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Jul 3, 2014

Bitcoin: Going from Deceptive to Disruptive

Posted by in category: bitcoin

Written By: — Singularity Hub
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Bitcoin is moving from its Deceptive phase to a very Disruptive phase. This post is going to explain why, and what you may want to do.

I’ve been tracking Bitcoin since its inception, and my confidence has grown to the point where I’m now trading in a portion of my gold holdings for bitcoin, buying it and accepting bitcoin for the Abundance 360 CEO Summit.

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Jul 2, 2014

We Don’t Have to Play Cosmic Russian Roulette With Asteroids Anymore

Posted by in category: asteroid/comet impacts

Written By: — Singularity Hub
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Forget Armageddon, says Ed Lu. Forget sci-fi space shuttles. Forget burying nuclear bombs in comets. Forget all that. Asteroids are a real and potentially existential threat. But if we find them early enough, they’re fairly easy to deflect. With years or decades, instead of months or days, a small nudge is all you need to make them miss Earth.

“99% of the problem is finding the asteroids first,” Lu recently told attendees at the 2014 Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University. Participants spent last week reviewing the grand challenges—the biggest global problems in search of solutions.

Lu is CEO and founder of the B612 Foundation. B612 is building the first privately funded deep space telescope. Called Sentinel, the telescope will find and map the million or so near-Earth chunks of space rock we know nothing about.

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Jul 2, 2014

Tech breakthroughs may mean ‘digital everything’ by 2025

Posted by in categories: automation, internet

By — ComputerWorld
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Think you’re digitally connected today? You haven’t seen anything yet.

Forget carrying a smartphone in your pocket. In about 10 years, we’re likely to have digitally connected cars, smart homes, and refrigerators and dishwashers that can think for themselves.

On top of that, towns, cities and even continents may be digitally connected and responsive.

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Jul 2, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini

Posted by in category: futurism

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An electronic switch just three atoms thick http://www.kurzweilai.net/an-electronic-switch-just-three-atoms-thick

The Infinium Phenomenon – A Start Up That Manufactures Rare Earth Metals http://www.21stcentech.com/infinium-phenomenon-start-manufac…th-metals/

Freshwater Scarcity May Be Our First Climate Change Adaptability Challenge http://www.21stcentech.com/freshwater-scarcity-climate-chang…challenge/

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Jul 2, 2014

AN ACTUAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL WORLDWIDE CEO AND THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL WORLDWIDE CHIEF STRATEGIST!

Posted by in categories: big data, business, complex systems, disruptive technology, economics, education, energy, engineering, existential risks, finance, futurism, information science, innovation, physics, robotics/AI, science, scientific freedom, security

AN ACTUAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL WORLDWIDE CEO AND THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL WORLDWIDE CHIEF STRATEGIST!

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AN ACTUAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL WORLDWIDE CEO AND THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL WORLDWIDE CHIEF STRATEGIST!

QUESTION: HOW CAN WE ILLUSTRATE MR. ANDRES AGOSTINI’S CONCURRENT COORDINATED CONVERGENT SYSTEMS THINKING (CCCST): ARTICULATED UNDER INTELLIGENCE AUGMENTATION AND AMPLIFICATION (IAA) VIA ASIN: B00KNL02ZE ANSWER: BY PAYING ATTENTION TO AN INDOORS INTERVIEW BY THE ROYAL DUTCH SHELL HERE:

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Jul 1, 2014

White Swan Book Update

Posted by in category: futurism

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NASA Is Building a Tiny Mothership to Explore Distant Lunar Oceans http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/nasa-i…ns/373020/

Bio-printing transplantable tissues and organs is now a step closer http://www.kurzweilai.net/bio-printing-transplantable-tissue…tep-closer

NEEWSWEEK: Enemy Ahoy: China and Russia Strive for Naval Supremacy http://www.newsweek.com/enemy-ahoy-china-and-russia-strive-n…acy-256825

THIS IS THE AGE OF THE INDIGNANT. Protestors Have Taken Over The Streets Of Hong Kong http://www.businessinsider.com/pro-democracy-protests-july-1…2014-7

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Jul 1, 2014

Social Scientists Versus Rocket Scientists [GRAPHIC]

Posted by in categories: economics, education, futurism, physics, science, scientific freedom

Social Scientists Versus Rocket Scientists [GRAPHIC]

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By Mr. Andres Agostini

www.linkedin.com/in/andresagostini

Jul 1, 2014

E.Q.-Focused Nations (suboptimal) Versus I.Q.-Centric Countries (optimal)

Posted by in categories: business, defense, economics, education, ethics, existential risks, science, scientific freedom, security

E.Q.-Focused Nations (suboptimal) Versus I.Q.-Centric Countries (optimal)

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1.- E.Q.-Focused Nations argue that the millenarian applied terms such as: Prudence, Tact, Sincerity, Kindness and Unambiguous Language DO NOT SUFFICE and hence they need to invent a marketeer’s stunt: Emotional Intelligence. I.Q.-Centric Countries argue that the millenarian applied terms are beyond utility and desirability and that stunts are to social-engineer and brain-wash the weak: Ergo, all of these are optimal: Prudence, Tact, Sincerity, Kindness and Unambiguous Language, as well as plain-vanilla Psychology 101.

2.- E.Q.-Focused Nations are mired with universal corruption, both in private and public office. I.Q.-Centric Countries are mired with transparency, accountability and reliability, as well as collective integrity and ethics.

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Jul 1, 2014

Brain Drain Is Threatening the Future of U.S. Robotics

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Jul 1, 2014

The Immortalists: New doc explores the radical life extension movement

Posted by in category: life extension

By — Geek

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What if you knew of the greatest tragedy in human history, one that’s been ongoing since the dawn of life itself, and what if nobody would even believe that it was happening? That seems to be the situation for people like Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Gray, biologists and life extension theorists who believe (loudly) that human beings have the capacity to end the process of aging. Under this way of thinking, the people alive today are racing against a clock they cannot see; if mankind advances far enough, quick enough, you might just live forever.

A new documentary called The Immortalists is making its way from festivals to wider distribution, picking up cred as it goes. The two aforementioned scientists are the topic of this focused argumentative piece, which sets out to show you the life extension movement and two of its most successful exponents. They take you through the science and philosophy of death, and you may be surprised at just how close we really are to radically extending the human lifespan — if you can pay for a full court press of treatments and procedures. There’s a definite Occupy vibe to much of the life extension crowd, which follows rather logically from the idea that more and more people are going to be around and consuming resources for longer and longer periods of time.

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