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Sep 27, 2017

Will artificial intelligence mean the end of jobs?

Posted by in categories: computing, disruptive technology, economics, robotics/AI, singularity

Will any of the jobs that exist today still be around in 20 years? Fast Future’s Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington and Rohit Talwar explore whether automation is destined to rewrite all our futures.

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Sep 26, 2017

Researchers Claim They Just Invented The “Ultimate” Method for Quantum Computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

A pair of Japanese researchers believe their quantum computing method will increase the number of qubits processed from the dozens to the millions.

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Sep 26, 2017

Humanity will be lost

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, geopolitics, internet, mobile phones, transhumanism

I did a new interview on #transhumanism for some journalism students at Germany’s Technical University of Dortmund. It’s in English:

Mechanical bodyparts are very common nowadays – a lot of humans have a hip replacement or a pacemaker. Technology helps saving our lives rather often. Some people want to take this a lot further – a philosophical and scientific movement called Transhumanism. Zoltan Istvan Gyurko is one of the most famous Transhumanists, he even ran for president in 2016. In this interview, he talks about his first experiences with Transhumanism, immortality and the future of humanity.

By Marie-Louise Timcke und Paul Klur

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Sep 24, 2017

Scientists have converted light into sound to make computer processing faster

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Sep 23, 2017

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, security

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.

It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular threat vector any time soon. That said, the possibilities suggested by this project are equally fascinating and terrifying to contemplate.

The multidisciplinary team at the University of Washington isn’t out to make outlandish headlines, although it’s certainly done that. They were concerned that the security infrastructure around DNA transcription and analysis was inadequate, having found elementary vulnerabilities in open-source software used in labs around the world. Given the nature of the data usually being handled, this could be a serious problem going forward.

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Sep 21, 2017

Mum begged doc to ‘chip’ daughter in case ‘radical’ dad takes her to Syria

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, transhumanism

Transhumanism discussion of using implants in children is in The Sun today, one of UK’s largest sites/papers.

A DOCTOR known as a “human cyborg” has revealed parents are bombarding him with requests to implant chips into their children.

Dr Patrick Kramer, who work under the job title of “chief cyborg officer”, receives harrowing messages from parents desperate for him to implant tracking chips under their children’s skin.

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Sep 20, 2017

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, neuroscience

Now, some of the world’s largest tech companies are taking a cue from biology as they respond to these growing demands. They are rethinking the very nature of computers and are building machines that look more like the human brain, where a central brain stem oversees the nervous system and offloads particular tasks — like hearing and seeing — to the surrounding cortex.

New technologies are testing the limits of computer semiconductors. To deal with that, researchers have gone looking for ideas from nature.

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Sep 14, 2017

IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers

Posted by in categories: chemistry, computing, quantum physics

Research paves way for possible advances in chemistry, material science.

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Sep 14, 2017

How We’ll Eventually Control Everything With Our Minds

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, neuroscience

Brain-controlled computers are currently helping paralyzed patients, but one day they might be used to control everything around you.

The ability to control the world around you with only your mind has been a feature of some of the best science fiction stories ever written, but even today the idea sounds pretty futuristic. Still, neuroscientists around the world are hard at work trying to figure out how to make a digital interface for the brain and in recent years have made remarkable strides toward this goal. Although this technology is still in its infancy, it’s not quite as hard to imagine abandoning touch screens for mind control anymore.

For the most part, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are currently being created only for people who have suffered debilitating injuries that left them partially or completely paralyzed.

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Sep 9, 2017

The carbon nanotube integrated circuit goes three-dimensional

Posted by in categories: computing, nanotechnology

Chip makers have a mantra: smaller, cheaper, and faster. They may now need a new adjective—taller.

R. Mark Wilson

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