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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.

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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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Aug 31, 2017

The Universal Basic Income: Why Finland Is Giving Away Free Money

Posted by in categories: economics, government

The Finnish government is giving its citizens money, plain and simple. But what’s the catch? And will it work?

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Aug 31, 2017

3D Printing Buildings on Mars Has Lessons for Back on Earth

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats, robotics/AI, space travel

At a test facility in rural Illinois, engineers fabricate structural segments for buildings. But instead of using typical assembly techniques, here at this dirt-floor arena with tightly controlled conditions, teams employ robotic nozzles to extrude domes, beams and cylinders using material chosen for its similarity to the regolith found on the surface of the planet Mars.

The activity comprises part of the 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Design Challenge, which focuses on how to go about building structures on Mars to eventually house human explorers. It’s a component of the NASA Centennial Challenges, a contest series that solicits the public to solve the practical problems of future space exploration. The third phase of the challenge, underway now, focuses on creating stable structural members using an additive manufacturing process based on basaltic rock geologically similar to what is found on Mars.

“This leg of the competition is focused on the materials, specifically the indigenous Mars regolith,” explains Tony Kim, deputy program manager for NASA’s Centennial Challenge. “All of the teams are approaching it differently.” Previous phases of the challenge focused on conceptual designs for habitats and proof-of-concept 3D-printed shapes. But this showdown emphasizes pure structural strength, as the 3D-printed cylinders, beams and domes will be subjected to loading until they fail.

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Aug 31, 2017

Does Dark Energy Change Over Time?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Scientists are considering whether the mysterious “force” accelerating the universe’s expansion changes with time.

Of late there’s been some scientific ado over a small but notable conflict in measurements of the universe’s expansion rate. The present rate, called the Hubble constant or H0 (pronounced “H-naught”), connects the redshift in an object’s spectra to its physical distance. It also tells us the universe’s age and size, as well as the density required to make the universe geometrically flat.

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Aug 31, 2017

Meet the $2,800 Amazon Alexa-powered robot that can order you a pizza

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

An Amazon Alexa-powered humanoid robot could be wheeling its way to a home near you.

Chinese technology firm Qihan launched the Sanbot Nano on Thursday equipped with Amazon’s voice assistant that is featured in its Echo speaker.

The 2.7 foot robot will go on sale in October for $2,800, and will be available in English and German. Those are the languages that Alexa currently understands.

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