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Human Rights Watch proposes new laws of robotics

Human Rights Watch proposes new laws of robotics | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it

Wants autonomous 'bots banned before Predators become Terminators.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a document titled Losing Humanity: The Case against Killer Robots that argues development of autonomous weapons must be stopped because it represents a threat to human rights.


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The Ultimate Low Earth Orbit Workspace

The Ultimate Low Earth Orbit Workspace | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Check out the office digs aboard the International Space Station.
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já a vista da janela do meu gabinete é um pouco menos interessante. 

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BruceS — http://marcelokrasilcic.blogspot.it/2013/09/elle-ro...

BruceS — http://marcelokrasilcic.blogspot.it/2013/09/elle-ro... | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
http://marcelokrasilcic.blogspot.it/2013/09/elle-robot.html
*Italian culture and its response to robots; part of a design research series
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Next Big Future: UK Taranis unmanned combat aircraft demostrator likely basis for post-2030 UK airforce

Next Big Future: UK Taranis unmanned combat aircraft demostrator likely basis for post-2030 UK airforce | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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‘Cobots’ enhance robotic manufacturing | KurzweilAI

‘Cobots’ enhance robotic manufacturing | KurzweilAI | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Baxter, introduced in 2012 by the company Rethink Robotics, is a two-armed robot with a tablet-like panel for its eyes. (Credit: Rethink Robotics,
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Google and Elon Musk to Decide What Is Good for Humanity | WIRED

Google and Elon Musk to Decide What Is Good for Humanity | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The recently published Future of Life Institute (FLI) letter “Research Priorities for Robust and Beneficial Artificial Intelligence,” signed by hundreds of AI researchers in addition to Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, many representing government regulators and some sitting on committees with names like “Presidential Panel on Long Term AI future,” offers a program professing to…
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How NASA Plans to Explore Mars With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

How NASA Plans to Explore Mars With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
During Microsoft's demo of its fascinating holographic headset HoloLens today, the company barely mentioned the coolest way it's already using it: to develop software with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that will let scientists explore and work on the Red Planet remotely.
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A Premonition of the Digital Humanities, Fifty Years Ago? | WIRED

A Premonition of the Digital Humanities, Fifty Years Ago? | WIRED | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
In 1964, the great science fiction writer Stanisław Lem published his philosophical magnum opus Summa Technologiae. But it wasn’t translated into English (from Polish) until two years ago. Lem’s book is an exhilarating take on the future of humanity. It jumps from idea to idea throughout science and technology, with such sections as “The Statistics of…
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State of Defense

State of Defense | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
With global conflicts demanding more U.S. intervention than ever, here\'s how the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines are planning to expect the unexpected
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After the Paris attacks: It’s time for a new Enlightenment | Pankaj Mishra

After the Paris attacks: It’s time for a new Enlightenment | Pankaj Mishra | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The long read: We must move past the tired debate that pits the modern west against its backward other and recover the Enlightenment ideal of rigorous self-criticism
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8 razões para ler (livros a sério) - Resposta ao SOL

8 razões para ler (livros a sério) - Resposta ao SOL | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Esta semana o Sol publicou um artigo intitulado 8 razões para ler (livros a sério). De acordo com o texto, esta lista tem como base um outro artigo:A Time decidiu fazer uma lista de oito razões para deixar os e-books, as sms, os chats e os comentários...
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Here's a Shocking Visualization of the Planet's Rising Temperatures

Here's a Shocking Visualization of the Planet's Rising Temperatures | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Last week, NASA and NOAA announced that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history. This animation by Bloomberg brings that finding into sharp focus.
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10 Better Books by the Authors You Read in School

10 Better Books by the Authors You Read in School | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of alternative books to read from 10 frequently assigned classic authors.
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a moveable feast como melhor do que o velho e o mar em hemingway? srsly?

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This Is The Fish Researchers Found Living Underneath 2,400 Feet Of Ice

This Is The Fish Researchers Found Living Underneath 2,400 Feet Of Ice | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
After drilling down through almost half a mile in solid ice on a glacial shelf in Antarctica, scientists found something surprising. There was something alive swimming in the just over 30 feet of water: this strange, clear fish.
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Take a Tour of a 1964 Underground Fallout Home

Take a Tour of a 1964 Underground Fallout Home | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
I found this little gem of a photo series on my weekly fish through the LIFE archives, accompanied by just a few clues to the full story behind it. Filed u
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a doçura pequeno-burguesa debaixo da radiação do cogumelo atómico. 

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The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why

The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
The topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
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BusinessTown

BusinessTown | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
An ongoing project attempting to explain our highly intangible, deeply disruptive, data-driven, venture-backed, gluten-free economic meritocracy to the uninitiated. With apologies to Richard Scarry.
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The New Aesthetic — "NOT JUST A PRETTY ROBOT, SHE’S ARTIFICIAL...

"NOT JUST A PRETTY ROBOT, SHE’S ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE."
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They put a Pirate Party MEP in charge of EU copyright reform: you won't believe awesomesauce that followed

They put a Pirate Party MEP in charge of EU copyright reform: you won't believe awesomesauce that followed | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
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Where there’s smoke

Where there’s smoke | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.
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Are You “Internet Sexual”? — Matter — Medium

Are You "Internet Sexual"? - Matter - Medium
On Chaturbate, live-cammers go wild and weird. And if you watch it long enough, you realize tech has created a whole new sexual persuasion.
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ATLAS, The Pentagon's Humanoid Robot, Just Got A Major Upgrade

ATLAS, The Pentagon's Humanoid Robot, Just Got A Major Upgrade | Outbreaks of Futurity | Scoop.it
Tremble at the sight of the new and improved ATLAS. Redesigned for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, this robot is now stronger, more energy efficient, more dextrous, and quieter than its clunky predecessor. And best of all, it no longer requires a safety tether.
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ainda não é T-1000, mas já esteve mais longe.

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Ericsson Industry Watch – Anything is possible in the Networked Society - YouTube

Many of the solutions we see in today’s Networked Society were seemingly unimaginable not long ago. Innovative ideas and forward-thinking pioneers in ICT hav...
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