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The Scientific 7-Minute Workout

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In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall..."

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"...even a few minutes of training at an intensity approaching your maximum capacity produces molecular changes within muscles comparable to those of several hours of running or bike riding."

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Brian Williams Raps "Rapper's Delight" - YouTube

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This is actually really well done. Pretty impressed with this.
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Why can't you remember being a baby? Science explains

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Researchers have found a biological mechanism for why infants don't retain memories as well as adults do.
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Social Signals, Social Noise and Knowledge Management - CMSWire

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The second message is more succinct, and probably has a higher signal to noise ratio.
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Max More - Transhuman and the Singularity - YouTube

Max More speaks about Transhumanism and the Singularity. Founder of the Extropy Institute, Max More has written many articles espousing the philosophy of tra...
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Cork Coaster from #Electrovista: Black and White Coffee Power G...

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Zazzle Stone Coaster from #Electrovista: Black and White Power Grid

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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

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“Today there’s no legislation regarding how much intelligence a machine can have, how interconnected it can be. If that continues, look at the exponential trend. We will reach the #singularity in the timeframe most experts predict.

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Innovate on Purpose: The Signal to noise ratio for innovation

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You hear people talk about the "signal to noise" ratio in a number of settings. Signal to noise simply compares how much of the message you want to transmit is encapsulated and accompanied by "noise" - information, ...
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How Will We Know When Computers Can Think for ... - Singularity Hub

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alan-turing 1 Headlines recently exploded with news that a computer program called Eugene Goostman had become the first to pass the Turing test, a method devised by computing pioneer Alan Turing to objectively prove a ...
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Skylab?

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Signal-to-noise ratio in your code | Java Code Geeks

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You write code to deliver business value, hence your code deals with a business domain like e-trading in finance, or the navigation for an online shoe store.
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Science Says So

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Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance - YouTube

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 3...
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The Brain Is Not Computable: Why Singularity Will Not Happen and Humans Will Assimilate Machines

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A leading neuroscientist says Kurzweil’s Singularity isn’t going to happen. Instead, humans will assimilate machines.

 

Miguel Nicolelis, a top neuroscientist at Duke University, says computers will never replicate the human brain and that the technological Singularity is “a bunch of hot air.”

 

“The brain is not computable and no engineering can reproduce it,” says Nicolelis, author of several pioneering papers on brain-machine interfaces.

 

The Singularity, of course, is that moment when a computer super-intelligence emerges and changes the world in ways beyond our comprehension.

 

Among the idea’s promoters are futurist Ray Kurzweil, recently hired on at Google as a director of engineering, who has been predicting that not only will machine intelligence exceed our own, but people will be able to download their thoughts and memories into computers (see “Ray Kurzweil Plans to Create a Mind at Google—and Have It Serve You”). 

 

Nicolelis calls that idea sheer bunk. “Downloads will never happen,” he said during remarks made at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston on Sunday. “There are a lot of people selling the idea that you can mimic the brain with a computer.”

 

The debate over whether the brain is a kind of computer has been running for decades. Many scientists think it’s possible, in theory, for a computer to equal the brain given sufficient computer power and an understanding of how the brain works.

 

Kurzweil delves into the idea of “reverse-engineering” the brain in his latest book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, in which he says even though the brain may be immensely complex, “the fact that it contains many billions of cells and trillions of connections does not necessarily make its primary method complex.”

 

But Nicolelis is in a camp that thinks that human consciousness (and if you believe in it, the soul) simply can’t be replicated in silicon. That’s because its most important features are the result of unpredictable, nonlinear interactions among billions of cells, Nicolelis says.

 

“You can’t predict whether the stock market will go up or down because you can’t compute it,” he says. “You could have all the computer chips ever in the world and you won’t create a consciousness.”

 

The neuroscientist, originally from Brazil, instead thinks that humans will increasingly subsume machines (an idea, incidentally, that’s also part of Kurzweil’s predictions).

 

In a study published last week, for instance, Nicolelis’s group at Duke used brain implants to allow mice to sense infrared light, something mammals can’t normally perceive. They did it by wiring a head-mounted infrared sensor to electrodes implanted into a part of the brain called the somatosensory cortex.

 

The experiment, in which several mice were able to follow sensory cues from the infrared detector to obtain a reward, was the first ever to use a neural implant to add a new sense to an animal, Nicolelis says.  


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I agree that too many people think it would be sufficient to plug a bunch of neurons together and consciousness will happen. Ridiculous. But I am convinced that it is not necessary to simulate a brain or reverse engineer it. Brains are developed by random incidents and evolution - and it's a mess. I am strongly convinced that a conscious mechanism will be developed from scratch. And it will outwit us.
Bernhard H. Schmitz's curator insight, July 16, 2:37 PM

I agree that too many people think it would be sufficient to plug a bunch of neurons together and consciousness will happen. Ridiculous. But I am convinced that it is not necessary to simulate a brain or reverse engineer it. Brains are developed by random incidents and evolution - and it's a mess. I am strongly convinced that a conscious mechanism will be developed from scratch. And it will outwit us.

Marco Bertolini's comment, July 17, 2:52 AM
@ Bernard Schmitz : I think you have a point there and I like the verty elegant way you put it : a conscious mecanism coming out from the chaos.
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Apple, Inc.'s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 May Be Delayed Into 2015 - Motley Fool

Apple, Inc.'s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 May Be Delayed Into 2015
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The signal-to-noise ratio ahead of an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone launch typically gets better as we hone in on the launch, but lately it seems that the opposite is happening.
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From Beer to Caffeine, The Birth of Innovation (an ... - Singularity Hub

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abundance 300 years ago, during the Age of Enlightenment, the Coffee House became the center of innovation. Back then, most people went from drinking beer to consuming coffee (i.e. from being tipsy to being wired) and ...
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The human brain's remarkably low power consumption, and how computers ... - ExtremeTech

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“Exclusive” on NSA Surveillance Reveals Almost Nothing New

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Last weekend, Washington Post journalists Bart Gellman, Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani wrote that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s trove of stolen documents show that... (#NSA #SIGINT collection challenged by signal-to-noise ratio.
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The first conscious machines will probably be on Wall Street

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We must consider the possibility that intelligence, creativity and even consciousness are purely functions of the material world, with human beings as a peculiar kind of computer. In a world operat...
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Spot the Difference...

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America! F*** Yeah!

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Communication - What's Your Signal To NOISE Ratio?

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Les Jones, Marketing Director at Practice Plan, shares the key to all communications - SIMPLICITY! Consider these two questions… Would you care to partake in a receptacle (made of china) of hot bev...
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Keep Calm And Love WiFi

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Zazzle Guitar Pick from #Electrovista

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Noam Chomsky on Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity is Science Fiction!

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Check out my interview with Dr. Noam Chomsky where he explains why we have more urgent problems than the technological singularity.
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