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Jul 9, 2018

The UK Is Creating a Database of Citizens’ DNA and Other Biometrics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, law, privacy

It would include lots of data about law-abiding citizens, including their faces and voices.


A new report details a proposed biometrics strategy for the United Kingdom in which all collected biometrics are stored in one database.

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Jul 8, 2018

Click here to support 2018 Drive to Stay Alive organized

Posted by in category: life extension

Outreach for our communities.


We are raising advertising dollars to drive up awareness of the people, projects, and organizations working directly and indirectly toward the goal of indefinite life extension. Buckle in with us on this Movement for Indefinite Life Extension — 2018 drive to stay alive.

Facebook.com/movementforindefinitelifeextension

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Jul 8, 2018

Collection of many amazing and stunning facts which you have never ever heard before!

Posted by in category: space

A better place for Space, NASA,& astronomy facts.

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Jul 8, 2018

Do You Trust This Computer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, military, robotics/AI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmXW4-ohCg8

Elon Musk Wants You to Watch ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ in Memory of Stephen Hawking, and It’s Free.

Because “nothing will affect the future of humanity more than digital super-intelligence,” Elon Musk thinks you should watch Chris Paine’s artificial-intelligence movie “Do You Trust This Computer?” And, wouldn’t you know it, the film is streaming for free until later tonight.

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Jul 8, 2018

Blue Frontiers creating 300 residence seastead funded with their own cryptocurrency

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, engineering, governance, law

Blue Frontiers is decentralizing governance by launching a seasteading industry that will provide humanity with new opportunities for organizing more innovative societies and dynamic governments.

The funds raised from the crowdsale will be used to implement Blue Frontiers mission. Proceeds from the token sale are expected to be divided among the following activities:

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Jul 8, 2018

A Conversation on Cyborgism: An Interview with U.K. Cyborg Neil Harbisson

Posted by in category: cyborgs

https://youtube.com/watch?v=UXCq8rbTFSY

My grandparents’ generation saw the arrival of technology in peoples’ homes; my parents’ generation saw the arrival of technology in people’s lives; and the current generation is seeing the arrival of technology in peoples’ body.


Neil Harbisson goes into his goals and aspirations to unlock the potential of humanity and awaken a new age of cyborgism with the help of emerging technologies.

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Jul 8, 2018

This company is using facial recognition to fight human trafficking

Posted by in categories: law enforcement, robotics/AI

We’ve heard so many stories lately about the frankly horrifying degree to which facial recognition leads to tracking or privacy invasions. But a startup specializing in AI is instead leveraging facial recognition technology to find human trafficking victims.

Marinus Analytics is a startup that licenses technology to law enforcement with the express purpose of fighting human trafficking. It’s founder and CEO, Emily Kennedy, created a program called Traffic Jam during her time at Carnegie Mellon that uses AI tools to identify victims. Nowadays, Traffic Jam is available to any law enforcement agency that works with Marinus.

According to Marinus’ website:

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Jul 8, 2018

New drug shows promise for preventing and even reversing damage from age-related dementia and stroke

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

Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is one of the most commonly associated causes of age-related dementia and stroke. New research, led by the University of Edinburgh, may have finally uncovered the mechanism by which SVD causes brain cell damage, as well as a potential treatment to prevent the damage, and possibly even reverse it.

SVD is thought to be responsible for up to 45 percent of dementia cases, and the vast majority of senior citizens are suspected of displaying some sign of the condition. One study strikingly found up to 95 percent of subjects between the ages of 60 and 90 displayed some sign of SVD when examined through MRI scans.

The new research set out to examine early pathological features of SVD and found that dysfunction in endothelial cells are some of the first signs of the disease’s degenerative progression. These are cells that line small blood vessels in the brain and, in early stages of SVD, they secrete a protein that impairs production of myelin, a compound essential for the protection of brain cells.

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Jul 8, 2018

Scientists Just Used a Tractor Beam to Levitate the Largest Object Yet

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, tractor beam

The world’s most powerful tractor beam just lifted a 2 centimeter ball, but could it make levitating humans a reality?

One Shot Could Provide All the Vaccines You’ll Ever Need — https://youtu.be/qQ1VKYX4Vl0

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Jul 8, 2018

Use of “Smart Drugs” on the Rise

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

European nations see biggest increases in use of stimulants such as Ritalin by people seeking brain-boosting effects.

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