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TED Talk Asks: How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? - Edudemic

TED Talk Asks: How Can We Build A School In The Cloud? - Edudemic | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
What if we could all send our children to a school in the cloud as Sugata Mitra suggests in a new TED Talk? Would you go? What would it look like?
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Neil Gershenfeld on Fab Labs | Video on TED.com

MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab -- a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It's a simple idea with powerful results.
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Moran Cerf: Hacking the brain

Moran Cerf is a neuroscientist who has shown how to project patients’ thoughts onto a screen in front of their eyes by implanting electrodes deep inside their brains…
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Where is genetic testing taking us? - Telegraph

Where is genetic testing taking us? - Telegraph | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Checks for predisposition to disease, such as the one that led actress Angelina Jolie to undergo a double mastectomy, are now common, but so are fears for what might come next.
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Will 'Digital Ethnic Cleansing' Be Part of the Internet's Future?

Will 'Digital Ethnic Cleansing' Be Part of the Internet's Future? | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen, and Steve Clemons discuss the political limitations of the Internet.
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People need to think about ethics of bringing back Ice Age animals - Telegraph

People need to think about ethics of bringing back Ice Age animals  - Telegraph | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
People should start ‘grappling with’ the idea of bringing Ice Age animals back from the dead because scientists are on the brink of achieving it, says TV presenter Alice Roberts.
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Bluescape, the Touchscreen That Covers a Wall

Bluescape, the Touchscreen That Covers a Wall | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Haworth and Obscura Digital's digital whiteboard can hold 160 acres of virtual space
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Why Teaching a Robot to Fetch a Cup of Coffee Matters - IEEE Spectrum

Why Teaching a Robot to Fetch a Cup of Coffee Matters - IEEE Spectrum | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
In robotics, as in life, it often takes small steps to reach a big goal
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3D-Printed Rocket Parts Will Take NASA to Mars

3D-Printed Rocket Parts Will Take NASA to Mars | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
NASA engineers are building the largest rocket ever constructed -- one that will eventually take us beyond the moon -- using 3D-printed materials.
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Do these startling longevity studies mean your lifespan could double?

Do these startling longevity studies mean your lifespan could double? | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Biologists have successfully extended the life spans of some mice by as much as 70%, leading many to believe that ongoing experimentation on our mammalian cousins will eventually lead to life-extending therapies in humans.
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Google Glass: An Etiquette Guide

Google Glass: An Etiquette Guide | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
These high-tech specs with a built-in computer have the geek world abuzz, but wearing them in polite society requires decorum. Here, an open letter to very early adopters.
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luiy's curator insight, May 6, 2013 5:46 AM

DEAR GOOGLE GLASS WEARER,

 

Congratulations! You're one of the privileged few who've scored a pair of GoogleGOOG +1.90% Glass, the futuristic eyewear that puts a tiny, voice-controlled, Wi-Fi-enabled computer on your face. It's the most anticipated gadget since the iPad, iPhone or iAnything, really. And the best part? You members of Google's "Explorer Program"—mostly app developers and supernerds—will be testing Glass in the wild months before the general public will get to wear it, fingers crossed, at the end of the year. 

 

Soon you'll be able to view emails, text messages and maps on a translucent screen hovering in the upper-right corner of your peripheral vision. Breaking news alerts will appear right before your eyes. You'll snap photos just by saying, "OK Glass, take a picture." In other words, you'll be able to perform tasks everyone else has to do with their grubby hands and filthy smartphones—what Neanderthals!...

Karen E Smith's comment, June 29, 2013 8:29 PM
I am looking forward to it. I've tried them on and think I could use them on a daily basis.
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SOINN artificial brain can now use the internet to learn new things

A group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Osamu Hasegawa, has succeeded in making further advances with SOINN, their machine learning algorithm, which can now use the internet to learn how to perform new tasks. The system, which is under development as an artificial brain for autonomous mental development robots, is currently being used to learn about objects in photos using image searches on the internet. It can also take aspects of other known objects and combine them to make guesses about objects it doesn't yet recognize.


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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, May 3, 2013 4:23 AM

Once that all AI's will be able to not only parse and recognize data from internet but also efficiently communicate with each other and share the results programmers will become obsolete. Well let's have a good time while it lasts.

Chris Smith's comment, May 23, 2013 5:48 PM
The object is known as a Maté, used with the shown silver straw (Bombilla) for the drinking of Yerbá, a green tea stimulant with anti-oxidant properties common to southern South America. The tea of the famed Gaucho Cowboys of Argentina. I believe I will have some now!
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Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people | Video on TED.com

Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses?

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Who dares to dodge Google's information tax?

Who dares to dodge Google's information tax? | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
McKenzie Wark: In exchange for giving up our personal data, we get to watch each other's cat videos, while Google becomes the new state
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Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows

Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Until now, little was scientifically known about the human potential to cultivate compassion—the emotional state of caring for people who are suffering in a way that motivates altruistic behavior.
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Scientists unravel the mysteries of the teenage brain - Telegraph

Scientists unravel the mysteries of the teenage brain - Telegraph | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Teenage mood swings were immortalised in Harry Enfield’s comedy character Kevin, but now scientists are researching exactly why he and his real-life peers feel everything is “so unfair.”
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The Zeitgeist Movement Interview

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Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) sits down with Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist movement and creator of Zeitgeist, The Movie. The Zeitgeist movement's g
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Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online

Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Twitter, Facebook, Google… we know the internet is driving us to distraction. But could sitting at your computer actually calm you down? Oliver Burkeman investigates the slow web movement

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Back in the summer of 2008 – a long time ago, in internet terms, two years before Instagram, and around the time of Twitter's second birthday – the US writer Nicholas Carr published a now famous essay in the Atlantic magazine entitled Is Google Making Us Stupid? The more time he spent online, Carr reported, the more he experienced the sensation that something was eating away at his brain. "I'm not thinking the way I used to think," he wrote. Increasingly, he'd sit down with a book, but then find himself unable to focus for more than two or three pages: "I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if I'm always dragging my wayward brain back to the text." Reading, he recalled, used to feel like scuba diving in a sea of words. But now "I zip along the surface like a guy on a jetski."

In the half-decade since Carr's essay appeared, we've endured countless scare stories about the life-destroying effects of the internet, and by and large they've been debunked. No, the web probably isn't addictive in the sense that nicotine or heroin are; no, Facebook and Twitter aren't guilty of "killing conversation" or corroding real-life friendship or making children autistic. Yes, the internet is "changing our brains", but then so does everything – and, contrary to the claims of one especially panicky Newsweek cover story, it certainly isn't "driving us mad".


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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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Beyond Banks? Peer-to-Peer Lending Is On the Upswing, Google Dives In

Beyond Banks? Peer-to-Peer Lending Is On the Upswing, Google Dives In | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Lending Club, the peer-to-peer loan firm, recently announced Google and Foundation Capital bought $125 million of the firm’s shares on secondary markets (that is, from previous investors—not newly issued stock) for three times the stock’s valuation...

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Víctor Farré's curator insight, May 10, 2013 4:14 AM

Un alternativa a la banca. Los prestamos P2P.

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The First 3-D-Printed Gun: Cody Wilson and the Dark Side of the Maker Movement

The First 3-D-Printed Gun: Cody Wilson and the Dark Side of the Maker Movement | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Like other advocates of 3-D printing, Cody Wilson foresees a world in which anyone can make almost anything at home. It’s just that for Wilson, this extends beyond toys, musical instruments, and glasses to drugs, guns, and advanced electronics.
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The Transhumanist Delusion

The Transhumanist Delusion | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
An emerging tech-driven industry is trying to merge man and machine. Yet we have barely begun to understand what constitutes our humanity.
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Genetic Architecture of Intelligence

Seminar at Michigan State University Cognitive Science Forum, 2/15/13.
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Wildcat2030's curator insight, May 3, 2013 7:06 AM

The Audio not amazing but worthwhile listening