Page 7382

Sep 5, 2018

The Omega Point Cosmo-Teleology: Our Forgotten Future (The Origins of Us, Part III)

Posted by in categories: evolution, life extension, neuroscience, singularity, transhumanism

In my life as a human, I see clues that evolution on Earth and elsewhere in the cosmos at large is not being pushed from behind in entropic randomness but being pulled forward by complexification, natural selection and other evolutionary forces orchestrated by a strange unseen teleological attractor, in McKenna’s words “the Transcendental Object” at the end of time. One may see significant overlapping ideas between the transhumanist Technological Singularity and the Teilhardian Omega Point. The coming Technological Singularity could unravel one of the deepest mysteries of fractal hyperreality: consciousness alternating from pluralities to singularities and from singularities back to pluralities. We are already immortal, but the forthcoming Syntellect Emergence when your mind is digitized, will preserve some of your organic memories if you so desire, and most importantly, will ensure the continuity of your subjectivity into the higher realms of existence. #LifeboatFoundation

By Alex Vikoulov.


Continue reading “The Omega Point Cosmo-Teleology: Our Forgotten Future (The Origins of Us, Part III)” »

Sep 5, 2018

Venture Class Launch Services: Small Rockets Carry Big Dreams

Posted by in category: satellites

In the beginning, big ideas required big rockets. Now, we can launch satellites that fit in the palm of our hand. Discover how by watching this video!

Read more

Sep 5, 2018

Labor Day 2040: What Happens When Robots Do All the Work?

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The holiday weekend from hell: humans still drove cars and flew the planes.

Read more

Sep 5, 2018

An Insider’s Look Into The Summer School Training The World’s Top AI Researchers

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

Students benefit from classes by the leading experts in each subset of AI research. Students learn about techniques like computational reinforcement learning by one of the inventors of the technique (Richard Sutton). The list of over 28 AI experts allows students to develop a deeper intuition about AI techniques from often the people who are at the forefront or have invented a particular AI technique.

Aside from the world-class instruction, AI companies sponsor dinners and rooftop socials meant to facilitate future collaborations among research labs.

The CIFAR deep learning and reinforcement learning school has been training the world’s top AI researchers since 2005. Here we take an insider’s look at the school.

Continue reading “An Insider’s Look Into The Summer School Training The World’s Top AI Researchers” »

Sep 5, 2018

Senior/Principal Mechanical Engineer

Posted by in categories: engineering, space

We have a vacancy for a senior/principal mechanical engineer capable of providing specialist consultancy/mechanical design analysis, research and development support to clients in both space and terrestrial markets.

The role involves leadership of all aspects of multiple mechanism and tribology projects from identification of opportunities and where necessary funding sources, through preparation of winning proposals to execution of the work in-line with cost, schedule and quality requirements.

Working mainly with bespoke, precision mechanical systems, the main purpose of the role is to provide specialist engineering consultancy and research/development support to external clients involved in space and vacuum mechanism development. In addition, the job-holder will be expected to provide conceptual/architectural design and development leadership for in-house devices, new products and test facility developments.

Read more

Sep 5, 2018

Superbug discovery renews hope for antibiotic treatment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

Bacteria that were thought to be resistant to a powerful antibiotic may be susceptible to treatment after all, research has found.

The food-poisoning bug Listeria was shown to respond to an antibiotic even though the carry that should make it highly resistant.

Scientists say the antibiotic—called fosfomycin—should be reconsidered as a treatment for life-threatening Listeria infections.

Continue reading “Superbug discovery renews hope for antibiotic treatment” »

Sep 5, 2018

This is a big deal for the future of organ transplants

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

Read more

Sep 4, 2018

Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1-D electrons

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology, particle physics

Rice University atomic physicists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is increasingly relevant thanks to Silicon Valley’s inexorable quest for miniaturization.

“Chipmakers have been shrinking feature sizes on microchips for decades, and device physicists are now exploring the use of nanowires and nanotubes where the channels that electrons pass through are almost one-dimensional,” said Rice experimental physicist Randy Hulet. “That’s important because 1D is a different ballgame in terms of electron conductance. You need a new model, a new way of representing reality, to make sense of it.”

With IBM and others committed to incorporating one-dimensional carbon nanotubes into integrated circuits, chip designs will increasingly need to account for 1D effects that arise from electrons being fermions, antisocial particles that are unwilling to share space.

Read more

Sep 4, 2018

MIT researchers develop passive, solar-powered de-icing system

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Researchers at MIT have come up with a de-icing system that is completely passive and relies only on the power of the sun, or artificial light, which means it can also work at night. The system could be used to prevent ice building up on aircraft wings, wind turbine blades, and powerlines.

Read more

Sep 4, 2018

“Where are they?”: SETI and modern science fiction

Posted by in categories: alien life, physics

Rather, they looked like whirlpools in space-time. In the universe, every part of space flowed, churned, trembled between madness and horror like fiery flames that emitted only frost. The Sun and the planets and all substance and existence seemed to be only hallucinations produced by the turbulence of space-time.

Read more