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What Makes a Mind? Kurzweil and Google May be Surprised | MIT Technology Review

What Makes a Mind? Kurzweil and Google May be Surprised | MIT Technology Review | Science or Science Fiction? | Scoop.it
One AI researcher suggests that an ambitious plan to build a more intelligent machine may be flawed.
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Even if Kurzweil's and Google's ambitious plan works, how much power will it require? To simulate only a portion of a mouse's brain draws billions of watts. In contrast, the human brain runs on about 20 watts. Just curious. :-]

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Augmented reality geek catches Sergey Brin on the NY subway ...

Augmented reality geek catches Sergey Brin on the NY subway ... | Science or Science Fiction? | Scoop.it
Sergey Brin may not be a famous actor or rock star, and he probably isn't as recognizable as JayZ or Tom Cruise. Unless you're a techie or an augmented reality enthusiast.
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That distracted look will become a common thing as augmented reality takes over! 

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The Writers Workbench: CES 2013 -- the Wrap-up

The Writers Workbench: CES 2013 -- the Wrap-up | Science or Science Fiction? | Scoop.it
The Consumer Electronics Show is now over, tens of thousands of devices have been unplugged, the U.S. power grid has returned to normal, and I have finally begun to decompress.
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Maybe not Sci Fi, but pretty cool stuff here in Huff Post article by Elisberg

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Celebrities Love…Hologram Accessories | Red Carpet Fashion ...

Celebrities Love…Hologram Accessories | Red Carpet Fashion ... | Science or Science Fiction? | Scoop.it
Hologram accessories are slowing becoming a huge trend on the red carpet, which is not surprising considering how many runways this iridescent fabric – which reflects a kaleidoscope of rainbow-like colours – has appeared ...
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