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Aug 24, 2015

Humans Need Not Apply

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, internet, robotics/AI, singularity

A brief introduction on the coming technological singularity. And a hint at how digital peer to peer cryptocurrencies like bitcoin which was the first. Will turn the ‘internet of things’ into the ‘economy of things’. Plus also I feel validates the case for a new debt free monetary system to provide a universal citizen’s dividend.

#technologicalSingularity #singularity #AI #cryptocurrency #bitcoin #citizensDividend #socialDividend #universalBasicIncome #basicIncome

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Aug 23, 2015

7 Futuristic Inventions Available Now 5

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

Lets go for 7 billion likes on this one.

This video is dedicated to Shia LaBeouf, for reminding us all that if we want to do something, we should JUST DO IT.

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Aug 23, 2015

End of Suffering

Posted by in category: human trajectories

The ABOLITION of human suffering.

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Aug 23, 2015

Scientists Grow Nearly Defect Free High Quality Graphene from Tea Tree Extract

Posted by in category: materials

Better yet, the fabrication of the graphene took only a few seconds to a few minutes.

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Aug 23, 2015

IBM Scientists Advance Toward Brain-Like Computing, Develop ‘Digital Mouse Brain’

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, information science, neuroscience, robotics/AI

But the ultimate goals of the project are nothing short of amazing: “The best possible outcome is to map the entirety of existing cache of neural network algorithms and applications to this energy-efficient substrate,” said Modha. “And, to invent entirely new algorithms that were hereto before impossible to imagine.”

IBM scientists are advancing toward “neuromorphic” computing — digital systems that process information like the brain — and launching a complete ecosystem for brain-like computing, with important near-term applications and visionary long-term prospects.

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Aug 23, 2015

Computer scientists have found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs

Posted by in categories: computing, evolution, existential risks, robotics/AI

Computer scientists have found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond implications for artificial intelligence, the research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

Photo credit: Joel Lehman.

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Aug 23, 2015

The Future Of Health: Stem Cells

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

Stem cells are a daily feature of science news nowadays and related fields are creating an astonishing array of advancements within regenerative medicine. Unfortunately unlesss you have a scientific background the differences between types can be terribly confusing. We are here to help.

The term stem cell can encompass:

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Aug 23, 2015

So Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Is Actually Getting Kinda Serious

Posted by in category: Elon Musk

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The Hyperloop sounds like science fiction, Elon Musk’s pipe dream: leapfrog high speed rail and go right to packing us into capsules that fling us across the country in hours using what are, essentially, pneumatic tubes. It sounds crazy, when you think about it.

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Aug 23, 2015

How to Tell If You’re a Digital Hoarder

Posted by in category: futurism

The only thing that this article made me want to delete was the article itself. Considering how absurdly cheap data storage (and cloud based storage) systems are nowadays, there’s no reason NOT to save all that information and entertainment. If you don’t believe me, just ask the NSA! THEY seem to think it’s a good idea…
err.. wink

You may not be a physical hoarder, but are you a digital hoarder?

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Aug 22, 2015

Introducing the World’s First Electronic Ink Tattoo

Posted by in category: futurism

Imagine having a tattoo in your body that you can control from your own smartphone. Change up your tattoo art, show important messages, or just erase your tattoo altogether for that important job interview. Well, the future has arrived… thanks to groundbreaking subdermal E Ink technology, we have been able to develop the world’s first E Ink tattoo.

Electronic Ink is an incredible technology. Prior to E Ink’s development, a dynamic image display required a constant current of electricity, inevitably tying the longevity of the display to the power source. Like any other implantable wearable technology, adding a display to our body has been limited by the requirement on battery power. E Ink changed this by providing a medium that consumes energy only when the content of the display changes, not requiring a current to maintain the image on its display. The result is that we can create a screen on our skin that displays information with very little energy usage.

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