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Le steampunk tendance innovante ! by @IBM !! | Knowtex

Le steampunk tendance innovante ! by @IBM !! | Knowtex | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Le steampunk est tendance !
C’est pas moi, c’est IBM (oui, oui la compagnie IBM, propre sur elle, les hommes en bleu tout ça tout ça)

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Brain-machine Interface: A Multi-disciplinary Approach Shows Progress - Dana Foundation

Brain-machine Interface: A Multi-disciplinary Approach Shows Progress - Dana Foundation | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it

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Recent news reports have described what sounds like a miracle--restoring the ability of a paralyzed woman “to feed herself chocolate and move everyday items using a robotic arm directly controlled by thought, showing a level of agility and control approaching that of a human limb.”1 In fact, neuroscientists have actually made this possible by defining the specific steps in this process: (1) identifying those brain signals that contain the requisite movement signal information for such use; (2) developing suitable means to record those signals safely and continuously; (3) extracting the essential motor command information by computer processing of the neural signals; (4) designing, developing and constructing a prosthetic arm that performs nearly all of the functions of the human arm; (5) interfacing the processed brain signals to the device, creating an integrated Brain-Machine Interface (BMI); (6) and finally improving the quality and effectiveness of the BMI by training the brain to operate the prosthetic limb.  The latter phase of training also evaluates additional brain signals and additional features built into the device to improve brain-machine communication and enhance the brain-machine integration.  The resultant operations achieve more accurate, faster and enduring usefulness of the prosthetic device1,2.

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Robots and Slavery - what do humans want when we are “Masters”? - Transhumanity.net

Robots and Slavery - what do humans want when we are “Masters”? - Transhumanity.net | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Robot obeys. Robot does what human Master wants.  Robot is Slave. Androids today are quite “primitive” - they don’t look convincingly “human” - not yet. But soon, they’ll be indistinguishable from us….
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Important to note, is that there is a difference between “robot” and AI. The difference being, that robots aren’t conscious, while AIs are. A robot does not experience, it’s just a machine, but an AI is alive in the mental sense rather than biological.

 

Abusing a robot is like abusing a blender, but abusing an AI is like animal abuse or abusing a person.

 

To prevent AI abuse, there must be some easily observable distinguishing trait or lack of a trait that differentiates them from robots, besides consciousness.  Perhaps, AIs have total free will, while robots do not? Potentially dangerous as of now, but what I personally would prefer them to have.


Robots must execute a series of maneuvers given a simple command such as ‘robot?’

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Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’ - MIT News Office

Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’ - MIT News Office | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
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In early 2011, a pair of theoretical computer scientists at MIT proposed an optical experiment that would harness the weird laws of quantum mechanics to perform a computation impossible on conventional computers. Commenting at the time, a quantum-computing researcher at Imperial College London said that the experiment “has the potential to take us past what I would like to call the ‘quantum singularity,’ where we do the first thing quantumly that we can’t do on a classical computer.”

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Body and Tool: An Enactive Approach to Perceptual Entrainment in Fiction and Science Fiction

Body and Tool: An Enactive Approach to Perceptual Entrainment in Fiction and Science Fiction
by Joshua, Judith, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2012, 319 pages;

 

Body and Tool explores representations of perception in fiction, science fiction, and science fiction film by using two key ideas from cognitive science: a) perception is the embodied exploration of the environment, and b) tool use impacts perception. I argue that it is crucial to examine fictional representations of perception at the body-tool interface . My focus on tool use counters the pervasive view in both fiction and literary criticism that perception is a function of "brain-processing"--our current version of the Cartesian mind/body split. I also argue that the less we examine the tool as mediator of perception, the greater the ideological power of the tool over us. Fiction and film offer copious evidence of the selective filtering of perception through tool use; by making tool-interaction my object of study, I demonstrate the embodied nature of cognition and probe what is foreclosed when tools themselves are used to amplify the belief in the mind/body split. Beginning with Samuel Richardson's canny use of the letter in his epistolary novel, Clarissa , I track the under-examined body-tool interface to show how novelists use human-tool interactions to demonstrate the limitations of overreliance on information purveyed by tools.


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Intracranial nanowires: The basis of implanted brain-computer interfaces | ExtremeTech

Intracranial nanowires: The basis of implanted brain-computer interfaces | ExtremeTech | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Michigan have now created a microthread electrode (MTE) that is only 7 micrometers in diameter, and can be bent into a full circle with a diameter of just a few hundred microns.
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Telepresence robot helps program brain and spine stimulators remotely | KurzweilAI

Telepresence robot helps program brain and spine stimulators remotely | KurzweilAI | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
RP-7 telepresence device (credit: Ivar Mendez et al./Neurosurgery) With the rapidly expanding use of brain and spinal cord stimulation therapy (Telepresence robot helps program brain and spine stimulators remotely http://t.co/A9Jx5LdQ...
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Grinders: the cult of the man machine - The Guardian (blog)

Grinders: the cult of the man machine - The Guardian (blog) | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it

The Guardian (blog)Grinders: the cult of the man machineThe Guardian (blog)Many of us are already cyborgs.


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15 Countries Where Robots Are Taking Over

15 Countries Where Robots Are Taking Over | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
15 Countries Where Robots Are Taking Over Huffington Post Canada The theory behind it is largely indisputable: Robots, unlike human workers, don't take a salary, so when human workers are replaced by robots, the money that would have flowed into...

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IBM Predicts Computers Will Touch, Taste, Smell

IBM Predicts Computers Will Touch, Taste, Smell | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
In five years, IBM thinks computers will touch, taste, smell, hear, and see. Sensing devices will aid online shoppers (touching products), parents (interpreting the sound of baby cries), chefs (cooking a perfectly tasty and healthy ...

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Social Media Memory | Alluvium

Social Media Memory | Alluvium | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
As an academic field, ‘memory studies’ has been around for almost a century – Maurice Halbwachs first coined the term ‘collective memory’ in 1925 – but it was in the late...
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El tem de la memoria, el olvido y la identidad en las redes sociales es de antemano un tema que puede ser muy interesante por als distintas corrientes de pensamiento que se mezclan. Nos llama la atención como cambio cultural, la red como una forma de reimaginar la meoria y de alguna forma el olvido ¡y las redes sociales como una herramienta de representación de la historia de cada cada sujeto y una extensión de la memoria. Como extensión cognitiva es relevante el rol de la red, en el pasado, el presente y el futuro, es decir, lo que ha pasado en nuestras redes sociales, y de alguna forma lo que habia quedado en el pasado y para algunos en el olvido. De la misma forma ese presente que transgrede el pasado y la red del olvido se reinterpreta en el presente mediante las redes sociales, la trasgresión del tiempo y el espacio. Y el futuro, que será de la memoria y el olvido en las redes sociales en el futuro.... 

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Better than the Borg: The Neurotech Era

Better than the Borg: The Neurotech Era | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
By Ramez Naam, adjunct faculty at Singularity University and fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.  Ramez explores the impacts of neurotechnology on individuals, governments, and civil liberties in his new novel Nexus.  What...

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Cyborgs- Cineasta implanta una cámara en lugar de un ojo - Deus Ex: The Eyeborg Documentary

La cámara no está conectada al cerebro, recibe la señal de la cámara de su ojo en un dispositivo innálbrico externo.

En ojos y otras partes del cuerpo,  muestras de prótesis tecnológicas.

También sobre videojuegos, realidad expandida...

 

To celebrate the launch of critically acclaimed video game DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Square Enix has commissioned filmmaker Rob Spence aka Eyeborg (a self proclaimed cyborg who lost an eye replaced it with a wireless video camera) to investigate prosthetics, cybernetics and human augmentation. How far are we from the future presented to us in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION?


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Pondering Our Cyborg Future in a Documentary About the Singularity

Pondering Our Cyborg Future in a Documentary About the Singularity | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Scientists, futurists, and other experts describe how we've begun to blur the lines between humans and technology.
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Doug Wolens's recent documentary takes on the complex, abstract concept of the singularity, which predicts a moment when technology will give rise to intelligence beyond the scope of human imagination. It sounds like sci-fi but, Wolens and others argue, there's no denying the sweeping impact of technology on human existence and the implications are worth thinking about. In the trailer for the film, below, scientists, futurists, and other experts describe what the singularity might have in store. 

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Ray Kurzweil and the Singularity - Lew Keilar

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"Ray Kurzweil and the Singularity" is a brilliant animation short by Lew Keilar and was a 2012 Happy Endings FilmFest finalist.
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The Emerging Artificial Intelligence Shift - Robot Central

The Emerging Artificial Intelligence Shift - Robot Central | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
There is a paradigm shift in the field of artificial intelligence. (When will we see the shift from "weak" A.I. to "strong" A.I.?
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Research update: Multiple steps toward the 'quantum singularity' - MIT News

Research update: Multiple steps toward the 'quantum singularity' - MIT News | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Research update: Multiple steps toward the 'quantum singularity' MIT News Commenting at the time, a quantum-computing researcher at Imperial College London said that the experiment “has the potential to take us past what I would like to call the...
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Posthumanism and Transhumanism: Connections on Wikipedia

Posthumanism and Transhumanism: Connections on Wikipedia | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
(mesc) (RT @transhumanismus: #Posthumanism and #Transhumanism: Connections on #Wikipedia http://t.co/eEgE3WFE via @wordpressdotcom http://t.co/UaLO8LZW)...
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Brain drugs 'may endanger world' - The Australian

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Brain drugs 'may endanger world'
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BRAIN-enhancing drugs with the unintended side-effects of inducing reckless or impulsive behaviour were cited yesterday by the World Economic Forum as a risk that one day might imperil the world.

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HOMME-MACHINE, A QUAND L’HYBRIDATION ? - France Culture Plus - France Culture

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How Artificial Arms Could Connect to the Nervous System

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A new way to link artificial arms and hands to the nervous system could allow the brain to control prostheses as smoothly as if they were natural limbs

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Kurzweil Responds: Don't Underestimate the Singularity | MIT Technology Review

Kurzweil Responds: Don't Underestimate the Singularity | MIT Technology Review | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Last week, Paul Allen and a colleague challenged the prediction that computers will soon exceed human intelligence. Now Ray Kurzweil, the leading proponent of the “Singularity,” offers a rebuttal.
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Pondering Our Cyborg Future in a Documentary About the Singularity

Pondering Our Cyborg Future in a Documentary About the Singularity | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it

Doug Wolens's recent documentary takes on the complex, abstract concept of the singularity, which predicts a moment when technology will give rise to intelligence beyond the scope of human imagination. It sounds like sci-fi but, Wolens and others argue, there's no denying the sweeping impact of technology on human existence and the implications are worth thinking about. In the trailer for the film, below, scientists, futurists, and other experts describe what the singularity might have in store. 


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