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Glitches in the Human Brain Also Appear in Computers

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Like humans, computers may occasionally be given to seeing the face of Jesus in a potato chip or bowl of oatmeal. How is this possible? The emergence of facial recognition technology has again demonstrated the computational nature of the human mind, as computers, it turns out, see faces in plenty of inanimate objects.


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Wearable devices track people via wireless network

Wearable devices track people via wireless network | prediction | Scoop.it
Mobile technology is opening new channels for remotely monitoring family members and others who need to be tracked.

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Pre-Crime Detection System Now Being Tested in the U.S.

Pre-Crime Detection System Now Being Tested in the U.S. | prediction | Scoop.it

The Future Attribute Screening Technology project (FAST) was not dreamed up by Philip K. Dick, but it could have been. Lead by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the initiative aims to use sensor technology to detect cues "indicative of mal-intent," defined by the DHS as intent or desire to cause real harm -- "rapidly, reliably, and remotely." It would be used, they say, to fight terror.


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The Internet as Hive Mind: Memory and the Cybermind

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No one can remember everything, and the Web can be a great mind-expanding device.

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Your (Virtual) Future Self Wants You To Save Up : NPR

Your (Virtual) Future Self Wants You To Save Up : NPR | prediction | Scoop.it

In fact, when we think about ourselves in the future we actually use the same part of our brain that we use when we think about a stranger. Hershfield and a group of researchers wanted to help young people vividly imagine their own old age, so they recruited college-age men and women, gave them goggles and sent them into a virtual reality laboratory where they encountered a kind of mirror.


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Cyborgs, Software Spies and Shadow Wars: Our 5 Years (Un)covering the Hidden Pentagon

Cyborgs, Software Spies and Shadow Wars: Our 5 Years (Un)covering the Hidden Pentagon | prediction | Scoop.it

I’d like to pretend there was some master plan, that the site you see before you crept out of our skulls fully formed. But the truth is, when Sharon Weinberger and I launched Danger Room five years ago this week, we were just winging it. We wanted to write about the things we thought were cool: the Pentagon’s super-soldier project; China’s cyborg pigeons; the Navy’s puke rays and lightning guns. So we did.


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