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Jul 19, 2018

Barack Obama suggests cash handouts be considered to address workforce challenges

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI, security

But even though money is necessary, it’s not sufficient to provide human beings a sense of satisfaction, Obama cautioned. As more and more tasks and services become automated with the rise of artificial intelligence, “that’s going to make the job of giving everybody work that is meaningful tougher, and we’re going to have to be more imaginative, and the pace of change is going to require us to do more fundamental re-imagining of our social and political arrangements, to protect the economic security and the dignity that comes with a job.”


The former president says “we’re going to have to consider new ways of thinking” as technology threatens current labor markets.

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Jul 19, 2018

Mid-week Cancer Study and Emergency Drill Fill Station Schedule

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, space

Cancer and rodent studies were on the crew’s timeline today to help doctors and scientists improve the health of humans in space and on Earth. The crew also conducted an emergency drill aboard the International Space Station.

Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor examined endothelial cells through a microscope for the AngieX Cancer Therapy study. The new cancer research seeks to test a safer, more effective treatment that targets tumor cells and blood vessels. Commander Drew Feustel partnered with astronaut Alexander Gerst and checked on mice being observed for the Rodent Research-7 (RR-7) experiment. RR-7 is exploring how microgravity impacts microbes living inside organisms.

Astronaut Ricky Arnold and Gerst collected and stowed their blood samples for a pair of ongoing human research studies. Arnold went on to work a series of student investigations dubbed NanoRacks Module-9 exploring a variety of topics including botany, biology and physics.

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Jul 18, 2018

NASA’s Sending a Satellite to the Sun

Posted by in category: satellites

Mankind is about to get closer to the sun than ever before.

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Jul 18, 2018

12 New Moons Were Found Orbiting Jupiter

Posted by in category: space

Jupiter already had the most moons in the solar system — but they just found another dozen.

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Jul 18, 2018

Blue Origin successful rocket launch

Posted by in category: space travel

This Blue Origin rocket went higher than any previous rocket launched by Jeff Bezos’s company.

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Jul 18, 2018

Faster, Lighter, Smarter: Small Autonomous Systems Get a Tech Boost

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Our Fast Lightweight Autonomy program recently completed Phase 2 flight tests, demonstrating advanced algorithms designed to turn small air and ground systems into team members that can autonomously perform tasks dangerous for humans — such as pre-mission reconnaissance in a hostile urban setting or searching damaged structures for survivors following an earthquake.

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Jul 18, 2018

Transhumanism is Under Siege from Socialism

Posted by in category: transhumanism

Friends, I’m super excited to announce I’m launching a new #transhumanism column at The Maven, a new site out that features leaders in their field writing about their lives and activities. My column (or channel as The Maven editors call them) is titled: Transhumanist Wager. And I’ll be posting every day on it, often with original stories. Here’s my first one, just out! Give it a read!


Transhumanism—the social movement of merging people with machines & synthetic parts—is turning dangerously hard left.

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Jul 18, 2018

3 Myths About The Future of Work (And Why They ‘Re Not True)

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

“Will machines replace humans?” This question is on the mind of anyone with a job to lose. Daniel Susskind confronts this question and three misconceptions we have about our automated future, suggesting we ask something else: How will we distribute wealth in a world when there will be less — or even no — work?

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Jul 18, 2018

DNA designer bodies could soon become mainstream

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

So what would your dream body look like and do?


Entrepreneur Juan Enriquez has outlined a future in which we’ll be able to survive extreme environments and even hack our own memories, thanks to DNA manipulation.

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Jul 18, 2018

Secular countries can expect future economic growth, confirms new study

Posted by in categories: economics, futurism

New research measuring the importance of religion in 109 countries spanning the entire 20th century has reignited an age-old debate around the link between secularisation and economic growth. The study, published in Science Advances, has shown that a decline in religion influences a country’s future…

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