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Dec 30, 2017

To Californians, it looked like a UFO. To Elon Musk, success | Bloomberg | Business Standard

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, satellites, space

“The mission from California’s central coast was Space Exploration Technologies Corp’s 18th this year.”

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Dec 30, 2017

The path to longer and healthier lives for all Africans by 2030: the Lancet Commission on the future of health in sub-Saharan Africa — By Irene Akua Agyepong et al. | The Lancet

Posted by in category: health

“Although there has been real progress on many health indicators, life expectancy and most population health indicators remain behind most low-income and middle-income countries in other parts of the world.”

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Dec 30, 2017

Could a Lunar Fuel Depot Jump-Start Human Exploration of Deep Space? — By Corey S. Powell | Discover

Posted by in categories: space, space travel

“What is the right way to do a lunar gateway, then?”

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Dec 30, 2017

Inclusive Growth: Profitable Strategies for Tackling Poverty and Inequality — By Robert S. KaplanGeorge SerafeimEduardo Tugendhat | Harvard Business Review

Posted by in categories: business, economics, finance

“Our first principle, therefore, is that corporations should search for projects that generate economic benefits for themselves while creating socioeconomic gains for all other actors in the new ecosystem.”

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Dec 30, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and brother Mark give a rare interview … | Summit

Posted by in categories: business, futurism, space, sustainability

“To adventure and fellowship.”

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Dec 29, 2017

Scientists have found a way to translate brain activity into movement

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, neuroscience, transhumanism

The transhumanist vision of a transformed and technologically enhanced humanity is no longer a science fiction pipe dream. The technological and scientific breakthroughs our society has experienced over the past couple of decades perhaps stand testament to that.

Applied science has certainly come a long way too, but we are yet to crack the brain’s enigma code. How would humanity benefit if we were to crack it? Neuroprosthetics seem to be a window into the future.

Can brain activity be translated into movement?

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Dec 29, 2017

Bioquark Inc. — Cosmos Connection

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biological, biotech/medical, complex systems, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, life extension…et-theresa

Dec 29, 2017

The Carpetbaggers of Tech

Posted by in category: transhumanism

A The Baffler story, which doesn’t seem very nice to the tech industry. I support tech industry spreading across the heartland, which in my opinion would be very good for America. Nothing is perfect people, but a positive direction is a good thing: #transhumanism

The faces are different, but the schemes are the same. Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Steve Chase, and J.D. Vance launch tech’s takeover of the heartland.

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Dec 29, 2017

Should we ‘out’ Bitcoin creator, Satoshi?

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, economics

Everyone likes a good mystery. After all, who isn’t fascinated with Sherlock Holmes or the Hardy Boys? The thirst to explore a mystery led us to the New World, to the ocean depths and into space.

One of the great mysteries of the past decade is the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin and the blockchain. Some have even stepped forward in an effort to usurp his identity for fame, infamy or fortune. But in this case, we have a mystery in which the subject does not wish to be fingered. He prefers anonymity.

This raises an interesting question. What could be achieved by discovering or revealing the identity of the illusive Satoshi Nakamoto?…

The blockchain and Bitcoin present radically transformative methodologies with far ranging, beneficial impact on business, transparency and social order.

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Dec 29, 2017

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

But such talk has little currency in Sweden or its Scandinavian neighbors, where unions are powerful, government support is abundant, and trust between employers and employees runs deep. Here, robots are just another way to make companies more efficient. As employers prosper, workers have consistently gained a proportionate slice of the spoils — a stark contrast to the United States and Britain, where wages have stagnated even while corporate profits have soared.

In a world full of anxiety about the potential job-destroying rise of automation, Sweden is well placed to embrace technology while limiting human costs.

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