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Sex 2.0 -One size no longer fits all, not that it really ever did The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Sex 2.0 -One size no longer fits all, not that it really ever did The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

New technologies generate new experiences. Kenneth Maxwell, a professor emeritus of biology at California State University at Long Beach, predicts that psychologists, chemists, pharmacologists, and computer programmers will collaborate to supplement the sensations that produce sexual pleasure. We've already seen how technology provides vastly increased visual stimulation, and Maxwell thinks all our other senses are similarly ripe for enhancement. "Sensations still untapped electronically are odors, tastes, touch, pressure, and kinaesthetic sensations," he writes. "In the case of odors, we can expect that research will unravel the presently unsolved mystery of human sex pheromones." Other researchers are exploring a "sex chip" that intensifies desire by sending shocks to relevant regions of the brain.

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Michelle Simmons Explains Australia's Breakthrough Quantum Computer Research

Michelle Simmons Explains Australia's Breakthrough Quantum Computer Research | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
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In a dynamic presentation Australian quantum computing expert Michelle Simmons clearly lays out the concept of quantum computing, and helps to explain how her team in...
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Nanoscale printers may bypass factories | KurzweilAI

Nanoscale printers may bypass factories | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
ETH-Zurich researchers have developed an economic, fast and reproducible method for printing micro- and nanoscale (<100 nm) structures in a manner...
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Inside Minority Report‘s ‘Idea Summit,’ Visionaries Saw the Future

Inside Minority Report‘s ‘Idea Summit,’ Visionaries Saw the Future | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The year was 1999, and Steven Spielberg was preparing to turn Philip K.
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On the origin of music by means of natural selection

On the origin of music by means of natural selection | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Do away with the DJ and scrap the composer. A computer program powered by Darwinian natural selection and the musical tastes of 7,000 website users may be on the way to creating a perfect pop tune, according to new research.
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Mariana Soffer's comment, June 21, 2012 7:22 AM
this is great
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Not enough hours in the day? Scientists predict time will stop completely - Telegraph

Not enough hours in the day? Scientists predict time will stop completely - Telegraph | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Time might feel like it is running away from us as the pace of life increases but according to scientists, the future will stop completely.
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Mariana Soffer's comment, June 20, 2012 9:29 AM
don't think time will stop completelly, we 'll have to wait to see it ;)
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Couldn't come quick enough: Theory behind the Freudian slip is finally proven after 111 years, new research claims

Couldn't come quick enough: Theory behind the Freudian slip is finally proven after 111 years, new research claims | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A new study has revealed how the theory, which forms part of the basis of psychoanalysis, is linked to the conscious symptoms of people with anxiety disorders such as phobias.
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Coming Summer 2012: The Singularity is Near Movie Trailer

The Singularity is Near, A True Story about the Future, based on Ray Kurzweil's New York Times bestseller, intertwines a fast-paced A-line documentary with a...
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Science's Long—and Successful—Search for Where Memory Lives | Memory, Emotions, & Decisions | DISCOVER Magazine

Science's Long—and Successful—Search for Where Memory Lives | Memory, Emotions, & Decisions | DISCOVER Magazine | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
They called it a myth as fantastical as the unicorn, but scientists have now found the engram, the physical trace of memory in the brain. . Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.
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From tree to sea, humans have chain effect

From tree to sea, humans have chain effect | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Researchers have discovered one of the longest ecological interaction chains ever documented, and they say it shows the long-ranging effects of human activity.

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Mariana Soffer's comment, June 18, 2012 8:10 AM
everything is conected, that is clear ;)
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A Countdown to a Digital Simulation of Every Last Neuron in the Human Brain: Scientific American

A Countdown to a Digital Simulation of Every Last Neuron in the Human Brain: Scientific American | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Building a vast digital simulation of the brain could transform neuroscience and medicine and reveal new ways of making more powerful computers...
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Internet Everywhere: The Future of History’s Most Disruptive Technology | World Science Festival

Internet Everywhere: The Future of History’s Most Disruptive Technology | World Science Festival | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Disruptive technologies uproot culture, can precipitate wars and even topple empires. By this measure, human history has seen nothing like the Internet. Pioneers of the digital revolution examine the...
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Is Technology Fostering a Race to the Bottom?

Is Technology Fostering a Race to the Bottom? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
In the West, a new informal economy is in the making - a peculiar byproduct of the digital revolution that has freelancers doing tasks rather than workers holding jobs.
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Post-Information Age Skills: why coding will set you free.

Post-Information Age Skills: why coding will set you free. | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The merits of literacy are self-evident to the point of no longer being questioned in society.
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Amputee candidate takes next step

Amputee candidate takes next step | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A woman who wants to swap her withered hand with a bionic prosthetic has travelled to Vienna for key tests. (She wants her hand replaced.
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Physics community afire with rumors of Higgs boson discovery | KurzweilAI

Physics community afire with rumors of Higgs boson discovery | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
One of the biggest debuts in the science world could happen in a matter of weeks: the Higgs boson may finally, really have been discovered Ever since...
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How The Micro-Everything Revolution Will Drive Social Change

How The Micro-Everything Revolution Will Drive Social Change | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
This piece is from PopTech Editions II--Small is beautiful: The micro-everything revolution, which explores the dynamics that shape the micro-everything trend, from design and engineering for radical affordability to overcoming hurdles to...
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Highways of the brain: high-cost, high-capacity | KurzweilAI

Highways of the brain: high-cost, high-capacity | KurzweilAI | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A new study proposes a communication routing strategy for the brain that mimics the American highway system, with the bulk of the traffic leaving the local...
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Is this the end of the composer?

Is this the end of the composer? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Will a Darwinian computer program that can evolve music from noise kill off the composer?
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Mariana Soffer's comment, June 19, 2012 8:36 AM
in art there are compsition & decomposition movements, there are cycles, same happens when you have a garden where you grow food. It's a natural cycle
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Not science fiction anymore: mail.ru’s Dmitry Grishin launches $25M robotics fund

Not science fiction anymore: mail.ru’s Dmitry Grishin launches $25M robotics fund | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
(Credit: 20th Century Fox)Robotic technology is close to reaching a new phase of mainstream consumer adoption.
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Mariana Soffer's comment, June 18, 2012 8:07 AM
what does exactly "Knowmads" mean?
Spaceweaver's comment, June 18, 2012 11:27 AM
@Mariana, knowmads is a concept developed by wildcat2030 cobining the words knowledge and nomad. It comes to mean a nomad in the sphere of knowledge. You can find much more in the Polytopia Project in http://spacecollective.org/projects/Polytopia/
Mariana Soffer's comment, June 18, 2012 11:58 AM
@Spacewaver txs a lot for the explanation, I am going to Polytopia place anyway :)
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Craig Venter’s Bugs Might Save the World

Craig Venter’s Bugs Might Save the World | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The controversial scientist is convinced that the planet’s biggest problems can be solved by its tiniest organisms. It’s just a matter of creating the right ones.
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The Complexity of Cities and SimCity

The Complexity of Cities and SimCity | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Ever since I was young, I've been playing SimCity. I first started playing the original version in the early Nineties, and then graduated to...
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Spaceweaver's comment, June 15, 2012 8:23 PM
Some people takes their gaming VERY seriously!
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Once We Wire It Up, What Will the Ocean Tell Us? | Ocean | DISCOVER Magazine

Once We Wire It Up, What Will the Ocean Tell Us? | Ocean | DISCOVER Magazine | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A network of sensors and robots, linked by fiber-optic cables, will soon start monitoring the vast aquatic frontier, revealing what's going on in one of the most mysterious parts of our world. (Article preview; full text for subscribers only.).
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 56 Future Accomplishments: Waiting for Someone to go First

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » 56 Future Accomplishments: Waiting for Someone to go First | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

56 Future Accomplishments: Waiting for Someone to go First

 

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Squeezing out the doctor-The role of physicians at the centre of health care is under pressure

Squeezing out the doctor-The role of physicians at the centre of health care is under pressure | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
IN A windowless room on a quiet street in Framingham, outside Boston, Rob Goudswaard and his colleagues are trying to unpick the knottiest problem in health care: how to look after an ageing and thus sick...
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