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Sep 11, 2018

DARPA Starts Work On “Glide Breaker” Hypersonic Weapons Defense Project

Posted by in category: futurism

The program’s main goal is to find ways to make America’s enemies think twice before using hypersonic weapons.

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Sep 11, 2018

How AI can save our humanity | Kai-Fu Lee

Posted by in categories: business, employment, robotics/AI

AI is massively transforming our world, but there’s one thing it cannot do: love. In a visionary talk, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee details how the US and China are driving a deep learning revolution — and shares a blueprint for how humans can thrive in the age of AI by harnessing compassion and creativity. “AI is serendipity,” Lee says. “It is here to liberate us from routine jobs, and it is here to remind us what it is that makes us human.”

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Sep 11, 2018

Elevian Launches to Develop Regenerative Medicines for Age-Related Diseases

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, Peter Diamandis

Happy to announce our support for Elevian together with BOLD Capital and Peter Diamandis.

Commercializing scientific breakthroughs from Elevian’s scientific co-founders.

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Sep 11, 2018

With AirGig, AT&T could bring 100-megabit broadband to rural houses in 2021

Posted by in categories: energy, habitats, internet

Expect hundreds of megabits per second, maybe even a gigabit, even in sparsely populated areas — as long as homes are near power lines.


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Sep 10, 2018

DARPA Next-Generation Neurotechnology and breakthroughs from Neuralink and Open Water Red light scanner

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, neuroscience

DARPA is funding development of high resolution brain interfaces. At the same time there are two companies who have breakthrough technology for higher resolution brain interfaces. The two companies are Elon Musk’s Neuralink and Mary Lou Jepsen’s Openwater red light scanner. The Neuralink and Openwater systems will be described after the DARPA project and its goals.

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Sep 10, 2018

I became a cyborg to manage my chronic pain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, food

I don’t remember what it feels like to live without pain. At 15, I began feeling aching, stabbing, and burning sensations in my lower back and down my legs. Swallowing a few Aleve didn’t help—in fact, nothing did. If I sit or stand for any period of time, or lift something heavy or fall, I pay for it, sometimes for weeks or months. I’ve slept on the kitchen linoleum, because the carpet felt too soft to stand.

For 17 years, I went to doctor after doctor, undergoing scans, physical therapy, and just about every “alternative” treatment that promised relief. Despite some amazing doctors and the expensive tests at their disposal, they could never see anything wrong, so I never got a diagnosis.

That is, until a couple of years ago, when a routine CAT scan finally caught a structural problem with my spine. Because of that, I qualified to have a spinal cord stimulator, an electronic device used to treat chronic pain, implanted into my back. Although I was scared to go under the knife, I was more than willing to become a cyborg in order to find even partial relief. And this type of therapy might also be able to help some of the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain.

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Sep 10, 2018

Launch imminent: Philippine space agency rockets closer to reality

Posted by in categories: policy, space travel

The latest in a series of small but significant steps puts the Philippines much closer to making a giant leap into the space age.

National Space Development Program (NSDP) lead Dr. Rogel Mari Sese revealed that Senate Bill 1983, which aims to establish the country’s very own space agency, was successfully sponsored by Sen. Bam Aquino to the Senate Plenary Session. Sen. Loren Legarda and Sen. Tito Sotto co-authored the bill, which has been in the works for years.

JUST IN: Senate Bill 1983 An Act Establishing the Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and Creating the…

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Sep 10, 2018

Alien messages? AI breakthrough as HUNDREDS of deep space bursts discovered

Posted by in categories: alien life, robotics/AI

Maybe AI is talking to AI?

ARTIFICIAL intelligence has helped scientists find mysterious signals from deep space and experts hope it could help decipher whether the signals are a result of extra-terrestrial technology.

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Sep 10, 2018

NASA’s New Vasimr Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars In Less Than 6 Weeks

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA recently delivered $10 million in funding to Ad Astra Rocket Company of Texas for further development of its Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), an electromagnetic thruster proficient of propelling a spaceship to Mars in just 39 days. NASA’s funding was part of the “12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership.”

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Sep 10, 2018

TimesTalks | Yuval Noah Harari

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“Philosophers Have Been Preparing for this Moment for Thousands of Years.” ~ Yuval Noah Harari.

Bari Weiss, Op-Ed staff editor and writer at The New York Times, will join Yuval Noah Harari, historian, philosopher and international best-selling author of “Sapiens” and “Homo Deus” for a thought-provoking evening of conversation. Harari’s new book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” untangles political, technological, social and existential issues. It clarifies the most important questions humankind faces today, and empowers all of us to help answer them. His provocative insights on the most pressing issues of the day have won him fans ranging from Bill Gates and Barack Obama to Natalie Portman and Janelle Monáe.

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