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Singularitarianism - Wikipedia

Singularitarianism - Wikipedia | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

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

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Technology Is Reshaping the Food Chain | MIT Technology Review

Technology Is Reshaping the Food Chain | MIT Technology Review | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
For years, the most important food technologies were all about scale. How could we feed a fast-growing population at less expense? By doing everything bigger: food grown on bigger farms was sold by ever-merging global food giants to grocery chains of superstore proportions.

Many of today’s food technologies seem to be moving in the opposite direction, toward methods and products that are economical for small farms as well as large corporate ones. This does not mean an end to big food: with the planet’s population projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, agriculture and food production will still have to achieve a massive scale, with help from technology and innovative research. Still, evolving technologies, including inexpensive sensors, mobile devices, and data analysis, have helped an increasing variety of food companies, retailers, and producers lower their costs and compete in many specialty markets.

This could be the start of a new food economy—one that reflects more competition and more innovation, provides opportunity for a broader group of investors, and is more dynamic and responsive than the industrial model that has dominated for decades.
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SanDisk packed 128GB into a USB 3.0 drive the size of a dime

SanDisk packed 128GB into a USB 3.0 drive the size of a dime | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Do you need a USB 3.0 drive the size of your thumbnail or a pocketable SSD? Doubtful, but you’re probably going to like SanDisk’s new drives just the same.

The Ultra Fit USB 3.0 is about the size of the input found on any USB cable. SanDisk also managed to pack a surprising 128GB memory into the $120 Ultra Fit, all while delivering USB 3.0 transfer speeds.
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Romans in France: The Mini-Series

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Watching the HBO series saved me days of laboring through the historical novels I thought I'd have to read about the Romans. Especially of I wanted to know about the "Caesars," Julius and Augustus...
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11 matvaror du INTE ska stoppa i kylen

11 matvaror du INTE ska stoppa i kylen | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Bananer, tomater, basilika och olivolja skjuts in i kylen! Nej, nej, nej! Här är 11 matvaror du inte bör stoppa i kylen.
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Get €23 off your first adventure!

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Join Deborah on Airbnb and find over one million unique places to stay anywhere in the world.

 

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? | eSkills | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!? That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is one well renown person WHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER.


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 27, 8:41 AM

When writing an IEP for a student, are you considering their career path- especially if they are at the secondary level? School social workers teach these skills everyday.  Are they appropriately identified and articulated?

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Alot of these skills cannot be taught. Your B.A., MBA., or Ph.D.may not give you the edge you thought they might.

nihal abitiu's curator insight, June 1, 6:24 AM

1- Leadership, 2- Collaboration, 3- Adaptability, 4- Innovation, 5- Critical thinking, 6- Communication, 7- Productivity and accountability, 8- Accessing, analysing and synthesizing information, 9- Global citizenship, 10- Entrepreneurialism

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Nix to Wine, It's Beer Pairings for Dinner in Atlanta

Nix to Wine, It's Beer Pairings for Dinner in Atlanta | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
In Atlanta there’s a new trend for at-home entertaining. Catered dinner parties with craft beer pairings.

My daughter-in-law introduced me to the concept with a recent birthday party for my son.
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How to Live: Philosophy

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The profound teachings of the great philosophers lie at the center of this playlist How to Live: Philosophy. Each segment of the film explores the unique perspectives of legendary thinkers, including those expelled by Plato, Aristotle and Nietzsche. The insights provided by these towering figures remain relevant to our lives even today, and continue to challenge and inform our views on love, greed, conflict, spirituality and the art of being human.

Take the example set forth by Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most influential and prolific sermonizers of the existentialist movement. Through his novels and essays, Sartre articulated a world view that challenged the status quo and our widely accepted perceptions of reality. He recognized the absurdity in patterns and practices most others held as normal and logic-based. With a great disdain for capitalism and the sheepish obedience it inspired, Sartre urged each human being to open their eyes to the possibilities of freedom by unleashing themselves from the shackles of greed.

Three hundred years prior to the emergence of Jean-Paul Sartre, Francois de La Rochefoucauld adopted a decidedly less enthusiastic view on the possibilities of human kindness and possibility. "If one were to judge of love according to the greatest part of the effects it produces," La Rochefoucauld wrote, "it might very justly pass for hatred rather than kindness." La Rochefoucauld's life was largely defined by misfortunes in the form of exile, poverty, and crippling romantic hardship. The sum total of these experiences found voice through his masterful employment of aphorisms, a series of brief, succinct sentences designed to illustrate complex ideas with minimal text and maximum clarity. In its purest form, this approach can still be found today, particularly on social media platforms like Twitter.

In a matter of minutes, each segment of How to Live: Philosophy clearly and cleverly encapsulates the ideologies of these and many other great philosophers, including Ludwig Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Epicurus, the Stoics and Augustine. Their perspectives run the gamut of human emotion and experience, and they speak to truths we all continue to grapple with in our everyday existence. But perhaps most importantly, the lessons they imparted provide us with a quantity which is sorely lacking in our modern society: enlightenment.

Watch the full documentary now (playlist)
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She cut into an onion and poured vinegar on it, what came out of the oven was totally unexpected

She cut into an onion and poured vinegar on it, what came out of the oven was totally unexpected | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
It's as delicious as it is pretty.
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EVENTS

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  Worldwide Online Event: www.facebook.com/events/753961208032987    If you are an organizer and need to change [...]
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Inhabitots | Your guide to green parenting, eco baby & green kids

Inhabitots | Your guide to green parenting, eco baby & green kids | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Inhabitots is a green parenting blog, featuring smart, modern, eco design for babies, kids, parents and families
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Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years

Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Get ready for the Skynet economy, the death of the car, and the re-emergence of women in tech.

Those are three of the top 10 trends coming in technology in the next few years, according to several top venture capitalists. They made their predictions Thursday night at a local Silicon Valley institution, the 17th annual top 10 tech trends dinner held in San Jose by the Churchill Club, which hosts forums with tech’s top executives, financiers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers. The criteria for the trends are that they must not be obvious (a rule frequently broken) and will be big in five years (also often broken).
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The women of ISIS: Who are they? - CNN.com

The women of ISIS: Who are they? - CNN.com | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
London (CNN)"I made my little steps ... I was trembling. Nervous. Scared..." Shams' breathless prose reads like a trashy romance novel, as she describes every tiny detail of her first meeting with her husband-to-be.

"After [a] few minutes, I flipped my Niqab. He looked at me, our eyes [caught] each other's. I had palpitation[s] faster than the speed of light.

"He smiled. And he asked a question that I shall never forget for the rest of my life. 'Can we get married today?'"

But this is no stereotypical fairy tale, and there's no "happily ever after" ending.

It's a dispatch from Shams, a woman who calls herself the "Bird of Jannah" and runs a blog that experts say is a compelling - and dangerous - recruitment tool for the terror group ISIS.
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EmTech Digital: Project Loon Uses RF for Balloons to Connect | MIT Technology Review

EmTech Digital: Project Loon Uses RF for Balloons to Connect | MIT Technology Review | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
A key challenge for Google’s Project Loon, which intends to use high-flying balloons to bring Internet connectivity to parts of the world that remain largely disconnected, is figuring out how to get the balloons to communicate with each other.

Speaking at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital conference in San Francisco on Monday, Loon’s project lead, Mike Cassidy, gave some details about how this works, saying that the balloons use high-frequency radio waves to link up. Gimbals mounted to the balloons must be pointed precisely at each other—to within a tenth of a degree, he said—to enable one balloon to send data to another that’s 80 kilometers away.
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The Psychology of Simple

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For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.

We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.

In the words of Steve Jobs:

“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
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Google Photos - All your photos organized and easy to find

Google Photos - All your photos organized and easy to find | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Learn more about Google Photos. Snap photos and videos, save them all in one place, and share them as animations, movies and more.
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U.S. indicts world soccer officials in alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal

U.S. indicts world soccer officials in alleged $150 million FIFA bribery scandal | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The Justice Department unsealed a 47 count indictment early Wednesday charging 14 world soccer figures, including officials of FIFA, with racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud. Four of those accused, including two sports marketing companies, have already pleaded guilty and are likely to be cooperating.

Among the “alleged schemes,” said the Justice Department, were kickbacks to FIFA officials by executives and companies involved in soccer marketing and “bribes and kickbacks in connection” with “the selection of the host country for the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 FIFA presidential election,” the Justice Department said.
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Table-top extreme UV laser system heralds imaging at the nanoscale

Table-top extreme UV laser system heralds imaging at the nanoscale | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
A new way to generate bright beams of coherent extreme UV radiation using a table-top setup has been developed by scientists. This could be used to produce high resolution images of tiny structures at the nanoscale.
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Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20

Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20 | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.

Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, says patients would have perfect vision and that driving glasses, progressive lenses and contact lenses would become a dim memory as the eye-care industry is transformed.

 

Webb says people who have the specialized lenses surgically inserted would never get cataracts because their natural lenses, which decay over time, would have been replaced.

Perfect eyesight would result "no matter how crummy your eyes are," Webb says, adding the Bionic Lens would be an option for someone who depends on corrective lenses and is over about age 25, when the eye structures are fully developed.

"This is vision enhancement that the world has never seen before," he says, showing a Bionic Lens, which looks like a tiny button.

"If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away," says Webb, demonstrating how a custom-made lens that folded like a taco in a saline-filled syringe would be placed in an eye, where it would unravel itself within 10 seconds.

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These new "Arched Cabins" look ordinary on the outside, but they are awesome on the inside

These new "Arched Cabins" look ordinary on the outside, but they are awesome on the inside | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Arched Cabins are a new type of home being developed out of the Houston, TX area. Most of the parts are pre-manufactured so the homes can be constructed in as little as a week or two.

From the people at Arched Cabins:

Since the interiors can be personalized for many different uses, they can be fully insulated and built out with lofts and finished interiors to be the home of your dreams, or they can be minimally insulated and finished with basic end caps to be used for an animal shelter or garage. The beauty of an Arched Cabin is in part due to our very fast build times, and that each one is an empty canvas waiting on you to finish to suit your personality and needs!

It is an interesting new concept in home construction.
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This cool technology will blow you away. Wait till you see what this thing can do!

This cool technology will blow you away. Wait till you see what this thing can do! | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Not everything has to be pretty, just ingenious.

This concrete structure can be used in so many ways, natural disasters, shelter, military. The options are endless!

The technology allows people to erect a permanent concrete structure that is flexible enough to turn into any shape. It only takes 24 hours and some water for this thing to turn into a concrete building.
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See Barbra Streisand's Wildly-Patterned 1974 House

See Barbra Streisand's Wildly-Patterned 1974 House | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
These vintage House Beautiful photos give a peek into the icon's past — and her "junk room."
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The 'connected car' is creating a massive new business opportunity for auto, tech, and telecom companies

The 'connected car' is creating a massive new business opportunity for auto, tech, and telecom companies | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars generate a lot of headlines. But there's already a new kind of car on the road that's completely changing the vehicle market.

The connected car is equipped with internet connections and software that allow people to stream music, look up movie times, be alerted of traffic and weather conditions, and even power driving-assistance services such as self-parking.

By 2020, BI Intelligence estimates that 75% of cars shipped globally will be built with the necessary hardware to connect to the internet.  
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The World's Most Relaxing Film - YouTube

The World's Most Relaxing Film will make you relax in just 7-minutes. It has been recorded based on the advice of experts from the fields of stress, mindfulness, nature therapy, medicine and music therapy. The film was recorded on the West Coast of Zealand (Sjællands Vestkyst), in Denmark. Watch the 2-minute story behind the film here: http://vestky.st/casefilm
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