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Mar 15, 2020

New Warning Issued For All WhatsApp And iMessage Users: ‘Major Threat’ To Encryption

Posted by in category: encryption

Is this the beginning of the end for secure messaging?

Mar 15, 2020

Welcome to the Dark Aegir

Posted by in category: futurism

The Pandemic of our century has arrived. We will be judged by our own actions.

Every hundred years a Pandemic comes and cuts down the population. It is now our turn. We will be judged by history for the actions or inactions we will take going forward.

The one thing I want you all of you to remember is that we are all human being. We are imperfect intelligent animals. We have our good points, our bad points, and our own fears. This is not to be viewed negatively.

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Mar 15, 2020

Battelle-Led Team Wins DARPA Award to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, government, military, neuroscience, robotics/AI

Here’s an exciting concept that was actually first discussed in 1959 by Richard Feynman in an article entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”.

I am most interested in this technology for mind uploading.

“Battelle’s N3 concept for a minimally invasive neural interface system, called BrainSTORMS (Brain System to Transmit Or Receive Magnetoelectric Signals), involves the development of a novel nanotransducer that could be temporarily introduced into the body via injection and then directed to a specific area of the brain to help complete a task through communication with a helmet-based transceiver.”

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Mar 15, 2020

DARPA taps four companies for critical unmanned underwater vehicle tech

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

DARPA has announced the four companies it has selected to work under its Manta Ray Program. Three of the companies will be tasked with developing ‘an integrated solution’ for the program’s operational and technology areas, according to DARPA. The fourth company will instead focus on the topic of undersea energy harvesting options capable of working at the depths DARPA has planned.

Mar 15, 2020

Whole Foods Suggests That Workers Share Paid Time Off During Coronavirus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

Whole Foods could afford to offer employees unlimited paid sick time during the Coronavirus outbreak. Instead, they have suggested that employees donate their accumulated paid time off to their coworkers.

Mar 15, 2020

City of Boulder Issues Local Emergency Declaration

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

Disaster emergency is in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the effects it is having on the city.

The City of Boulder has declared a local disaster emergency in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the effects it is having on the city.

City Manager Jane Brautigam issued a disaster emergency declaration today effective at 6 p.m. This creates a state of emergency for Boulder. The declaration provides the city manager with tools necessary to protect the public health and safety. The City Manager has authority to issue a disaster emergency declaration for a period of up to 7 days. To be effective for more than 7 days, the declaration must be confirmed and extended by the city council. Staff will ask the city council to consider doing so at the March 17, 2020 council meeting. The disaster emergency declaration provides the city manager with the authority to, among other things, order a curfew, limit large gatherings, close streets and sidewalks and order businesses to close. Violation of any emergency order would be punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and up to 90 days in jail.

Mar 15, 2020

Scientists find toolkit to aid repair of damaged DNA

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

March 9 (UPI) — Scientists have developed a technique for repairing damaged DNA. The breakthrough, published this week in the journal Nature Communications, could pave the way for new therapies for cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

The accumulation of DNA damage is responsible for aging, cancer and neurological diseases like motor neuron disease, also known as ALS.

Until now, scientists have struggled to find ways to repair this kind of damage. However, researchers have discovered a new protein called TEX264 that can combine with other enzymes to find and destroy toxic proteins that bind to DNA and trigger damage.

Mar 15, 2020

Spirituality & Life Extension | Pneumanosophy Academy

Posted by in category: life extension

Hi everyone, thanks for the add. Good to be part of the group. I’ve recently done a video exploring the spiritual implications of radical life extension — which may interest some of you.

Spirituality & Life Extension. In this video I explore modern life and spirituality, in the light of radical life extension, i.e slowing ageing, enhancing longevity, and what that might mean for us in terms of spirituality and well-being. Do you you would continue to be spiritual if you had another healthy century ahead of you?

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Mar 15, 2020

New Paper Suggests Life Could Be Common Across The Universe, Just Not Near Us

Posted by in category: alien life

The building blocks of life can, and did, spontaneously assemble under the right conditions. That’s called spontaneous generation, or abiogenesis. Of course, many of the details remain hidden to us, and we just don’t know exactly how it all happened.

Or how frequently it could happen.

The world’s religions have different ideas of how life appeared, of course, and they invoke the magical hands of various supernatural deities to explain it all. But those explanations, while colorful tales, leave many of us unsatisfied.

Mar 15, 2020

‘Cat Tracker’ study shows where pet cats go when they’re outside

Posted by in category: futurism

Understanding where outdoor cats go is important for keeping them, and native wildlife, safe.