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Singularitarianism - Wikipedia

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Singularitarianism is a technocentric ideology and social movement defined by the belief that a technological singularity—the creation of a superintelligence—will likely happen in the medium future, and that deliberate action ought to be taken to ensure that the Singularity benefits humans.
Singularitarians are distinguished from other futurists who speculate on a technological singularity by their belief that the Singularity is not only possible, but desirable if guided prudently. Accordingly, they might sometimes dedicate their lives to acting in ways they believe will contribute to its rapid yet safe realization.[1]
Some critics argue that Singularitarianism is a new religious movement promising salvation in a technological utopia.[2] Others, however, are concerned that the interest in the Singularity by corporate and military interests provides a clue as to the real direction and social implication of emerging technologies celebrated by Singularitarians.

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Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog - In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT !

Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog  -  In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT ! | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Oscar Wilde

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Visit the Sigalon Soup.io (http://sigalon.soup.io), a good source for content curation.

 

As of today, 2014-01-01, the Sigalon Soup has been viewed more than 66,000 times, by more than 25,000 visitors from 159 countries.

 

The Sigalon Soup and the related Soups are news aggregators.

To follow the most recent information on a specific topic, click on an item, -Soup-, in the list specified below.

Each topic contains information from a number of selected RSS feeds, as well as direct links to some relevant sites.

Below the heading "Account" in each Soup, you find icons pointing to the sources from which the RSS feeds are obtained. By clicking on an icon, you can go directly to such a source.

 

See the List of Current Specific Topics in this Document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uQZUfeeKZKIyYF8U3QqUDIwC1zgu1VkEfpZStUxEm_Q/edit?usp=sharing

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Wonks create thinnest feasible membrane

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April 19, 2014 Physics & Mathematics, Technology

 

Researchers have produced a stable porous membrane that is thinner than a nanometre. This is a 100,000 times thinner than the diameter of a human hair. The membrane consists of two layers of the much exalted “super material” graphene, a two-dimensional film made of carbon atoms, on which the team of researchers, led by Professor Hyung Gyu Park at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich, etched tiny pores of a precisely defined size.

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Peter Joseph | Origins and Adaptations | ZDay March 2014 - YouTube

Peter Joseph | Origins and Adaptations | ZDay March 2014 - YouTube | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

March 15th 2014, 6th Annual "Zeitgeist Day", Toronto, ON, CA. 

In this presentation Peter discusses how the Market Economy has not only evolved/simplified into its most core function of blind gain and hence the arbitrary trading of the "widget", using the Stock Market / Financialization as a point of focus, he also explains how any social progress that has occurred has happened "by proxy" - or incidental to the market game.

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Kurzweil : "Photon, atom | Quantum logic gate combining light and matter

Kurzweil : "Photon, atom | Quantum logic gate combining light and matter | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

 

Scientists at Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics have successfully achieved a quantum logic gate using a single photon and a single atom. In the experiment, the binary states "0" and "1" are represented by the two spin orientations of an atom and by two polarization states of an optical photon, respectively.

 

Prof. Gerhard Rempe, Director at the MPQ and head of the Quantum Dynamics Division : “In our experiment we merge both techniques. In particular, our quantum gate could be easily implemented in a network in which atoms serve as stationary nodes for the storage of information, whereas photons transmit the information between these nodes - even over large distances. In this way, we hope to contribute to the realization of a scalable quantum computer…

 

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Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics : http://bit.ly/1lQwAi0

 


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Kurzweil : "Nanoelectronic circuits that operate 10,000 times faster

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Circuits that can operate at frequencies up to 245 terahertz have been designed and fabricated by researchers at National University of Singapore and Agency for Science, Technology and Research. The new circuits can potentially be used to construct ultra-fast computers or single-molecule detectors…

 

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National University of Singapore : http://bit.ly/1hGho6R

 


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The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

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Everyone has different needs, and the social landscape is shifting accordingly.

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, April 19, 1:55 PM

Mobile Tribes!

Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 20, 5:05 AM

"The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller."

 

"The first generation of social media touted "networking", but the next generation, raised in always-on connectivity, will embrace ephemerality and digital tribalism. Those users will abandon the major social networks and migrate to more granular mobile villages with simpler ecosystems."

I think these two statements are pretty much spot-on, and will watch with interest as Facebook (and the 'others') tries to look small while continuing to gobble-up anyone and anything that looks like it might threaten its business model. We don't need one all-consuming platform, but that not how FB shareholders view the world.

 

Interesting times ahead!

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Your Eyes Are Deceiving You In The Most Incredible Way. Look Closer... This Isn't A Normal Forest.

Your Eyes Are Deceiving You In The Most Incredible Way. Look Closer... This Isn't A Normal Forest. | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Wow...

 

No, these aren’t incredibly peaceful photos of forests from around the world…

They’re aquariums. “Aquascaping” is the art of decorating aquariums through adding rocks and growing plant life. It may sound boring, but the results are so good, it’s impossible to tell they are underwater.



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Issues in the News - VII Photo

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BRETAGNE (hymne à notre région) - YouTube

Pour tous les amateurs de la Bretagne. Pour tous les expatriés ... Pour découvrir en images cette région. (commentez et votez pour ce diaporama)

Via Philippe Trebaul
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How TransferWise Works - GBP to EUR payment - YouTube

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GuitarBots

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The future of guitar learning starts here.
Scientifically proven method developed with professional guitar teachers.

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THE KERNEL – The internet's favourite tabloid

THE KERNEL – The internet's favourite tabloid | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The internet's favourite tabloid
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Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world's most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events.

 

In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for MINIATURE CITIES,GLASS FLOWERS, BOOKS BOUND IN HUMAN SKIN, GIGANTIC FLAMING HOLES IN THE GROUND, BONE CHURCHES, BALANCING PAGODAS, or HOMES BUILT ENTIRELY OUT OF PAPER, the Atlas Obscura is where you'll find them.

Atlas Obscura is a collaborative project. We depend on our far-flung community of explorers (like you!) to help us discover amazing, hidden spots, and share them with the world. If you know of a curious place that's not already in the Atlas, let us know.

There is plenty out there to discover, so let's start looking!

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Kevin Lynch - Google+

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I came to realize that my meals were boring and that I had been eating the same few dishes over and over again for years. It was time for a change! I now spend my free time searching for, creating and trying tasty new recipes in my closet sized kitchen.

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Quietmusic - April 20 (Hour 2 excerpt)

Here's an excerpt from Hour Two of the 4/20 Quietmusic show.If you want to hear more, become a subscriber to the program and receive the full three-hour downloadable show each week: http://quietmusic.com/qm-plus

(Start time / Title / Artist / Album title)
00:17 / Gravities / Tim Story / Glass Green
04:01 / So Good To Me / Chris Malinchak / So Good To Me
09:03 / Under The Orion Sky / Todd Boston / Touched By The Sun
14:04 / Song For Everyone / Jan Garbarek / Song For Everyone
20:14 / Building A Mystery (Acoustic) / Sarah McLachlan / KBCO Studio C: Retrospective
24:09 / Opus 55 / Dustin O'Halloran / Lumiere
30:15 / By My Side / Jeff Lorber / Flipside
35:03 / Lately / Stevie Wonder / Hotter Than July
39:11 / Water Falls / Pantha Du Prince / The Splendour
44:45 / Railroad Man / Ryuichi Sakamoto / B.T.T.B
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Kurzweil : "Edinburgh, regenerative medecine | Living organ regenerated, for first time…

Kurzweil : "Edinburgh, regenerative medecine | Living organ regenerated, for first time… | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh has rebuilt the thymus of an old mouse  — the first regeneration of a living organ. After treatment, the regenerated organ had a structure similar to that found in a young mouse. […] The advance could pave the way for new therapies for people with damaged immune systems and genetic conditions that affect thymus development…

 

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University of Edinburgh : http://bit.ly/1k8q5aw

 


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Kurzweil : "Replacing a defective gene with a correct sequence to treat genetic disorders

Kurzweil : "Replacing a defective gene with a correct sequence to treat genetic disorders | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Using a new gene-editing system based on bacterial proteins, MIT researchers have cured mice of a rare liver disorder caused by a single genetic mutation. The findings […] offer the first evidence that this gene-editing technique, known as CRISPR, can reverse disease symptoms in living animals. CRISPR, which offers an easy way to snip out mutated DNA and replace it with the correct sequence, holds potential for treating many genetic disorders, according to the research team…

 

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MIT | Chemical Engineering : http://bit.ly/1k8ugTM

 


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Adit Suisse : "Diagnostic santé réalisé sur le smartphone, start-ups romandes

Adit Suisse : "Diagnostic santé réalisé sur le smartphone, start-ups romandes | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Qloudlab développe un système grâce auquel il sera possible de réaliser des tests sanguins à partir de l'écran tactile d'un smartphone. Les personnes ayant des troubles de la coagulation sanguine pourront mesurer les indicateurs de coagulation sanguine eux-mêmes, rapidement et pour un coût faible. Le système fonctionnera avec une application à installer sur le smartphone et un biofilm, à usage unique, mis en contact avec l'écran tactile. Une fois l'application lancée et le biofilm correctement placé sur l'écran tactile, l'utilisateur peut y poser une goutte de sang…

 

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> Leman "Micro Devices" : http://bit.ly/1eSdNDN

> Onedrop.Diagnostics : http://bit.ly/1eSdDfE

> QloudLab : http://bit.ly/1nvo0FI

 


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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Vicki Mast's curator insight, April 18, 5:00 AM

Check out this great resource for online video tools.

Yuly Asencion's curator insight, April 18, 6:13 AM

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vgpascal's curator insight, April 19, 1:50 AM

Un classement indispensable et  très pratique de la part de Robin Good. 

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Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? | e! Science News

 

The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications.

 

The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications. "This is a new, and likely controversial, idea in Parkinson's disease; but if true, it could lead to new ways to prevent neuronal death in Parkinson's that resemble treatments for autoimmune diseases," said the study's senior author, David Sulzer, PhD, professor of neurobiology in the departments of psychiatry, neurology, and pharmacology at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

The new hypothesis about Parkinson's emerges from other findings in the study that overturn a deep-seated assumption about neurons and the immune system.

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Foreign Views, International Press, Translated Journalism - Worldcrunch

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Taavet Hinrikus: peer-to-peer networks can make money borderless | Wired Money video - YouTube

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Transfer Money Online | Send Money Abroad with TransferWise

Transfer Money Online | Send Money Abroad with TransferWise | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Banks charge a lot for overseas transfers. We don't. Transfer money abroad easily and quickly with our low cost money transfers.

 

TransferWise was born of frustration

Sending money abroad is deceptively expensive, thanks to the hidden fees we’ve all been forced to pay. The banks claim “free money transfers”, “0% commission.” Sounds like money’s already flowing freely, but far from it. It’s pure propaganda.

TransferWise removes all the wrongness, letting people send money abroad at the lowest possible true cost. Using only real exchange rates and tiny not-hidden-fees. Headaches averted, and a revolution sparked.

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THE SOURCE | Conversations with DOUG AITKEN

THE SOURCE | Conversations with DOUG AITKEN | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The SOURCE is the comprehensive public release of the artist Doug Aitken's ongoing series of conversations with the creative individuals shaping contemporary culture. The focus is the starting point of creativity. Before anything is made, how are ideas and impulses generated? Where does the creative idea start? What is the journey to the finished creation? The SOURCE creates a dialogue between mediums—visual art, architecture, film, new media and music—a space for individuals to talk candidly about their unique process. The SOURCE explores this path, from inception to realization.
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iversity — Open Courses — Education. Online. Free.

iversity — Open Courses — Education. Online. Free. | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The spring semester has begun on iversity! Enrol now and learn for free with peers from all over the globe.
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Snapshots of Provence

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Myprovence festival est un concours de création à l'initiative de Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme
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