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Immortality will be Delivered by the Singularity Say Scientists

Immortality will be Delivered by the Singularity Say Scientists | The virtual life | Scoop.it
You may never have heard of the Singularity, but many scientists call its advent “inevitable,” and it has the potential-some would even say the promise-to deliver the human race to immortality. In ...
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gawlab's curator insight, August 23, 2013 5:37 PM

"Biotechnology is providing the means to actually change your genes: not just designer babies but designer baby boomers…the nanotechnology revolution…will achieve maturity in the 2020s. With nanotechnology, we will be able to go beyond the limits of biology, and replace your current “human body version 1.0” with a dramatically upgraded version 2.0, providing radical life extension…As we get to the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate."

IT's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:13 PM

Nesmrtelnost v podobě kopírování svého ega do jakéholiv organismu na světě ... děkuju nemám zájem.

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Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found

Half the universe’s missing matter has just been finally found | The virtual life | Scoop.it
About half the normal matter in our universe had never been observed – until now. Two teams have finally seen it by combining millions of faint images into one
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Japanese researchers work out theoretical universal quantum computer that could scale to millions of qubits | NextBigFuture.com

Japanese researchers work out theoretical universal quantum computer that could scale to millions of qubits | NextBigFuture.com | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Japanese researchers work out theoretical universal quantum computer that could scale to millions of qubits
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Moonshine Link Discovered for Pariah Symmetries | Quanta Magazine

Moonshine Link Discovered for Pariah Symmetries | Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A type of symmetry so unusual that it was called a “pariah” turns out to have deep connections to number theory.
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Mathematicians Measure Infinities, Find They’re Equal | Quanta Magazine

Mathematicians Measure Infinities, Find They’re Equal | Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Two mathematicians have proved that two different infinities are equal in size, settling a long-standing question. Their proof rests on a surprising link
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[#8] Universal Biology: the Next Frontier in Science

[#8] Universal Biology: the Next Frontier in Science | The virtual life | Scoop.it
I gave a talk at a workshop on the topic of Universal Biology, a little
over a week ago, at the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Tokyo. The
title of my talk was From Universal Biology to Universal Science, in which
I argued that the structure of science can be understood as a
generalization of a generalization of biology.
By Piet Hut
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Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution | Expertanswer

Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution | Expertanswer | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Scientists Say It Could Already Be "Game Over" For Climate Change

Scientists Say It Could Already Be "Game Over" For Climate Change | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Have we already blown it?
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Focus: Imaging with Your Wi-Fi Hotspot

Focus: Imaging with Your Wi-Fi Hotspot | The virtual life | Scoop.it
The Wi-Fi signals that provide internet access can also produce images of the transmitter’s 3D surroundings, even through walls.
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Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists | KurzweilAI

Brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than previously thought, say UCLA scientists | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Neuron (blue) with dendrites (credit: Shelley Halpain/UC San Diego) The brain has more than 100 times higher computational capacity than was previously
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Scientists turn hydrogen into metal in breakthrough that could revolutionise the planet

Scientists turn hydrogen into metal in breakthrough that could revolutionise the planet | The virtual life | Scoop.it
For nearly 100 years, scientists have dreamed of turning the lightest of all the elements, hydrogen, into a metal. Now, in a stunning act of modern-day alchemy, scientists at Harvard University have finally succeeded in creating a tiny amount of what is the rarest, and possibly most valuable, material on the planet, they reported in the journal Science.
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SpaceX's Elon Musk Unveils Interplanetary Spaceship to Colonize Mars

SpaceX's Elon Musk Unveils Interplanetary Spaceship to Colonize Mars | The virtual life | Scoop.it
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company's Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) to send hundreds of people to Mars to colonize the Red Planet.
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The Great A.I. Awakening

The Great A.I. Awakening | The virtual life | Scoop.it
How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself.
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New silicon ‘Neuropixels’ probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously | KurzweilAI

New silicon ‘Neuropixels’ probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
A section of a Neuropixels probe (credit: Howard Hughes Medical Institute) In a $5.5 million international collaboration, researchers and engineers have
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Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests | Expertanswer

Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests | Expertanswer | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Why we did not evolve to live forever: Unveiling the mystery of why we age

Why we did not evolve to live forever: Unveiling the mystery of why we age | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, have made a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process. They have identified that genes belonging to a process called autophag
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Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate | Quanta Magazine

Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate | Quanta Magazine | The virtual life | Scoop.it
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Hints of water found on TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets

The outer planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system may contain water and habitable conditions for life, writes Michael Lucy.
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A new academic hoax: a bogus paper on “the conceptual penis” gets published in a “high quality peer-reviewed” social science journal

A new academic hoax: a bogus paper on “the conceptual penis” gets published in a “high quality peer-reviewed” social science journal | The virtual life | Scoop.it
It's been 21 years since physicist Alan Sokal submitted a bogus paper to a special "Science Wars" issue of the cultural studies journal Social Text. His paper, "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity", maintained that quantum gravity was a social construct, using many bizarre quotes from postmodern scholars to make its case. Almost immediately…
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This German Retiree Solved One of World's Most Complex Maths Problems - and No One Noticed

This German Retiree Solved One of World's Most Complex Maths Problems - and No One Noticed | The virtual life | Scoop.it
"We found it, and it's beautiful."
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Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Form of Matter: Time Crystals

It's official, time crystals are real.
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Google’s Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR (and Maybe Teach AIs to Live In It)

Google’s Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR (and Maybe Teach AIs to Live In It) | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Let a thousand virtual worlds rain down from the clouds. Or the cloud as Google backs a tiny British startup with its massive computing infrastructure.
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It may not feel like anything to be an alien | KurzweilAI

It may not feel like anything to be an alien | KurzweilAI | The virtual life | Scoop.it
An alien message in Arrival movie (dredit: Paramount Pictures) By Susan Schneider Humans are probably not the greatest intelligences in the universe.
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For the first time, researchers reveal a causal link between RNA splicing and aging

For the first time, researchers reveal a causal link between RNA splicing and aging | The virtual life | Scoop.it
Aging is a key risk factor for a variety of devastating, chronic diseases, yet the biological factors that influence when and how rapidly cells deteriorate over time remain largely unknown. Now, for the first time, a researc
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