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Nov 15, 2017

A New Futuristic Robot Lets Your Arms Lift Half a Ton

Posted by in categories: biological, climatology, cyborgs, Elon Musk, robotics/AI, space travel, sustainability

Have you ever lifted half a ton? With the Guardian GT, a set of robotic arms, you could do so with as little as two kilogram (five pounds) of force, allowing you to have superhuman strength.

Elon Musk recently made headlines asserting that, in order for us to both progress and survive as a species, we must merge with machines and become cyborgs. And, as climate change rages onwards and the biological difficulties of completing a human mission to Mars become ever more apparent, many are beginning to agree.

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Nov 15, 2017

For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, Elon Musk, engineering, neuroscience

With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before such devices are ready to help humans extend their natural capabilities.

Now, a professor from the University of Southern California (USC) has demonstrated the use of a brain implant to improve the human memory, and the device could have major implications for the treatment of one of the US’s deadliest diseases.

Dong Song is a research associate professor of biomedical engineering at USC, and he recently presented his findings on a “memory prosthesis” during a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington D.C. According to a New Scientist report, the device is the first to effectively improve the human memory.

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Nov 14, 2017

Moon vs. Mars and asteroids: Watch space advocates debate where we should go

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has famously said he’d like to die on Mars — “just not on impact.” But where will humans live in space? That was the focus of a good-natured debate that took place at this week’s “New Space Age” conference at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Chris Lewicki, president and CEO of Redmond, Wash.-based Planetary Resources, took up the case for going to asteroids and Mars. Seattle-area entrepreneur Naveen Jain, co-founder and chairman of Florida-based Moon Express, spoke for the moon.

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Nov 10, 2017

Space tourism will lift-off in 2018

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Space tourism will take-off in 2018. As the race between spaceflight companies Virgin Galactic and SpaceX heats up, those who can afford it will be able to travel to low Earth orbit and possibly even around the moon.

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Oct 30, 2017

Elon Musk releases first image of new tunnel under Los Angeles, announces expansions to LAX and 101

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, futurism

Elon Musk released this weekend the first image of the Boring Company’s new tunnel under Los Angeles and also expanded on the company’s plans for future segments of the project.

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Oct 26, 2017

Video: Sophia becomes first robot to receive Saudi citizenship

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ most advanced robot. After receiving her citizenship, she was interviewed by Andrew Ross Sorkin in Riyadh. During the course of her interview, she took a dig at Elon Musk and Hollywood movies for portraying the artificial intelligence in a questionable light.

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Oct 25, 2017

Elon Musk: If Humans Are to Survive, We Must Merge With Machines

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

I concur.

Elon Musk has gone public with the idea that he think that because of AI and increasing automation, humans will need to merge with technology.

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Oct 19, 2017

Richard Branson Jabs Elon Musk on Goals for Space Exploration

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

This reveals the fundamental difference in how they think about space.

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Oct 17, 2017

Don’t doubt Elon Musk, says astronaut who spent a year in space

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Elon Musk is racing to land SpaceX on Mars in five years, a vision he unveiled late last month at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress.

One man not among Musk’s critics is Scott Kelly, a retired astronaut who set the record in 2015 for total accumulated days in space, during the single longest mission by an American.

“When Elon Musk said he was going to launch his rocket and then land the first stage on a barge, I thought he was crazy,” Kelly told “Squawk Box” on Tuesday. “And then he did it. I’m not going to ever doubt what he says, ever again.”

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Oct 7, 2017

Today, Elon Musk Is Meeting Puerto Rico’s Governor to Fix the Island’s Energy Crisis

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, solar power, sustainability

Elon Musk and Puerto Rico’s governor are in talks to fix the territory’s energy crisis. It could stand as solar-power exemplar to the world.

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