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Sep 7, 2017

‘Becoming Machines Is Part of Our Destiny,’ Says Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan [Podcast]

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transhumanism

I was honored to be interviewed by Nick Gillespie (editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason TV) in a 40 minute podcast about transhumanism and my run for California Governor as a libertarian. Give it a listen—or read the text of the conversation in the link below: http://reason.com/blog/2017/09/07/transhumanism-libertarianism-zoltan


The “California Dream of Transhumanism” on why he’s pro-robot, running for governor of California, and still angry about getting busted at 18 for selling pot.

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Sep 7, 2017

We’ve just seen 15 new mysterious cosmic radio bursts from space

Posted by in category: space

Breakthrough Listen detected more radio pulses from the famous repeating source FRB 121102. They’re higher frequency than previous ones but we still don’t know what causes them.

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Sep 7, 2017

New class of drugs targets aging to help keep you healthy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The researchers, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, are calling for senolytic drugs to make the leap from animal research to human clinical trials. They outlined potential clinical trial scenarios in a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on Monday.

“This is one of the most exciting fields in all of medicine or science at the moment,” said Dr. James Kirkland, director of the Kogod Center on Aging at the Mayo Clinic and lead author of the new paper.

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Sep 7, 2017

Mark Sagar Made a Baby in His Lab. Now It Plays the Piano

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The AI genius, who has built out his virtual BabyX from a laughing, crying head, sees a symbiotic relationship between humans and machines.

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Sep 7, 2017

Equifax says 143 million consumers potentially hacked

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday a hack exposed the personal details of potentially 143 million U.S. consumers between mid-May and July.

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The company’s shares were down 5.4 percent in after-market trading.

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Sep 7, 2017

New Senolytic Drugs Reverse Aging — “Can Transform Medicine” Says Leading Researcher

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Senolytic compounds hold promise to reverse aging in humans. Researcher James Kirkland publishes a list of senolytics in a review published yesterday. Two of the senolytics are currently in clinical trials. [Cover photo: Can Senolytic Drugs Reverse Aging? Credit: Getty Images.]

Imagine if you were able to reverse aging and bring your body back to its original health and vigor.

Researchers have already discovered a group of drugs called senolytics which perform this miraculous transformation in mice and are testing them in humans as we speak.

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Sep 7, 2017

Hackers Gain Direct Access to US Power Grid Controls

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Hackers who hit American utilities this summer had the power to cause blackouts, Symantec says. And yes, most signs point to Russia.

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Sep 7, 2017

Hurricane Irma Leaves Scientists At ‘Loss For Words’

Posted by in category: climatology

Storm makes landfall on U.S. Virigin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday as Florida Keys evacuation order takes effect.

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Sep 7, 2017

Kalashnikov Unveils New Anti-Drone Weapon

Posted by in categories: drones, terrorism

Trouble with spying neighbors? Annoyed by teenage pranks? Concerned about terrorists? Kalashnikov has the answer — the new REX-1 Drone Killing Gun — “Looking at the market, I think the civilian version of our system could cost around $5,000…”

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Sep 7, 2017

Michio Kaku on The Singularity

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