Page 7393

Feb 4, 2017

Why Transfusions With Young Blood Are Probably Not The Key To Eternal Youth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Automation has even put poor old Dracula out of a job.

Find out why young blood from transfusions isnt likely to work and why Dracula is out of a job.

Read more

Feb 4, 2017

Humans With Amped Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

George Dvorsky from 2013. Intelligence Augmented vs Artificial Intelligence.

Elan Musk has been having the same idea.

Elon Musk could soon share more on his plan to help humans keep up with AI

Continue reading “Humans With Amped Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI” »

Feb 4, 2017

Biomimetic Artificial Skin Layer with Significant Temperature Sensitivity (VIDEO)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

temperature sensitive artificial skin

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed a material that can sense changes in temperature with more sensitivity than human skin. The team discovered that flexible films made from pectin demonstrate an electrical response, caused by the release of calcium ions, following very small changes in temperature. Increased temperature causes the pectin molecules to “unzip”, allowing the release and movement of calcium ions.

Continue reading “Biomimetic Artificial Skin Layer with Significant Temperature Sensitivity (VIDEO)” »

Feb 4, 2017

Jetpack pioneer David Mayman’s new electric VTOL flying car project

Posted by in category: transportation

Jetpack Aviation’s David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have already brought honest-to-god jetpacks out of the pages of science fiction books and onto the market. Now, they plan to do the same with flying cars. We spoke with Mayman at length about Jetpack Aviation’s new manned VTOL multirotor project.

Read more

Feb 4, 2017

The Promise of Gene Therapy

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

When Karen was told her daughter had an incurable disease, she started a gene therapy company to find a cure.

Read more

Feb 4, 2017

Architects Reveal What They Think “The City of the Future” Will Look Like

Posted by in categories: space, sustainability

In Brief

  • From colonies on Mars to massive pods under the sea, architects and urban planners have come up with some wildly imaginative designs for the future of city living.
  • Given current population trends and our ever-worsening environment, we need to start thinking now about how humanity will live in the future.

When you imagine what the cities of the future will look like, it’s hard to think that we can do more than what some nations have already achieved. For instance, Dubai, Japan, and Singapore feature some of the world’s most impressive modern architectural marvels; Helsinki is pioneering a future in data transparency; Brazil is setting the standard for efficient and sustainable mass transportation and eco-consciousness; and Korea is defining an urban landscape anchored on digital connectivity.

But architects and urban planners are letting their imaginations run wild — after all, where else can we go but toward our most outlandish, exciting, and sometimes even dystopian imaginings of the future?

Continue reading “Architects Reveal What They Think ‘The City of the Future’ Will Look Like” »

Feb 4, 2017

China’s Manufacturing cost advantage is eroding so China will spend trillions for automation, robotics, 3D manufacturing and research

Posted by in categories: business, employment, robotics/AI

While the USA has been extremely concerned about losing jobs (particularly manufacturing jobs to China), China performed a survey of businesses in the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and found that 25% had moved or were planning to move their businesses out of China. Half were going to other Asian countries and 40% to America, Canada or Mexico.

China’s worker wages are rising about 7–8% each year and they have a shrinking working age population as the people age.

China is making big moves in automation and large scale deployment of robotics. In 2014, President Xi Jinping talked about a robotics revolution. China has been the number one buyer of industrial robots since 2013. However, China lags other nations in terms of robots per worker.

Continue reading “China’s Manufacturing cost advantage is eroding so China will spend trillions for automation, robotics, 3D manufacturing and research” »

Feb 4, 2017

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates think it’s ‘crazy’ to view job-stealing robots as bad

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The billionaire leaders and friends say increasing productivity is a good thing for humanity.

Read more

Feb 4, 2017

Retraining Our Desires: How to Be Happy in the Coming Robot Age

Posted by in categories: food, habitats, robotics/AI

We will need a good dose of healthy stoicism if we are to survive in the world after work. Luxury items will be significantly reduced in the world we’re imagining. Stoics like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca recommended that we adjust our desires to simple, reliable pleasures, like fresh water, decent bread, modest clothing, and good friends. Luxury pleasures are rare and unreliable so we suffer more when they fail to materialize.

But chocolate cake is delicious and diamonds are beautiful. When Plato sketched a Spartan lifestyle in the Republic, his friends accused him of designing a city for pigs not humans — and they demanded that he add spices and luxury to the imagined utopia. While I’m sensitive to this worry, I hasten to point out that many Americans are currently, and by their own initiative, downsizing their sense of the good life. The contemporary “tiny house movement” — which builds elegant housing around 1/10th the size of average homes — is already the kind of stoic adjustment that Americans will need to make when we’re all unemployed.

Read more

Feb 4, 2017

Solar Power Finally Becomes the Cheapest Source for New Energy

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Cleaner energy sources are becoming cheaper too.

Read more