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Sep 7, 2017

Should We be Cautious about Envisioning Dystopias?

Posted by in categories: entertainment, ethics, existential risks, futurism, human trajectories, media & arts, philosophy, transhumanism

How will our relationship to technology evolve in the future? Will we regard it as something apart from ourselves, part of ourselves, or as a new area of evolution? In this new video from the Galactic Public Archives, Futurist Gray Scott explains that we are a part of a technological cosmos. Do you agree with Scott that technology is built into the universe, waiting to be discovered?

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Sep 7, 2017

Unexpected Futurist: Ben Franklin envisions 2776 — and Cryonics

Posted by in categories: aging, cryonics, education, entertainment, futurism, health, human trajectories, innovation, media & arts, science, time travel

In Unexpected Futurist, we profile the lesser known futurist side of influential individuals. This episode’s unexpected time-traveler: Benjamin Franklin. Ben Franklin was an inventor, observer, electricity pioneer, and serial experimenter, so it’s not entirely surprising he looked to the future. But it turns out he was looking to the far, far future. In 1780 he wrote a letter to a friend in which he lamented that he was born during the dawn of science.

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Sep 7, 2017

CGI keeps getting better and better!

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

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Sep 7, 2017

Nanomachines can destroy cancer cells in just 60 seconds!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

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Sep 7, 2017

Neuroscientists are now using holograms to study the brain

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Sep 7, 2017

What would happen if you fell into a black hole

Posted by in category: cosmology

Two possibilities.

(Via Hashem Al-Ghaili)

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Sep 7, 2017

Coke broke records with their 3D billboard?

Posted by in category: food

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Sep 7, 2017

This earpiece will allow you to understand new languages

Posted by in categories: futurism, information science

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Sep 7, 2017

A design studio creates giant kinetic sculptures that form waves in the sky, via Mashable

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Sep 7, 2017

Your Saliva Contains a Molecule That Heals Wounds

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Why is it that a cut on your finger seems to last for days, but a cut in your mouth is usually healed by morning? There are a lot of factors at play, but 2017 research found one intriguing answer that could benefit more than just your mouth: there’s a molecule in your saliva that can help grow new cells.

Scientists already knew that saliva contains a peptide called histatin-1 that fights off bacteria and aids in wound healing. For a 2017 study published in the FASEB Journal, Chilean researchers set out to discover exactly how the little molecule helped heal wounds. In a series of experiments, they added histatin-1 to chicken embryo cells and several types of human blood-vessel cells, and watched what happened.

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