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Nov 2, 2018

Choosing Health Early On

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

A thought experiment to see whether life extension might contribute to your happiness.

Today, we’re going to engage in a thought experiment. We’re going to imagine a world with some sort of antechamber to life in which you hang around as some sort of disembodied entity before you are born. (Some people actually believe in something like that, but we won’t go there; it’s just a thought experiment.)

The Choice to Be Born

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Nov 2, 2018

Civilian tourniquet use associated with six-fold reduction in mortality

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

New research from Pedro Teixeira, MD and the Texas Tourniquet Study Group shows that for civilian patients with peripheral vascular injury, prehospital tourniquet use is associated with dramatically improved odd of survival.

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Nov 2, 2018

The European Service Module – the powerhouse that will supply our NASA’s Orion Spacecraft spacecraft with electricity, propulsion, thermal control, air and water – will soon make its journey from Bremen, Germany to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Posted by in category: space travel

Tune in to NASA TV to learn more about this major milestone that will help propel us to deep space missions:

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Nov 2, 2018

We are happy to announce Professor Barker as a speaker for the 2019 Undoing Aging Conference

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension…nbrFm8JTxA

Richard is an internationally respected leader in healthcare and life sciences. He says: “I’m focused on accelerating precision medicine technologies to advance our healthy lifespan”.

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Nov 2, 2018

Your native language affects what you can and can’t see

Posted by in category: futurism

Now in a new paper, published in Psychological Science, Martin Maier and Rasha Abdel Rahman at the Humboldt University of Berlin report that by affecting visual processing at an early stage, such linguistic differences can even determine whether someone will see a coloured shape – or they won’t. “Our native language is thus one of the forces that determine what we consciously perceive,” they write.

The wavelengths of light that we perceive as colours form a smooth continuum, but crucially, the colour categories that people use to divide up this spectrum vary between languages. Maier and Abdel-Rahman studied native Greek-, Russian- and German-speakers for whom these categories differ.

In both Greek and Russian, there is a dedicated category-word for “light blue” and another for “dark blue” but no specific word for “blue” as a broader category. In German (as in English), people can use qualifiers to refer to “light blue”, “navy blue” or “sky blue”, and so on, but there are no dedicated category words for these shades. On the other hand, in German (also as in English) there is a dedicated word “blue” (blau in German) to cover all the shades of blue. However, Russian, Greek and German alike have a dedicated category word for referring to all shades of “green”, just as we do in English.

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Nov 2, 2018

AI Guru Andrew Ng on the Job Market of Tomorrow

Posted by in categories: economics, education, robotics/AI, transportation

…but Our Timelines Are Too Rosy I would actually welcome a correction in public opinion about what AI can and cannot do. This has happened to me multiple times, where I would listen to a CEO on stage make an announcement about what their company is doing with AI, and then 20 minutes later I’d talk to one of their engineers, and they’d say, “No, we’re not doing that, and we have no idea how to do it.” I think it still takes judgment to know what is and what isn’t possible with AI, and when the C-suite does not yet have that judgment it’s possible for companies to make promises very publicly that are just not feasible. Frankly, we see some of this in the self-driving space. Multiple auto [original equipment manufacturer] CEOs have promised self-driving car roadmaps that their own engineers think are unrealistic. I feel [CEOs are] being sincere but just not really understanding what can be done in a certain timeframe.

The co-founder of Google’s deep-learning research team on the promise of a conditional basic income, the need for a skills-based education system and what CEOs don’t understand about artificial intelligence.

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Nov 2, 2018

Celprogen 3D bioprints brain organelle for neurological disease research

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioprinting, biotech/medical, neuroscience

Stem cell research firm Celprogen Inc. has been working on something quite exciting for some time now, which has remained largely under the radar until very recently. The California-based company announced it has successfully 3D printed a human brain organelle using brain stem cells. The bioprinted brain could have applications in studying neurological diseases.

More than just announcing the bioprinted brain organelle, Celprogen has also used the brain to study the “role of Microglia activation and deactivation in neurological diseases.” Through this research and experimentation, the company says it has identified and characterized 11 lead compounds that could be potential drug candidates for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Glioblastoma.

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Nov 2, 2018

Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan becomes advisor at “Brain Space”! Welcome!

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, neuroscience, space travel, transhumanism

I recently become an advisor at Brain Space, a new #blockchain company creating a better system to deal with copyrights and patents. They have an ICO coming up here very soon. Here’s an article (with a video I did) with more info:…/transhumanist-zoltan-istvan-becomes-ad… AND CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE:

Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the age of 21. His main cargo was 500 handpicked books, mostly classics. He’s explored over 100 countries — many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel — writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts. His work has also been featured by The New York Times, Outside, Wired UK, Slate, Vice, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Radio, CNN, CBS, RT, Fox News, the Travel Channel, and in much other media.

More about Zoltan at

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Nov 1, 2018

#DidYouKnow: NASA Dawn Mission is the only spacecraft that has ever orbited two worlds beyond Earth

Posted by in categories: engineering, space travel

#DidYouKnow : NASA Dawn Mission is the only spacecraft that has ever orbited two worlds beyond Earth. Watch our experts discuss 11 years of scientific discovery, breathtaking imagery and unprecedented feats of engineering from the mission:

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Nov 1, 2018

Scientists Found a Galaxy With Almost No Dark Matter. Here’s What That Means

Posted by in category: cosmology

It is literally a see-through galaxy.”

For one thing, it completely changes how we think galaxies owrk.

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