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Dec 24, 2016

This video shows colour blind people experiencing colour

Posted by in category: computing

Just imagine how we will feel when we have access to more senses and our processing power enhanced a million times!

#MostViewed2016 The joy of discovering new colours.

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Dec 24, 2016

Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI, sex

Though Cheok acknowledges that sex robots could fulfill sexist male sexual fantasies, he believes robot-human marriages will have an overwhelmingly positive effect on society. “People assume that everyone can get married, have sex, fall in love. But actually many don’t,” he says. And even those who do might be in search of a different option. “A lot of human marriages are very unhappy,” Cheok says. “Compared to a bad marriage, a robot will be better than a human.”

Though various sex robots are on the market, there are none that come close to resembling a human sexual partner—and there’s certainly nothing like the type of humanoid robot capable of replicating a loving relationship. However, Cheok believes the greatest technological difficulty in creating love robots is not a mechanical challenge, but a matter of developing the software necessary to build a robot that understands human conversation skillfully enough for the job.

Once that problem has been addressed, Cheok sees no problem with romances between man and machine. “If a robot looks like it loves you, and you feel it loves you, then you’re essentially going to feel like it’s almost human love,” he says. Cheok points out that in Japan and South Korea, there are already cases of humans falling in love with computer characters. Cheok also compares robot love to human emotions for other species, such as pet cats. “We already have very high empathy for non-human creatures. That’s why I think once we have robots that act human, act emotional, or look human, it’s going to be a small jump for us to feel empathy towards robots,” he says.

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Dec 24, 2016

A Man Pays a Painful Price for Reliving His Happiest Memories in Scifi Short Again™

Posted by in category: neuroscience

The premise of Mitch Glass’ short Again™ is almost an anti–Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A heartbroken young man becomes obsessed with reliving his happiest memories with his ex-girlfriend, vividly conjured via a new brain-meddling technology. Is there a catch? Of course there is—and a twist, too.

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Dec 24, 2016

This story was optimistic in its timeline of 25 years in 2014

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transhumanism

Now I’d say it’s too conservative. AI Day could be here far sooner. Happy AI Day!…96550.html #transhumanism #AI

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Dec 24, 2016

Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

We should not let concerns about overpopulation hold us back from developing biotechnology to treat age-related diseases. Compassion is the reason that trumps any other argument against developing this technology.

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Dec 24, 2016

CellAge Campaign Q&A: Is It Safe To Remove Senescent Cells? |

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, life extension

Is it safe to remove senescent cells? This is a common question we hear when talking about senolytic therapies designed to remove these problem cells that accumulate with age and play havoc with the body and its ability to repair.

Mantas from CellAge answers a question from one of our readers about senescent cell removal therapy. The removal of senescent cells has become a very hot topic this year with numerous experiments showing positive results for health and disease mitigation.

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Dec 24, 2016

Interstellar Human Hibernation –Science of Deep-Space Travel from From ‘Aliens’ to ’Arrival‘

Posted by in categories: alien life, food, science, space travel

In “Passengers,” a 2016 science-fiction thriller film two space travelers wake up 90 years too soon from an induced hibernation on board a spaceship bound for a new planet. From “Aliens” to “Interstellar,” Hollywood has long used suspended animation to overcome the difficulties of deep space travel, but the once-fanciful sci-fi staple is becoming scientific fact. The theory is that a hibernating crew could stay alive over vast cosmic distances, requiring little food, hydration or living space, potentially slashing the costs of interstellar missions and eradicating the boredom of space travel.

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Dec 24, 2016

Nanotechnology in Healthcare: Getting Smaller and Smarter

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

I believe nanodevices will operate as drug delivery systems, cancer treatment tools or tiny surgeons. Let me introduce you nanotechnology in healthcare.

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Dec 23, 2016

NASA Goddard: “All Galaxies are Embedded Within a Vast Sphere of Black Holes” (Holiday Feature)

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics

Dark matter is a mysterious substance composing most of the material universe, now widely thought to be some form of massive exotic particle. An intriguing alternative view is that dark matter is made of black holes formed during the first second of our universe’s existence, known as primordial black holes.

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Dec 23, 2016

Will We Need Money In The Future?

Posted by in categories: economics, futurism

Is our technology bringing us closer to the “Star Trek” vision of a world that isn’t driven by wealth?

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