Sep 26, 2014
Posted by Seb in category: robotics/AI
by Daniel Terdiman — C/Net
Boeing and Liquid Robotics today announced a partnership to make water-borne robots that can handle a variety of surveillance jobs, ranging from hunts for submarines to the detection of drug traffickers.
Silicon Valley’s Liquid Robotics is the manufacturer of the Wave Glider SV3, a $300,000 self-powered, seafaring data center that offers customers — until now, mostly researchers and marine industry companies — tools for investigating the open seas for months at a time. SV3s have a hybrid propulsion system that can drive the robot with either solar or wave power. Boeing is the world’s second-largest defense contractor.
Sep 25, 2014
Posted by Andres Agostini in categories: defense, disruptive technology, economics, education, environmental, ethics, existential risks, finance, futurism, lifeboat, policy, posthumanism, science, scientific freedom
Question: A Counterpoint to the Technological Singularity?
Douglas Hofstadter, a professor of cognitive science at Indiana University, indicated about The Singularity is Near Book (ISBN: 978–0143037880),
“ … A very bizarre mixture of ideas that are solid and good with ideas that are crazy. It’s as if you took a lot of very good food and some dog excrement and blended it all up so that you can’t possibly figure out what’s good or bad …”
Sep 25, 2014
Posted by Seb in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI
Sep 25, 2014
Posted by Andres Agostini in categories: business, complex systems, disruptive technology, driverless cars, economics, education, engineering, futurism, innovation, science, scientific freedom
Litmus-Testing Your Corporate Into For-Cash Strategy By Mr. Andres Agostini at www.linkedin.com/in/AndresAgostini
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS ACCORDING TO THESE COMPANIES:
Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors, Honda, Daimler-Chrysler’s Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company, Google, Xerox, Exxon-Mobil, Boeing, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, NASA and DARPA, Lockheed Martin, RAND Corporation and HUDSON Institute, Northrop Grumman Corporation, GEICO, etc.
FUTURISM UPDATE (September 25, 2014)
LINKEDIN: “Litmus-Testing Your Corporate Strategy Into For-Cash Victory!” by http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140924064538-344.….sh-victory
FAST COMPANY: DHL Will Begin Testing Drones (Flying Robots) Deliveries On Friday http://www.fastcompany.com/3036215/fast-feed/dhl-will-begin-.….-on-friday
by Charlie Osborne - c/net
Bitcoin, the best known form of virtual currency, faces numerous obstacles to widespread acceptance and adoption, but a new group called Coin Center has added a voice of support.
The organization is led by Jerry Brito, a law professor and a former research fellow at George Mason’s Mercatus Center. In an announcement made Thursday, Brito said Coin Center is a “new non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies.” Bitcoin was the first and still the best known virtual currency or crytocurrency, which means that cryptography is used for its transactions and its creation.
FUTURISM UPDATE (September 24, 2014)
COLUMN-Efficiency, the invisible energy revolution: John Kemp http://www.agbc-berlin.de/content/column-efficiency-invisibl.….-john-kemp
EBN: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain http://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?doc_id=274867§ion_id=3219
Sep 23, 2014
Posted by Seb in category: 3D printing
by Brian Krassenstein — 3Dprint.com
While we have seen so many incredible life-changing applications for 3D printing, there are still many concerns which remain on the table when dealing with the possible negative implications of the technology. Whether you believe that the ease in which practically anyone will eventually be able to fabricate a firearm is a good or bad thing, just the thought of 3D printed firearms will send shivers down the spines of law enforcement agencies around the world. There has been an incredibly fast progression of the technology behind the methods of manufacturing guns with 3D printers in the last two years alone. Imagine what the next five to ten year will have in store for us.
It seems like it was only yesterday when Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson 3D printed the very first known gun. Maybe that’s because it was almost yesterday. Believe it or not, it was only about 17 months ago when Wilson unveiled the 3D printed ‘Liberator’ gun, which he created on a Stratasys Dimension SST 3D printer. What many people don’t realize though, is that several different firearms as well as gun parts have been 3D printed in the short time since Wilson’s creation was revealed. I have provided below, a short history of the various 3D printed firearm models that we have seen to date.
FUTURISM UPDATE (September 23, 2014)
WASHINGTON POST: United Way to begin accepting donations in Bitcoin www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/15/united.….tion-fund/
Computer Models Tell Us That This Ebola Pandemic Could Soon Kill Millions http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/computer-models-tell-us-ebol.….-millions/