Technology and the experience of what it means to be human are evolving at an exponential rate, entering the steep of an asymptotic curve. If we don't destroy ourselves first, it is likely in a few decades we may not even recognize ourselves as what we were in 2015. Hang on, we're embarking on one helluva ride.
Deep in the Amazon, an isolated Brazilian tribe almost vanished when it first had contact with the modern world. Now the Surui tribe is working with Google to do things like report on illegal logging in the forest.
Watson has the ability to interface and interact with all information stored and connected in servers around the world. From this accumulation of data, Watson creates a persona with a different method, a little something I have dubbed an ‘algorithmic persona’. Thus, could Watson obtain the ability to articulate the sum of all human understanding?
Marvin Minsky, founder of the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and co-founder and long-time director of MIT’s world-renowned Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, gives his thoughts on whether what we experience as reality is actually a simulation.
The long-term goal is to create functioning human organs some five or 10 years from now. This is not far-fetched. Using its facilities for engineering living tissue systems, the Biomanufacturing Laboratory at CCAD is working to develop and refine various 3D printing processes required for organ and tissue fabrication.
Brown’s wireless BCI, fashioned out of hermetically sealed titanium, looks a lot like a pacemaker. Inside there’s a li-ion battery, an inductive (wireless) charging loop, a chip that digitizes the signals from your brain, and an antenna for transmitting those neural spikes to a nearby computer. The BCI is connected to a small chip with 100 electrodes protruding from it, which, in this study, was embedded in the somatosensory cortex or motor cortex. These 100 electrodes produce a lot of data, which the BCI transmits at 24Mbps over the 3.2 and 3.8GHz bands to a receiver that is one meter away. The BCI’s battery takes two hours to charge via wireless inductive charging, and then has enough juice to last for six hours of use.
Have you always wanted a tiny robot that hovers behind you, documenting your every move, but don't want to spend thousands of dollars on a lumbering UAV or a quadcopter so noisy it can't join you inside fancy restaurants?
In what they're describing as the world's first brain-to-brain interface, scientists have wired the brain of one rat to another and shown that signals from the first rat's brain can help the second rat solve a problem.
The DeepTree is a visualization of the history of all life on earth. This tree of life represents the evolutionary relationship of millions of species from the very beginning of life, 3.5 billion years ago. The DeepTree is a multi-touch interactive application, allowing people to “fly through” the vast tree of life to any species, and to learn how species are related through a set of showcase species and shared derived traits.
A transistor is a device that controls the flow of electrons in an electrical circuit, which acts as an on-off switch. Similarly, the biological transistor — termed a transcriptor — controls the flow of an enzyme as it moves along a strand of DNA(deoxyribonucleic acid). These cellular building blocks could be used to do anything from monitoring their environment to turning processes on and off in the cells. The findings were reported March 28 in the journal Science.
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.
Nanobiotechnology may soon enable microorganisms to function like the organic equivalents of computers. Through recent advances in technology, the Fantastic Voyage may become a reality. This once fictional domain is becoming smaller and more blurred with reality.
Our present global crisis is more profound than any previous historical crises; hence our solutions must be equally drastic.
The Asymptotic Leap's insight:
Terence in a talk of extraordinary eloquence (even by his standards!) details the situration to which we have found ourselves, and from which we we will either breakthrough or fall into collapse. As Terence says at the end of the talk, "it's going to be a photo finish."
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