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Jan 20, 2016

Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality

Posted by in category: life extension

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQYkRmQZ6jY

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Jan 20, 2016

Flight From Death: The Quest for Immortality (Trailer)

Posted by in categories: education, life extension

Narrated by Gabriel Byrne, Flight from Death, is a seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film which uncovers death anxiety as a possible root cause of many of our behaviors on a psychological, spiritual, and cultural level.

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Jan 20, 2016

Google is Back in the Virtual Reality Competition

Posted by in categories: business, computing, virtual reality

Google is shifting employee responsibilities and forming its own dedicated division for virtual reality computing.

Google is forming its own dedicated division for virtual reality computing, promising some intense competition for Facebook and Microsoft.

Not only has CEO Sundar Pichai moved over a key deputy to run it, but the move also signals Google’s intent to build a viable enterprise business. Because with the executive shift, Google’s massive consumer Web applications now fall under incoming SVP Diane Greene.

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Jan 20, 2016

World Economic Forum 2016: Technology is like Force, depends how you use it, says Anand Mahindra

Posted by in categories: business, economics, quantum physics, robotics/AI

When AI and particularly a Quantum AI society takes hold; we may see another huge shift in the balance of economic power again. For the past 20+ years, we have seen the trade and economic power shift to emerging markets across Asia. What type of a shift may we see when AI and particularly Robots on Quantum are in place? Could we see a complete reversal of markets and growth shift away from Asia back to Europe and the US/ Canada? Or, even no shift at all, etc.? Key questions that we need to be ready to address especially as more sophisticated AI is introduced over the next 3 to 5 years.


DAVOS: Invoking the famous Star Wars series, top industrialist Anand Mahindra today said technology is like the Force and everything depends on how we use it, as business leaders from across the world began debating here the challenges and benefits from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Speaking here at the first official session of the World Economic Forum’s five-day annual meet, which started last night, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also said the world cannot afford another digital divide and the key question was how to ensure that the fourth industrial revolution leads to digital dividends.

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Jan 20, 2016

SB 100 — Coming Soon for Artificial Intelligence? Coaching Football | WIRED Video | CNE

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

And, no! Even Football is no longer sacred from the AI invasion. Can you imagine see the Football coach and managers as robots making better game plays and books for their teams. Actually, if we could replace the refs. with robots that may be a good thing.


The application of artificial intelligence to play-calling is already upon us. Last spring, two students at North Carolina State built a model to predict whether an NFL team would pass or run, information that would hugely benefit defensive coordinators.

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Jan 20, 2016

Health Buzz: Frozen Man Recovers After Being Found With No Pulse

Posted by in category: health

Justin Smith’s body temperature was under 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Jan 20, 2016

Lab Grown Neural Networks Could Repair Axonal Damage With Minimal Brain Tissue Disruption

Posted by in category: neuroscience

New researcher suggests engineered neural networks have the ability to replace and repair lost axonal tracks in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and those with brain injuries.

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Jan 20, 2016

Breakthrough in direct conversion of human cells from one type to another

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, innovation

Scientists have developed a computer system that predicts the reprogramming factors necessary to convert human cells from one type to another, without the need for trial and error.

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Jan 20, 2016

Horse-like drones: Amazon shares plans to deal with flight obstacles, haters with shotguns

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Amazon’s plans to create a fleet of automated drones to deliver packages straight to customers’ doorsteps are widely known. But now the company is addressing concerns about noise pollution, collisions and even people who might try and shoot drones down.

In an interview with Yahoo News, Amazon Vice President of Global Affairs Paul Misener explained that the company is trying to implement a high-tech delivery system to get small packages to customers in 30 minutes or less – a far shorter period than a driver navigating a system of roads would require.

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Jan 20, 2016

The US Thinks China May Have Stolen Military Robot Designs

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, security

I see this competition now between the US vs Russia/China in robotics as a good thing. For one it will make the silly campaigns against robots go away, as this will now become a matter of national security to advance robotics. And, secondly, it will force the government to put up a huge amount of money into robotics research even if they didnt really want to; the old guys think robots are silly. What that means for us in the general public is that we will get robot caregivers much sooner than we thought thanks to all this defense spending on robotics.


U.S. officials have ordered an investigation into whether China might be gaining an unfair competitive advantage in the robotics race.

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