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Aug 3, 2017

3 Exponential Techs to Watch | Future of Everything with Jason Silva | Singularity University

Posted by in categories: futurism, genetics, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, Singularity University

“Pay attention to the the trends in exponential technologies, particularly to “the big three.” GNR: Genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics.”

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Aug 3, 2017

Study Shows Injectable Electronic Neural Lace Melds With Neurons Without Causing Immune Response

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, neuroscience, transhumanism

In step forward for Elon Musk’s neural lace and transhumanists everywhere, a new paper published this month by researchers at Harvard University reports on the successful implantation of an electronic neuromorphic mesh in the brains of mice without triggering an immune response.

Neuroprostheses show promise in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and for the creation of brain-machine interfaces such as the neural lace, but a major stumbling block for researchers has been the propensity of these implants to induce an immune response, inflammation and scaring in the brain, severely limiting their potential use.

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Aug 3, 2017

Hyperloop Explained | Hyperloop One

Posted by in categories: environmental, transportation

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Aug 3, 2017

Your Subsidized Fridge is Full of Dead Trees — by Erik Solheim UN Environment Executive Director | UNFCCC

Posted by in categories: economics, environmental, government

“Something is destroying our forests. In tropical regions alone, we lose an area of forest the size of Austria every year.”

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Aug 3, 2017

The human insights missing from big data — By Tricia Wang | TED Conferences

Posted by in category: big data

“Tricia Wang demystifies big data and identifies its pitfalls, suggesting that we focus instead on “thick data” — precious, unquantifiable insights from actual people — to make the right business decisions and thrive in the unknown.”

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Aug 3, 2017

Do Driverless Cars Need Their Own Roads Around Manhattan? — By Benjamin Schneider | CityLab

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

“A concept for AV expressways promises to reduce travel times, but falls into an old trap of car-centric planning.”

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Aug 3, 2017

Why driverless cars might not hit the road so fast — By Scott Nyquist | LinkedIn

Posted by in categories: governance, government, robotics/AI, transportation

“In May, GM spent $1 billion to buy Cruise Automation, a small startup with promising self-driving software.”

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Aug 3, 2017

How Hyperloop One’s System Becomes Reality | Hyperloop One

Posted by in category: transportation

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Aug 3, 2017

Earth Overshoot Day 2017 land(ed) on August 2 | Sustainability Illustrated

Posted by in categories: complex systems, environmental

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Aug 3, 2017

The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, drones, government, robotics/AI, space

Ready and waiting at an arms reach from the government, the Research and Development Corporation (RAND) has helped the U.S. think through some of the toughest scientific and regulatory challenges since the 1940s. This year, the think tank is opening its first office in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its positioning itself to weigh in on some of Silicon Valleys largest research projects, like autonomous vehicles, drones, AI, cybersecurity and telemedicine.

But unlike the RAND of the past, this new version embodies the scrappiness of startup culture. Formally based out of a WeWork space, office director Nidhi Kalra and the rest of her SF team largely work decentralized from homes and coffee shops around the Bay Area.

The team of a dozen researchers is here to study the development of new technologies and the way in which state and local authorities are working side-by-side with startups to keep everyone safe without sundering innovation.

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