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Singularity University's Salim Ismail on the Age of Technological Disruption

"All of the structures that we use to run the world today— our civics, our politics, our legal systems, healthcare, education— are all structured for a world...
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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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Book review: 100 Ideas that Changed the Web - we make money not art

Book review: 100 Ideas that Changed the Web - we make money not art | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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Let the Global Brain Do the Thinking: A New Approach to Making Things

Let the Global Brain Do the Thinking: A New Approach to Making Things | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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Mankind Is Getting Ready To Turn Over Most Decisions To Robots

Mankind Is Getting Ready To Turn Over Most Decisions To Robots | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
We could become "obsolete."
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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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Christofer Toumazou's 'lab on a chip' makes preventing illness possible

Christofer Toumazou's 'lab on a chip' makes preventing illness possible | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Greek-Cypriot engineer wins European inventor award for USB device that decodes patient's DNA within minutes outside a lab
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Electronic Skin Moves Us Closer to Cyborgs

Electronic Skin Moves Us Closer to Cyborgs | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

The filmlike patches can keep track of brain activity, medication needs, wound healing and more


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Need a small house? Just press print | UCLA

Need a small house? Just press print | UCLA | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
UCLA architecture and urban design students helped create a fully functional microhouse built using 3-D printing technology.

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IBM's Watson Computer Made A BBQ Sauce, And It's Delicious

IBM's Watson Computer Made A BBQ Sauce, And It's Delicious | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
IBM's cloud-computing system is making its first foray into food

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Watson, a cognitive computing system that can learn and process natural human language, has been one of IBM's most exciting projects of the last decade. Over the past few years, Watson has learned a variety of tasks, from defeating contestants on "Jeopardy" to diagnosing life-threatening diseases. Now the cloud-based system is making its first foray into an industry we can all enjoy: food. 

IBM calls it "cognitive cooking," a collaboration with New York's Institute of Culinary Education that uses data to create the best-tasting food possible. 

IBM engineers carefully examined flavor compounds in thousands of ingredients, going down to the molecular level to measure the pleasantness of each. Then, using nutritional data from the FDA, they had the chefs at ICE try out the combinations Watson had determined would make for a delicious meal.

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The FLOK Society Project: Making The Good Life Possible Through Good Knowledge | Techdirt

The FLOK Society Project: Making The Good Life Possible Through Good Knowledge | Techdirt | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
One of the most striking and important developments in the world of technology over the last two decades or so has been the rise of an alternative mode of production that is open, collaborative and global. This began in the world of software, with...
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Turing test beaten for first time by virtual 13-year-old boy

Turing test beaten for first time by virtual 13-year-old boy | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
'Eugene Goostman' fools 33% of interrogators into thinking it is human, in what is seen as a milestone in artificial intelligence

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FastTFriend's curator insight, June 9, 3:37 AM

No computer had ever previously passed the Turing test, which requires 30% of human interrogators to be duped during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations, organisers from the University of Reading said.

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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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Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be 'More Dangerous Than Nukes'

Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be 'More Dangerous Than Nukes' | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
In an inspired weekend Twitter mini-rant, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk called artificial intelligence potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons.
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Why the internet of things could destroy the welfare state

Why the internet of things could destroy the welfare state | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance – 'algorithmic regulation'. But where does this leave governments, asks Evgeny Morozov
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Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A one-of-a-kind conversation with Jeremy Rifkin discussing “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” and the decline of capitalism.

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Spaceweaver's curator insight, June 30, 11:30 AM

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Wally Stump's curator insight, August 3, 10:56 AM

Some very interesting conversation about the future of capitalism and economics in the 21st century.

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Out in the Open: Teenage Hacker Transforms Web Into One Giant Bitcoin Network | Enterprise | WIRED

Out in the Open: Teenage Hacker Transforms Web Into One Giant Bitcoin Network | Enterprise | WIRED | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Most people think of bitcoin as a form of money, if they think of bitcoin at all. But 19-year-old hacker Vitalik Buterin sees it as something more -- much more. He sees it as a new way of building just about any internet application.
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Put down the smart drugs – cognitive enhancement is ethically risky business

Put down the smart drugs – cognitive enhancement is ethically risky business | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Cognitive performance enhancers promise to deliver a better version of ourselves: smarter, more alert and more mentally agile. But what if such enhancement was no longer a personal choice but a socially…
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Collaborative Pioneer: Inside Interview with Yariv Gilad, Co-Founder of CasaVersa - Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative Pioneer: Inside Interview with Yariv Gilad, Co-Founder of CasaVersa - Collaborative Consumption | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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