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Exclusive: Apple Pursues DNA Data | MIT Technology Review

Exclusive: Apple Pursues DNA Data | MIT Technology Review | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies.
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Longread: Inside the New A.I. from the Siri Guys

Longread: Inside the New A.I. from the Siri Guys | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The guys who made SIRI are on the verge of releasing Viv, a way of optimizing the Internet that could make you far more intelligent and capable.
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Microsoft Shows HoloLens' Augmented Reality Is No Gimmick | WIRED

Microsoft Shows HoloLens' Augmented Reality Is No Gimmick | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Today, Microsoft demonstrated how far its augmented-reality HoloLens wonderland project has come. In fact, it cemented HoloLens’s place as one of the most exciting new technologies we have—just in ways that you may never actually see.

When HoloLens debuted in January, the use cases Microsoft proffered were largely domestic; you could build (Microsoft-owned) Minecraft worlds in your living room, or have conversations over (Microsoft-owned) Skype with far-flung friends who felt a few feet away. Even WIRED’s behind-the-scenes look back then mostly comprised games and other low-stakes living room interactions. While a broad range of industries and institutions have use for augmented reality, Microsoft spent the bulk of its HoloLens introduction emphasizing the device’s consumer potential.

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Open value networks: Tiberus Brastaviceanu at TEDxMontreal - YouTube

(Sous-titres en français bientôt disponibles) In addition to developing highly advanced scientific instruments, Tiberus Brastaviceanu and his team have creat...
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A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse – David Graeber on "The Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs"

A Practical Utopian’s Guide to the Coming Collapse – David Graeber on "The Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs" | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Graeber’s argument is similar to one he made in a 2013 article called “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs”, in which he argued that, in 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that by the end...
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Artificial Stupidity Can Be Just As Dangerous As Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Stupidity Can Be Just As Dangerous As Artificial Intelligence | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The day that science fiction writers have feared for so long has finally come—the machines have risen up. There is nowhere you can run and nowhere you can hide. The software “bot” onslaught is here, and every Homo sapien is a target of the limitless legions of unceasing, unemotional, and...
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Ayahuasca Psychedelic Tested for Depression

Ayahuasca Psychedelic Tested for Depression | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A psychedelic drink used for centuries in healing ceremonies is now attracting the attention of biomedical scientists as a possible treatment for depression. Researchers from Brazil last month published results from the first clinical test of a potential therapeutic benefit for ayahuasca, a South American plant-based brew. Although the study included just six volunteers and no placebo group, the scientists say that the drink began to reduce depression in patients within hours, and the effect was still present after three weeks. They are now conducting larger studies that they hope will shore up their findings.

The work forms part of a renaissance in studying the potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelic or recreational drugs—research that was largely banned or restricted worldwide half a century ago. Ketamine, which is used medically as an anaesthetic, has shown promise as a fast-acting antidepressant; psilocybin, a hallucinogen found in ‘magic mushrooms’, can help to alleviate anxiety in patients with advanced-stage cancer; MDMA (ecstasy) can alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder; and patients who experience debilitating cluster headaches have reported that LSD eases their symptoms.

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Tissue engineering: Scientists grow leg muscle from cells in a dish

Tissue engineering: Scientists grow leg muscle from cells in a dish | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Scientists have generated mature, functional skeletal muscles in mice using a new approach for tissue engineering. The scientists grew a leg muscle starting from engineered cells cultured in a dish to produce a graft. The subsequent graft was implanted close to a normal, contracting skeletal muscle where the new muscle was nurtured and grown. In time, the method could allow for patient-specific treatments for a large number of muscle disorders.
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Welcome to Bitnation | Bitnation

Welcome to Bitnation | Bitnation | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
BITNATION is a fully inclusive governance system. BITNATION offers a full range of services traditionally done by governments. We provide a cryptographically secure ID system, blockchain based dispute resolution, marriage and divorce, land registery, education, insurance, security, diplomacy, and more through a fully distributed platform.
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Printing Things. Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing - we make money not art

Printing Things. Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing - we make money not art | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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Is It Ethical to Create Babies From Three DNA Sources? Absolutely | WIRED

Is It Ethical to Create Babies From Three DNA Sources? Absolutely | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Critics give three main reasons; safety; creating babies with three parents; and the danger of opening the door to more genetic engineering. None of these objections provides a convincing reason against trying to treat what are often lethal diseases.

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Robodynamics' Luna personal robot hits Kickstarter

Robodynamics' Luna personal robot hits Kickstarter | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Back in 2011, Gizmag looked at Robodynamics' Luna personal robot. As 2014 draws to a close, Luna has still to reach market, but the maker has launched a Kickstarter to raise money to start manufac...
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Why Tesla’s announcement is such a big deal: The coming revolution in energy storage

Why Tesla’s announcement is such a big deal: The coming revolution in energy storage | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The major upshot of more and cheaper batteries could be a much greener planet.
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The Cicret Bracelet: Like a tablet...but on your skin. - YouTube

With the Cicret Bracelet, you can make your skin your new touchscreen. Read your mails, play your favorite games, answer your calls, check the weather, find ...
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Welcome to Genspace

Welcome to Genspace | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

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"Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education in molecular biology for both children and adults. We work inside and outside of traditional settings, providing a safe, supportive environment for training and mentoring in biotechnology."

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David Graeber on Why Deregulation Is a Bureaucratic Nightmare

David Graeber on Why Deregulation Is a Bureaucratic Nightmare | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
'The current economic system advances through free trade and deregulation; the American Dream has been outsourced globally.' Steve Rushton, Occupy.com
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Chomsky: 'I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything'

Chomsky: 'I Don't Look at Twitter Because It Doesn't Tell Me Anything' | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
"Right now, if I want to find out what's going on in Ukraine or Syria or Washington, I read the New York Times, other national newspapers, I look at the Associated Press wires, I read the British press, and so on.

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7 ways the Internet of Things could dramatically change the workplace as we know it

7 ways the Internet of Things could dramatically change the workplace as we know it | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
It's already starting to happen.
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Gordon Moore: The Man Whose Name Means Progress - IEEE Spectrum

Gordon Moore: The Man Whose Name Means Progress - IEEE Spectrum | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The visionary engineer reflects on 50 years of Moore’s Law
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Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test

Outing A.I.: Beyond the Turing Test | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The idea that an advanced artificial intelligence should be able to “pass” as humanlike is self-defeating, unethical and perhaps even dangerous.
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DARPA developing neural interface connected to your spine - Siliconrepublic.com

DARPA developing neural interface connected to your spine - Siliconrepublic.com | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The US military’s advanced research division – DARPA – has revealed details of its ‘cortial modem’ which wants to turn the inside of the human eye into an advanced display powered by the spine.

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The Incredible AI That Can Watch Videos and Tell You What It's Seeing | WIRED

The Incredible AI That Can Watch Videos and Tell You What It's Seeing | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A startup called Clarifai is able to search video images in a matter of seconds and figure out what's inside them. Watch how it works in this demo video.
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NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars'

NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars' | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.
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