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Sep 1, 2017

Facebook reveals map showing where EVERY human on the planet lives

Posted by in categories: internet, mapping


Facebook has created a map showing where every single person on the planet lives, it has been revealed.

The internet giant hopes the map will help it to offer internet access to more people by creating an ‘internet in the sky’.

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Sep 1, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Can Pretend to Love Us, But is that Dangerous for Children?

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Creators of artificial intelligence measure how well machines can imitate human qualities like empathy, listening, affirmation, and love. Don’t reciprocate, says Sherry Turkle. Turkle’s latest book is “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”

“I have very strong feelings about a future in which robots become the kind of conversational agent that pretend to have emotional lives. Shortly after I finished we can make reclaiming conversation I was interviewed for an article in the New York Times about Hello Barbie. So Hello Barbie comes out of the box and says, now I’m just paraphrasing, the jest hi I’m Hello Barbie. I have a sister. You have a sister. I kind of hate my sister. I’m jealous of your sister. Do you hate your sister? Let’s talk about how we feel about our sisters. In other words it just kind of knows stuff about you and is ready to talk about the arc of a human life and sibling rivalry as though it had a life, a mother, the feelings of jealousy about a sister and was ready to relate to you on that basis. And it doesn’t. It’s teaching pretend empathy. It’s asking you to relate to an object that has pretend empathy.”

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Sep 1, 2017

Fighting Aging and Hurricane Harvey: AgeMeter Campaign Extension and Matching Funds Announced

Posted by in category: life extension

Great news! The AgeMeter campaign (https://www.lifespan.io/agemeter) has been extended by 2 weeks; partly because the project lead Elliott Small has been called in by FEMA to help with Hurricane Harvey. We are also happy to announce 2 sources of matching funds to help carry this important project to victory)!

Please check the campaign updates or our post for all the details: http://www.leafscience.org/fighting-aging-and-hurricane-harvey/

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Sep 1, 2017

Introducing MouseAGE, the first visual biomarker of aging in mice

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI

Using the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning the project is developing a free to use application to help speed up research and reduce animal suffering.

For more info and to find out how you can help please visit:

https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/mouseage-photographic-aging-clock-in-mice/

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Sep 1, 2017

Six global banks join forces to create digital currency

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, finance

Hyder Jaffrey, head of strategic funding and fintech innovation at UBS, stated: “We have been in discussions with central banks and regulators and we will continue that over the next 12 months with the aim of a limited ‘go live’ at the back end of 2018.”


‘Utility settlement coin’ aims to launch next year for blockchain settlements.

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Aug 31, 2017

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.

The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.

In one test conducted at Durham University the nanomachines took between one and three minutes to break through the outer membrane of prostate cancer cell, killing it instantly.

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Aug 31, 2017

A Bionic Lens Undergoing Clinical Trials Could Give You Superhuman Abilities In Two Years

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

It could give you amazing capabilities, like being able to see your own cells.

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Aug 31, 2017

Many longevity advocates wonder why the government does not seem to care about or fund life extension research

Posted by in categories: government, life extension

Dr. Aubrey de Grey gives his opinion on this, and explains how people can help support research at the SENS Research Foundation.

This video is presented by LEAF. Please support our work by becoming a “Lifespan Hero”: http://lifespan.io/hero

Panel: Dr. Alexandra Stolzing, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, Dr. Oliver Medvedik, Elena Milova, Keith Comito, Steve Hill and Alen Akhabaev.

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Aug 31, 2017

AI Firm Focusing on Consciousness Publishes Frameworks

Posted by in categories: alien life, cyborgs, robotics/AI, singularity, transhumanism

London-based AI start-up REZIINE has published the entire explanation and framework design for the creation of consciousness in machines.

“Consciousness Illuminated and the Reckoning of Physics” – a 525-page document – features:

  • The full explanation of consciousness and the AGI framework, including all designs, components, and algorithms;
  • The roadmap to Artificial Super Intelligence;
  • The AI genome for self-evolution; and
  • A full-scale physics framework, complete with experiments and explanations.

Describing the compact definition of consciousness as “the ability to make illogical decisions based on personal values”, founder, Corey Reaux-Savonte, goes on to say:

If consciousness is the ability to make illogical decisions based on personal values,

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Aug 31, 2017

Social Experiment Known as Privacy Won’t Survive the Future

Posted by in categories: economics, privacy

To help you understand the significance of this, in terms of cameras, we’re looking at 6 times more than the total number of our global population today. And in terms of sensors, we’re looking at 133 times more than the total number of our global population.

To quote economics theorist Jeremy Rifkin at length:

While privacy has long been considered a fundamental right, it has never been an inherent right. Indeed, for all of human history, until the modern era, life was lived more or less publicly, as befits the most social species on Earth. As late as the sixteenth century, if an individual was to wander alone aimlessly for long periods of time in daylight, or hide away at night, he or she was likely to be regarded as possessed. In virtually every society that we know of before the modern era, people bathed together in public, often urinated and defecated in public, ate at communal tables, frequently engaged in sexual intimacy in public, and slept huddled together en masse.

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