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TAM Panel - Our Future in Space

This vigorous discussion on "Our Future In Space" featuring Phil Plait, Pamela Gay, Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the most memorable moments at TAM 2011 Las Vegas.
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What you want vs. how you get it: New neuroconomics study

What you want vs. how you get it: New neuroconomics study | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
New research reveals how we make decisions. Birds choosing between berry bushes and investors trading stocks are faced with the same fundamental challenge - making optimal choices in an environment featuring varying costs and benefits.
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Go read this: Seven Billion by JOEL E. COHEN

Go read this: Seven Billion by JOEL E. COHEN | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Can humanity handle the unprecedented rise in population?

ONE week from today, the United Nations estimates, the world’s population will reach seven billion. Because censuses are infrequent and incomplete, no one knows the precise date — the Census Bureau puts it somewhere next March — but there can be no doubt that humanity is approaching a milestone.

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Population of world 'could grow to 15bn by 2100'

Population of world 'could grow to 15bn by 2100' | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Nearly 7 billion people now inhabit planet but projections that number will double this century have shocked academics...
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Meet the Winners of This Year’s Tech Humanitarian Awards - Techland - TIME.com

Meet the Winners of This Year’s Tech Humanitarian Awards   - Techland - TIME.com | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
On Thursday night at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, more than 1400 people attended the Tech Awards, a gala that celebrated not companies or products, but rather people and organizations that are using...
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World's first Augmented Reality (AR) stamp

World's first Augmented Reality (AR) stamp | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Dutch design agency Gummo designed a new series of post stamps for the TNT Post (now Post NL) on the given theme of not yet realised architecture in the Netherlands, creating the world's first Augmented Reality (AR) stamp.

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Back to the Tribe « NextNature.net

Back to the Tribe « NextNature.net | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Traditionally, technology is seen as a force that diminishes our instincts and puts us at a distance of nature. Increasingly however, we realize technology can also energize and amplify our deepest human sensibilities – even some we had forgotten about. Propelling us not so much back to, but rather forward to nature.

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Nanotechnology, the U.S. Economy And You | InterNano - a project of the National Nanomanufacturing Network

Nanotechnology, the U.S. Economy And You | InterNano - a project of the National Nanomanufacturing Network | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
InterNano is a dynamic information clearinghouse for the nanomanufacturing commmunity., Nanotechnology, the U.S.
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» You Are Not Your Name and Photo: A Call to Re-Imagine Identity

» You Are Not Your Name and Photo: A Call to Re-Imagine Identity | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

At some point in the last few years, “identity” became a nasty word. It’s not just identity theft, identity politics or identity requirements. It’s everywhere — maybe especially on the web.

People like Google’s Eric Schmidt began to talk about “identity services” instead of social networks. Identity became synonymous with fixed, verified, monetizable personhood.

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Siri,Quora, And The Future Of Search

Siri,Quora, And The Future Of Search | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

"Is Quora collective intelligence in the making? Dan Kaplan of Twilio says yes. With Siri as the perfect user interface to complete it. "


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Robot builds its own body from sprayable foam - tech - 19 October 2011 - New Scientist

Robot builds its own body from sprayable foam - tech - 19 October 2011 - New Scientist | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
As the name suggests, Foambot can build or modify its body into almost any shape using sprayable urethane foam...
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Does future hold 'Avatar'-like bodies for us?

Does future hold 'Avatar'-like bodies for us? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
The latest science and schemes for achieving long life and the "singularity" moment of smarter-than-human intelligence came together at the recent Singularity Summit.
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Economists See More Jobs for Machines, Not People

Economists See More Jobs for Machines, Not People | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Automation is edging into some of the last redoubts of human-only work, such as sales.
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Love and Anarchy - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Love and Anarchy - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

A handful of radicals throughout the centuries have intuited that a successful revolution includes a healthy passion for the inner life. One of them was the Russian-Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman, born in 1869. The right to stay alive in one's senses, and to live in a world that prizes that aliveness, was, for her, a key demand in any struggle she cared to wage against coercive government rule. The hatred she bore the centralized state was rooted in what she took to be government's brutish

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NASA Is Considering Fuel Depots in the Skies

NASA Is Considering Fuel Depots in the Skies | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
If NASA can refuel spacecraft in orbit, it might be able to accelerate plans to send astronauts to distant destinations.
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What is Web 3.0, and Why Do You Care

What is Web 3.0, and Why Do You Care | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it

Is Web 3.0 just hype, or are people actually working with these technologies? Do people even understand what Web 3.0 is? That is what we endeavored to find out when in June 2011, we did a survey of about 200 people to see if they understood and were applying Web 3.0. Some of the answers we got back were expected, but we also did get some surprises.


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Neuroscientists unlock shared brain codes

Neuroscientists unlock shared brain codes | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A team of neuroscientists at Dartmouth College has shown that different individuals' brains use the same, common neural code to recognize complex visual images.
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THE FIRST HARD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION | GREGORY BENFORD

Gregory Benford, Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction author, books for hard Sci-Fi fans and YA.
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Gödel, Escher, Bach - Lecture 1: Part 1 of 7

During the summer of 2007, Gödel, Escher, Bach was recorded for OpenCourseWare. Original Content Location: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/geb/VideoLectures/ Te...


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As Brain Changes, So Can IQ

As Brain Changes, So Can IQ | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
A teenager's IQ can rise or fall as many as 20 points in just a few years, a brain-scanning team found in a study published Wednesday that suggests the intelligence measure isn't as fixed as once thought.
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The Blog : The Mystery of Consciousness : Sam Harris

The Blog : The Mystery of Consciousness : Sam Harris | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape.
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World Science Festival Video : What Is Information?

World Science Festival Video : What Is Information? | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
What is information? While it is a good question, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Gerard ’t Hooft thinks it misses a fundamental point. Instead of asking about the physical world as we currently...
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Brain controlled prosthetics + HULC Exoskeleton + Heartland Robotic Arms would be Real Life Doctor Octopus in 2015 to 2020

Several near term real life technologies in exoskeletons, affordable and dextrous robotic arms and brain computer interfaces to prosthetics will have big real world impact. These technologies also would have the amusing side effect of enabling real world analogs of Doctor Octopus (comic book villain who fights Spiderman and has four brain controlled robotic arms) or General Grievous from Star Wars (a mostly robotic cyborg who has up to four brain controlled robotic arms. There has already been a person controlling a wheel chair mounted robotic arm and moving it with brain interface. The other work indicates that this will become available to thousands by 2020.

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EmTech: Get Ready for a New Human Species - Technology Review

EmTech: Get Ready for a New Human Species - Technology Review | Knowmads, Infocology of the future | Scoop.it
Now that we can rewrite the code of life, Darwinian evolution can't stop us, says investor Juan Enriquez.
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