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The amazing, uncertain, and super-personal future of 3D printed sex toys

The amazing, uncertain, and super-personal future of 3D printed sex toys | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Though still in their infancy, consumer 3D printers are already been used to create just about everything -- including sex toys.
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Sir Martin Rees warns that robots could wipe out humanity

Sir Martin Rees warns that robots could wipe out humanity | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The British Astronomer Royal believes that we are facing an 'inorganic post-human era' in which robot intelligence will surpass that of people, leading to humanity's ultimate destruction.
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Designing digital democracy: a short guide | Nesta

Designing digital democracy: a short guide | Nesta | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
How parliaments, assemblies and governments should choose the right methods for greater public engagement in decisions.
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"Our tech is playing us more than we're playing it"

"Our tech is playing us more than we're playing it" | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Douglas Rushkoff on why creating and consuming in the digital age is detrimental to our social capacities.
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Electronic skin makes your body a computer - CNN.com

Electronic skin makes your body a computer  - CNN.com | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
A patch of gold, just a few centimeters wide and light as a feather, could reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings.
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What's Art Got to Do With Science?

What's Art Got to Do With Science? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
[image] Photograph: Jana Chiellino, Guardian, 2015 In his review of Ryoji Ikeda’s new installation titled Supersymmetry at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media which was produced as a result of a residency at Cern in Geneva, Jonathan Jones, the art critic of the Guardian argues against the ability of art to properly deal with science or play a generative role in establishing a connection between these two worlds: Ikeda’s installation Supersymmetry, staged in the darkened uppermost level of a
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The Internet of Things is About to Solve Biotech's Oldest Problem | The Motley Fool

The Internet of Things is About to Solve Biotech's Oldest Problem | The Motley Fool | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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The End of Meaningless Jobs Is a Win For Us All

The End of Meaningless Jobs Is a Win For Us All | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with fewer and
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79 Theses on Technology. For Disputation.

79 Theses on Technology. For Disputation. | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Alan Jacobs has written seventy-nine theses on technology for disputation. A disputation is an old technology, a formal technique of debate and argument that took shape in medieval universities in ...
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Special Report: 50 Years of Moore's Law - IEEE Spectrum

Special Report: 50 Years of Moore's Law - IEEE Spectrum | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The glorious history and inevitable decline of one of technology’s greatest winning streaks
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Jeremy Rifkin on the Internet of Things and the Next Industrial Revolution - IEEE Spectrum

Jeremy Rifkin on the Internet of Things and the Next Industrial Revolution - IEEE Spectrum | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Will the Internet of Things be a technological and economic panacea?
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Facebook's 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix

Facebook's 10-Year Plan To Become The Matrix | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Facebook doesn't want to live in your analog world. It wants you to move farther into its digital one.
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Our New Robot Overlords | Foreign Affairs

Our New Robot Overlords | Foreign Affairs | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Recent advances in technology have created an increasingly unified global marketplace for labor and capital. The ability of both to flow to their highest-value uses, regardless of their location, is equalizing their prices across the globe.
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Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world?

Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
An explosion in artificial intelligence has sent us hurtling towards a post-human future, warns Martin Rees
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The Second Job You Don’t Know You Have

The Second Job You Don’t Know You Have | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Technology has knocked the bottom rung out of the employment ladder, which has sent youth unemployment around the globe skyrocketing and presented us with a serious economic dilemma. While many have focused on the poor state of our educational system or the “jobless” recovery, another, overlooked factor behind this trend is the phenomenon...
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Once Airborne, Self-Navigating Drone Becomes Diehard Media Companion

Once Airborne, Self-Navigating Drone Becomes Diehard Media Companion | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
For $499, you can get a self-navigating drone: an airborne camera that follows you around on its own.
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U.S. science leaders to tackle ethics of gene-editing technology

U.S. science leaders to tackle ethics of gene-editing technology | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The leading U.S. scientific organization, responding to concerns expressed by scientists and ethicists, has launched an ambitious initiative to recommend guidelines for new genetic
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On Anarcho-Primitivism; or "why we need a civilization"

On Anarcho-Primitivism; or "why we need a civilization" | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
By Enrique Lescure Introduction "why can't we fight and win, Mommy?" "Because they have weapons and technology. we just have love." ~ Quote from Wizards, 1977. Sometimes, it feels like I shouldn't ...
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Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA

Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor 'DNA surgeries' to toggle their activity levels all day, every day. Since these activity levels are important in learning, memory and brain disorders, the researchers think their finding will shed light on a range ...
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Einstein as a Jew and a Philosopher by Freeman Dyson

Einstein as a Jew and a Philosopher by Freeman Dyson | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Why would anybody want to write another book about Albert Einstein? Why would anybody want to read it? These are two separate questions, but both of them have satisfactory answers. In spite of the large number of books already written about Einstein, there is still room for one more.
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Does the digital era herald the end of history? - BBC News

Does the digital era herald the end of history? - BBC News | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?
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"Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age," Future Insight, Aug. 1994

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Chappie Censored in Japan, Director Wasn't Told

Chappie Censored in Japan, Director Wasn't Told | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
When Chappie was released in the U.S., it was a R-rated film. But for the movie’s upcoming Japanese release, Sony decided to edit the film for kids 12 years-old and up. Here’s where things get really awkward.
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The Science Fiction Behind Paul Krugman's Economics, Part One

The Science Fiction Behind Paul Krugman's Economics, Part One | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
“I grew up wanting to be Hari Seldon, using my understanding of the mathematics of human behaviour to save civilisation.”
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Post-Capitalism: Rise of the Collaborative Commons

Post-Capitalism: Rise of the Collaborative Commons - Basic income - Medium
The Revolution will not be Centralized
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