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May 13, 2019

How facial recognition became a routine policing tool in America

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, surveillance

The technology is proliferating amid concerns that it is prone to errors and allows the government to expand surveillance without much oversight.

Police are increasingly using facial recognition to solve low-level crimes and to quickly identify people they see as suspicious. Claire Merchlinsky / for NBC News.

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May 13, 2019

Swarms of Drones, Piloted by Artificial Intelligence, May Soon Patrol Europe’s Borders

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

The EU is funding the development of AI-powered drones that would autonomously patrol Europe’s borders. The project’s potential for military use can’t be ignored.

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May 12, 2019

Comets: Cosmic balls of frozen gases

Posted by in category: space

Rock and dust that may well have delivered to the early Earth much of the water and carbon-based molecules (organics) that allowed life to form. Enjoy their trails as seen from the International Space Station:

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May 12, 2019

Prepare Yourself For The Shock Of Mass Implantable Brain Technology

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI

One of the most controversial narratives of our time will be discussion around identity and intention, that is who is it actually doing or thinking whatever it is you may be witnessing and why. This disruptive shift will be about discerning between human intelligence, artificial intelligence, hybrids-of-sorts and the types of parameters with which to best frame each category.

Get ready for one of the most controversial tech developments of our era.

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May 12, 2019

Blue Origin kicks off kids’ space club with offer to launch postcards

Posted by in categories: futurism, space travel

Jeff Bezos is adding another title to his credit: space postmaster.

The Amazon CEO and founder of Blue Origin on Thursday (May 9) announced that his private spaceflight company has created a new program to inspire today’s youth to think about their future in space. To get them started, Bezos plans to launch and return 10,000 stamped postcards with students’ visions for humanity beyond Earth.

“One of the things we have to do is inspire the future generations,” said Bezos during a press event where he also unveiled his own far-reaching vision for space settlement, including Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander. “So today, I am announcing that Blue Origin is founding the Club for the Future, whose mission is to inspire young people to build the future of life in space.”

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May 12, 2019

Dream-recording tech is set to begin human test trials next year

Posted by in category: entertainment

Scientists want to capture your dreams like a movie — and human trials of the technology will start next year…

Recording and watching people’s dreams has been the subject of mind-bending films like ‘Until the End of the World,’ ‘Total Recall,’ ‘Strange Days’, ‘Minority Report’ and more recent hits like ‘Inception’ and ‘Captain Marvel’.

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May 12, 2019

The Entropic Enigma of Ouroboros’ Metamorphosis

Posted by in categories: energy, neuroscience

Antonin Tuynman: Where we see complexity, we see high informational content, organised in a complex way which often involves hierarchical levels. The diversity in highly complex systems might at first glance seem a chaotic mixed bag and hodgepodge; it is not. The diversified apparent mishmash is not a sign of apparent chaos, where you’d expect high thermodynamic entropy. It is not the stifling rigidity of a perfect order either. Complexity is an intricate architecture of stacked and intertwined hierarchical levels, with multifarious information exchanges between them. In fact Complexity selects the best of Order and Chaos. This seemingly ordered chaos or chaotic order, brings us the gift of the ability to ever introduce new variations. An ability to regenerate, copy, multiply and spread itself. An ability to induce ever changing patterns to adapt itself to the circumstances. An ability of recursive self-modification. Also know…amorphosis #OuroborosCode

The mighty worm Ouroboros had lost trace of its path and didn’t know its whereabouts. Nor did it know where it was going. In fact it didn’t know anything anymore, as it had drunk from the Lethe, Hades’ river flowing though Hypnos’ caves. Drinking from Lethe, forgetfulness and daughter of Eris, Goddess of Strife and Discord, made one lose all memory of past existence.

Disoriented Ouroboros started turning, and by continuing to turn, it finally found a trail of what seemed to be a path. A tasty object lay there, waiting to be eaten, and as Ouroboros bit it, a painful jolt of energy shot through its body awakening all the memories it had forgotten. Abruptly Ouroboros awoke from its dreamtime of daze and stupor and recognized itself as the ever effulgent Consciousness, Creator of Macrocosm and Microcosm.

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May 12, 2019

The End of Theoretical Physics As We Know It

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Computer simulations and custom-built quantum analogues are changing what it means to search for the laws of nature.

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May 12, 2019

Watch Jeff Bezos Unveil the Blue Moon Lander

Posted by in category: space travel

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos steps up the space race. His private space company, Blue Origin, says the Blue Moon lander will be able to carry a small rover to the moon, and hopefully astronauts. (Source: Bloomberg)

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May 12, 2019

If we made a powerful enough telescope, would we theoretically be able to see the light from the Big Bang?

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics

Light particles after the Big Bang eventually formed the ‘cosmic microwave background’ which astronomers can see all aglow.

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