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Nov 9, 2017

China Has A Breakthrough in Spy-Proof Quantum Communications

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, security

By sending quantum information several kilometers, the researchers took a big step toward the future of information security.

A team of Chinese researchers say they have completed the first long-distance quantum secure direct communication, a critical step toward sending messages that are truly safe from eavesdropping.

The information traveled 2.7 kilometers along a quantum channel, the team said in a paper that was peer-reviewed by China’s Science Bulletin journal and placed online Oct. 22.

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Nov 9, 2017

Does WHO Five Year Plan Leave Healthy Aging Out of the picture?

Posted by in category: life extension

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Nov 9, 2017

Dear Future (Trailer)

Posted by in categories: alien life, nuclear energy, robotics/AI


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Nov 8, 2017

Powerful tiny tanks with VR and futuristic cockpits could revolutionize the battlefield

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, military, virtual reality

Future U.S. military tanks may look and perform nothing like they do today.

In fact, they may not even have windows and instead seal military personnel inside a closed cockpit to better protect them against threats.

But how could they see the battlefield around them without windows? To see outside, Soldiers could use a new technology made by Honeywell that lets them “see” with virtual reality and augmented reality.

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Nov 8, 2017

U.S. officials are having a ‘Sputnik moment’ over AI innovation in China

Posted by in categories: climatology, economics, policy, quantum physics, robotics/AI, security, sustainability

Today’s Sputnik moment is China’s rapid growth as an economic and technological superpower. In 2017 alone, China has outpaced the United States in renewable energy efforts and has become the standard-bearer in combating climate change and advocacy for globalization. Similarly, China is rapidly moving towards taking the lead in technology from the United States and is looking at quantum computing and artificial intelligence as areas for growth to do so.

The Verge recently published an article citing Alphabet chief executive officer Eric Schmidt’s perspective that the United States is falling behind when it comes to research and development in artificial intelligence, particularly compared to the rapid pace of innovation that China has set in the field. Schmidt, who is also the chair of the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, gave those remarks as part of a discussion at The Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Summit held by The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a nonprofit think tank dedicated to research and analysis on how the United States can make informed policy-making decisions on national security and defense.

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Nov 8, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Could Hijack Brain-Computer Interfaces and Take Control of Our Minds

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

This would be A kind of funny scenario.

AI experts warn that in the future artificial intelligence could take control of our thoughts.

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Nov 8, 2017

Liz Parrish in keynote interview at The Business of Longevity Conference in Hong Kong

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

Our CEO, Liz Parrish was invited at this event for a keynote interview with Charles Goddard, the editorial director for The Economist Asia Pacific Intelligence Unit. They discussed the complexity of regulations, the extraordinarily long time it takes for drug development from bench to bedside, the current funding environment surrounding biotech, and the pace of medical innovations. During the keynote, Liz emphasized that BioViva’s main aim is to make advanced gene and cell therapies available to all patients in need. To further this cause BioViva supports innovative and adaptive clinical trials, new models for preclinical testing, and accelerating the time to develop advanced gene and cell therapy. Finally, Liz highlighted the importance of testing gene and cell therapy in humans as quickly as possible, because animal models are not accurate.

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Nov 8, 2017

Why Increased Lifespans Probably Will Not Mean a Loss of Motivation

Posted by in category: life extension

Of all the concerns and objections we have seen, saying that an indefinite lifespan would deprive us of motivation in life is by far the most bizarre.

Of all the concerns and objections I’ve bumped into as a rejuvenation advocate, saying that an indefinite lifespan would deprive us of motivation in life is by far the most bizarre. I’d have a hard time believing this concern is so widespread that it needs discussing, but for completeness’ sake, let’s do it anyway.

The argument in a nutshell

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Nov 8, 2017

Self-driving shuttle hits Las Vegas streets

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Las Vegas’ newest tourist attraction has nothing to do with casinos, neon lights or Cirque du Soleil. It’s a driverless shuttle that will make a half-mile loop all day long on city streets in the downtown Fremont East district, starting Wednesday.

AAA of Northern California, Nevada & Utah is sponsoring the yearlong pilot program along with two French companies: Keolis, a global transportation company that already runs Las Vegas’ public bus system, and Navya, which manufactures the driverless shuttle. The goal is twofold: to expose the public to the futuristic technology and gain insights on how people view it.

“Las Vegas prides itself on being first, getting out there and trying out new things,” said city spokesman Jace Radke.

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Nov 8, 2017

‘$300M in Cryptocurrency’ Accidentally Lost Forever Due to Bug

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, security

The user, “devops199”, triggered the flaw apparently by accident. When they realised what they had done, they attempted to undo the damage by deleting the code which had transferred ownership of the funds. Rather than returning the money, however, that simply locked all the funds in those multisignature wallets permanently, with no way to access them.

“This means that currently no funds can be moved out of the multi-sig wallets,” Parity says in a security advisory.

Effectively, a user accidentally stole hundreds of wallets simultaneously, and then set them on fire in a panic while trying to give them back.

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