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Sep 3, 2017

Transhumanism and Libertarianism Are Entirely Compatible

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, cyborgs, economics, government, robotics/AI, sex, transhumanism, virtual reality

Article out by Ron Bailey at Reason Magazine that discusses #transhumanism and #libertarianism:

Kai Weiss, a researcher at the Austrian Economics Center and Hayek Institute in Vienna, Austria, swiftly denounced the piece. “Transhumanism should be rejected by libertarians as an abomination of human evolution,” he wrote.

Clearly there is some disagreement.

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Aug 31, 2017

Many longevity advocates wonder why the government does not seem to care about or fund life extension research

Posted by in categories: government, life extension

Dr. Aubrey de Grey gives his opinion on this, and explains how people can help support research at the SENS Research Foundation.

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Panel: Dr. Alexandra Stolzing, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Oliver Medvedik, Elena Milova, Keith Comito, Steve Hill and Alen Akhabaev.

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Aug 31, 2017

The Universal Basic Income: Why Finland Is Giving Away Free Money

Posted by in categories: economics, government

The Finnish government is giving its citizens money, plain and simple. But what’s the catch? And will it work?

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Aug 30, 2017

Edited embryos mean U.S. scientists have passed a major milestone

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, government

It is important to note that none of the embryos were allowed to develop for more than a few days, and that the team never had any intention of implanting them into a womb. However, it seems that this is largely due to ongoing regulatory issues, as opposed to issues with the technology itself.

In the United States, all efforts to turn edited embryos into a baby — to bring the embryo to full term — have been blocked by Congress, which added language to the Department of Health and Human Services funding bill that forbids it from approving any such clinical trials.

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Aug 26, 2017

Duke Robotics Inc

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, terrorism

Duke Robotics Inc. announces, TIKAD, a dramatic step forward in protecting our troops by developing the resources needed to fight terrorism effectively today.

Governments are spending more than ever before on Defense budgets today, which provides an enormous incentive to solve problems that troops currently face.

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Aug 25, 2017

Inside the Ring: Report: AI threatens humanity

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, drones, government, military, robotics/AI

Rooting for the AI’s.

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing warfare and espionage in ways similar to the invention of nuclear arms and ultimately could destroy humanity, according to a new government-sponsored study.

Advances in artificial intelligence, or AI, and a subset called machine learning are occurring much faster than expected and will provide U.S. military and intelligence services with powerful new high-technology warfare and spying capabilities, says a report by two AI experts produced for Harvard’s Belfer Center.

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Aug 24, 2017

‘Self-driving’ lorries to be tested on UK roads

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, transportation

Small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be tried out on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced.

A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to carry out the tests of vehicle “platoons”.

Up to three lorries will travel in formation, with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle.

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Aug 24, 2017

Government Warns North Korean Cyber Attacks Continue

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, government

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI issued a new warning on Wednesday that North Korean government hackers are continuing to target critical U.S. infrastructure for cyber attacks.

A technical report by DHS’ National Cyber Awareness System reveals details of the tools and cyber methods being used by North Korean government hackers.

The alert said the North Korean government is using the cyber tools to “target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally.”

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Aug 20, 2017

China rushes into embryo selection

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, genetics, government

China’s five year plan to eliminate birth defects by preimplantation genetic diagnosis of embryos.

Gene-editing with CRISPR has been in the headlines over the past month and touted as a way of eliminating genetic diseases. But the cruder and cheaper technique of preimplantation genetic diagnosis does the same. And it is exploding in China. According to a feature in Nature, fertility doctors there “have been pursuing a more aggressive, comprehensive and systematic path towards its use there than anywhere else”.

The government’s current five-year plan for economic development has made reproductive medicine, including PGD, a priority. In 2004, only four clinics in the whole country were licensed to perform PGD; now there are 40.

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Aug 19, 2017

The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People’s Brains With Painkilling Nanobots That Could Replace Medicine

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, military, nanotechnology, neuroscience

Ever wish you could heal yourself like a superhero? The government is making it happen. Sort of.

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