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How Far Should We Go to Make the Transhumanist Wager?

How Far Should We Go to Make the Transhumanist Wager? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Futurist David Wood explores how to become our best selves
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FEMEN: Six Reasons Why I Totally Love the Half-Naked Ukrainian Activists - BrighterBrains.org

FEMEN: Six Reasons Why I Totally Love the Half-Naked Ukrainian Activists - BrighterBrains.org | leapmind | Scoop.it
by Hank Pellissier Six hundred years ago, fierce horsemen - Cossacks - roamed the Ukrainian steppes, promoting their freedom and terrifying all opposition. Today a new militant, creative force is emerging from the vast East European nation… FEMEN!
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Robots of death, robots of love: The reality of android soldiers and why laws for robots are doomed to failure - Feature - TechRepublic

Robots of death, robots of love: The reality of android soldiers and why laws for robots are doomed to failure - Feature - TechRepublic | leapmind | Scoop.it
A ban on smart robots on the battlefield might lay to rest our fear of Terminators, but our increasing use of robots is forcing us to ask difficult questions about the morality of technology.
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Tricking the brain with transformative virtual reality - YouTube

Want to have a just-like-real-life fantasy experience without leaving your living room? Virtual reality technology is already employed by certain industries,...
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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, December 23, 2013 9:41 PM

Sin duda, la innovación tecnológica sobre el campo de la virtualidad está dando ya sus frutos particulares, sobre todo en las nuevas industrias que se dedicana producir estos productos.

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What will food be like in 2050?

What will food be like in 2050? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Eating may be a very different experience in the not-too-distant-future. Here’s how.. A conference later in the summer will bring experts in the field together to discuss the future of food.It’s a thorny subject.
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Bot Cameras, Lidar Eyes, and the Driverless Racetrack of the Future

Bot Cameras, Lidar Eyes, and the Driverless Racetrack of the Future | leapmind | Scoop.it
Gizmodo's coverage of the DARPA Robotics Challenge continues with day two at the Homestead Speedway south of Miami. The weekend has arrived and the crowds are here with their kids, cheering on the bots.
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DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: What We Learned on Day 1 - IEEE Spectrum

DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: What We Learned on Day 1 - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
The first day of the DRC Trials offers plenty of action and a few surprises
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Scientists develop an 'elixir' that reverses a known cause of aging

Scientists develop an 'elixir' that reverses a known cause of aging | leapmind | Scoop.it
To date, we know of only two things that can reverse the effects of aging: caloric restriction and extensive exercise.
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No Joke: Electro-Skates Are Motors You Strap To Your Feet

No Joke: Electro-Skates Are Motors You Strap To Your Feet | leapmind | Scoop.it
Los Angeles designer Peter Treadway wanted to hop on the train one day butthis being L.A. where everything is a maddening car ride awayhe wouldve had...
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Will The Google Car Force A Choice Between Lives And Jobs?

Will The Google Car Force A Choice Between Lives And Jobs? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Honestly, I hope that driverless-car-driven job losses do become a real problem. Jobs will only be lost if Google or some other innovator delivers fully autonomous cars.
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​The Worst Lies You've Been Told About the Singularity

​The Worst Lies You've Been Told About the Singularity | leapmind | Scoop.it
You've probably heard of a concept known as the Technological Singularity — a nebulous event that's supposed to happen in the not-too-distant future.
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A new -- and reversible -- cause of aging: A naturally produced compound rewinds aspects of age-related demise in mice

A new -- and reversible -- cause of aging: A naturally produced compound rewinds aspects of age-related demise in mice | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals involving a series of molecular events that disables communication between the nucleus and mitochondria.
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Are We Prepared for the Hard Choices That Prenatal Genetic Tests Could Force on Expectant Parents? | MIT Technology Review

Are We Prepared for the Hard Choices That Prenatal Genetic Tests Could Force on Expectant Parents? | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Are we prepared to know the genetic flaws of the unborn?
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Six Reasons NASA Should Build a Research Base on the Moon

Six Reasons NASA Should Build a Research Base on the Moon | leapmind | Scoop.it
A NASA-run lunar base would ensure U.S. interests on the moon and pave the way to colonizing Mars, says a planetary scientist.
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Medical apps gain sophistication, draw wider use

Medical apps gain sophistication, draw wider use | leapmind | Scoop.it
An increasing number of physicians across the country are turning to their smart phones and tablets for clinical purposes that range from diagnosis to dictation.
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New robotic 'muscle' is a thousand times stronger than a human's and capable of hurling an object 50 times heavier than itself

New robotic 'muscle' is a thousand times stronger than a human's and capable of hurling an object 50 times heavier than itself | leapmind | Scoop.it
The breakthrough, by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in U.S, relies on a material called vanadium dioxide which changes its structure when heated.
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Johnny Depp Is Starring in a Movie About the Singularity

Johnny Depp Is Starring in a Movie About the Singularity | leapmind | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil is convinced the technological singularity is nigh. So is Johnny Depp's character, it seems, in a Hollywood flick that's due out in April. This may be the singularity's mainstream moment.
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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, December 23, 2013 9:43 PM

Este es un film que va a causar polémica fuerte entre los transhumanistas y los que están en contra de este tipo de avances de la tecnología informática y todo aquello que se relacione con la biocibernética transhumanista.

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Automation, Not Domination: How Robots Will Take Over Our World

Automation, Not Domination: How Robots Will Take Over Our World | leapmind | Scoop.it
Roboticist Chad Jenkins clears up the questions people most often ask him about robots.
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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, December 23, 2013 9:45 PM

Y sigue en el airte la pregunta, si nos van o no a dominar las tecnologías derivadas de la inteligencia artificial y de la biocibernética robótica, continua en marcha el debate y los argumentos en pro y en contra, tal como sucedio con la TV y después con la computadora y el internet, los videojuegos, etc. ¿ahora qué sigue...?

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A new — and reversible — cause of aging | KurzweilAI

A new — and reversible — cause of aging | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
Sirt1 protein, red, circles the cell's chromosomes, blue (credit: Ana Gomes) Researchers have discovered a cause of aging in mammals that may be reversible:
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33rd Square | Researchers Use Metabolic Reprogramming To Reverse Aging in Mice

33rd Square | Researchers Use Metabolic Reprogramming To Reverse Aging in Mice | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers hope an anti-ageing compound could be tested on humans as early as next year, following a key breakthrough that saw the ageing process reversed in mice.
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Scientists reverse ageing process in mice

Scientists reverse ageing process in mice | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers are poised to start human trials after discovering how to reverse the ageing process in mice.
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Johnny Depp waxes philosophical about the Singularity in 'Transcendence' trailer

Johnny Depp waxes philosophical about the Singularity in 'Transcendence' trailer | leapmind | Scoop.it
Johnny Depp will be the first pioneer in what some scientists (or at least scientists in books, movies, and video games) call the Singularity. Johnny Depp, known here as Dr. Will Caster, is a...
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Transhumanist novel by Zoltan Istvan sparks intense dialog among futurists

Transhumanist novel by Zoltan Istvan sparks intense dialog among futurists | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mill Valley author Zoltan Istvan has no idea what to expect in 2014, but he's certain that a lot more people are going to know about transhumanism thanks to his new book.
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