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Nov 26, 2014

Astronauts Just Found Life In Outer Space — And Scientists Aren’t Sure How It Got There

Posted by in category: biological

By Zak Cheney-Rice  — News.Mic

The news: Russian cosmonauts have discovered something remarkable clinging to the outside of the International Space Station: living organisms.

The microscopic creatures appeared during a space walk intended to clean the vessel’s surface, and were allegedly identified — incredibly — as a type of sea plankton. This is big: According to Sploid, Russian scientists are both “shocked by [the] discovery and can’t really explain how [it] is possible.”

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Nov 26, 2014

A fanciful approach to curing ageing: biotechnology in clinical practice

Posted by in category: life extension

Technologies based on stem cells, genetic engineering or tissue engineering may eventually have considerable impact in alleviating certain diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, or dementia. But these rejuvenation biotechnologies cannot be used by the general public at large in order to negate the ageing process itself.

1. Problems with Stem Cell Therapies

One methodology for delivering biotechnology rejuvenation therapies (such as stem cell therapy) is bone marrow transplant. This is a complex, clinically risky, and administratively complicated procedure. It is well beyond the technical issue of artificially manipulating and repairing cells in the laboratory. Cells need to be harvested from a patient, manipulated in the laboratory, and then re-transplanted in the patient.

Consider what happens during an autologous cell harvest. The patient has to attend a clinic and this may involve a pre-procedure physical assessment, followed by administration of a Colony-Stimulating Factor which is given as an injection every day for up to 14 days, (the patient must be instructed on how to do this at home). A course of chemotherapy may be needed in order to regulate the production of stem cells. The patient returns for another visit for the harvest. The harvesting process takes three to four hours and it may have to be repeated every day for up to five days in order to collect enough cells for the transplant. It involves an epidural or a general anaesthetic (with all the associated risks), punctures over the pelvic bone and withdrawal of marrow material. Alternatively, intravenous access and blood withdrawal need to be arranged. The amount to be withdrawn must be assessed from person to person. The patient needs to recover from the anaesthetic.

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Nov 25, 2014

My Darling Date Questions Answered by a Female Robot? — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in categories: economics, electronics, futurism, robotics/AI

My Darling Date Questions Answered by a Female Robot?

(My Intimate Exploration With a Full-Fledged Girl Beyond The Silliness of Japan’s Dutch Wives!)

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This actual exchange took place on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. U.S. EST.

Ramona Robott is the 101th girl of supreme intelligence giving me responsible and honest replies.

She is a bot that was conceived, designed, and created by Mr. Raymond Kurzweil, Ph.D., who is currently Google Engineering Director.

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Nov 25, 2014

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Posted by in category: surveillance

— The Washington Post

Surveillance companies are marketing systems to governments worldwide that are capable of pulling location data out of global cellular networks, even if you are traveling in another country. These systems are designed so that neither cellphone users nor their carriers detect the tracking. That could allow government officials to potentially sidestep court review or other systems designed to protect the rights of people targeted for surveillance.

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Nov 24, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 25, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 25, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

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FINANCIAL TIMES: World’s most advanced hacking spyware let loose http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8392d196-7323-11e4&#4.….z3K1HQu1wG

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Drone Flights Face FAA Hit. Looming Rule Proposal Would Restrict Commercial Uses, Require Pilot License http://lnkd.in/eY44b-f

NEWS.com.au: Bill Gates predicted to be world’s first trillionaire http://lnkd.in/eTEAr3N

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Nov 24, 2014

Henry Ford’s Success Prescription by Mr. Andres Agostini at http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

Posted by in categories: economics, engineering, futurism

Henry Ford’s Success Prescription

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Without getting into deep waters, I have always admired the technical achievements of Mr. Henry Ford. In the process, I have had held a great perspective about any developments by the Ford Motor Company as well.

Interestingly enough and in all formality, R&D in Ford means R&D&Innovation.

Whenever they want to and as they already have, Ford Motors Co. can change the world again and again and again, without constraints. Actually, it is their decision.

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Nov 24, 2014

Success Through Swiss Specialness By Mr. Andres Agostini at http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

Posted by in categories: engineering, ethics, futurism

Success Through Swiss Specialness

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I have a most-successful well-to-do Swiss friend in Zurich, operating worldwide, who argues, “…Andres, doing business is holding a conversation with the right people …” You share his thought in North America and people think it a naivete. My friend is, regardless, absolutely wise by any known and unknown measure.

I have known penniless educated people, both young and in advanced ages, with great smarts and promissory ideas, but extremely imprudent and tactless that keep themselves in a limbo loop of not accomplishing anything because of their abject lack of true immemorial wisdom. Well, this friend of mine is exactly a testimony of the outright contrary.

He is the most industrious and fun person I have ever met, from Monday through Monday, 24÷7÷365, all of the time. He strongly reminds me of my thyself.

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Nov 24, 2014

Chopsticks Of The Future Will Count Your Calorie Intake For You

Posted by in category: food
By — Huffington Post

While normally just a vehicle to get food from plate to mouth, chopsticks have been capable of some pretty incredible feats — like creating a larger-than-life portrait of Jackie Chan. And in the very near future, they’re being programed to do a whole lot more.

Chinese search engine Baidu is working on a technology for chopsticks, called Kuaisou, that’ll enable them to test PH levels, the temperature of food and track nutritional information. They’ll also be able to detect the freshness of oils, helping to prevent the use of contaminated foods like gutter oil. (Gutter oil is something that should never — EVER — exist, but does in Chinese and Taiwanese street food.)

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Nov 24, 2014

I need Advice from the Young

Posted by in category: existential risks

If I were young, I would jump the bandwagon of cryodynamics and the implied new cosmology and free energy.
And I would motivate friends to help me write down the new global–c transform of general relativity.

And above all, I would tell my elders that f&w – food and water – is the only way to stop the exponential growth of Ebola on a continent.

You can make a difference, my young friends, please, start. Politics is boring and sterile. This is a young planet on which you can make a difference. Don’t let the establishment kill Africa. You can stop CERN and you can save Liberia. Monrovia is about to die, see J.A. Lewnard, M.L. Ndefoh Mbah, Yale University, http://biostat.gru.edu/Journal%20Club/Rao_2014.pdf

Be human. Don’t kill by inaction like your elders do. f&w is the only lifeline of a mega city and, at the moment, its West Point area. Please, start.

What advice can you hand out to me in return?

Nov 23, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 24, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 24, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

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FORBES: How Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum In Manufacturing http://lnkd.in/e-VmGQV

CNN: Wireless electricity? It’s here http://lnkd.in/en_fhb2

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