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Nov 8, 2014

Baby, I now owe India and then Wal-Mart and so, changing said “Game Changers” (Picture)

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Baby, I now owe India and then Wal-Mart and so, changing said “Game Changers” (Picture)

OWE INDIA

Nov 8, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 09, 2014)

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 09, 2014)

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NEW YORK TIMES: Home Depot Says Hackers Also Stole Email Addresses http://lnkd.in/dmDSkuK

NEW YORK TIMES: International Raids Target Sites Selling Contraband on the ‘Dark Web’ http://lnkd.in/dc2jZdC

BUSINESS STANDARD: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report. Workspaces with row of desks will become completely redundant, not because they are not fit for purpose, but simply because that purpose no longer exists, the report predicts http://lnkd.in/dFyWwk2

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Nov 8, 2014

World Inequality, Digital Life & the State

Posted by in categories: futurism, geopolitics, government
. @hjbentham. @TheVenusProject. @clubofinfo. #futurism. #LOrdre. #antistatism.

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Nov 8, 2014

Battery-Free Chip For the ‘Internet of Things’ That’s the Size of an Ant

Posted by in category: electronics

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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As a concept, the Internet of Things has been around for awhile. In theory, as chips get smaller and cheaper, we should be able to embed them in everyday items. Appliances, lighting, doors, climate control—all these things (and many more) get a chip and an internet connection. They can send data and receive commands.

In short, a world of dumb, inanimate objects wakes up to do our bidding.

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Nov 7, 2014

Plant Engineered to Supercharge Photosynthesis with Hopes of Increasing Crop Yields

Posted by in categories: biological, environmental

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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While computers scientists find new ways to supercharge computers, a team of plant scientists have demonstrated that they can supercharge a plant.

Hoping to speed up plant photosynthesis, researchers from the US and UK have successfully upgraded a carbon-fixing enzyme vital to photosynthesis in a tobacco plant with two enzymes from cyanobacteria, which function at a faster rate. If photosynthesis can be performed more efficiently, plants would grow larger and crops could have higher yields, possibly as high as 60% according to computer models.

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Nov 6, 2014

FM-2030: What is the Future of Democracy? Part 1

Posted by in categories: futurism, lifeboat, philosophy, science

The audio in this archive file was compiled from a 1984 meeting of futurists, transhumanists & progressives. The main topic of the meeting was the most appropriate ways to engage or advance these philosophies within government. For example, one significant point of discussion centered around whether running for office was an effective way to drive change.

The excerpts in this archive file collect many of futurist FM 2030’s thoughts over the course of the discussion.

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.

Nov 6, 2014

Big Brother Is Feeling You: The Global Impact Of AI-Driven Mental Health Care

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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Big Brother is feeling you—literally.

A few months back, I wrote about Ellie, the world’s first AI-psychologist. Developed by DARPA and researchers at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, Ellie is a diagnostic tool capable of reading 60 non-verbal cues a second—everything from eye-gaze to face tilt to voice tone—in the hopes of identifying the early warning signs of depressions and (part of the long term goal) stemming the rising tide of soldier suicide.

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Nov 5, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 06, 2014)

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FUTURISM UPDATE (November 06, 2014)

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THE ATLANTIC: The Military Is Building Brain Chips to Treat PTSD http://lnkd.in/dYbe4q7

WASHINGTON POST: Verizon, AT&T tracking their users with ‘supercookies’ http://lnkd.in/dCcqG7T

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash http://lnkd.in/daPd5Yi

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Nov 5, 2014

Futuristic Chinese Megastructure Would Include Soaring Towers, Massive Skyways, Urban Farms

Posted by in category: architecture

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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Many of the world’s cities are hundreds, even thousands of years old. They evolved from the bottom up as populations changed and demanded change. A new road here, new building there. The result is striking and wild—a kind of physical history.

But what if you could start New York or London from scratch?

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Nov 5, 2014

The Exponential Nature of Ebola

Posted by in categories: biological, existential risks

The Exponential Nature of Ebola

Otto E. Rossler

Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 8, 72076 Tubingen, Germany

Inscribed on the UN Building:
Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul;
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain;
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.
(Saadi, 1210–1292)

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