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Sep 22, 2017

One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence

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Microsoft’s first mission statement envisioned a computer on every desk and in every home, but Bill Gates also had another goal: that computers would someday be able to see, hear, communicate and understand humans and their environment.

More than 25 years and two CEOs later, Microsoft is betting its future on it.

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Sep 22, 2017

Scaled Composites, LLC Photo

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Mojave, CA. The Scaled Composites Facebook Page.

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Sep 19, 2017

Equifax Officially Has No Excuse

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A patch that would have prevented the devastating Equifax breach had been available for months. There’s no excuse for that.

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Sep 19, 2017

Solid and liquid cats, didgeridoos and cheese disgust scoop Ig Nobel awards

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The annual awards ceremony for research that “first makes you laugh, then makes you think” took place at Harvard University on Thursday evening, with three bona fide Nobel laureates, including the British-born economist Oliver Hart, on hand to distribute prizes.


Scientists from around the globe gathered for annual ceremony celebrating research that ‘first makes you laugh, then makes you think’.

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Sep 16, 2017

This futuristic display offers a 360-degree view from every angle

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Sep 16, 2017

Next Big Futures from now to 2027

Posted by in categories: futurism, singularity

In 2011 Nextbigfuture projected a Mundane Singularity, where certain emerging technologies would start to have development and impact by Dec 2016.

There were various updates and the last update was in January of 2017.

I need to update and alter the January 2017 forecast andI will shift from calling it Mundane Singularity to Next Big Futures (Emerged Super technology or trillion dollar impacts). Therefore, to be included on the list something has to be a super-technology that will be emerging or in the some process of emergence or it has trillion or multi-trillion dollar impact.

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Sep 16, 2017

The future is coming. Here’s what it might look like

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Sylvie Albert discusses the impact emerging technologies will have on society.

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Sep 15, 2017

AgeMeter Reaches Initial Fundraising Goal

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

We are delighted to announce that the AgeMeter project has reached its initial funding goal and development of the device can now begin thanks to the support of the community. As a result, we will soon have a great aging biomarker system available to the healthcare professional and home enthusiast alike.

We would like to thank Longecity for running a matching fund and for making a big contribution to the project by purchasing an AgeMeter for their affiliate labs program. This means that their affiliated researchers will have access to an AgeMeter for their aging research in the near future and is another great example of how we as a community are helping support scientists working on the front lines.

So far two Longecity affiliates have already expressed an interest in using the AgeMeter:

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Sep 15, 2017

SanDisk Breaks Storage Record With 400GB microSD Card

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A new microSD card delivers far more storage than previously available, with support for full HD videos and photos.

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Sep 15, 2017

HowStuffWorks: There’s nothing quite like cruising down the freeway, blasting your favorite tunes at top volume

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

But once your car starts to get older, the speakers start to fade. Worse yet, they might buzz against a loose panel in your door, causing a distinctly un-rocking rattle every time the bass comes in. But a new design from Continental actually uses those vibrating door panels to great effect, and could simultaneously make car speakers obsolete and cut down on the weight of our cars in the very near future.

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