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Nov 20, 2017

We are happy to announce Dr. Michele Calos as a speaker for the 2018 Undoing Aging Conference

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Dr. Calos’s work has inspired us for over a decade: she has pioneered a radically novel approach to gene therapy that has the potential to overcome all the key obstacles that have held that field back for so long. We are delighted to welcome her to Berlin to discuss the latest advances in this technology.…aging-2018

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Nov 20, 2017

The Policy Prognosis for AI: Winner of the SSUNS 2017 Essay Contest

Posted by in categories: economics, education, Elon Musk, employment, health, neuroscience, policy, quantum physics, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Furthermore, with advancements in quantum computing and machine learning, many notable public figures, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have indicated a growing concern with the imminent threat of AI surpassing human intelligence (Gosset, 2017). For instance, Darrell M. West, a political scientist, has proposed a protectionist framework that appeals to transhumanism, in which he restructures socioeconomic policy to account for changes in technology-induced unemployment. In particular, he posits that “Separating the dispersion of health care, disability, and pension benefits outside of employment offers workers with limited skills social benefits on a universal basis” (West, 2015). Expounding upon this equivocation, a more viable solution to potential unemployment is the realization of a multi-faceted policy which advocates the improvement of STEM-related education on a broad economic base, with habituation programs for the unskilled workforce. That is, with the implementation of appropriate and reformatory policies concerning the future development of AI technologies, this sector provides an economic incentive for new job creation, compatible with industrial development.

Prompt: What are the political implications of artificial intelligence technology and how should policy makers ensure this technology will benefit diverse sectors of society?

In recent years, the rapid development and mass proliferation of artificial intelligence have had various sociopolitical implications. It is a commonly held belief that the emergence of this technology will have an unprecedented impact on policies and political agendas. However, such discourse often lacks a geopolitical and social dimension, which limits the breadth of analysis. Further, little consideration has been given to potential employment and public policy reform. Growing concerns have been raised regarding the potential risk inherent in the evolution of strong AI, which provides the basis for transhumanism, whereby it is conjectured that AI will eventually be able to surpass human intelligence. As such, it is incumbent upon the upcoming generation of policymakers to implement and adopt necessary measures, which will provide a careful, multilateral framework, ultimately achieving market-oriented technological advancement with respect to employment and public policy.

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Nov 20, 2017

Lockheed Martin — Orion

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Do you want to change our world by sending humans to another one?

Now is the time.

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Nov 19, 2017

Chinese surgeon tackles head transplant critics in countdown to world first

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Doctor says test run on corpses last week helped explore technical issues and results will be published soon.

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Nov 19, 2017

World’s First Cloned Dog Has Been Cloned Again

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment, health

“How healthy are clones? What about clones of clones?”

This seems like a pretty silly way to go about testing this. I’d clone like 1,000 to 10,000 mice and track them down generations to see if there was anything abnormal. Then, 1,000 cloned rats. And, finally clone 100 monkeys.

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Nov 19, 2017

World’s First Artificial Kidney Is All Set To Replace Dialysis in 2–3 Years. Here is how it works!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

A team of university scientists has developed the world’s first artificial kidney technology to be implanted in the body. Their bio-hybrid approach uses living kidney cells in tandem with a series of specialized microchips powered by the human heart to filter waste from the blood stream.

The National Kidney Foundation estimates that over 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for a donor kidney, and over 3,000 are added list each year. The average patient spends 3.6 years waiting for a viable transplant, and may be treated with dialysis while they wait, but only one in three dialysis patient survives longer than five years without a transplant.

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Nov 19, 2017

The Moon Express MX-1E Lander Is Heading for the Moon or Bust

Posted by in category: space

Take a close look at the R2-D2-shaped lander that startup Moon Express wants to land on the moon.

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Nov 19, 2017

Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy that could revolutionize technology and spaceflight

Posted by in categories: materials, space travel

Revolutionizing technology and spaceflight.

‘It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at something that’s never existed before’

For nearly 100 years, scientists have dreamed of turning the lightest of all the elements, hydrogen, into a metal.

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Nov 19, 2017

Why I’m Digging Deep Into Alzheimer’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

This effects whole families and their emotional well being!

Bill Gates shares his thoughts on Alzheimer’s disease and his hopes for accelerating progress to find a breakthrough.

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Nov 19, 2017

Experts discuss warning signs of eruption at Yellowstone super volcano

Posted by in category: futurism

  • Geology
  • Volcanic Eruption

Experts discuss warning signs of eruption at Yellowstone super volcano


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