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Jul 28, 2018

Disrupting death: Tech’s next big thing is immortality

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI

Can technology help us achieve near-everlasting life?

Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond are attempting to disrupt what has long been seen as one of the only inevitabilities of life: death.

Computer scientists and artificial intelligence specialists are developing programs that allow people to theoretically avoid death, opening the door to near-everlasting life as well as a myriad of ethical and philosophical questions.

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Jul 28, 2018

How AI could end up writing novels in the next 10 years

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Here’s how AI could end up writing novels in the next 10 years, according to a computer scientist.

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Jul 28, 2018

The Human Advantage Over AI — Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: biological, mobile phones, robotics/AI

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“Artificial Intelligence is not just a large part of a technological revolution, it’s a major part of a human evolution of going beyond the limits of an environmentally programmed human biological operating system.”

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Jul 28, 2018

AI & Technology Taking Over White Collar Jobs

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, health, robotics/AI

This podcast is from my article called, The U.S. Economy is Built on a Foundation of Sand.

While many Economists, are saying that the U.S. economy looks great and has a forward momentum, I’m going to take a different tone. Not a pessimistic tone but a realistic view based upon facts and my futurist intuitive insight.

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Jul 28, 2018

Robots Can’t Make Us Safer Until We Figure Out The Division Of Labor

Posted by in categories: genetics, robotics/AI, transportation

The risk of serious accidents will persist whenever people and machines share responsibility for safety.

An Uber “safety driver” takes journalists on a drive through the streets of downtown Pittsburgh in an automonous vehicle in September of 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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Jul 28, 2018

Communities Raise Their Voices on Genetic Engineering

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, genetics

From Martha’s Vineyard to New Zealand, the power of new genetic tools provokes concern and collaboration.

Crispr technology may allow scientists to change the environment forever, but working with the affected localities presents a challenge.

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Jul 28, 2018

Waymo strikes deals with Walmart, others to boost access to self-driving cars

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Why cant they just put the groceries in the car and let it drive itself there and back.

In partnerships with five companies, including Walmart, Autonation and Avis, Waymo autonomous vehicles will pick up customers and drive them to various locations in the Phoenix area. In some cases, customers will be offered savings or deals in order to be shuttled around in Waymo vehicles.

“We’ve tailored our partnerships to meet the top rider needs; in fact, the partnerships below represent eight of the top ten activities our riders do when they get in a Waymo,” the company wrote in a blog post announcing the partnerships.

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Jul 28, 2018

Zephyr plane looking to stay airborne for 120 days in a row

Posted by in category: transportation

Airbus aims to keep this plane aloft for four months at a time…

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Jul 28, 2018

The Cosmic Radiation Forecast Could Be Bad for a Human Mars Mission

Posted by in category: space


A major decline in sunspots could leave the solar system exposed.

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Jul 28, 2018

Could We Use Space to Pay for a Universal Basic Income?

Posted by in categories: economics, government, robotics/AI, space

Universal basic income is a generous idea in principle, with clear benefits to society. However, the question of how to pay for it remains an enigma. While some propose taxation, others think we should use the booming space trade to benefit us all.

Universal basic income is the idea that every citizen should receive an amount of money from the government to meet their needs, regardless of age, race, gender, or even need. It has been billed as a solution to a variety of current and potential societal problems, including AI automation, poverty, and people losing the ability to allocate their own time.

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