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Mar 20, 2018

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place

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Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away?

Kurzgesagt Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cRUQxz

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Mar 1, 2018

Google’s new Song Maker tool lets you create original music right in your browser

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Google believes you don’t have to be a virtuoso to make decent music as evident by their Chrome Music Lab initiative. If you’re not aware, Chrome Music Lab is, in Google’s own words, “a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.”

The latest of these experiments is Google’s “Song Maker” tool which, as the name suggests, allows you to create your own unique melodies quickly and easily from within your mobile or desktop browser. To use Song Maker, simply visit the official experiment page and begin “painting” notes on the large grid provided by Google.

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Feb 24, 2018

Homeopathy Explained

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What are the principles behind Homeopathy and does it work?

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Feb 21, 2018

DNA data storage system is on the rise — find out how to store yours

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Scientists from the University of Washington and Microsoft are improving their system for preserving digital data in strands of synthetic DNA — and they’re giving you the chance to participate.

The UW-Microsoft team laid out the method in a research paper published this week in Nature Biotechnology.

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Feb 15, 2018

Transcending Politics Preview

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“There’s no escape: the journey to a healthier society inevitably involves politics.”

Starting with these words, David Wood, Executive Director of Transpolitica and Chair of London Futurists, introduces his book “Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future”.

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Feb 11, 2018

It’s transhuman life, but not as we know it

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, life extension, media & arts, neuroscience, transhumanism

#Transhumanism in the Sunday Times of London. 750,000 copies out today. My pres campaign in it briefly, as well as other transhumanists.

The new Netflix series Altered Carbon is set in a dystopian future where the super-rich can avail of technology that allows them to upload their consciousness to a new body every time they die, in effect giving them immortality.

It’s science fiction, of the kind previously explored in the novels of Philip K Dick and William Gibson, movies such as RoboCop and The Terminator, manga comics like Ghost in the Shell and even the Man-Machine album by German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk — but only until it comes to pass.

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Feb 10, 2018

Cleo Robotics Demonstrates Uniquely Clever Ducted Fan Drone

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A personal drone that i could eventually see as something that will follow you around all day and be rigged up as an AI assistant. Have it equipped with solar power skin so it could operate indefinitely. The video has the music cranked so it is probably super loud. Drones need to solve noise and power issues before this becomes practical, no one will want something as loud as a vacuum cleaner buzzing around their head.

This donut-shaped drone, not technically known as a dronut, offers a tasty combination of safety and ease of use.

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Feb 8, 2018

New ‘4D goggles’ allow wearers to be ’touched‘

Posted by in categories: entertainment, media & arts, neuroscience, space travel, virtual reality

A team of researchers at UC San Diego and San Diego State University has developed a pair of “4D goggles” that allows wearers to be physically “touched” by a movie when they see a looming object on the screen, such as an approaching spacecraft.

The device was developed based on a study conducted by the neuroscientists to map brain areas that integrate the sight and touch of a looming object and aid in their understanding of the perceptual and neural mechanisms of .

But for the rest of us, the researchers said, it has a more practical purpose: The device can be synchronized with entertainment content, such as movies, music, games and virtual reality, to deliver immersive multisensory effects near the face and enhance the sense of presence.

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Jan 26, 2018

Digital Transformation: Interview with David Edgerton, King’s College London | Manuel Stagars

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“In conversations with visionaries, decision makers, technologists, leading scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and others around the world, the film gives insight into the global digital future, its most pressing challenges, and biggest opportunities. Interviews from the project are available in long form. This conversation took place in June 2017 with David Edgerton, Hans Rausing Professor of the History of Science and Technology and Professor of Modern British History at King’s College London.”

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Jan 23, 2018

Data Can Enhance Creative Projects — Just Look at Netflix — By Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang | Harvard Business Review

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“Rather than killing creativity, perhaps big data is fostering a new golden age of creativity.”

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