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Jul 20, 2015

Virtual Reality: The next frontier — By Mark Piesing | Financial Times

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Immersive virtual reality is the vision of a computer-generated reality that looks, sounds, smells and feels so authentic that it psychologically tricks our brain into accepting that it is real.

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Jul 20, 2015

The Humans Who Dream Of Companies That Won’t Need Us

Posted by in category: futurism

How would Ethereum’s network autonomously run transportation apps, delivery services, and other companies? And would we even want that?

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Jul 19, 2015

Entrepreneurs, Not Government, Drive Innovation — Peter Diamandis Linkedin

Posted by in categories: business, Peter Diamandis

Entrepreneurs, Not Government, Drive Innovation – Here’s Why

It’s sad that the U.S. government doesn’t fund risky research anymore.

After all, “the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea”… and if you’re not funding crazy ideas, you’re stuck with linear (incremental) thinking.

This blog is about why YOU as an entrepreneur (or ‘exponential CEO’) are going to be solving our problems, as opposed to waiting for the government. Read more

Jul 19, 2015

Elon Musk: upgrade to Tesla Model S car makes it ‘faster than falling’ — Sam Thielman The Guardian

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

Elon Musk has made it official: his electric car company, Tesla Motors, is planning to debut an unnamed new Roadster in four years, and it won’t be based on the Lotus like the last one.

But Musk isn’t done with the old cars yet. The electric tech mogul held a press conference on Friday to tell reporters how fast his old car goes with its new upgrade: zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, which would put the four-door sedan in a league with high-end sports cars like the most recent Lamborghini Murciélago. Read more

Jul 19, 2015

Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we’ll all be cyborgs by 2030 — Guia Marie Del Prado — Business Insider

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, Ray Kurzweil

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Imagine accessing Wikipedia just by thinking about it. It sounds like science fiction now, but futurist and Google engineer Ray Kurzweil thinks that reality is just a few years away.

At the Exponential Finance conference on June 3, he predicted that humans will be cyborgs by 2030, according to CNNMoney. Read more:

Jul 19, 2015

Cryonics firm sees market in tech’s quest for eternal youth — By Joaquin Palomino SFGate

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension

At an industrial park in San Leandro, a small group of artists, scientists and tech enthusiasts are trying to sell an alternative to death: cryonic suspension. The company, Transtime, preserves the recently deceased in liquid nitrogen under the assumption that one day the frozen cadavers can be revived.

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Jul 19, 2015

Is this the end for apps? — Erin N. Shapiro | The Next Web

Posted by in category: computing

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“With more artificial intelligence being built into operating systems and their greater ability to find and present relevant data, some have predicted contextual information may eventually push users off of third-party apps…After all, why open an app if the data within it is easily accessible through Google Now or Siri?” Read more

Jul 18, 2015

Discovery Of Massless Weyl Fermion Particle Could Revolutionize Electronics

Posted by in categories: electronics, particle physics

Two separate teams of researchers have found evidence for a theorized type of massless particle known as a “Weyl fermion.” The discovery was made by scientists at Princeton University in New Jersey and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and could herald a whole new age of better electronics.

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Jul 18, 2015

Massless particle discovered 85 years after it was theorized

Posted by in category: particle physics

Researchers have discovered a massless particle, which was first theorized 85 years ago and thought to be a building block for other subatomic particles.

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Jul 18, 2015

Physicists confirm rare pentaquarks discovery

Posted by in category: particle physics

Researchers have confirmed the existence of two pentaquark states, rare subatomic particles made up of five quarks.

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