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Jan 18, 2016

The most futuristic predictions that came true in 2015

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, neuroscience, transportation

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Here are 18 predictions that finally came true in 2015, from an actual working hoverboard to cyborgised brains.

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Jan 18, 2016

It’s surprisingly difficult to play guitar in space — By Mike Murphy | Quartz

Posted by in categories: media & arts, space

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“Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who lived aboard the International Space Station from 2012 to 2013, recently explained to CBC Music how difficult it was to play guitar in space, along with some pointers for future space musicians.”

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Jan 18, 2016

Physicists hope for interstellar travel

Posted by in categories: physics, space travel

Asteroid mining and space tourism are all well and good, but a network of researchers around the world is thinking bigger when it comes to space exploration: interstellar travel.

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Jan 18, 2016

‘Trident is old technology’: the brave new world of cyber warfare

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Military Robots are full speed ahead.


Forget debates about Britain’s nuclear deterrent. New technology means a country can be brought to its knees with the click of a mouse.

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Jan 18, 2016

China will visit the dark side of the moon in 2018. Here’s why you should care

Posted by in category: space

Hmmm; China to explore the “dark side” of the moon by 2018. And, potential huge pay off in the form of rich mineral deposits is the key.


China’s going to land on the dark side of the moon, for the first time in human history. That means more than you might realize.

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Jan 18, 2016

Startups Draw on Microbes in the Gut for New Drugs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Making meds from the bacteria living inside your gut. Interesting concept; however, it does remind me of some of the Sigourney Weaver movies.


Relatively new discoveries about of the role of the microbiome in human health have sparked a race to develop new therapies based on microbes.

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Jan 17, 2016

Robots Coming To Retail Stores Thanks to IBM’s Watson

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

IBM’s Watson is coming to the consumer and partnering Under Armour to build an AI personal trainer and Softbank to build an intelligent robot named Pepper.

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Jan 17, 2016

IDA and MDA to be restructured in second half of 2016

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, robotics/AI

WOW! Singapore is heavily investing in their own Government to stay ahead of the cutting edge technologies especially around AI, Robotics, IoT, and other NextGen on the Horizon. I foresee the rest following suit. Currently we have the US, Australia, Canada, UK (last week on Quantum & AI), Japan, China, Russia, and now Singapore investing heavily in NextGen.


The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) announced on Monday (Jan 18) that the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will be restructured to form two new organisations. They will become the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and the Government Technology Organisation (GTO).

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Jan 17, 2016

NASA Teaching Robonaut to Perform Surgery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, humor, robotics/AI, space

The real question is: “what is the healing time in space v. earth? What is the risk of infection on earth v. space when surgery is performed in space?” If stats show patient survival, healing, and low to no infection rates in space v. earth; we could see a time when hospital colonies in space exist to handle initially complicated and high risks surgeries by robots v. earth.


NASA is grooming its robonauts to eventually perform surgery on people living in remote areas, like space. Lisa D’Souza has more on the future droid docs.

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Jan 17, 2016

Machine learning’s hand in touch-less, straight-through processing and beyond

Posted by in categories: employment, ethics, robotics/AI

AI can easily replace much of the back office operations and some front office over time. As a result, there will be a need to have a massive social system and displacement program in place as a joint effort with governments and companies to re-school and re-tool workers and financially support the workers and their families until they can be retooled/ retrained to get one of the existing jobs or one of the new careers resulting from AI. There will be a need and social obligation placed back on companies at a scale like we have never seen before. With power and wealth; there truly comes a level of moral responsibility imposed by society.


Tradeshift CloudScan uses machine learning to create automatic mappings from image files and PDFs into a structured format such as UBL.

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