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Oct 12, 2016

An international group of scientists wants you to join Asgardia — the first space nation

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A new country called Asgardia, named after Norse mythology’s city in the skies, could be the first nation ever created in space. The hope is to embark on a mission to mine asteroids and defend Earth from dangerous meteorites, space debris, and other threats.

That is, if everything goes according to an uncertain, open-ended, and audacious plan put forth by its founders.

The group behind the Asgardia project includes space experts based out of Canada, Romania, Russia, and the United States, and they announced their sovereign ambitions from a press conference in Paris on Wednesday.

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Oct 12, 2016

Will you become a citizen of Asgardia, the first nation state in space?

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Aiming to open up access to space technology, protect Earth from cosmic threats and foster peace, proposals for a new space nation have been unveiled.

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Oct 12, 2016

‘Asgardia’ will defend the Earth against deadly attacks as independent space nation

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An international group of scientists and engineers has today announced that they will be forming ‘Asgardia’, the first space nation. The first Asgardia satellite will launch in autumn 2017.

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Oct 12, 2016

Spherical shell laser sail would simplify interstellar laser sails

Posted by in category: space travel

The stability of a light sail riding on a laser beam is analyzed both analytically and numerically. Conical sails on Gaussian beams, which have been studied in the past, are shown to be unstable in general. A new architecture for a passively stable sail and beam configuration is proposed. The novel spherical shell sail design is capable of “beam riding” without the need for active feedback control. Full three-dimensional ray-tracing simulations are performed to verify our analytical results.

Arxiv — Stability of a Light Sail Riding on a Laser Beam (6 pages by Zachary Manchester, Abraham Loeb of Harvard)

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Oct 11, 2016

22 Minutes: The Independents

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, transhumanism

Canada’s favorite comedy show 22 Minutes of CBC (similar to The Daily Show) is out tonight with a new broadcast. My campaign and transhumanism is in it for a few minutes. Here’s a 4 minute YouTube clip from the TV broadcast that’s quite funny. Shows sometimes get a million views across Canada:


Is America ready for the first redneck, gun toting, mullet sporting, tiger tackling, gay polygamist president? Shaun Majumder investigates.

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Oct 11, 2016

Humans need new skills for post-AI world, say MPs

Posted by in categories: government, law, robotics/AI

Robotics and AI have “huge potential” to reshape the way people work and live, but the government needs to do more to address the issues raised by such technology, says a report.

MPs on the Science and Technology Committee have called for careful scrutiny of the probable ethical, legal and societal impact.

They want the government to establish a commission to look at the issues.

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Oct 11, 2016

Massive Disruption Is Coming With Quantum Computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, robotics/AI

As I and others have warned industry about for a ling while now. Wait until you see the AI experience on QC and how we enable synthetic biocomputing on this connected infrastructure.


Next year, we may see the launch of the first true quantum computers.

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Oct 11, 2016

Physicists Have Quantum Computing A Step Closer To Reality

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

The world of quantum computing is a minefield. The more scientists think they know about it, the more they realize there’s so much more to learn. But, with thanks to physicists in a laboratory in Canberra, we are that one step closer to seeing a real life working quantum computer as they managed to freeze light in a cloud of atoms. This was achieved by using a vaporized cloud of ultracold rubidium atoms to create a light trap into which infrared lasers were shone. The light was then constantly emitted and re-captured by the newly formed light trap.

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Oct 11, 2016

The Mandela Effect and D-Wave Quantum Computers

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Do you remember taking your pulse on your wrist? Go ahead and place your fingers on the spot that you remember. Don’t think about it. Just do it. Now don’t move just keep it there. Did you find your pulse?

The mandela effect and d-wave quantum computers | nanalyze.

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Oct 11, 2016

Five reasons quantum computing is the future for traders

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Here’s why quantum computing represents the future for investment managers, analysts and traders on the buy-side and the sell-side.

http://news.efinancialcareers.com/us-en/245138/pit-traders/

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