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Sep 11, 2017

Space-Time Photo

Posted by in categories: physics, space

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Sep 11, 2017

Here’s my 20 minute talk at Raadfest 2017 on #transhumanism and the Immortality Bus

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

Here’s my 20 minute talk at Raadfest 2017 on # transhumanism and the Immortality Bus. https://www.facebook.com/ZoltanGIstvan/videos/1980371782204597/?fref=mentions

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Sep 11, 2017

If Atoms Are Mostly Empty Space, Why Do Objects Look And Feel Solid?

Posted by in category: particle physics

Chemist John Dalton proposed the theory that all matter and objects are made up of particles called atoms, and this is still accepted by the scientific community, almost two centuries later. Each of these atoms is each made up of an incredibly small nucleus and even smaller electrons, which move around at quite a distance from the centre. If you imagine a table that is a billion times larger, its atoms would be the size of melons. But even so, the nucleus at the centre would still be far too small to see and so would the electrons as they dance around it. So why don’t our fingers just pass through atoms, and why doesn’t light get through the gaps?

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Sep 11, 2017

UK wind electricity cheaper than nuclear: data

Posted by in categories: business, nuclear energy, sustainability

The price of electricity from offshore wind in Britain has dipped below the level guaranteed to Hinkley Point, raising questions about the construction of the vast nuclear power station.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy disclosed Monday the results of auctions for state subsidies for three new offshore farms.

Denmark’s DONG Energy won the auction to build Hornsea Two, which will become the world’s biggest offshore wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire in northern England.

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Sep 11, 2017

TeloYears is a simple genetic test that reveals the cellular age encoded in your DNA based on your telomeres so you can know how well you’re aging

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

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Sep 11, 2017

The Future of Machine Learning in a Connected World

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI

Ariadna Font Llitjós of IBM Emerging Technology, Director of Emerging Technology Experiences at IBM Experiences, moderated the MIT Venture Capital + Innovation Conference at the MIT Sloan School of Management on June 2017. The main question of this panel was “What do Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence mean for our future?”

Experts * S. Somasegar of Madrona Venture Group * Karl Iagnemma of NuTonomy, CEO of Nutonomy and Principal Research Scientist at MIT * Gareth Keane of Qualcomm Ventures * Saikat Dey of GuardHat, Co-Founder of GuardHat.

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Sep 11, 2017

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Merge Humans and Machines

Posted by in categories: biological, Elon Musk, government, robotics/AI

Not much is known about Neuralink beyond Musk’s few public comments about the potential of brain-computer interfaces to accelerate human evolution. Musk sees real danger in artificial intelligence — he’s called AI a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization” — and believes that the best way to keep pace with machine intelligence is to upgrade human intelligence.

“Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,” Musk told audience members at the World Government Conference in Dubai, proposing a high-bandwidth digital interface that can be interlaced with the brain to transmit data at the speed of thought.

Musk elaborated on the brain-computer interface — also known as a neural lace — in an interview published on the blog Wait But Why. In it, he said that the immense creative capacity of the human brain is constrained by the need to compress our highly complex thoughts into speech or typed text.

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Sep 11, 2017

This technology lets a double amputee control his prosthetics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

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Sep 11, 2017

Human-machine interfaces give us new tools to recover and expand human capabilities

Posted by in category: cyborgs

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Sep 11, 2017

Transhumanism Is the Next Step in Human Evolution

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI, transhumanism

From robotic replacement limbs to bionic eyes, the next step in human evolution might involve augmenting our bodies with a variety of new technology.

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