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May 26, 2017

You’ll Never Take Notes in Class the Same Way Again

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

With advanced artificial intelligence, taking notes in class comes only one push of the button away! — B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder.

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May 25, 2017

Google AI Beats World’s Best Player At This Chinese Board Game

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Artificial Intelligence outsmarted this man at his own game.

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May 25, 2017

I gave the Co-Closing Keynote speech at San Francisco’s The Battery the other day to ultra high net worth families and their finance managers

Posted by in categories: finance, life extension, transhumanism

My topic was #transhumanism and life extension. I’m hoping they might invest in these fields. Former Keynote speakers of this event include Newt Gingrich, Peter Thiel, Andre Agassi, etc. I’ll share a recording of it when I get one.

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May 25, 2017

If Time Freezes At The Edge Of A Black Hole, Could Someone Theoretically Live Forever?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Answer by Viktor T. Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on Quora:

Whenever you think about time dilation in relativity theory, keep in mind that the theory is not about you. It is about what others see. As far as you are concerned, no matter where you are or how you move, time will always appear to pass as it always does.

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May 25, 2017

Jupiter Is Much Stranger Than Scientists Thought

Posted by in category: space

The Juno spacecraft has made several close flybys of the gas giant, revealing massive cyclones—and other weird features beneath its surface.

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May 25, 2017

The Rocket Startup That’s About to Eat Elon Musk’s Lunch

Posted by in category: satellites

Rocket Lab is aiming to put small satellites in low Earth orbit at a fraction of the cost of even SpaceX.

With its Thursday announcement of a successful launch of the Electron rocket, a small New Zealand start-up changed the private space race.

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May 25, 2017

1 Bitcoin (BTC) will be worth $100,000???

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, internet

Bitcoin has terrible UX…in our journey into tech we purchased a few pounds worth on a paper wallet on a bitcoin ATM machine to experiment with and gain familiarity with this new form of internet money.

The paper wallet has an illegibly long code that needs to be typed in or QR code scanned in to get the part bitcoin uploaded to an online usable form of bitcoin.

Bitcoins can be lost because of this bad UX/UI issue.

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May 25, 2017

Zoltan Istvan: How the Immortality Bus Changed Transhumanism Forever

Posted by in categories: education, geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

In early 2015, when transhumanist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan announced he would transform a 38-foot bus into a giant coffin and drive it across America to deliver a Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol, many in the transhumanism community reacted with contempt and ridicule. Two years later, the Immortality Bus–created as a provocative symbol of resistance against death–has become one of the most recognized futurist projects in the world. The New York Times called the bus “the great brown sarcaphogus of the American highway…a metaphor of life itself.”

Today feature films, documentaries, and even a likely final home in a major museum are being worked on for the Immortality Bus. Hear Zoltan Istvan describe his captaining of the “coffin bus”, and learn what really happened during this historic journey.

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May 25, 2017

Removing Net Neutrality: The Nightmare (Future A to Z)

Posted by in category: futurism

The recent efforts to remove Net Neutrality have given many a sense of impending doom we are soon to face. What happens to an Internet without Net Neutrality? Advocates have a vision of the possible results — and it is quite the nightmare! In this segment of Future A to Z, The Galactic Public Archives takes a cheeky, yet compelling perspective on the issue.

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May 25, 2017

DARPA Picks Boeing To Build Its New Space Plane

Posted by in categories: military, satellites

The research agency hopes its XS-1 jumpstarts a whole new industry of very-low-cost satellite launches.

Boeing did such a good job plotting out the commercial future of a reusable satellite-launching plane that they’re going to get to build it — and just maybe, launch a whole new low-cost satellite industry.

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