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Jun 26, 2016

This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games

Posted by in categories: education, virtual reality

Unlike Inception this is not a relative time form of learning though I suppose the time needed for experiments to yield their results can be dropped.

I can’t recall the last time I picked up an actual text book. As the article points out instead of reading a text book you drop into a VR and live out the history. (What was that movie where the teacher walks in and throws the text book out the window and follow ups show his class reenacting historical scenes?)


The way we learn today is just wrong.

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Jun 26, 2016

Google Billionaire: 7 Game-Changing Tech Innovations to Take Off in 5 to 10 Years

Posted by in category: innovation

Image source: Google.

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Google’s parent, Alphabet, Inc., held its annual shareholder meeting earlier this month. The gem of the event for investors was when Executive ChairmanEric Schmidtdiscussed the “most interesting” tech innovations that hebelieves are going to take off over the next five to ten years.

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Jun 25, 2016

The top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

Posted by in categories: economics, solar power, sustainability

(credit: WEF)

The World Economic Forum’s annual list of this year’s breakthrough technologies, published today, includes “socially aware” openAI, grid-scale energy storage, perovskite solar cells, and other technologies with the potential to “transform industries, improve lives, and safeguard the planet.” The WEF’s specific interest is to “close gaps in investment and regulation.”

“Horizon scanning for emerging technologies is crucial to staying abreast of developments that can radically transform our world, enabling timely expert analysis in preparation for these disruptors. The global community needs to come together and agree on common principles if our society is to reap the benefits and hedge the risks of these technologies,” said Bernard Meyerson, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer of IBM and Chair of the WEF’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies.

The list also provides an opportunity to debate human, societal, economic or environmental risks and concerns that the technologies may pose — prior to widespread adoption.

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Jun 25, 2016

LIFE, Business & the Butterfly Effect

Posted by in categories: business, space, sustainability

How we can influence the butterfly effect to better our personal endeavours (article I just wrote).


It’s funny, when we look around at our daily lives, we begin to see the things which reflect us. Our environment breeds our mindset. Our aptitude becomes driven by the exponential increase of clutter or minimalism, by work, or by passions. We each have the opportunity to create our own atmosphere, ensuring we surround ourselves by the people and places which foster an eminent light within us. This fire ignites the desire to reach our potential, present in the opportunity the future holds. Like a dream that feels all too real, our life can have many outcomes that lead to the predictable… or the unknown. We are each given a myriad amount of choices — varying in amplitude — which culminate to provide a chance at betterment… or the opposing force. We are given the responsibility to define that road ahead. By making the most of every minuscule and prominent decision, the balance will tip in our favor. People often fail to see this metric… that each choice has a butterfly affect across the horizon of time. Kindness can have a lasting impact. It can make the difference between life and death — success — or failure — because it is the most assured way of bettering the souls of yourself and others.

When we take the path of most resistance, it often starts with countless hurtles, and intermittent mountains along the way. The frontier is never easy, but it always comes with vast rewards to those who can brave it. Each day of life is another battle, and when you have within your mind a war-zone that plagues your focus, it can seem an impossible feat to overcome. But… so was creating fire, then harnessing power, then driving, then flying and exploring space. It never stopped us before, and it should never stop us now. It might start with an adjustment of priorities, of things which eclipse your sight on a consistent basis. It can be searching for more about your passion, and looking into bridging the gap between your interests and your life.

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Jun 25, 2016

CGI Sci-Fi Short Film HD: “Lunar”

Posted by in category: entertainment

Fascinating short film.


Check out this well done Sci-fi/Political thriller called “Lunar” set in Los Angeles City, 2057, as an outlaw is captured and sentenced to a lifetime of imprisonment on the LUNAR penitentiaries! To reunite with his family, he must become the first convict to escape the corrupt system and return to Earth.

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Jun 25, 2016

Official Love Like Aliens Short Film HD

Posted by in categories: alien life, entertainment, robotics/AI

* * * Winner the VFX Japan Award 2013.
* * * Winner of the Special Jury Prize, Asian Film Festival Dallas.

Love Like Aliens 3D animated short produced in Tokyo, Japan.

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Jun 25, 2016

Science Council to make clear position on lifting military-linked research ban

Posted by in categories: law, military, physics, science, security

Interesting.


The Science Council of Japan will make clear its position on military-linked research — possibly overturning a decades-long ban — by early next year, the academic group said Friday.

A committee of 15 academics from fields ranging from physics, political science to law held its first meeting to discuss whether to revise statements released by the council in 1950 and 1967 stating that the group will “never engage in military research.”

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Jun 25, 2016

CYBERWAR (Trailer)

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, military, surveillance

Looks to be quite fascinating…

But is anyone else annoyed by the never ending use of the word “cyber”?

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Jun 25, 2016

Antibody Injections Could Neutralize HIV in Humans

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

We are a long way from a cure, but new research is giving us better tools and insights in our war against HIV, and we may soon be able to implement a viable vaccine.

Imagine a seasonal jab of antibodies that could neutralize HIV. Such an injection could prove to be next best alternative to an HIV vaccine, which has proven elusive to date.

American and German researchers have demonstrated that by injecting macaques with neutralising antibodies, they successfully shielded the monkeys from HIV infection for as long as six months.

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Jun 25, 2016

President Obama hints at supporting unconditional free money because of a looming robot takeover

Posted by in categories: economics, government, robotics/AI

In his February economic report to Congress, the president offered data that showed a high probability of automation replacing the lowest-paid workers.

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