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Listen Up! Hearable Computing Is the Next Big Thing! - Datamation

Listen Up! Hearable Computing Is the Next Big Thing! - Datamation | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Desktop. Mobile. Wearable. What’s next?
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"...talking and listening is what the human brain is hard-wired for. It's the ultimate human user interface."

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NASA unveils 6-foot 'superhero robot' Valkyrie

NASA unveils 6-foot 'superhero robot' Valkyrie | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Designed to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, this 'female' robot could be the precursor to robo-astronauts that will help colonize Mars. Read this article by Tim Hornyak on CNET.
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In an interesting twist, Valkyrie seems to be a girl. While officially genderless, "Valkyrie" (a nickname, since the official designation is R5) evokes the goddess-like females of Norse myth. Its Iron Man-style glowing chest ring nestles in a pronounced bosom that contains linear actuators for waist rotation.

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Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

Ray Kurzweil: This is your future | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging.
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By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging. Up until recently, health and medicine was basically a hit or miss affair.

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Don’t Be a Stranger – The New Inquiry

Don’t Be a Stranger – The New Inquiry | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
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“Everything in it is reduced to the size of its founder,” Zadie Smith writes of Facebook, “Poking, because that’s what shy boys do to girls they’re scared to talk to. Preoccupied with personal trivia, because Mark Zuckerberg thinks the exchange of personal trivia is what ‘friendship is.”

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Filmmaker Jason Silva Brings You Kurzweil’s Six Epochs Of Evolution

Filmmaker Jason Silva Brings You Kurzweil’s Six Epochs Of Evolution | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
When asked by his colleagues why he spent so much time talking about science instead of doing science, Carl Sagan answered, “When you’re in love, you want to tell the world.” I think Jason Silva can relate.
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“Neuristor”: Memristors used to create a neuron-like behavior

“Neuristor”: Memristors used to create a neuron-like behavior | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
The solid-state device has an output that looks like neural activity spikes.
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Kruel: AGI Risk - Council of Advisors Roundtable

Kruel: AGI Risk - Council of Advisors Roundtable | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
h+ Magazine is a new publication that covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing human beings in fundamental ways.
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The Higgs, Boltzmann Brains, and Monkeys Typing Hamlet | The Crux | Discover Magazine

The Higgs, Boltzmann Brains, and Monkeys Typing Hamlet | The Crux | Discover Magazine | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Mind & Brain | Boltzmann brains | Amir D. Aczel writes often about physics and cosmology.
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Invention of cooking made having a bigger brain an asset for humans

Invention of cooking made having a bigger brain an asset for humans | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Raw diet makes feeding 86bn neurons a nine-hour-a-day job, which explains evolutionary tradeoff in gorillas, scientists find...
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Lamarck and the Missing Lnc | The Scientist Magazine®

Lamarck and the Missing Lnc | The Scientist Magazine® | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Epigenetic changes accrued over an organism’s lifetime may leave a permanent heritable mark on the genome, through the help of long noncoding RNAs.
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Language is Shaped by Brain’s Desire for Clarity and Ease

Language is Shaped by Brain’s Desire for Clarity and Ease | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Using an artificial language in a carefully controlled laboratory experiment, researchers found that many changes to language are simply the brain's way of ensuring that communication is as precise and concise as possible.
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Hyperconnectivity Will Probably Help the Next Generation

Hyperconnectivity Will Probably Help the Next Generation | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
We decry those who watch television write a paper and chat with their friends on the computer all at the same time. Multitasking is seen as anathema to productivity and is known to produce cognitive declines.
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The age of artificial intelligence is here

The age of artificial intelligence is here | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Computers can now learn from their mistakes and this will turn the digital world into a new era in 2014, according to the N.Y. Times print edition today. The vi
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This all relates to the technology that would come when systems are self-aware; systems that perceives their environments and takes actions to maximize their chances of success.

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Connectomics: Mapping the Brain

Connectomics: Mapping the Brain | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
The human brain is filled with approximately 100 billion neurons, each of which makes a multitude of connections to neighboring neurons.  The diversity of these neurons and vast interconnections fa...
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Thinking for the Future

Thinking for the Future | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
What modes of thought will be most valuable in a future economy defined by machine intelligence?
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Humanizers take the interplay between man and machine and make it feel more natural. Steve Jobs did this by making each Apple product feel like nontechnological artifact.

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Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | MIT Technology Review

Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin | MIT Technology Review | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities.
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TURNING INTO GODS

"First we build the tools, then they build us" - Marshall McLuhan TURNING INTO GODS is a new feature length documentary exploring mankind's journey to 'play jazz…
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The Irrational Consumer: Why Economics Is Dead Wrong About How We Make Choices

The Irrational Consumer: Why Economics Is Dead Wrong About How We Make Choices | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
A new paper reviews how psychology, biology, and neurology are ganging up on economics to prove that, when it comes to making decisions, people are anything but rational
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Daniel McFadden is an economist. But his new paper, "The New Science of Pleasure," shows the many ways economics fails to explain how we make decisions -- and what it can learn from psychology, anthropology, biology, and neurology.

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Sit Back and Plug In: Entertainment in the Year 2000

Sit Back and Plug In: Entertainment in the Year 2000 | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Was our future to be delightful or depraved? Sort of depends on your perspective
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Inventing The Impossible

Marco Tempest is an award-winning cyber magician and technoillusionist. He visited the RSA to show how a blend of technology and illusion creates the magic o...
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The Consequences of Machine Intelligence

The Consequences of Machine Intelligence | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?
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Scientists discover living power cables made from bacteria

Scientists discover living power cables made from bacteria | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Three years ago, scientists discovered electric currents running through the seabed — but they had no idea what was causing it.
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The Marshmallow Study Revisited

For the past four decades, the "marshmallow test" has served as a classic experimental measure of children's self-control: will a preschooler eat one of the ...
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Loud Music Can Stimulate Your Brain

Loud Music Can Stimulate Your Brain | Paleofuturology | Scoop.it
Music is LIFE Music makes the world go round, but in recent years youngsters have been warned about listening to too much music at high volumes, a...
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