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Sep 26, 2020

The End of Hunger pt 2: The End of Meat Culture

Posted by in categories: business, food

World hunger is a persistent problem despite all of humanity’s progress in recent years. Continuing on last week’s discussion on how we can end world hunger, this week, I am talking about one contributing factor: the end of meat culture.

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Sep 25, 2020

Watch a Robot Dog Herd Sheep on a New Zealand Farm

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, sustainability

Robot Babe.

Sep 23, 2020

Remote-control VR robots to start working in Japanese convenience stores this summer

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Family Mart’s robots will still be controlled by human employees.

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t find ourselves stopping into one of Japan’s many convenience stores to grab a bite to eat or something to drink. But while we’ve come to expect tasty onigiri rice balls and tempting dessert beverages when we walk through the door, soon we might be seeing robots.

Sep 21, 2020

World War III will be fought over water

Posted by in categories: existential risks, finance, food, law, terrorism

RS: The third world war is at our gate, and it will be about water, if we don’t do something about this crisis. These walks are to raise awareness—this year we covered 17 countries, and in nine of them there were displaced people. So many people in the Middle East and African countries are moving to places like Europe, in part because of water scarcity—after forced migration comes, tension, conflict, and terrorism. Where terrorism is active, there is usually a scarcity of water. Look at Syria—a long time ago, it had very good agriculture, but then Turkey built a dam that changed things. It’s a similar story with Libya. If we want a safe future, we need to start conserving water.

What role can regulation play in conservation? Do you think privatizing water is a good way to promote its efficient use?

RS: If we really think about legal changes, we have to first think about river rights, or the rights of nature, and only then about water rights for humans. This type of thinking doesn’t exist today but we need this kind of legal framework that assures that the land of the river is only for the river, that the flow of the river is kept clean, and that the river has greenery on both banks to prevent erosion and silting. Only with all these factors can we ensure that rivers are healthy and only then that we are healthy.

Sep 21, 2020

Dining in Space Bubbles at Cafe du Soleil

Posted by in categories: entertainment, food

Outdoor diners are enjoying their meals in enclosed space bubbles set up at Upper West Side French restaurant Cafe du Soleil.


Here’s one way to enjoy outdoor dining well into October, as well as on rainy nights.

Another video shows diners enjoying live jazz in their bubbles on a recent rainy night.

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Sep 20, 2020

Seven-foot robots are stacking shelves in Tokyo convenience stores

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

This robot on wheels is seven feet tall, is kitted out with cameras, microphones and sensors, and uses the three “fingers” on its hands to stock supermarket shelves with products such as bottled drinks, cans and rice bowls.


Japan’s convenience stores are turning to robots to solve their labor shortage.

Sep 19, 2020

The End of Hunger Part 1: Vertical Farming

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World hunger is a persistent problem despite all of humanity’s progress in recent years. However, I believe that we have a real shot at defeating world hunger with one of humanity’s newer innovations: vertical farms.

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Sep 15, 2020

TECHNOCULTURE: The Rise of Man | The Cybernetic Theory of Mind

Posted by in categories: evolution, food, mobile phones, neuroscience, quantum physics, sex

What has been shaping the human mind throughout the history of mankind? What is the difference between mind and consciousness? What links quantum physics to consciousness? What gives rise to our subjective experience? What drives our accelerating evolution?

If you’re eager to familiarize with probably the most advanced ontological framework to date or if you’re already familiar with the Syntellect Hypothesis which, with this series, is now presented to you as the full-fledged Cybernetic Theory of Mind, you should get this book two of the series which corresponds to Part II of The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution. This volume two contains some newly-introduced and updated material if compared with the originally published version and can be read as a stand-alone book. At the same time, it is highly recommended to obtain The Syntellect Hypothesis as the original coherent version of the same theoretical framework instead of waiting for all five books to come out and if you don’t need extra detailing.

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Sep 15, 2020

Inaho’s tireless asparagus picking robot

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

This autumn Kotaro Ando, a forty year-old farmer from Tara Town, Saga City (Japan) became the first customer to lease an asparagus picking robot from local agricultural high-tech startup Inaho Co. Ltd. Founded in 2017 and located in the coastal town of Kamakura, Inaho develops robots for agricultural and non-agricultural use. In January 2019, the company opened an office in Kashima (about 110 km from Tokyo) to market their autonomous robot to asparagus and cucumber farmers in Saga City and its surrounding areas. Kotaro Ando was one of these lucky asparagus farmers.

Sep 14, 2020

Mysterious ‘Blob’ With 720 Sexes And Ability To Learn Will Be Unveiled In Paris

Posted by in category: food

The blob is neither animal, plant, nor fungus. The remarkable species can find and digest food, form together with others, and pass on knowledge.

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