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Sep 22, 2018

Glimpse: On the Promise of a Future with Artificial Wombs, and Why It’s Being Stopped by the Present

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, transhumanism

Given the speed at which reproductive technology has advanced over the past few decades, it doesn’t feel all that far-fetched: A future in which anyone can have a baby, regardless of creed or need, whenever they feel like it. Already, in our present moment, one can buy or sell eggs and sperm; we can give embryos genetic tests to ensure the children they produce don’t have any life-threatening hereditary conditions; and babies can even be born, now, with the genetic information from three parents.

So it follows that we should soon be able to to have pregnancy outside the body — artificial wombs. R ight?

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Sep 22, 2018

Glimpse: How Electronic Tattoos Will Change The World — And Ourselves

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Engineers have invented a new kind of 3D printer that can print electronic tattoos directly on your skin. Here’s how we’ll use it.

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Sep 22, 2018

Product: You can start inputting and controlling your Bluetooth enabled devices now!

Posted by in category: futurism

Experience the freedom to explore.

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Sep 22, 2018

David Sinclair — Can NMN Reverse Aging?

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

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Sep 22, 2018

ICESat-2 Launch Coverage

Posted by in category: space

Coverage of the launch of NASA ICE’s #ICESat2, set for liftoff no earlier than Saturday, September 15 at 8:46 a.m. EDT! Join us as we embark on a mission to use lasers to measure the changing height of Earth’s ice:

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Sep 22, 2018

A Look at Ultima Thule: New Horizons Next Destination

Posted by in category: space

Join us at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 19, as our experts discuss humanity’s farthest planetary flyby that is coming up on Jan. 1, 2019 of the mysterious object nicknamed “Ultima Thule”. The encounter will occur approximately 4 billion miles from Earth complementing the discoveries still coming from the mission’s epic July 2015 flight through the Pluto system.

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Sep 22, 2018

‘We will get regular body upgrades’: what will humans look like in 100 years?

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

A new fascinating feature is out by The Guardian magazine (via writer Richard Godwin) on the future of the human body. Six of us are interviewed and/or wrote about our take on the future. Fun reading! My mini-essay is in this: https://www.theguardian.com/…/regular-body-upgrades-what-wi… #transhumanism


Mechanical exoskeletons, bionic limbs, uploadable brains: six experts’ visions of 2118.

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Sep 22, 2018

Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle

Posted by in categories: materials, nuclear energy

Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.

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Sep 22, 2018

SpaceX gives us a glimpse of its Mars base vision

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has tweeted two photos that give us a peek into the company’s Martian dreams. One of the images shows the BFR, the massive rocket SpaceX is developing for deep space missions, while the other shows the BFR and what he called “Mars Base Alpha.” It’s no secret that the private space corporation wants to build a human settlement on the red planet. Back in 2017, it announced its plans to launch two BFR cargo missions to Mars by 2022 to prepare for the arrival of the first Martian settlers by 2024. Before any of that can happen, though, SpaceX has to be able to start testing its BFR system in the first half of 2019.

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Sep 22, 2018

Why You’re Probably Getting a Microchip Implant Someday

Posted by in categories: computing, health

Microchip implants are going from tech-geek novelty to genuine health tool—and you might be running out of good reasons to say no.

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