Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques
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Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques
Les Post-Sapiens sont le résultat de formes émergentes se dégageant petit à petit des multiples avatars que l'homme adopte de nos jours, du fait notamment de l'influence qu'exerce sur son évolution les nouvelles sciences et technologies.
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Self-driving cars in 2019, report says

Self-driving cars in 2019, report says | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), use a combination of advanced sensors, such as stereo cameras and long- and short-range RADAR, combined with actuators,...
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Hacking humans: Building a better you

Hacking humans: Building a better you | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
'Man is something that shall be overcome,' wrote Nietzsche. He may have never envisioned today's efforts to re-engineer the body, but he looks prophetic as pioneers aim to push the envelope of human capability.
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New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
A group of South Korean scientists have discovered that using carbon in a battery dramatically drops the amount of time it will take to recharge an electric car's battery.
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Low-Power Chips to Model a Billion Neurons

Low-Power Chips to Model a Billion Neurons | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

For all their progress, computers are still pretty unimpressive. Sure, they can pilot aircraft and simulate nuclear reactors. But even our best machines struggle with tasks that we humans find easy, like controlling limbs and parsing the meaning of this paragraph.

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Jason Silva: Wonder junkie

Jason Silva: Wonder junkie | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Filmmaker and media artist Jason Silva talks to Anthony Mason, Gayle King and James Brown about using new technology to get people excited about philosophy and science.
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Microswimmers: Micron-scale swimming robots could deliver drugs and carry cargo using simple motion

Microswimmers: Micron-scale swimming robots could deliver drugs and carry cargo using simple motion | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Researchers have used complex computational models to design micro-swimmers that could overcome the challenges of swimming at the micron scale. These autonomous micro-robots could carry cargo and navigate in response to stimuli such as light.
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Talk to Me, One Machine Said to the Other

Talk to Me, One Machine Said to the Other | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Machine-to-machine communication, a stream of consciousness based on semiconductors, is poised to reinvigorate the mobile industry.
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Flying cars: Grounded reality or ready for take off?

Flying cars: Grounded reality or ready for take off? | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Despite centuries of promise, flying cars remain largely confined to films and fiction. But a host of new projects hope to finally let them fly.
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New Computer Will Simulate One Billion Neurons

New Computer Will Simulate One Billion Neurons | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

Using ARM processors, analog computer chips similar to those found in mobile phones, a team of British computer scientists hope to create the best-ever electronic simulation of the human brain. Called SpiNNaker, "the machine will consist of 57 600 custom-designed chips, each of which contains 18 low-power ARM9 processor cores. ... As with most other brain models, SpiNNaker’s operation is centered on the 'spike'—an idealization of the electrical impulse sent out by firing neurons. The information needed to model a spike is tiny: You can condense it down to a single packet containing just 40 bits."

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The Internet as Hive Mind

The Internet as Hive Mind | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

Recent experiments conducted by Harvard psychologist Daniel Wegner demonstrate the extend to which we now rely on the Internet to know things. Wegner and his team asked individuals a series of trivia questions, some easy and some hard, using an established color-based test to determine if consulting the Web to answer the questions was on their minds. "And after the batch of hard questions, people did indeed seem to have computers on their minds: many became especially slow to name the colors of computer-related words. When we’re faced with hard questions, we don’t search our minds—we first think of the Web."

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Supercomputer and Jeopardy! Champion, Watson Embarks on a New Career in Medicine

Supercomputer and Jeopardy! Champion, Watson Embarks on a New Career in Medicine | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

Watson, the IBM supercomputer famous for easily defeating its human competitors in the televised quiz show Jeopardy!, is set to enter the medical profession. Using its ability to analyze natural language, which allowed it to grasp the meaning of trivia questions, Watson will draw on information from medical journals, clinical guidelines and patient records to help doctors diagnose diseases more quickly and accurately. "The result will be a system that its creators say can suggest nuanced treatment plans that take into account factors like drug interactions and a patient's medical history."

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[Anticipation] Sight : une journée avec des lentilles de contact à réalité augmentée

[Anticipation] Sight : une journée avec des lentilles de contact à réalité augmentée | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

Sight est un court-métrage futuriste de près de 8 minutes plutôt bien réalisé et dans lequel les individus sont équipés d’une paire de lentilles de contact affichant un grand nombre d’informations en réalité augmentée.

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Tiny machines: Team ‘sees’ forces in living cells

Tiny machines: Team ‘sees’ forces in living cells | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

Pulling back the veil on the exact nature of this mechanism could have a bearing on biological understanding ranging from how tissues and tumors form and grow to the creation of entire complex living organisms.

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Really, really small robots that swim

Really, really small robots that swim | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

At that size scale, the viscosity of water is more like that of honey, and momentum can’t be relied upon to maintain forward motion.

Microorganisms, of course, have evolved ways to swim in spite of these challenges, but tiny robots haven’t quite caught up. Now a team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has used complex computational models to design swimming micro-robots that could overcome these challenges to carry cargo and navigate in response to stimuli such as light.

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‘Anternet’ algorithm works like the web

‘Anternet’ algorithm works like the web | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

The way harvester ants decide how many foragers should go find food is surprisingly similar to how internet protocols assess bandwidth, say researchers.

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This is some of the most incredible facial modeling we've ever seen — and it was developed by Disney

This is some of the most incredible facial modeling we've ever seen — and it was developed by Disney | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

This is really, really, really impressive. The folks at Disney Research Zurich have just unveiled what they call a "new physical face cloning method" that allows them to fabricate an artificial human face (for use with an animatronics model) at mind-blowing levels of detail. The modeling methods are incredibly precise, the fabrication process painstakingly exact. Details as fine as individual wrinkles are modeled from a living, breathing human being and mapped onto unnervingly convincing synthetic skin. The final result is one of the most convincing robotic clones we've ever seen; if advances like this are any indication, the days of uncanny valley-dom could well be nearing their end.

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Prosthetic Retina Helps to Restore Sight in Mice

Prosthetic Retina Helps to Restore Sight in Mice | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
The device, which relies on new insights into how the brain decodes signals from the eye, could eventually be developed for use in humans...
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DARPA’s New Challenge: Increase Robotic Power Efficiency By 2,000 Percent

DARPA’s New Challenge: Increase Robotic Power Efficiency By 2,000 Percent | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
It was only a few months ago that DARPA initiated their ambitious Robotics Challenge that reserves a cash prize for a (probably) humanoid robot that can drive to a disaster area and perform several rescue functions including breaking through rubble...
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Kurzweil Talks About Achievable Immortality On PBS NewsHour

Kurzweil Talks About Achievable Immortality On PBS NewsHour | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
Economists are known for investing enormous time making predictions about the near future, usually by following predictable cycles and extrapolating from trends of the recent past.
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An Automated Word: The Rise of Machine-Machine Communication

An Automated Word: The Rise of Machine-Machine Communication | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

By the year 2020, the world's leading maker of wireless network equipment estimates that as many as 50 billion machines could be connected to the World Wide Web. That company, Ericsson, says only approximately 10 billion are likely to be mobile phones or tablet computers, meaning that machines will soon be talking more to each other than to us. A new generation of electronic sensors are being used in a variety of ways: "In Japan, the government is considering installing a bigger system of seismic sensors to detect earthquakes. In...Italy, wireless sensors are helping produce caciocavallo, a type of Pecorino cheese..."

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Chemtrails and Morgellons - Dark Agenda of Synthetic Biology 2011

As the natural world dies around us, what will take its place? Planetary engineering includes bioremediation measures to bring us genetically engineered trees and crops. And what of humans themselves? How are we being transformed from the inside out?

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TechnoCultures

TechnoCultures | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

The “digital divide” is a surprisingly durable concept. It has evolved through the years to describe a myriad of economic, social, and technical disparities at various scales across different socioeconomic demographics. Originally it described how people of lower socioeconomic status were unable to access digital networks as readily or easily as more privileged groups. This may have been true a decade ago, but that gap has gotten much smaller.

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Buttery Flavorant in Popcorn Linked to Alzheimer's

Buttery Flavorant in Popcorn Linked to Alzheimer's | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it

The buttery taste popcorn lovers enjoy is actually a flavorant called diacetyl, which microwave popcorn makers use. Reportedly, diacetyl has caused lung damage in people who work in microwave factories—causing the producers of microwave popcorn to stop using diacetyl in their products. University of Minnesota experts found that diacetyl “causes brain proteins to misfold into the Alzheimer's-linked form called beta amyloid.” The flavorant passes through the barrier for blood in the brain and “can inhibit the brain's natural amyloid-clearing mechanisms.”

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Will Corporations Try To Stop The Singularity?

Will Corporations Try To Stop The Singularity? | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Scoop.it
It is probable that corporate institutions will sabotage crucial & desirable steps toward Singularity, such as elimination of scarcity.
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