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Dec 2, 2015

CGI VFX Shorts HD: “Story of R32”

Posted by in categories: entertainment, media & arts, robotics/AI

Check out this short film Directed by the talented Vladimir Vlasenko, about a lonely robot who just tries to attract attention to himself. For more information, please see the details and links below:

Director & CG — Vladimir Vlasenko.
Director of photography — Igor Guryev.
Sound & music — Nikita Troepolskiy, Igor Smirnov, Danil Varakuta.
Rotoskopy — Maxim Artemenko.
Actors — Nadya Vecherya, Nastya Borsh, Alexandr Sheweiko, Alexandr Koval.

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Dec 2, 2015

PROTO — Sci-Fi Short Film (Full Length)

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI, singularity

A little bit of smile inducing, starry eyed optimism to balance out the post-apocalyptic horror-show version of the Singularity depicted in the other shot film I posted.

‘PROTO’ is a short film, produced by Eye Candy Film as an international co-production between Screen South based in the UK and Film Fyn based in Denmark.

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Dec 2, 2015

A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: “SINGULARITY” * — by The Bicycle Monarchy

Posted by in categories: entertainment, mobile phones, singularity

** This film starts over black so have your speakers up nice and loud! ** Check out this fantastic Sci-Fi short film directed by the talented Samuel Jorgensen, and Produced by Jeremy Pronk!

In the midst of a war between humans and sentient androids, a Delta Force team must battle a dangerous enemy to rescue the US President.

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Dec 2, 2015

A VOID Special Request

Posted by in category: futurism

Enos came to us with a very special request…

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Dec 2, 2015

Can Zoltan Istvan beat Hillary, Trump, and Death itself?

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, military, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Here’s a very in depth, approximately 6,000 word story (broken into 5 articles) with many pictures on transhumanism–from one of the world’s leading tech sites: The Verge.

Zoltan Istvan is very worried about the superintelligent machines.

He says the war over artificial intelligence will be worse than the Cold War nuclear arms race — much worse. It will be far more deadly, and whoever wins will control the world, eternally. This artificial intelligence might be being developed right now, he says, for all we know. At a government facility in the middle of the Arizona desert, perhaps.

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Dec 2, 2015

The Quest to Make CRISPR Even More Precise

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The new sexy beast on the block.

To fulfill its revolutionary promise, the gene-editing technique will need to be edited.

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Dec 2, 2015

A Harvard professor says he can cure aging, but is that a good idea?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Is the fountain of youth lurking somewhere in the code of life?

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Dec 2, 2015

Using Light To Simulate Time Travel

Posted by in category: time travel

While we can’t build a time machine, we can simulate one with beams of light.

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Dec 2, 2015

Why the history of maths is also the history of art — By Lynn Gamwell | The Guardian

Posted by in categories: mathematics, media & arts


“In her new book Mathematics and Art, historian Lyn Gamwell explores how artists have for thousands of years used mathematical concepts — such as infinity, number and form — in their work. Here she choses ten stunning images from her book that reveal connections between maths and art.”

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Dec 2, 2015

A Big Win for Cheap, Clean Energy — By Bill Gates | The Gates Notes

Posted by in categories: business, energy, environmental, innovation, science

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