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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning | real utopias | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.
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Noam Chomsky On Artificial Intelligence , Cognitive Science , and Neuroscience - YouTube

Brains, Minds and Machines Symposium, May, 2011, at MIT. Keynote Panel: The Golden Age A Look at the Original Roots of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Sci...
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Learning How Little We Know About the Brain - New York Times

Learning How Little We Know About the Brain - New York Times | real utopias | Scoop.it
The body of knowledge about how the brain works is growing, but so is the list of gaps in our understanding. Larry Abbott, a former theoretical physicist, is looking for models to fill them in.
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Should robots take control? MIT scientists say yes - Tech Times

Should robots take control? MIT scientists say yes - Tech Times | real utopias | Scoop.it


More surprising, the human workers said that they preferred the groups where the robots took more control.

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Will humans let robots take control? MIT researchers know the answer - Tech Times

Will humans let robots take control? MIT researchers know the answer - Tech Times | real utopias | Scoop.it


Gombolay says that handing over control to robot workers does not mean that cyborgs will be leading the manufacturing processes.

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Physicists say energy can be teleported 'without a limit of distance' | io9.com - Iranian

Physicists say energy can be teleported 'without a limit of distance' | io9.com - Iranian | real utopias | Scoop.it

A team of physicists has proposed a way of teleporting energy over long distances.

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The Political Science of Global Warming - Wall Street Journal

The Political Science of Global Warming - Wall Street Journal | real utopias | Scoop.it

“Human influence extremely likely to be the dominant cause of observed warming since the middle of the last century,” was the headline from Friday’s release of the first instalment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment report. “Extremely likely”—indicating a 95%-100% likelihood—was ratcheted up one notch from the 2007 fourth assessment report’s “very likely.” Yet compared to 2007, the IPCC widened its estimate of the responsiveness of the climate system to carbon dioxide by reducing the lower band to a 1.5°C increase from 2°C, qualifying the new estimate as only “likely.”

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation