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Nov 26, 2018

NASA’s InSight Survives ‘Seven Minutes Of Terror,’ Lands On Mars

Posted by in category: space

Everything went without a hitch.

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Nov 26, 2018

You Can Now Pick Your Baby’s Eye Color Before You’re Even Pregnant

Posted by in category: futurism

This fertility clinic lets parents screen embryos for eye color.

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Nov 26, 2018

RegenerAge — Bioquark — Excélsior TV

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, transhumanism

Nov 26, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Wars End With No Relief for Biggest Cryptocurrency

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, policy

Update on bitcoin crash https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-23/b…tocurrency https://paper.li/e-1437691924


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Nov 26, 2018

Why do we need research on longevity? Interview with Aubrey de Grey (SENS)

Posted by in category: life extension

Very good tidbits here. Especially happy about Aubrey talking about the myth of overpopulation.


Why do we need research on longevity? Interview with Aubrey de Grey (SENS) at the EHA 2018 in Brussels. We talk about anti-aging and the latest scientific research to increase our longevity.

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Nov 26, 2018

Amazon opens up its internal machine learning training to everyone

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Amazon is offering more than 30 courses as well as a certification exam.

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Nov 26, 2018

Dissolution & Decay: Traits of the Posthuman Gothic

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI

The posthuman search for ‘actual’ eternal life seems the opposite of the argument of this unhelpful book, imo https://thewastedworld.wordpress.com/2018/11/24/dissolution-decay/ https://paper.li/e-1437691924


In closing, I wish to make some final remarks on the purpose of theorising a Posthuman Gothic. Far from being the joyous celebration of vitality, agency, and connection most touted by its proponents, under the Gothic sign the Posthuman takes on a far more ambivalent character. The Gothic looks to a world beyond us—even without us, or at least not for us—and so without knowing it, the Posthuman and the Gothic are already intertwined. Both look outside the human to the weird amalgamations of body and machine, spirit and dirt, and the eerie influences of systems far greater than we may know. The Posthuman project is twisted up not only in Gothic categories and aesthetics, but Gothic commitments: it displays a mixed fascination with the spectres of the past while looking to a future wrenched free from the decayed laws of the dead.

The Posthuman Gothic stands at a crossroads. On the one hand it sees the deep past emerging into the near future, as circuits of matter, whether technological or earthly, put to rest the myth of the autonomous human subject. On the other, it balances the experience of utter privation and dehumanisation with the escape from human finitude. Two angles arch away from the human, into that liminal space occupied by the Gothic, which keeps one foot grounded in the human, while the other hangs over the precipice. In short, the Posthuman Gothic makes known its haunting by a human past to better cast itself into futures more or less joyous, and more or less terrifying. Here the mixed feelings of the Gothic seep through the framework of the Posthuman. The Posthuman Gothic recognises that “there is an enjoyment in seeing the familiar and the conventional become outmoded,” and that it is only in the death of the present that other futures may be imagined (Fisher 2016, 13).

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Nov 26, 2018

Super-smart designer babies could be on offer soon. But is that ethical?

Posted by in category: genetics

Genetic selection for intelligence has hit the market – and regulation has a critical role, says science writer Philip Ball.

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Nov 26, 2018

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV

Posted by in categories: education, space travel

LANDING NOW!!! SUCCESS! MARSINSIGHT HAS LANDED. WAITING FOR THE FIRST IMAGES LATER ON TODAY! CONGRATS NASA.


Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet.

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Nov 26, 2018

Elon Musk plans to link brains with machines within the next decade

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Elon Musk promises ‘matrix’ system to link human brains with AI computers ‘probably’ within the next decade…


Elon Musk believes humans must link up with machines in order to fight the inevitable onslaught of artificial intelligence.

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