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Oct 5, 2016

Boeing says it will overtake Elon Musk in race to Mars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Now THIS is a competition I’m absolutely ecstatic to see take hold!

Elon Musk wants to put humans on Mars by 2025, but the Boeing CEO says the first person to arrive on the planet will do so on a Boeing rocket.

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Oct 5, 2016

This New Material Will Help Smartphones Use 100x Less Power

Posted by in categories: energy, mobile phones

That’s one way to increase your iPhone battery.

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Oct 5, 2016

Nike’s self-lacing Mags are hot, won’t catch fire

Posted by in category: futurism

When syfy becomes sicence FACT!

Take a closer look at the Nike Mag, aka ‘Back to the Future’ shoes.

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Oct 5, 2016

A new private space race as Boeing CEO says he’ll beat SpaceX to Mars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

You may be thinking this is not a big deal but u would be wrong. Competition DRIVES INNOVATION!

Competition breeds progress, so it’s a bit thrilling to hear Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg say that he’s going to beat SpaceX to Mars in terms of delivering real humans to the surface of the red planet.

Muilenburg said that he’s “convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket,” speaking at a conference in Chicago Tuesday, according to Bloomberg. Boeing is working on a heavy-lift rocket project called the Space Launch System which would aim for a similar goal to what SpaceX is hoping to achieve with its Interplanetary Transport System, the details of which SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared in a keynote presented at an international aeronautics convention last week.

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Oct 5, 2016

This Device Helps Induce Lucid Dreams

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Now you can lucid dream every night! ✨🔮.

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Oct 5, 2016

Food production in a world without meat — By Mbali Kgame | Design Indaba

Posted by in categories: environmental, ethics, food, futurism

“Meat production is detrimental to the environment and at the high rate at which it is consumed, it can also increase the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent. This is according to a review of 800 studies conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).”

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Oct 5, 2016

Google Wants Robots to Acquire New Skills

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google is combining cloud robotics and deep neural networks to accelerate robot learning.

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Oct 5, 2016

China Plans World’s Largest Spaceplane For 2020 Launch

Posted by in category: space travel

In Brief.

  • The spaceplanes are designed for repeated use, clocking in as many as 50 flights per usable lifespan.
  • A ride could cost between $200,000 to $250,000.

Imagine the hybrid of a rocket and a sleek airplane, blasting off and taking you all the way up to outer space. China might be offering just that in a few years.

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Oct 5, 2016

Zoltan Istvan on Transhumanism and Artificial Intelligence (Part 1)

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

Here’s my 20-min interview on transhumanism and AI for The Rubin Report:

Zoltan Istvan (Transhumanist and Presidential Candidate) joins Dave Rubin to discuss his candidacy for president under the transhumanist Party, and his views on artificial intelligence. ***Subscribe:

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Oct 5, 2016

An Example of the Glaring Lack of Ambition in Aging Research

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Scientific progress is being held back by established experts who lack ambition and vision.

The mainstream of aging research, at least in public, is characterized by a profound lack of ambition when it comes to treating aging as a medical condition. Researchers talk about slightly altering the trajectory of aging as though that is the absolute most that is possible, the summit of the mountain, and are in many cases ambivalent when it comes to advocating for even that minimal goal. It is this state of affairs that drove Aubrey de Grey and others into taking up advocacy and research, given that there are clear paths ahead to rejuvenation, not just a slight slowing of aging, but halting and reversing the causes of aging. Arguably embracing rejuvenation research programs would in addition cost less and take a much shorter span of time to produce results, since these programs are far more comprehensively mapped out than are efforts to produce drugs to alter the complex operations of metabolism so as to slightly slow the pace at which aging progresses. It is most frustrating to live in a world in which this possibility exists, yet is still a minority concern in the research community. This article is an example of the problem, in which an eminent researcher in the field takes a look at a few recently published books on aging research, and along the way reveals much about his own views on aging as an aspect of the human condition that needs little in the way of a solution. It is a terrible thing that people of this ilk are running the institutes and the funding bodies: this is a field crying out for disruption and revolution in the name of faster progress towards an end to aging.


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