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The World We Dream- Peter Diamandis Zeitgeist Americas 2012

The World We Dream-- Peter Diamandis, Chairman & CEO, X Prize Foundation. Putting a man on the moon was once simply a dream. What are some of today's most in...
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The World We Dream-- Peter Diamandis, Chairman & CEO, X Prize Foundation. Putting a man on the moon was once simply a dream. What are some of today's most innovative and thought provoking visions for our future?

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Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable | SharpBrains

Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable | SharpBrains | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
--- Thync gets $13 million to send electric currents to your brain (SFGate): "Thync, a Los Gatos startup, is working on a wearable that’s a little different
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The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could…
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New book: Andreas Wagner's 'Arrival of the Fittest' asks how life innovates so rapidly

New book: Andreas Wagner's 'Arrival of the Fittest' asks how life innovates so rapidly | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Natural selection isn’t nearly enough to explain how life created so many innovations so fast. Fortunately for us, writes SFI External Professor Andreas Wagner in a new book, Nature had something else up her sleeve: robustness.

Even in organisms with relatively few genes, the number of possible combinations of those genes is unimaginably enormous — many, many orders of magnitude greater than the number of hydrogen atoms in the Universe. Even 3.7 billions years isn’t enough to search all those possibilities at random and find all the forms of life we have today.

In Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle (Current Hardcover , October 2, 2014), Wagner shows how robustness, long a subject of interest at SFI, helped solve the problem. Metabolic systems, protein interactions, and gene regulation networks share a particular kind of robustness: even drastic changes to the underlying structure leaves their operations unchanged. For example, the complex of chemical reactions that metabolize glucose in E. coli can overlap by as little as 20 percent and still function perfectly well.

Read a review of Wagner's book by Mark Pagel in Nature (October 1, 2014)


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21 Amazing Off-the-Grid Houses

21 Amazing Off-the-Grid Houses | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Real talk: Between diminishing stores and oil wars, fossil fuel-dependance is officially a bad deal. In the future, as these resources get scarcer, we're going to have to figure out how to live in a little more harmony with Mother Earth. Here are 21 houses that are already doing it right: eschewing the power grid for solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources.
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Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think - h+ Magazine

Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think - h+ Magazine | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
h+ Magazine Redefining the Coming Singularity – It's not what you think h+ Magazine Hays and I believed that these four ages, the systematic differences between cultures at these four levels of cultural evolution, are based on differences in...

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Experimental Rat ‘Brain’ Fighter Pilot May Yield Insights Into How the Brain Works

Experimental Rat ‘Brain’ Fighter Pilot May Yield Insights Into How the Brain Works | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
In an experiment to study how neurons form networks and compute, Thomas DeMarse, a University of Florida professor of biomedical engineering, says his lab-grown rat “brain” in a dish can fly a simu...
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Information Asymmetry and Power in a Surveillance Society - Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Information Asymmetry and Power in a Surveillance Society - Munich Personal RePEc Archive | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw

Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Build your own mortgage-free home with low-cost and local materials using cob building.
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By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs | ExtremeTech

By 2025, ‘sexbots will be commonplace’ – which is just fine, as we’ll all be unemployed and bored thanks to robots stealing our jobs | ExtremeTech | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
According to a new report that looks at how continuing improvements to artificial intelligence and robotics will impact society, 'robotic sex partners will become commonplace' by 2025. A large portion of the report also focuses on how AI and robotics will impact both blue- and white-collar workers, with about 50% of the polled experts stating that robots will displace more human jobs than they create by 2025.
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3D Printed Mini-Pastries Called ‘Edible Growth’ Created by Dutch Industrial Design Student

3D Printed Mini-Pastries Called ‘Edible Growth’ Created by Dutch Industrial Design Student | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A University of Eindhoven student of Industrial Design has just created her own modest version of a Star Trek-style replicator. While Chloe Rutzerveld’s m
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Aubrey de Grey: Longer lives won’t mean overpopulation | Factor

Aubrey de Grey: Longer lives won’t mean overpopulation | Factor | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Aubrey de Grey wants to save lives. He wants to save as many as he possibly can, as soon as he can, and to do it he is going to fix ageing. The prominent
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Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less | TechCrunch

Google Reveals ‘The Physical Web,’ A Project To Make Internet Of Things Interaction App-Less | TechCrunch | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Google's Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway at..
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The Elon Musk interview on Mars colonisation – Ross Andersen – Aeon

The Elon Musk interview on Mars colonisation – Ross Andersen – Aeon | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future
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Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022? | WIRED

Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022? | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Predicting the future is hard and risky. But predicting the future in the computer industry is even harder and riskier due to dramatic changes in technology and limitless challenges to innovation. At the beginning of my term as 2014 president of IEEE Computer Society, with help from more than a dozen technology leaders, we set…
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New Autonomous 3D Robotics Drone Follows You Wherever You Go

New Autonomous 3D Robotics Drone Follows You Wherever You Go | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The Iris+ looks pretty cool. Just dream of practically anything you'd like a drone to do, and chances are the new 3D Robotics quadcopter will do it. Autonomous flight? Check. Longer flight time? Check. Dynamic LED lights for directional awareness? Check. Crazy-ass "Follow Me" function? Check.
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U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today....
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The Internet of Things: A Trillion Dollar Market

The Internet of Things: A Trillion Dollar Market | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is a new paradigm that will revolutionise the world of computers, offering widespread automation and connectivity of devices, systems and services, including the emergence of Smart Grids. Over the next decade, it is forecast to mushroom into a trillion dollar market.
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Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Peter Moseley: If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech
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Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask | Enterprise | WIRED

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask | Enterprise | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Viv was named after the Latin root meaning live. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tsotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI and V in roman numerals). Ariel Zambelich When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead…
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It's time to consider restricting human breeding (Wired UK)

It's time to consider restricting human breeding (Wired UK) | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Given the number of children that starve each day, dwindling planetary resources and the coming transhumanist era, it might be time to consider restricting human breeding, argues futurist Zoltan Istvan
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