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The first conscious machines will probably be on Wall Street

The first conscious machines will probably be on Wall Street | leapmind | Scoop.it
We must consider the possibility that intelligence, creativity and even consciousness are purely functions of the material world, with human beings as a peculiar kind of computer. In a world operat...
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem | leapmind | Scoop.it
"You're going to see that the top species will no longer be humans, but machines."
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Psychonauts explore unknown world of legal highs – with themselves as lab rats

Psychonauts explore unknown world of legal highs – with themselves as lab rats | leapmind | Scoop.it
No sooner are they banned than rogue labs tweak formulae to create new drugs, with terrifying results for those trying them out
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CenturyLinkVoice: How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Your Business

CenturyLinkVoice: How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Your Business | leapmind | Scoop.it
When Google spent $400 million earlier this year acquiring DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, the purchase garnered a lot of attention. But to researchers in the AI field, it was no surprise.
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This Device Can Water Your Plants For a Mere $300

This Device Can Water Your Plants For a Mere $300 | leapmind | Scoop.it
In case robots weren't on their way to taking over your life enough already, now you can program one to water your plants exactly the way you want it done.
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Scarlett Johansson And The Future Of Love And Sex

Scarlett Johansson And The Future Of Love And Sex | leapmind | Scoop.it
In Don Jon and then Her, Scarlett Johansson's performances, when taken together, provide a cautionary tale about love and sex in our emerging culture of technologically-mediated simulation and enhancement.
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There's An AI That's Controlling Thousands Of Humans

There's An AI That's Controlling Thousands Of Humans | leapmind | Scoop.it
Following the recent news that a company is ready to unveil its first sentient computer, it now transpires that artificial intelligence is already being used to control humans, on the Hong Kong subway.
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33rd Square | David Hanson Warns That We Only Have A Few Years Left To Teach Robotics To Be Humane

33rd Square | David Hanson Warns That We Only Have A Few Years Left To Teach Robotics To Be Humane | leapmind | Scoop.it
David Hanson recently gave a thought-provoking talk about his work at Hanson robotics, and on the future of human-robotic interaction.
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We're Already Designing Babies

We're Already Designing Babies | leapmind | Scoop.it
Even today, parents are selecting for the traits they want in their offspring. But how far should the genetic tailoring go?
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Europe's 'right to be forgotten' law is already destroying itself

Europe's 'right to be forgotten' law is already destroying itself | leapmind | Scoop.it
Europe's "right to be forgotten" law is a threat to journalism, freedom of speech, and the Internet itself. We'd call for protests, but the blowback has already arrived. The story begins with a man...
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How the collaborative economy will change the way we travel | Impact Lab

How the collaborative economy will change the way we travel | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Airbnb doesn't need to build or own inventory, it facilitates access to existing assets, such as spare rooms, holiday houses, entire islands or t
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Augmented Reality Makes Us More Human, Not Less

Augmented Reality Makes Us More Human, Not Less | leapmind | Scoop.it
Every major advance in knowledge storage and retrieval has disrupted society and frightened a few naysayers along the way. And augmented reality is no different.
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Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain - life - 02 July 2014 - New Scientist

Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain - life - 02 July 2014 - New Scientist | leapmind | Scoop.it
Zapping an area deep in our brains turns off consciousness – suggesting this is where perceptions are bound together into a cohesive experience
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Aging: Too Much Telomerase Can Be As Bad As Too Little | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Aging: Too Much Telomerase Can Be As Bad As Too Little | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | leapmind | Scoop.it
How do I knock off thirty years from my age? Faust, the protagonist in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s famous play, poses this question to Mephistopheles in the ...
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Bill Gates: 'We need energy miracles' yet US invests paltry 2% of R&D budget in energy

Bill Gates: 'We need energy miracles' yet US invests paltry 2% of R&D budget in energy | leapmind | Scoop.it
The demand for clean energy innovation is rising, but R&D hasn't grown to meet the challenge. Bill Gates recently called for a massive increase in energy research. Here's why.
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The Future of Artificial Intelligence According to Ben Goertzel

The Future of Artificial Intelligence According to Ben Goertzel | leapmind | Scoop.it
This week, we feature a discussion with Ben Goertzel about his vision of the future of artificial intelligence.
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Major 3D Printed Organ Breakthrough: Vascular Networks Achieved

Major 3D Printed Organ Breakthrough: Vascular Networks Achieved | leapmind | Scoop.it
Bio-printing promises to change the way the medical community deals with organ failure. Every year hundreds of thousands of people die because they could not re
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33rd Square | The Coming Transhuman Era

33rd Square | The Coming Transhuman Era | leapmind | Scoop.it
Transhumanism is a loaded word. Jason Sosa, CEO of IMRSV urges for people to push humanity forward in his presentation on the subject at a TEDx event.
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Self-driving cars need better people skills says Mercedes

Self-driving cars need better people skills says Mercedes | leapmind | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars like Google’s distinctive little pods may not need us to drive them any more, but that just means we’ll need a ...
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Bitcoin: The Financial Singularity is Here

Bitcoin: The Financial Singularity is Here | leapmind | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is the the most disruptive technology of our day – a financial singularity which will fundamentally transform human affairs as we know them.
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Researchers find unfolded-protein-response can both activate and degrade cell death receptor 5 protein

Researchers find unfolded-protein-response can both activate and degrade cell death receptor 5 protein | leapmind | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from several facilities in California and from one in Australia has found evidence that an unfolded-protein-response can both activate and degrade the death receptor 5 protein (DR5).
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How an Algorithm is Uniting Europe's Electrical Fiefdoms - IEEE Spectrum

How an Algorithm is Uniting Europe's Electrical Fiefdoms - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Europe has started trading electricity across its borders in a day-ahead market
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New study discovers biological basis for magic mushroom 'mind expansion'

New study discovers biological basis for magic mushroom 'mind expansion' | leapmind | Scoop.it
New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip.
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Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K | leapmind | Scoop.it
"Ten years from today the probability that you are depending on wires hanging on tree branches is as likely as that you'll still be installing land lines for telephones. Close to zero."
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Why Science Research Labs Are Getting Into Video Game Development

Why Science Research Labs Are Getting Into Video Game Development | leapmind | Scoop.it
Players of a video game called EyeWire have cracked a 50-year-old mystery about the way we see. The technique is catching on.
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