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Dec 24, 2015

Writing a New Language of Storytelling with Virtual Reality | Andreessen Horowitz

Posted by in categories: hardware, innovation, media & arts, software, virtual reality

Dec 24, 2015

Breakthrough of the Year 2015

Posted by in category: innovation

Watch 10 of the year’s biggest scientific breakthroughs in less than 5 minutes.

More info: http://scim.ag/22b5Uym

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Dec 24, 2015

World GIF — Find & Share on GIPHY

Posted by in category: futurism

Discover & Share this World GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.

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Dec 24, 2015

How Universal Basic Income will Transform Human Experience

Posted by in category: economics

On Ideapod: https://www.ideapod.com/idea/How-Universal-Basic-Income-will…24128040f8
On Change.is: http://change.is/video/how-universal-basic-income-will-trans…experience

Source: Jason Silva — IBM Insight 2015 — theCUBE — #ibminsight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VgfcfQv_TE

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Dec 24, 2015

The Car Tech That Could Make GPS Obsolete

Posted by in category: transportation

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Ever wonder how exactly cars are learning to drive themselves? Well, here’s how: http://voc.tv/1P6L9zh

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Dec 24, 2015

The Year In Car Tech

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

From autonomous cars to see-through semi trucks, car technology innovated at blazing speeds this year. http://voc.tv/1P6L9zh

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Dec 23, 2015

Peter Thiel: Rise Up

Posted by in category: life extension

Peter Thiel, Paypal founder and Facebook angel investor, explains in a beautiful 1-minute video the true purpose of our lives: to proactively fight aging and defeat death:


“The problem that I remain the most passionate about…fighting and aging and death… There is nothing more natural than for us to fight death.”

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Dec 23, 2015

This Device Lets You Brew Your Own Drugs At Home

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, habitats

A machine prototype called Farma can let you manufacture your daily prescription of drugs right in your own home. Designed by MIT Media Lab graduate Will Patrick, the concept tech features a green cylinder and uses blue-green algae that’s genetically engineered to produce pharmaceutical drugs.


In the future, you might be able to skip the pharmacy and, instead, make your treatments along with your morning breakfast.

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Dec 23, 2015

Genetic ‘intelligence networks’ discovered in the brain

Posted by in categories: genetics, neuroscience

Color-coded heatmap of gradient of expression of the M1 gene network, spanning fetal development to late adulthood and expressed in distinct cortical regions (listed on right, such as primary somatosensory cortex, S1C). Most of the genes in this network express in cortical regions (indicated by red), except for the V1C (primary visual cortex), STR (striatum), CBC (cerebellar cortex), and MD (mediodorsal nucleus of thalamus) brain areas. (credit: Michael R. Johnson et al./Nature Neuroscience)

Scientists from Imperial College London have identified two clusters (“gene networks”) of genes that are linked to human intelligence. Called M1 and M3, these gene networks appear to influence cognitive function, which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning.

Importantly, the scientists have discovered that these two networks are likely to be under the control of master regulator switches. The researcher want to identify those switches and see if they can manipulate them, and ultimately find out if this knowledge of gene networks could allow for boosting cognitive function.

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Dec 23, 2015

Engadget: Happy Holidays!

Posted by in category: futurism

http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/22/boston-dynamics-spot-sleigh/

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