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Why 'Her' Is the Best Movie Ever Made About the Singularity

Why 'Her' Is the Best Movie Ever Made About the Singularity | leapmind | Scoop.it
Spike Jonze movie 'Her' shows us a film about a man in love with his computer, but it's really the best look we've ever had at the Singularity.
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Superconducting spintronics pave way for next-generation computing

Superconducting spintronics pave way for next-generation computing | leapmind | Scoop.it
A breakthrough for the field of Spintronics, a new type of technology which it is widely believed could be the basis of a future revolution in computing, has been announced by scientists in Cambridge.
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Quantified Self, the Great College Killer

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Quantified Self, the Great College Killer | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Illumina Claims It’s Reached $1,000-Genome Milestone with New High-Throughput Human Genome Sequencer | MIT Technology Review

Illumina Claims It’s Reached $1,000-Genome Milestone with New High-Throughput Human Genome Sequencer | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Illumina announces a new high-end sequencer made for “factory-scale” sequencing of human genomes.
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Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours - Industry Tap

Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours - Industry Tap | leapmind | Scoop.it
Knowledge Doubling Curve Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years.
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Federal Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality Rules, Sides with Big Telecom

Federal Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality Rules, Sides with Big Telecom | leapmind | Scoop.it
A U.S. Appeals Court just invalidated the FCC's net neutrality rules that would've made it illegal for telecom companies to favor certain types of traffic over others.
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Holy Crap: Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion In Cash

Holy Crap: Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion In Cash | leapmind | Scoop.it
Surprise! Google just announced it has acquired the home automation startup, Nest, for $3.2 billion dollars.
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Linking Human Brains: Ramez Naam at TEDxRainier - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We are closer to being able to think together, through the literal ...
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The Rise Of The Biobot: Mixing Biology And Technology

The Rise Of The Biobot: Mixing Biology And Technology | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a recent article posted on the The Guardian website, author and new-age guru Deepak Chopra made an interesting observation.
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'Watson' To Get New Gig, Pricey Digs

'Watson' To Get New Gig, Pricey Digs | leapmind | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most famous "Jeopardy!" champs of all time is moving to Manhattan. No, it's not Ken Jennings.
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Does Reality TV Affect Our View On Surveillance? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

What have you been watching lately? There's a good chance (whether you admit to it or not) that you've been watching some reality TV. The "Reality TV" genre ...
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It Is Expensive to Be Poor

It Is Expensive to Be Poor | leapmind | Scoop.it
Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.
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How The Business World Will Make Wearables Mainstream

How The Business World Will Make Wearables Mainstream | leapmind | Scoop.it
Enterprises from health insurance companies to law enforcement agencies are expected to drive the expansion of the wearable technology market by 202...
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'Robotic World Wide Web' makes life easier for machines - Telegraph

'Robotic World Wide Web' makes life easier for machines - Telegraph | leapmind | Scoop.it
The first demonstration of RoboEarth, which allows machines to share information and learn from each other, will see four robots collaborating to help patients in a mocked-up hospital this week
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Stain-free, self-cleaning clothing on the horizon

Stain-free, self-cleaning clothing on the horizon | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Since 2011, the Harvard research team that created Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces has demonstrated a spate of sleek applications for the super-slick coating known as SLIPS, which repels nearly any substance it touches: water,...
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Researchers harness sun's energy during day for use at night

Researchers harness sun's energy during day for use at night | leapmind | Scoop.it
Solar energy has long been used as a clean alternative to fossil fuels such as coal and oil, but it could only be harnessed during the day when the sun's rays were strongest.
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Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future

Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google’s latest acquisitions have technologies that advance humanoid robotics, driverless cars and Internet-connected home devices, making the company look as if it is using a business planning book from the future.
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A company in China is cloning pigs at an industrial scale - Cloned food in our future?

A company in China is cloning pigs at an industrial scale - Cloned food in our future? | leapmind | Scoop.it
The cloning methods may not be novel - but the application of mass production is. You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern...
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Ramez Naam discusses Nexus, Crux, and The Infinite Resource - YouTube

This London Futurists Hangout on Air features a panel discussion between Ramez Naam and an international panel of leading futurists: Randal Koene, Michell Za...
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Why Her Will Dominate UI Design Even More Than Minority Report | Wired Design | Wired.com

Why Her Will Dominate UI Design Even More Than Minority Report | Wired Design | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Spike Jonze's new movie grapples with a big question: In a world where you can buy AI off the shelf, what does all the other technology look like?
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Beyond Jobs: we need less of them, not more

Beyond Jobs: we need less of them, not more | leapmind | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Elliot Sperber: "Notwithstanding this culture of work’s ideological claims to the contrary, jobs are less preconditions for freedom than impediments to freedom’s concrete realization...
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It's medicine Jim, but not as we know it: Scientists build Star Trek-style tricorder that scans for signs of disease

It's medicine Jim, but not as we know it: Scientists build Star Trek-style tricorder that scans for signs of disease | leapmind | Scoop.it
Scanadu Scout, developed at Nasa's Ames Research Center in California, is held on a person's temple and can read temperature, pulse blood oxygen levels, and more.
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