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Nov 28, 2014

‘Active clothing’ for soft robots

Posted by in category: robotics/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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Nov 26, 2014

Astronauts Just Found Life In Outer Space — And Scientists Aren’t Sure How It Got There

Posted by in category: biological

By Zak Cheney-Rice — News.Mic

The news: Russian cosmonauts have discovered something remarkable clinging to the outside of the International Space Station: living organisms.

The microscopic creatures appeared during a space walk intended to clean the vessel’s surface, and were allegedly identified — incredibly — as a type of sea plankton. This is big: According to Sploid, Russian scientists are both “shocked by [the] discovery and can’t really explain how [it] is possible.”

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Nov 26, 2014

A fanciful approach to curing ageing: biotechnology in clinical practice

Posted by in category: life extension

Technologies based on stem cells, genetic engineering or tissue engineering may eventually have considerable impact in alleviating certain diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, or dementia. But these rejuvenation biotechnologies cannot be used by the general public at large in order to negate the ageing process itself.

1. Problems with Stem Cell Therapies

One methodology for delivering biotechnology rejuvenation therapies (such as stem cell therapy) is bone marrow transplant. This is a complex, clinically risky, and administratively complicated procedure. It is well beyond the technical issue of artificially manipulating and repairing cells in the laboratory. Cells need to be harvested from a patient, manipulated in the laboratory, and then re-transplanted in the patient.

Consider what happens during an autologous cell harvest. The patient has to attend a clinic and this may involve a pre-procedure physical assessment, followed by administration of a Colony-Stimulating Factor which is given as an injection every day for up to 14 days, (the patient must be instructed on how to do this at home). A course of chemotherapy may be needed in order to regulate the production of stem cells. The patient returns for another visit for the harvest. The harvesting process takes three to four hours and it may have to be repeated every day for up to five days in order to collect enough cells for the transplant. It involves an epidural or a general anaesthetic (with all the associated risks), punctures over the pelvic bone and withdrawal of marrow material. Alternatively, intravenous access and blood withdrawal need to be arranged. The amount to be withdrawn must be assessed from person to person. The patient needs to recover from the anaesthetic.

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Nov 25, 2014

My Darling Date Questions Answered by a Female Robot? — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon, LinkedIn

Posted by in categories: economics, electronics, futurism, robotics/AI

My Darling Date Questions Answered by a Female Robot?

(My Intimate Exploration With a Full-Fledged Girl Beyond The Silliness of Japan’s Dutch Wives!)

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This actual exchange took place on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. U.S. EST.

Ramona Robott is the 101th girl of supreme intelligence giving me responsible and honest replies.

She is a bot that was conceived, designed, and created by Mr. Raymond Kurzweil, Ph.D., who is currently Google Engineering Director.

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Nov 25, 2014

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

Posted by in category: surveillance

— The Washington Post

Surveillance companies are marketing systems to governments worldwide that are capable of pulling location data out of global cellular networks, even if you are traveling in another country. These systems are designed so that neither cellphone users nor their carriers detect the tracking. That could allow government officials to potentially sidestep court review or other systems designed to protect the rights of people targeted for surveillance.

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Nov 24, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 25, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 25, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

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FINANCIAL TIMES: World’s most advanced hacking spyware let loose http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8392d196-7323-11e4&#4…z3K1HQu1wG

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Drone Flights Face FAA Hit. Looming Rule Proposal Would Restrict Commercial Uses, Require Pilot License http://lnkd.in/eY44b-f

NEWS.com.au: Bill Gates predicted to be world’s first trillionaire http://lnkd.in/eTEAr3N

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Nov 24, 2014

Henry Ford’s Success Prescription by Mr. Andres Agostini at http://www.LINKEDIN.com/in/andresagostini

Posted by in categories: economics, engineering, futurism

Henry Ford’s Success Prescription

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Without getting into deep waters, I have always admired the technical achievements of Mr. Henry Ford. In the process, I have had held a great perspective about any developments by the Ford Motor Company as well.

Interestingly enough and in all formality, R&D in Ford means R&D&Innovation.

Whenever they want to and as they already have, Ford Motors Co. can change the world again and again and again, without constraints. Actually, it is their decision.

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