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Dec 19, 2014

Libra Raises $500k to Expand Bitcoin Tax Compliance Solutions

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— Coindesk

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Libra announced it has raised $500,000 in a new seed round led by New York-based, seed-stage investment fund Liberty City Ventures.

The round, which coincides with the formal launch of its IRS-compliant accounting software LibraTax, also included participation from Raptor Ventures managing director James Pallotta and former Facebook software engineer and current BitGo CPO Ben Davenport.

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Dec 18, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 19, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 19, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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WHITE SWAN BOOK: Quadriplegic shapes robot hand with her thoughts http://www.kurzweilai.net/quadriplegic-shapes-robot-hand-with-her-thoughts

WHITE SWAN BOOK: Organic matter detected on Mars http://www.kurzweilai.net/organic-matter-detected-on-mars

WHITE SWAN BOOK: Spider webs, leaves inspire touch-screen, solar-cell designs https://lnkd.in/eMCSsHH

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Dec 18, 2014

CORRECTLY FORESEEING? (LET US GET REAL BEYOND UNIVERSAL IGNORANCE, NOW!) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in category: futurism

CORRECTLY FORESEEING? (LET US GET REAL, NOW!).

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Let us stop the universal guesswork to make decisions by ignoramuses of supine ignorance, beginning with the elitist “…intellectuals…”, specially those postdoctorals from the Ivy-league and Oxbridge.

You do not make (throughput to output) decisions to be instituted in the past, but in the Continual Present, whose Continuum is hugely connected to the Future.

Through this article, in a subtle and even in a forceful and dramatic way, you will notice, if you pay careful attention, how the DOTS are connected in amazing ways. Here, to an ultimate degree, the ensuing Maxim is extremely observed: “… everything is related to everything else …”

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Dec 18, 2014

FutureMed: What is the future of Health?

Posted by in categories: health, lifeboat, science

This archive file was compiled from audio and video documentation of a gathering of medical professionals, inventors & entrepreneurs, held at Singularity University in California, February 2013. The selected material gives a portrait of a time in which the field of health found itself at a crossroads between the mature medical institutions which had slowly evolved over hundreds of years, and a need to develop and integrate new, more flexible and scalable forms of care. About Future Med: http://futuremed2020.com/ About Singularity University: http://singularityu.org/ GPA on Facebook: on.fb.me/18NiF8z GPA on Twitter: twitter.com/GPA2030

Dec 18, 2014

Wallettec Brings Bitcoin Point-of-Sale Solution to South Africa

Posted by in category: bitcoin

— Coindesk

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South African payments provider Wallettec has partnered with BitPay to integrate bitcoin with its point-of-sale (POS) payment platform.

The company worked with South African BitPay affiliate Bitcoin Payments to allow merchants using its platform to accept bitcoin payments via in-store POS devices.

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Dec 17, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 18, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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FUTURISM UPDATE (December 18, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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FUTURE OBSERVATORY: Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence http://www.kurzweilai.net/stanford-to-host-100-year-study-on…telligence

WHITE SWAN BOOK: Stanford engineers invent radical ‘high-rise’ 3D chips http://www.kurzweilai.net/stanford-engineers-invent-radical-high-rise-3d-chips

WHITE SWAN BOOK: 5 reasons you should care about Russia’s falling ruble https://lnkd.in/ehGZnFb

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Dec 17, 2014

Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform—But Can It Fool All Five Senses? jason-silva-real-virtuality-5

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Written By: — Singularity Hub

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Jason Silva calls technologies of media “engines of empathy.” They allow us to look through someone else’s eyes, experience someone else’s story—and develop a sense of compassion and understanding for them, and perhaps for others more generally.

But he says, while today cinema is the “the cathedral of communication technology,” looking to the future, there is another great medium looming—virtual reality.

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Dec 17, 2014

Elon Musk named Lifeboat Foundation 2014 Guardian Award winner

Posted by in categories: existential risks, lifeboat, robotics/AI, solar power, space travel, sustainability

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The Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award is annually bestowed upon a respected scientist or public figure who has warned of a future fraught with dangers and encouraged measures to prevent them.

The 2014 Lifeboat Foundation Guardian Award has been given to Elon Musk in recognition of his warnings about artificial intelligence, his promotion of space exploration including the creation of self-sustaining space colonies, and his efforts to improve our environment with electric cars and to expand solar energy generation.

Elon is often likened to a real-life Tony Stark from Marvel’s Iron Man comics for his role in cutting-edge companies including SpaceX, a private space exploration company that holds the first private contracts from NASA for resupply of the International Space Station, and the electric car company Tesla Motors. Watch Elon in Iron Man 2!

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Dec 16, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (December 17, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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FUTURISM UPDATE (December 17, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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ENGINEERING: US Navy Tests GhostSwimmer, an Autonomous Sub http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles…s-Sub.aspx

NEW YORK TIMES: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up https://lnkd.in/eg9Y8fV

ENGINEERING: Is A Quantum Internet on the Horizon? https://lnkd.in/ezBsRbM

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Dec 16, 2014

Robot Serves Up 360 Hamburgers Per Hour

Posted by in categories: automation, economics, robotics/AI

Written By: — Singularity Hub

UPDATE: To read more about how workers will be affected by automation technology, check out Hub’s follow up post Burger Robot Poised to Disrupt Fast Food Industry

No longer will they say, “He’s going to end up flipping burgers.” Because now, robots are taking even these ignobly esteemed jobs. Alpha machine from Momentum Machines cooks up a tasty burger with all the fixins. And it does it with such quality and efficiency it’ll produce “gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices.”

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