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Jul 1, 2018

AI on Track to Achieving Superintelligence?

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Should we be fearful of artificial intelligence and the pace at which it’s progressing? Or should we fear fear itself and the risk of it stifling innovation?

Wherever this may be heading, the march of progress shows fews signs of slowing down. Which companies and countries are leading the way?

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Jul 1, 2018

“Flying brain” droid straight out of sci-fi launched into space

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, space travel

The new AI droid just sent to space by Elon Musk’s SpaceX can assist astronauts in many tasks.

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Jul 1, 2018

A Free Education for All the World’s People Will Save our Species

Posted by in categories: computing, education, ethics, finance, internet

In terms of moral, social, and philosophical uprightness, isn’t it striking to have the technology to provide a free education to all the world’s people (i.e. the Internet and cheap computers) and not do it? Isn’t it classist and backward to have the ability to teach the world yet still deny millions of people that opportunity due to location and finances? Isn’t that immoral? Isn’t it patently unjust? Should it not be a universal human goal to enable everyone to learn whatever they want, as much as they want, whenever they want, entirely for free if our technology permits it? These questions become particularly deep if we consider teaching, learning, and education to be sacred enterprises.

When we as a global community confront the truly difficult question of considering what is really worth devoting our limited time and resources to in an era marked by global catastrophe, I always find my mind returning to what the Internet hasn’t really been used for yet — and what was rumored from its inception that it should ultimately provide — an utterly and entirely free education for all the world’s people.

In regard to such a concept, Bill Gates said in 2010:

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Jul 1, 2018

Blockchain was always a religion. And now it’s got its own church

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

A cryptocurrency entrepreneur launched a blockchain religion. Absolutely no one is surprised.

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Jul 1, 2018

Musk’s Kent solar farm is green lunacy

Posted by in categories: food, solar power, sustainability

Solar farms in Texas or California are fine, but Kent in England?

Solar farms should be placed in desert regions that have low value for growing food, and relatively low value to nature. Musk plans to install a massive solar farm in nice green Kent, where it is occasionally a little bit sunny. Look at the pics here:…plans.html is simply green lunacy.

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Jul 1, 2018

Astronaut Mark Kelly says Trump’s order to create a Space Force ‘is a dumb idea’

Posted by in categories: military, space

The US already has the Air Force Space Command and the Space Mission Force.

President Donald Trump on Monday said he wanted to create a sixth military division called the Space Force. But Mark Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut and Navy veteran, tweeted that it was “a dumb idea” because the US Air Force already has a Space Command and a space force.

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Jul 1, 2018

Google sister company and drug giant chip in another $1 billion to cure age-related diseases

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, life extension

Google sister company Calico and drug giant AbbVie are chipping in another $1 billion to cure diseases associated with aging, the companies said Tuesday.

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Jul 1, 2018

The True Science of Parallel Universes

Posted by in categories: cosmology, science

There are many theories and stories about parallel universes, but this video contains the true science behind them…

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Jun 30, 2018

Gateway Foundation Spaceport envisions large scale space construction

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Orbital Assembly and the Gateway Foundation are working on a reasonable set of plans and steps to build a space station that is 488 meters in diameter.

They would start with a hub that is 78 meters wide.

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Jun 30, 2018

Rocket developed by Japan startup in flames after liftoff

Posted by in category: space travel

TOKYO, Japan — A rocket developed by a Japanese startup company burst into flames seconds after a failed liftoff Saturday in northern Japan.

The MOMO-2 rocket, developed by Interstellar Technologies, was launched in Taiki town on Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island. It was supposed to reach as high as 100 kilometers (62 miles) into space.

Television footage showed that the 10-meter (33-foot) pencil rocket lifted only slightly from its launch pad before dropping to the ground, disappearing in a fireball. Footage on NHK public television showed a charred rocket lying on the ground.

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