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The Last Job You’ll Ever Do… » The World Transformed

The Last Job You’ll Ever Do… » The World Transformed | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Exclusive Interview With Ray Kurzweil On Future AI Project At Google 010413

In an exclusive with Singularity Hub, Ray Kurzweil gave one of his first interviews since the December announcement that he joined Google full time as Direct...
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Imersia's comment, January 10, 2013 10:26 PM
So did this give you the confidence to let Google "listen in to your life?
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Artificial molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing (w/ video)

Artificial molecular machine could hold key to more efficient manufacturing (w/ video) | leapmind | Scoop.it
An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in nature.
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The Cylon Argument

The Cylon Argument | leapmind | Scoop.it
h+ Magazine is a new publication that covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways.
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Sexbots Will Satisfy Our “Sick” Fantasies - Transhumanity.net

Sexbots Will Satisfy Our “Sick” Fantasies - Transhumanity.net | leapmind | Scoop.it
When the nurse asks you to disrobe for a checkup… when the doctor inspects your organs… when the dentist invades your mouth.. do you palpitate with sexual imaginings? Naughty thoughts about our medical practitioners isn’t perverse… it’s pervasive!
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Jason Silva’s Latest Video Shows How The Social Function Of Our Brains Has Changed

Jason Silva’s Latest Video Shows How The Social Function Of Our Brains Has Changed | leapmind | Scoop.it
Jason Silva, a 21st-century version of a beat poet (if that'a real thing), kicked off 2013 with a video titled
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Better than the Borg: The Neurotech Era - Forbes

Better than the Borg: The Neurotech Era - Forbes | leapmind | Scoop.it
By Ramez Naam, adjunct faculty at Singularity University and fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.  Ramez explores the impacts of neurotechnology on individuals, governments, and civil liberties in his new novel Nexus.  What...
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Cheap, easy technique to snip DNA could revolutionize gene therapy | KurzweilAI

Cheap, easy technique to snip DNA could revolutionize gene therapy | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
A simple, precise, and inexpensive method for cutting DNA to insert genes into human cells could transform genetic medicine, making routine what now are
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Audi Demonstrates Smaller Autonomous Car Technology at CES 2013 | MIT Technology Review

Audi Demonstrates Smaller Autonomous Car Technology at CES 2013 | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
The company reveals that it is testing driverless cars on Nevada freeways, and shows a compact laser scanner intended to fit such technology into commercial vehicles.
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It's time to stop being obsessed about the dangers of knowing what's in your genome

It's time to stop being obsessed about the dangers of knowing what's in your genome | leapmind | Scoop.it

There are lots of popular articles I could point to, but let’s start with a recent series in Time that included eight online features and the Dec. 13 cover story, ominously titled “The DNA Dilemma.”

 

The series, written by Bonnie Rochman, is thoroughly reported, balanced, and full of fascinating personal stories about children whose genomes have been sequenced. It’s also timely: The primary question Rochman raises—how much information is too much information?—has been dominating commentaries about genetic testing in the medical literature.

 

But this is the wrong question, or at least one that’s becoming increasingly irrelevant. The personal genomics horse has bolted, and yet many paternalistic members of the medical community are still trying to shut the barn door. In doing so, they’re fostering a culture of DNA fear when what we really need is a realistic and nuanced genetics education.

 

There are many kinds of genetic tests, but most of the hoopla revolves around whole-genome sequences—the impossibly long, letter-by-letter readouts of the DNA inside the nucleus of each of your cells. In 2003, the first human genome was fully sequenced for just shy of $3 billion. Today a doctor can order yours for around $10,000.

 

Though dropping every day, the cost is still prohibitive enough that most people who get their genome sequenced are part of a medical research study. But the technology is beginning to seep into everyday clinical settings, especially for children with rare diseases. In either situation, the doctor or researcher might inadvertently discover genomic information—known as “incidental findings” in the scientific literature and “dark DNA secrets” in one of the Timearticles—that has nothing to do with the child’s sickness or the study at hand. Hence the big dilemma: How much do patients want to know? How much do they need to know?


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33rd Square | Graphene Can Be Used To Absorb Nuclear Waste

33rd Square | Graphene Can Be Used To Absorb Nuclear Waste | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University have found.
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The Future of Moral Machines

The Future of Moral Machines | leapmind | Scoop.it
Many think the idea of ethically sensitive machines is a kind of techno-utopian joke. But we are already moving in that direction.
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Editing the genome with high precision - MIT News Office

Editing the genome with high precision - MIT News Office | leapmind | Scoop.it
New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes.
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U.S. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder | Threat Level | Wired.com

U.S. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder | Threat Level | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Who needs precogs when you can use an algorithm to predict crime? Authorities in two states and D.C.
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33rd Square | Neil Jacobstein Describes How AI Will Change The World

33rd Square | Neil Jacobstein Describes How AI Will Change The World | leapmind | Scoop.it
In a recent TEDx Talk, the Singularity University's Neil Jacobstein reviews the progress of artificial intelligence so far, and lets us know that, "This is only the beginning."
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15 times stronger than steel: Scientists develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world

15 times stronger than steel: Scientists develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world | leapmind | Scoop.it
The University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is pioneering research into developing the strongest silica nanofibres in the world.
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John Hewitt's curator insight, January 10, 2013 10:58 AM

structural fiber optics

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The robots are coming

The robots are coming | leapmind | Scoop.it
And they may be bringing economic upheaval.
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Ageless Bodies Without Sickness

Ageless Bodies Without Sickness | leapmind | Scoop.it
How ‘bout life in a body that can never age or get sick: Imagine living in a body fashioned from ‘designer genes’ that can never age or get sick.
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'Tricorder' closer to reality: Portable X-ray source could put medical diagnosis and terrorism prevention in the palm of the hand

'Tricorder' closer to reality: Portable X-ray source could put medical diagnosis and terrorism prevention in the palm of the hand | leapmind | Scoop.it
The hand-held scanners, or tricorders, of the Star Trek movies and television series are one step closer to reality now that an engineering team has invented a compact source of X-rays and other forms of radiation.
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Bart Schutte's curator insight, January 21, 2013 5:55 AM

This has shown up everywhere.  Need to include as a very current development

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No office, no boss, no boundaries -- rise of the nomadic rich

No office, no boss, no boundaries -- rise of the nomadic rich | leapmind | Scoop.it
A new breed of cash-rich, entrepreneurial mavericks is taking the dream and traveling with it. But they also pay a price
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Help Wanted: Astronauts Needed for Mars Colony | Wired Science | Wired.com

Help Wanted: Astronauts Needed for Mars Colony | Wired Science | Wired.com | leapmind | Scoop.it
Mars One, a nonprofit organization based in the Netherlands, intends to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. Anyone on planet Earth can apply if they meet the basic requirements. But obviously, the job isn't for just anyone.
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Open Sourcing My Genetic Data | The Beautiful, Tormented Machine

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Why We Have a Right to Consumer Genetics | MIT Technology Review

Why We Have a Right to Consumer Genetics | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
It’s hard to get straightforward health guidance from personal genome tests, which are banned in some places. But one way to make them more meaningful is to let more people buy them.
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Weaponised Laser Cannon Can Shoot Drones (And Mortars) Out Of Mid-Air

Weaponised Laser Cannon Can Shoot Drones (And Mortars) Out Of Mid-Air | leapmind | Scoop.it
A German defense firm has built a laser cannon capable of blasting drones out of the sky.
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DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores | Machines Like Us

DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores | Machines Like Us | leapmind | Scoop.it
If you want to understand a novel, it helps to start from the beginning rather than trying to pick up the plot from somewhere in the middle. The same goes for analyzing a strand of DNA.
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