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Dec 23, 2016

What humans will look like in 100 years’ time

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, existential risks, genetics

What humans will look like in 100 years: Expert reveals the genetically modified bodies we’ll need to survive

  • Harvard researchers says to survive the next extinction we must leave the Earth
  • But to live on other planets we will need to genetically modify our organs
  • Experts have previously speculated how humanity will look in 1,000 years’ time
  • Video describes scenario in which bodies are part-human part-machine

By Harry Pettit For Mailonline

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Dec 23, 2016

Scientists identify unique “breathprint” of 17 diseases

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Could a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of diseases bring us closer to the day when doctors might be able to use a medical tricorder a la Star Trek to instantly diagnose a patient’s conditions?

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Dec 23, 2016

Imagining 10 Dimensions — the Movie

Posted by in category: entertainment

Here are all 11 “Imagining” videos I’ve published. You can click on the buttons along the top to jump to any particular dimension whenever you want, or if you’ve got an hour and forty-four minutes to spare watch the whole thing! As always, please go to www.tenthdimension.com/blog for the latest about this project, or subscribe to me at twitter.com/10thdim

And thank you everyone for your continued support! We’ve now passed 27,000 subscribers, and youtube estimates that my videos have been watched on this channel for over 31 million minutes. That’s incredible!

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Dec 23, 2016

This is the most dangerous time for our planet

Posted by in category: futurism

David Brin: “Stephen Hawking writes that rising inequality makes this the most dangerous time for our planet. Why? In America and the West, inequality has only been rising (at accelerating rates) for a few decades, from its lowest levels in human history. 99% of our ancestors lived in far steeper hierarchies. So, in a sense, what’s the fuss?”

“Simple. The vast creativity of a middle class society made us so productive we could avoid a Malthusian collapse. But if we return to feudalism — as our New Oligarchs intend — then all of that will collapse. But seven billions won’t go down quietly. A billion of them have vast technological tools and skills that would make Robspierre, Lenin, Mao or Osama gulp with envy. You do NOT want to see the technical castes radicalize…”

“… yet that is exactly what the Murdoch-Koch + foreign oligarchs seem to have in mind. And that is why rising inequality is an existential threat to all humanity. Because we are led by conniving oligarchs who are clearly way, way less smart than they think they are. “.

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Dec 23, 2016

Does This Convince You That Aliens Exist?

Posted by in category: futurism

A new TED Talk from the author behind The Social Network features an oddly compelling story about the existence of aliens.

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Dec 23, 2016

A history of global living conditions in 5 charts

Posted by in category: life extension

To understand if the world is getting worse you have to look at the past data to see. So many people suggest we are heading for dystopia especially when talking about increased lifespans through technology but this doesnt really measure up against the facts. Life has never been so good and worth fighting for!


A common objection to increased lifespans is that the world is either already a horrible place or heading into some kind of sci-fiction dystopia not worth living. There are problems in the world but this article shows just how much science and technology has improved lives for decades.

The truth is there are problems in the world but nothing that we cannot overcome if we try. The world is a wonderful place, there is every reason to want to be alive and experience it and technology could let us live longer to enjoy it even more.

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Dec 23, 2016

Positive multiple sclerosis clinical trial suggests ‘unprecedented’ effects in relapsing form of the disease

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

More progress in treating MS.


In findings that show the effectiveness of a new strategy for treating multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers are reporting positive results from three large, international, multicenter Phase III clinical trials of the investigational drug ocrelizumab (brand name Ocrevus) in both relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).

The trial results are published online on Dec. 21, 2016, in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and are discussed in an accompanying editorial.

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Dec 23, 2016

Seven robots you need to know

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, robotics/AI

From soft exoskeletons to cloud-based, networked ‘brains’, these are the 7 robots pointing the way to the future #ftrobots

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Dec 23, 2016

How We Got Closer to Our Cyberhuman Future in 2016

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Gb8H8aFAp5I

Humans’ relationship with technology is growing ever-more intimate. In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socializing, our lives. But, if the past year’s technological advancements are any indication, our relationship with technology is going to get a whole lot closer. Technology could one day soon become regularly integrated with our biology to manage disease and augment human ability. Here were some of the biggest breakthroughs of the past year on the cyborg front.

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Dec 22, 2016

Advanced Tissue Biofabrication (ATB) Manufacturing USA Institute Will Focus on 3D Bioprinting Among Other Biofabrication Technologies

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioprinting, economics, government, security

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There’s really no sector in the United States (or much of the world) that has been untouched by the development of advanced manufacturing technologies – and no one seems to be underestimating the importance of the further development of those technologies in order to keep the country competitive. To that end, in 2014 the government established the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), more commonly known as Manufacturing USA.

The program brought together the industrial, academic, nonprofit and governmental sectors to establish a network of advanced manufacturing institutes for the purpose of accelerating new manufacturing technologies. President Obama proposed that the network grow to 45 institutes over the course of 10 years, and as of today, 12 have been established. The 12th, which was just announced by the Department of Defense, will be the Advanced Tissue Biofabrication (ATB) Manufacturing USA Institute, and will be led by the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), based in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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