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Dec 1, 2014

Do gut bacteria control your mind?

Posted by in category: biological

Kurzweil AI

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Bacteria within you — which outnumber your own cells about 100 times — may be affecting both your cravings and moods to get you to eat what they want, and may be driving you toward obesity.

That’s the conclusion of an article published this week in the journal BioEssays by researchers from UC San Francisco, Arizona State University and University of New Mexico from a review of the recent scientific literature.

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Nov 30, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 01, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (October 01, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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THE PROBLEM IS NO TECHNOLOGY BUT UNIVERSAL CORRUPTION. WIRED: Sorry, But Technology Alone Can’t Help Us Build a Better World http://lnkd.in/eEsg_zU

ATTENTION! I am not unconditionally in favor of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation. This Civilization is NOT PREPARED AT ALL and it is putrefied with abject universal corruption. Ergo, this Civilization will have a chance of 3% to ever make it!

BBC News: China blocks British MPs’ visit to Hong Kong http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30267026

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Nov 30, 2014

Researchers Achieve First Successful Telepathic Transfer

Posted by in category: neuroscience

by Nicholas WestZenGardener.com

There has been much speculation about what could be achieved in the area of human brain-to-brain transfer of information.

A series of studies have intimated at the possibilities:

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Nov 29, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 30, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 30, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

GOD  OF  SUCCESS

Toronto Star: Computer glitch sends $20M in overpayments to social assistance recipients http://lnkd.in/eQJMkvu

Washington Post: Russian warships pass through English Channel, anchor off the coast of France http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-warships-pass-th…story.html

Foreign Affairs: Back to Europe’s Future http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/142342/david-schoenba…pes-future

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Nov 29, 2014

The Most Wanted Man in the World

Posted by in categories: government, hacking, privacy, security, surveillance

Wired.com

The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,” my contact says. “Be in the lobby of the Hotel ______ by 1 pm. Bring a book and wait for ES to find you.”

ES is Edward Snowden, the most wanted man in the world. For almost nine months, I have been trying to set up an interview with him—traveling to Berlin, Rio de Janeiro twice, and New York multiple times to talk with the handful of his confidants who can arrange a meeting. Among other things, I want to answer a burning question: What drove Snowden to leak hundreds of thousands of top-secret documents, revelations that have laid bare the vast scope of the government’s domestic surveillance programs? In May I received an email from his lawyer, ACLU attorney Ben Wizner, confirming that Snowden would meet me in Moscow and let me hang out and chat with him for what turned out to be three solid days over several weeks. It is the most time that any journalist has been allowed to spend with him since he arrived in Russia in June 2013. But the finer details of the rendezvous remain shrouded in mystery. I landed in Moscow without knowing precisely where or when Snowden and I would actually meet. Now, at last, the details are set.

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Nov 28, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 29, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 29, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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BBC News: Royal Navy launches first ‘drone’ unit http://lnkd.in/ezyfkNj

FINANCIAL TIMES: China has ‘wasted’ $6.8tn in investment, warn Beijing researchers http://lnkd.in/eEAePxA

REUTERS: Saudi Arabia declares price war on U.S. shale http://lnkd.in/ex83vU4

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Nov 28, 2014

‘Active clothing’ for soft robots

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Kurzweil AI

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Purdue University researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that could bring “active clothing” and a new class of soft robots.

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Nov 27, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 28, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 28, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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TechCrunch: GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year http://lnkd.in/e_Zc-K4

Financial Times: Cheap energy is the new cheap labour. For companies wondering where to locate, the world has turned upside down http://lnkd.in/eyWJ3AN

Business Insider: A Single Number Explains Why Radical Politics In Spain Are Here To Stay http://www.businessinsider.com/spanish-youth-unemployment-an…z3KJxEhaHX

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Nov 27, 2014

Marty Kohn, MD: Will your doctor be a Robot?

Posted by in categories: health, lifeboat, science

This archive file was compiled from an interview conducted on the campus of Singularity University, February 2013. The interview took place at a time where new artificial intelligence systems, such as IBM’s Jeopardy winning “Watson,” were re-awakening the popular imagination in terms of artificial intelligence becoming a visible part of day to day life. The privacy issues regarding the ‘big-data’ that allowed many AI systems to function was also becoming a significant source of controversy. In this piece, Marty Kohn, MD, chief medical scientist on the IBM Watson Medical Team, gives insight into his personal thoughts and feelings regarding how society might both accept and reject the artificial intelligence advances of the coming years.

About the Speaker:
IBM:
researcher.ibm.com/researcher/view.php?person=us-marty.kohn

FutureMed:
futuremed2020.com/marty-kohn/

Nov 26, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 27, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 27, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

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Forbes: Automation Is On The Rise: Will Robots Soon Be Commonplace? http://lnkd.in/dYGpdAD

THE ECONOMIST: The ZEV’s invisible tailpipe. Are zero-emission vehicles cleaner than petrol cars? It all depends… http://lnkd.in/er_9ihg

CIO Magazine: 60 things European legislators don’t want Canada to learn about air passengers http://lnkd.in/eh88ND9

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