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Apr 23, 2017

ChipSat conceptual art by Ellam Mercier

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Conceptual artist Efflam Mercier, who has previously created images of an AI interstellar probe has now created images of ChipSats, a new class of space system that has the size of a fingernail and a mass of less than 10g (atto-sat class). i4is has started developing a ChipSat in the context of Project Glowworm.

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Apr 22, 2017

Great to see so many science supporters in the US today

Posted by in category: science

Special thanks to Rachel Lyn Edler, a wonderful designer on my team, who carreid a poster of my science-minded campaign today in Santa Rosa, CA)

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Apr 22, 2017

Update: My Jacque Fresco interview and video on a Resource Based Economy via NowThis Future shared a few weeks ago now has 142,000 Facebook shares, 16,000 comments, 102,000 likes, and 12.3 million views

Posted by in categories: economics, transhumanism

Wow! For context, that’s nearly 4x times the amount of daily views that Bill O’Reilly used to get on his #1 cable show on Fox before he was fired. smile Give the video a view: #transhumanism

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Apr 22, 2017

Elon Musk’s new company wants to link human brains with computers in 4 years

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience, space travel, sustainability

Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink is working to link the human brain with computers by creating micron-sized devices.

Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke and cancer lesion in about four years, Musk said in an interview with the website Wait But Why on Thursday.

“If I were to communicate a concept to you, you would essentially engage in consensual telepathy,” Musk said in the interview. Neuralink will be Musk’s third company along with Tesla and SpaceX.

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Apr 22, 2017

Noah’s Ark 2.0

Posted by in category: life extension

For two decades, the architect Stephen Valentine has been designing, planning and developing — though not yet building — a structure quite unlike anything built before. He calls the building Timeship and describes it as a repository for the technologies and people working to stretch the boundaries of being human, a Silicon Valley for life-extension research.

It’s the first take on an architecture of immortality, but is cryogenics hub Timeship a grand delusion or looming reality?

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Apr 21, 2017

Google says it is on track to definitively prove it has a quantum computer in a few months’ time

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

The search giant plans to reach a milestone in computing history before the year is out.

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Apr 21, 2017

‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University

Posted by in category: physics

We are one step closer to actually creating an Alcuberre FTL drive…

Experimental images of an expanding spin-orbit superfluid Bose-Einstein condensate at different expansion times (credit: M. A. Khamehchi et al./Physical Review Letters)

Washington State University (WSU) physicists have created a fluid with “negative mass,” which means that if you push it, it accelerates toward you instead of away, in apparent violation of Newton’s laws.

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Apr 21, 2017

Thomas Pesquet, Space Photographer | Thales Group

Posted by in category: space

“Over the last few months, Thomas Pesquet has been able to bring Space into thousands of households, especially their younger members.”

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Apr 21, 2017

Special Address: Rajiv Shah, President, Rockefeller Foundation | Global Philanthropy Forum

Posted by in category: innovation

“Rockefeller Foundation president Raj Shah discusses today’s “watershed moment for philanthropy.””

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Apr 21, 2017

How Global Value Chains Push and Pull U.S. Companies on Climate Action — By Emilie Prattico | Business for Social Responsibility

Posted by in categories: business, energy, environmental

“But for most companies operating within global value chains, the pull and push of climate action also comes from abroad, and many U.S. companies now understand the potential to demonstrate global leadership through climate action.”

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