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Human-powered feedback loops - | GE Look Ahead | The Economist

Human-powered feedback loops - | GE Look Ahead | The Economist | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In his groundbreaking book, Abundance, X PRIZE-founder Peter Diamandis speaks of the “rising billion”. These are the hundreds of millions of people in the
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Kondratieff cycles and algorithms

Research into the origins and progress of the process of industrial development over a longer period clearly reveals, according to Schumpeter [1], that it always occurs in a long wave movement extending over a period of around 45 to 60 years.

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UK must learn military drone laws and ethics, says report (Wired UK)

UK must learn military drone laws and ethics, says report (Wired UK) | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A report into the use of drones in the UK has concluded that the technology can deliver "significant benefits" to the country's national security policy and economy over the next few decades
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More research needed to address synthetic biology security concerns

More research needed to address synthetic biology security concerns | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology. While the author doesn't think the field is ripe for exploitation by terrorists, it does highlight significant gaps in our understanding of the nuts and bolts of lab work in synthetic biology ...
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Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A research team from Australia has pushed quantum computers closer to fruition, but a former NSA director warns that the technology could break encryption. By Alex Hern
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Dr. Derek Cabrera’s Plenary for 58th Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences at the School of Business at George Washington University, Washington DC | MetaMap - Cabrera Resea...

Dr. Derek Cabrera’s Plenary for 58th Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences at the School of Business at George Washington University, Washington DC | MetaMap - Cabrera Resea... | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
+iT: Bridge theory and practice with #DSRP: distinguish, systematize, relate ideas from different perspectives
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The Internet of Vegetables: How Cyborg Plants Can Monitor Our World | WIRED

The Internet of Vegetables: How Cyborg Plants Can Monitor Our World | WIRED | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In the not too distant future, we could see a race of cyborg plants that tell us when they need more water, what chemicals they've been exposed to, and what parasites are eating at their roots. These half-organic, half-electronic creations may even tell us how much pollution is in the air. And yes, they'll plug into the network.
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Discovery of new subatomic particle, type of meson, to 'transform' understanding of fundamental force of nature

Discovery of new subatomic particle, type of meson, to 'transform' understanding of fundamental force of nature | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The discovery of a new particle will "transform our understanding" of the fundamental force of nature that binds the nuclei of atoms, researchers argue. The discovery of the new particle will help provide greater understanding of the strong interaction, the fundamental force of nature found within the protons of an atom's nucleus.
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Safety Worries May Slow Integration of Robots into Human Workforce | MIT Technology Review

Safety Worries May Slow Integration of Robots into Human Workforce | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Standards bodies are wrestling with the impact of accidental robot strikes.
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The essentials of Bertalanffy's General Systems Theory.

The essentials of Bertalanffy's General Systems Theory. | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Here I relate what I perceive to be the most important points of Bertalanffy's General Systems Theory, a copy of which I was given by a professor in the department when he moved to a smaller office...
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New Particle Is Both Matter and Antimatter

New Particle Is Both Matter and Antimatter | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers see signature of “Majorana particles” inside superconducting iron
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The Anatomy of Attention

The Anatomy of Attention | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The voices of neurons fall in and out of synchrony in our brains, modulating our attention. Scientists are trying to determine why and how.
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Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen

Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Biological brains are unlikely to be the final stage of intelligence. Machines already have superhuman strength, speed and stamina – and one day they will have superhuman intelligence. This is of course not certain to occur – it is possible that we will develop some other dangerous technology first ...

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The Three Laws of Transhumanism and Artificial Intelligence

The Three Laws of Transhumanism and Artificial Intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Artificial intelligence morality will be different from our human morality


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Closing In On Quantum Computing | WIRED

Closing In On Quantum Computing | WIRED | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
“For more than two decades,” writes Valerie C. Coffey (@StellarEdit), “one of the holy grails of physics has been to build a quantum computer that can process certain types of large-scale, very difficult problems exponentially faster than classical computers. Physicists are making progress toward this goal every day, but nearly every part of a quantum…
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Quantum computer buyers' guide: Apps - tech - 20 October 2014 - New Scientist

Quantum computer buyers' guide: Apps - tech - 20 October 2014 - New Scientist | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
What will you be able to run on your quantum computer? Here's our pick of the best apps in the pipeline
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'Cyber' is everywhere, but what does the prefix mean and where did it come from? - 10News

'Cyber' is everywhere, but what does the prefix mean and where did it come from? - 10News | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
“Cyber” — it’s more of a prefix than a word — hasn’t always been so ominous. In fact, it was quite the opposite back in the 90s when the prefix was sometimes linked up with sex to form “cybersex.”  
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Weekend Read: The Imminent Decentralized Computing Revolution

Weekend Read: The Imminent Decentralized Computing Revolution | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Gary Sharma, founder of GarysGuide: A mega-trend is brewing that could make bureaucratic hierarchies, middlemen and gatekeepers everywhere obsolete including social networks, banks, stock exchanges, electronic voting systems and even governments. It’s called decentralized computing, and it could fundamentally transform the way we connect to and exchange value on the Internet. There are three technologies that will form the foundation of the decentralized computing stack -- mesh networks (decentralized networking), block chain (decentralized transactions) and autonomous agents (decentralized decision making). ...
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Microsoft’s Strange Quest for the Topological Qubit | MIT Technology Review

Microsoft’s Strange Quest for the Topological Qubit | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Can an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics research open a new era of unimaginably powerful computers?
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Gartner Predicts Top 2015 And Beyond Trends For Technology, IT Organizations, And Consumers

Gartner Predicts Top 2015 And Beyond Trends For Technology, IT Organizations, And Consumers | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
On the occasion of its sold-out Symposium/ITxpo this week, Gartner revealed its predictions for top technology trends, the impact of technology on businesses and consumers, and the continuing evolution of the IT organization and the role of the CIO.
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Could Quantum Computing Lead To Creative Robots?

Could Quantum Computing Lead To Creative Robots? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion arrived at by researchers, who have confirmed that quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to the stimuli around them.

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Majorana particles - Fundamentally confusing

Majorana particles - Fundamentally confusing | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Jon Butterworth: A completely new type of particle is observed for the first time. What does that mean, fundamentally?
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The Past, Present and Future of Cybernetics and Systems Research

The Past, Present and Future of Cybernetics and Systems Research | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Cybernetics and Systems Research (CSR) were developed in the mid-twentieth century, offering the possibility of describing and comparing different phenomena using the same language. The concepts, w...
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Allen Institute’s Christof Koch on Computer Consciousness | MIT Technology Review

Allen Institute’s Christof Koch on Computer Consciousness | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The world’s best-known consciousness researcher says machines could one day become self-aware.
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Cybernetic Synthetic Biology And The Internet Of Living Things

Cybernetic Synthetic Biology And The Internet Of Living Things | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
If it was possible, then the extension of "the internet of things" to "the internet of biology" e.g., bacteria, molds, plants and crops should also be possible -- in fact all living things could be networked and online....
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Quantum Bits Compressed for the First Time

Quantum Bits Compressed for the First Time | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Physicists have now shown how to encode three quantum bits, the kind of data that might be used in the computers of tomorrow, using just two photons


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Quantum Internet: First Teleportation to a Solid-State Quantum Memory | MIT Technology Review

Quantum Internet: First Teleportation to a Solid-State Quantum Memory | MIT Technology Review | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A European team of physicists has demonstrated a device that can teleport quantum information to a solid-state quantum memory over telecom fiber, a crucial capability for any future quantum Internet.
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