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Embodied Zeitgeist
Exploration of The Zeitgeist as embodied in Humans
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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 1:14 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 4:06 AM

The Audio not amazing but worthwhile listening

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The Meaning of (Making) Life

The Meaning of (Making) Life | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A synthetic biologist explores the intersection of culture, art, and microbes -- and cheese too.
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Humans feel empathy for robots: fMRI scans show similar brain function when robots are treated the same as humans

Humans feel empathy for robots: fMRI scans show similar brain function when robots are treated the same as humans | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
From the T-101 to Data from Star Trek, humans have been presented with the fictional dilemma of how we empathize with robots.
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Human extinction warning from Oxford

Human extinction warning from Oxford | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
What are the greatest global threats to the future of humanity? An international team from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.
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About A Big Project

About A Big Project | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
This project is building on the momentum for change by uniting people all over the world around four questions to explore a global vision for a new way forward. We will then use art and music to share that vision with the world.

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The Limits of the Earth — Part 1: Problems | KurzweilAI

The Limits of the Earth — Part 1: Problems | KurzweilAI | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
(Credit: NASA) This is part one of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth. Part one details some of the environmental and
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Anat Admati: The Bankers' New Clothes

Anat Admati exposes the flaws in the banking system that could trigger another financial collapse, and lays out a plan to fix it in her new book "The Bankers...
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Douglas Rushkoff: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now (2013) — Monoskop Log

Douglas Rushkoff: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now (2013) — Monoskop Log | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Writings on art, culture, and media technology
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Electrical pulse treatment pokes tiny holes to kill cancer | KurzweilAI

Electrical pulse treatment pokes tiny holes to kill cancer | KurzweilAI | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
PET scans of lung tumor near airway before (left) and 3 months after (right) irreversible electroporation treatment (credit: Constantinos Sofocleous, Memorial
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The personalized medicine revolution is almost here

The personalized medicine revolution is almost here | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Genomics data is about to change the way doctors discover and treat disease -- but there are some significant obstacles standing in the way.
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PR2 Fetches Sandwich from Subway

Autonomous Subway sandwich delivery by a PR2 robot, from the University of Tokyo and TUM
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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 2:46 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 5:29 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 1:23 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 2:48 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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How capitalism is turning the internet against democracy, and how to turn it back | openDemocracy

How capitalism is turning the internet against democracy, and how to turn it back | openDemocracy | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
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3D printer makes tiniest human liver ever | KurzweilAI

3D printer makes tiniest human liver ever | KurzweilAI | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Cross-section of multi-cellular bioprinted human liver tissue, stained with hematoxylin & eosin (H&E) (credit: Organovo) Lab-grown livers have come
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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FastTFriend's curator insight, April 21, 2013 12:01 AM

As digital texts and technologies become more prevalent, we gain new and more mobile ways of reading—but are we still reading as attentively and thoroughly? How do our brains respond differently to onscreen text than to words on paper? Should we be worried about dividing our attention between pixels and ink or is the validity of such concerns paper-thin?

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A Mind-World Correspondence Principle

This is a crude video of one of the two talks I gave at the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-Level Intelligence in Singapore in April 2...
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Your data is your interface

Your data is your interface | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

We all view the world differently and on our own terms. Each of us use different words to describe the same book, movie, favorite food, person, work of art, or news article. We express our uniqueness by reviewing, tagging, commenting, liking, and rating things online. Taken together, all of this data can be viewed as a reflection of ourselves.

But on Amazon, Facebook, Youtube, IMDb and Yelp our unique interpretations and descriptions of the world are trapped inside separate boxes. The things I love on one service don’t apply to the next app that I download. By isolating my unique contributions, these services make my personal data “small” instead of “big.”

Less data leads to lower quality user experience. There’s no consistency or continuity between different apps and environments. Every time I create a new profile or download a new app I feel like I’m starting all over again. At first I’m reduced to a stereotype who needs to sign in to see irrelevant content or meaningless ads. Fragmented data and inconsistent algorithms provide noise instead of signal.

My interfaces to information are not optimized for me.


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PlasmaBorneElectric's comment, April 18, 2013 6:58 AM
great article
Dr.VR MANOJ's curator insight, April 18, 2013 8:53 AM

This is a slightly wierd article but offers a lot of postmodern insight !

luiy's curator insight, April 19, 2013 4:39 AM

What will be the next big thing, a great paradigm shift that follows “Portal,” “Search” and “Social Feed”? Will it be a service or a device that safely unites my scattered personal data and provides a better, more accurate interfaces to the world around me...


— by understanding who I really am?

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Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete?

Has Physics Made Philosophy and Religion Obsolete? | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
"I think at some point you need to provoke people. Science is meant to make people uncomfortable.

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It is hard to know how our future descendants will regard the little sliver of history that we live in. It is hard to know what events will seem important to them, what the narrative of now will look like to the twenty-fifth century mind. We tend to think of our time as one uniquely shaped by the advance of technology, but more and more I suspect that this will be remembered as an age of cosmology---as the moment when the human mind first internalized the cosmos that gave rise to it. Over the past century, since the discovery that our universe is expanding, science has quietly begun to sketch the structure of the entire cosmos, extending its explanatory powers across a hundred billion galaxies, to the dawn of space and time itself. It is breathtaking to consider how quickly we have come to understand the basics of everything from star formation to galaxy formation to universe formation. And now, equipped with the predictive power of quantum physics, theoretical physicists are beginning to push even further, into new universes and new physics, into controversies once thought to be squarely within the domain of theology or philosophy. "


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Behavior prediction software company Behavio now part of Google

Behavior prediction software company Behavio now part of Google | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Behavio, a company that developed software capable of collecting smartphone data in order to certain predict behavior, is now part of Google.


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Jayne Fenton Keane's curator insight, April 17, 2013 2:41 PM

This is progressing fast

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33rd Square | A Trip To Singularity University Leads To Questions and Criticisms For Jonathan White

33rd Square | A Trip To Singularity University Leads To Questions and Criticisms For Jonathan White | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Recently at Dr. Kim Solez's Technology and the Future of Medicine course at the University of Alberta, there was a remarkable recanting of previous views about the Singularity by surgeon Jonathan White.
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