lnkd.in/dj7kMfz

PHYS ORG: Self-driving vehicles generate enthusiasm, concerns worldwide http://lnkd.in/dmjJMgR

BBC: Germany ‘would accept UK exit from EU’ to protect migration rules http://lnkd.in/dPX_9Hm

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Nov 2, 2014

This Algorithm Finds the Safest Neighborhood Close to a McDonald’s Just From Photos

Posted by in category: software

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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The list of things computers can do better than humans is already long, and it’s getting longer every year. Now, you can add making environmental inferences.

We pride ourselves on the ability to read between the lines, find patterns and information where they aren’t immediately obvious. A hundred subtle (or not so subtle) details in a given scene may add up to the fight-or-flight judgement this is a safe place—or, run!

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Nov 1, 2014

BitCoin, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain Technology — A Brief Q&A

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, disruptive technology, economics, finance, geopolitics, government, information science, innovation, law, open source, transparency

My Brief Q&A session with Christoffer De Geer, about BitCoin, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain Technology.

This Q&A was first published by Mr. Geir Solem, Director of Cryptor Trust Inc., on the Cryptor Primary Investor Blog (Date: October 31, 2014).

Quote: “BitCoin was the first small step in what I believe will be a truly transformational journey, for each and every one of us. In 10 Years Cryptocurrency and Blockchains have every chance to have the same, or greater, impact on our lives, society, and civiliation, as the creation of Email had to the Postal Service, and the Fax Machine as compared to the Internet; in 25 Years Monetary Systems, Systems of Trade and Exchange, Systems of Transaction of Goods, Ledger and Recordation Systems, Everything You Know – Will – Be – Different – and, Unrecognizable relative to what we know today at the end of the year 2014.”

See the Q&A article here » [Article: BitCoin, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain Technology] (more…)

Nov 1, 2014

‘I was blind… now I have bionic eyes’

Posted by in categories: bionic, biotech/medical

Oct 31, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 01, 2014)

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 01, 2014)

a Amazon and Lifeboat

BLOOMBERG: Virgin Galactic Ship Crashes With 1 Pilot Reported Dead http://lnkd.in/dR-C8cV

ENGADGET: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/31/virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo/

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Oct 31, 2014

Richard Branson, Success, Unpreparedness, Failure, and Death!

Posted by in categories: business, electronics, energy, internet, physics

Richard Branson, Success, Unpreparedness, Failure, and Death!

GOD  OF  SUCCESS

The Largest God of Entrepreneurial Success, “knighted by the English Crown,” wanted to teach us that the Power of Simplicity with Boldness is sufficient to defeat the Science of Complexity and a most-unprepared à –la-Sir-Francis-Drake company called: “Virgin Galactic.”

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Oct 31, 2014

Walmart Will Be Sputnikked By Amazon Or Alibaba

Posted by in category: futurism

Walmart Will Be Sputnikked By Amazon Or Alibaba

Walmart will be Sputnikked by Amazon or Alibaba. That is, as you don’t understand English and Russian, let us try Latin:

“… Si vis pacem, para bellum.…”

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