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iBrain, a Device That Can Read Thoughts

iBrain, a Device That Can Read Thoughts | shubush augment | Scoop.it
NeuroVigil’s iBrain may help people with A.L.S., like Stephen Hawking, communicate using advanced machine-brain interfaces.
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TEDxSydney - David Chalmers - The Extended Mind

David Chalmers is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. Chalmers is inter...

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This Week In Bots: The Making Robots Touchy-Feely Edition | Fast Company

This Week In Bots: The Making Robots Touchy-Feely Edition | Fast Company | shubush augment | Scoop.it
nasa robotThis happened recently, and we had to show it to you.
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Coming of the Terabyters

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » The Coming of the Terabyters | shubush augment | Scoop.it

In the coming years we will see an explosion of systems designed around the quantification of human attributes and personal influence serving as the basis of new currencies. And these currency movements will be driven farther and faster with introduction of The Terabyters.


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'Backpacking' bacteria

'Backpacking' bacteria | shubush augment | Scoop.it
To the ranks of horses, donkeys, camels and other animals that have served humanity as pack animals or beasts of burden, scientists are now enlisting bacteria to ferry nano-medicine cargos throughout the human body.

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Oscillating gel acts like artificial skin, giving robots potential ability to 'feel'

Oscillating gel acts like artificial skin, giving robots potential ability to 'feel' | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Sooner than later, robots may have the ability to 'feel.' In a paper published online March 26 in Advanced Functional Materials, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...
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Replanting the Wasteland of the Transhuman Agenda

Replanting the Wasteland of the Transhuman Agenda | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Recently, there was a rivetting and quite dramatic interview with the writer David Wilcock in which he broke down in tears because he believed that his life had been threatened over what he planned...

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The virtual and real worlds collide at FACT in Liverpool (Wired UK)

The virtual and real worlds collide at FACT in Liverpool (Wired UK) | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Visitors to the Robots and Avatars exhibition at the FACT in Liverpool will be sorely disappointed if they go in search of tin men, quips the organisation's director, Mike Stubbs...
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Talking to the Future Humans - Amber Case | VICE

Talking to the Future Humans - Amber Case | VICE | shubush augment | Scoop.it
In the future, bullies will plague nerds with augmented reality "kick me" signs.

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Military Wants to Implant Tiny 'Doctors' in Soldiers' Bodies

Military Wants to Implant Tiny 'Doctors' in Soldiers' Bodies | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Tiny sensors inside soldiers' bodies could diagnose and treat battlefield diseases that have historically caused more casualties than actual combat.
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Human body farm « NextNature.net

Human body farm « NextNature.net | shubush augment | Scoop.it

Why not use the human body to grow products for the medical industry? The designer Michael Burton envisions Future Farm where the body is used as a farm to cultivate clinical and pharmaceutical products with bio and nanotechnology.

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Privilege Has Its Rewards — How Longevity Will Become The New Class Inequality

Privilege Has Its Rewards — How Longevity Will Become The New Class Inequality | shubush augment | Scoop.it

Here’s a news flash that isn’t really new: the rich live longer than everyone else. Now, on the surface, this seems like a no-brainer. The ability to afford the best of everything should translate into better health while the inability to pay for even basic care, not to mention preventative medicine, is going to cut a person’s life short. For the threshold of the average human life span to surpass say 100 years, everyone should live like the rich do. The upper class has access to better resources, such as quality food and health care. They are also more informed, have the best education and have access to more opportunities. As a result, all of these factors collectively contribute to an improved quality of life. And if infomercials for juicers have taught us anything it’s that a better quality of life extends longevity.
But the proof is in the pudding…and that pudding better be full of statistics to back up this kind of claim.
Fortunately, studies have been going on for years to investigate the longevity gap.


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Ekso's Exoskeletons Let Paraplegics Walk, Will Anyone Actually Wear One?

Ekso's Exoskeletons Let Paraplegics Walk, Will Anyone Actually Wear One? | shubush augment | Scoop.it

Ekso Bionics builds robotic exoskeletons that can help paraplegics leave their wheelchairs. All CEO Eythor Bender has to do is create a market for a product that no one knew they wanted.After six years in a wheelchair, Tamara Mena can walk again.

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'Impossible' problem solved after non-invasive brain stimulation

'Impossible' problem solved after non-invasive brain stimulation | shubush augment | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- Brain stimulation can markedly improve people's ability to solve highly complex problems, a recent University of Sydney study suggests.

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The ‘living’ micro-robot that could detect diseases in humans | KurzweilAI

The ‘living’ micro-robot that could detect diseases in humans | KurzweilAI | shubush augment | Scoop.it

A tiny prototype robot that functions like a living creature is being developed that one day could be safely used to pinpoint diseases within the human...


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Daily Maverick :: Daphne Koller: when machines are almost human

Daily Maverick :: Daphne Koller: when machines are almost human | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Daphne Koller is a genius who’s leading the renaissance in artificial intelligence, but don’t tell her that.

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Brain wiring a no-brainer? Scans reveal astonishingly simple 3D grid structure

Brain wiring a no-brainer? Scans reveal astonishingly simple 3D grid structure | shubush augment | Scoop.it
The brain appears to be wired more like the checkerboard streets of New York City than the curvy lanes of Columbia, Md., suggests a new brain imaging study.

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A device that lets you charge your iPhone while looking like a sociopathic cyborg.

A device that lets you charge your iPhone while looking like a sociopathic cyborg. | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Introducing the AIRE, a device that lets you power your iPhone with your own breathing, and the first strike in the machines' eventual overthrow of the human race.
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Bioethicist's solution to climate change: hacking humanity (Wired UK)

Bioethicist's solution to climate change: hacking humanity (Wired UK) | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Forget geoengineering, the latest proposal in the fight against climate change is bioengineering humans to require less energy (Modifying humans to require less energy?
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Klimt02: ...dal silenzio Padova Italy exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions

Klimt02: ...dal silenzio Padova Italy exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions | shubush augment | Scoop.it
...dal silenzio Padova Italy exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions...

"In a noisy world, silence can be a luxury"

 

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New brain-hand connection research aims to improve therapies, prosthetics

New brain-hand connection research aims to improve therapies, prosthetics | shubush augment | Scoop.it
Research at Arizona State University to better understand the intricate sensory and cognitive connections between the brain and the hands has won support from the National Science Foundation.
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Learning to See in 3-D: A Neurobiologist Rewires Her Own Brain

Learning to See in 3-D: A Neurobiologist Rewires Her Own Brain | shubush augment | Scoop.it

As a professor neurobiology at Mount Holyoke College, Barry herself taught students the conventional wisdom that the human brain is malleable “during a ‘critical period’ in infancy but loses the capacity to rewire in adulthood” -- using her own story to illustrate the point. Then, when she was 48 years old, she saw a developmental optometrist, and began training her eyes to see differently. She spent months practicing visual therapy exercises.


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Mind control: the advent of neuroscience in marketing

Mind control: the advent of neuroscience in marketing | shubush augment | Scoop.it
There are ethical dilemmas and potential threats to consumers from a technology worth £5bn globally and growing fast...

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