Futurism

We May Already Know How We Will Cure Death—But Should We?

Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science with 4 Comments
We May Already Know How We Will Cure Death—But Should We?

The quest for humans to live forever is elegantly laid out in “The Immortalists,” a new documentary making its away around the film festival circuit. The Immortalists follows the triumphs and tragedies of three years in the lives of William H. Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, two men who prove just as interesting as the work they’re doing. The Immortalists is really a film about death, not life, which is what makes it so fascinating. The goal of Andrews and de Grey is not merely to extend life, but to actually reverse the aging process. “Once we are really truly repairing things as fast as they go wrong, game over,” de Grey says in the film. “We will have the ability to live indefinitely.”

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Fearless Research: Science and Non-Duality

Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Fearless Research: Science and Non-Duality

Learn about the leading edge of scientific research into consciousness in this presentation by IONS scientist Cassandra Vieten

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Einstein’s ‘Spooky’ Theory May Lead to Ultra-Secure Internet

Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Einstein’s ‘Spooky’ Theory May Lead to Ultra-Secure Internet

“Spooky action at a distance” describes entanglement of particles separated at large distances and may be applied to ultra-secure message transmission.

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A Plan for Free, Global Access to the Internet

Posted by on February 27, 2014 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
A Plan for Free, Global Access to the Internet

Computing devices still outnumber the people on this planet, but less than 40% of the global population has access to the Internet. Data is a costly commodity in many parts of the world. The Outernet is a plan to bridge the global information divide.

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The Idea That WILL Change Everything

The Idea That WILL Change Everything

Marcus T Anthony, PhD, is Director of MindFutures. He refers to himself as a futurist, intuitive and life alignment coach. He is the author of Discover Your Soul Template and his website is www.marcustanthony.com. Some time ago I picked up a copy of John Brockman’s This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future. The volume contains a […]

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Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

Just in case Hallowe’en didn’t quite meet your expectations this year, check this out: a rogue gang of mutant malware that can take over your computer, reconfigure it, delete your data at will (its will), and talk to its buddies that have taken over other computers, without having to rely on such Neanderthal inconveniences as Ethernet connections, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or even power cords. Your worst AI nightmare come true ……..

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Futurist Ray Kurzweil Gives Keynote Speech at “Global Directions 2013″

Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Futurist Ray Kurzweil Gives Keynote Speech at “Global Directions 2013″

Ray Kurzweil’s 2006 book The Singularity is Near pointed to the date of 2045 as a theoretical date when computer intelligence will surpass that of humans to such an extent that humans become practically redundant. He also asserted that it would be a point where humans who are willing to merge with increasingly intelligent machines could “transcend biology.”

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Ray Kurzweil Discusses the Future of Brain Implants

Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Ray Kurzweil Discusses the Future of Brain Implants

Ray Kurzweil discusses the future of brain implants and the tangled hierarchies that make up the human mind.

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Inside the Hyperloop: the Pneumatic Travel System Faster Than the Speed Of Sound

Posted by on August 12, 2013 in Futurism, Technology with 0 Comments
Inside the Hyperloop: the Pneumatic Travel System Faster Than the Speed Of Sound

The Hyperloop, a “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table,” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of sound.

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Is This 3-D Printed Cast the Future of Healing Broken Bones?

Posted by on July 7, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Is This 3-D Printed Cast the Future of Healing Broken Bones?

If you’ve ever had a broken limb, you know how unpleasant a cast can be. They’re bulky, uncomfortable and are basically a blank canvas for embarrassing sketches from your friends. But the plaster and fiberglass variety is also cheap and, frankly, good enough to not prompt much investment in innovation.

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What 100 Years Of Change Looks Like [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Futurism, Sci-Tech with 2 Comments
What 100 Years Of Change Looks Like [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we rapidly approach the 100 year anniversary of the Federal Reserve (signed into law on December 23, 1913) and the 16th amendment (ushering in that IRS favorite – the income tax) a question arises: what was life like a century ago?

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The Future of Urban Farming: Warehouses Could Become Year-Round Farms

Written by on May 25, 2013 in Futurism, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
The Future of Urban Farming: Warehouses Could Become Year-Round Farms

The future of year-round farming could lie not in farms, but in huge warehouses lit with an eerie pink light, researchers have claimed. Researchers have found that tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield – and say the technique could change the way farming works.

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Google Quantum Computer Lab to Study Artificial Intelligence

Written by on May 17, 2013 in Futurism, Technology with 1 Comment
Google Quantum Computer Lab to Study Artificial Intelligence

Google is opening a new research lab to see if a quantum computer can solve problems too taxing for traditional computers.

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If Ray Kurzweil Lives Forever, Should Medicare Pay for His Health Care?

Written by on May 6, 2013 in Futurism with 0 Comments
If Ray Kurzweil Lives Forever, Should Medicare Pay for His Health Care?

This prospect raises rather profound questions about our current health entitlements. First, will the kinds of technological interventions that permit such extraordinary gains in life expectancy, such as gene therapy, organ replacement etc., be included as mandatory “essential health benefits” covered by Obamacare? Medicaid? Medicare? Given their obvious contribution to adding years to life, it would be hard to imagine policymakers denying such coverage. What we do not (and perhaps cannot) know is what the relative cost of such procedures/ technology will be as it becomes more ubiquitous.

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‘Time Crystals’ Could Upend Physicists’ Theory of Time

Written by on April 30, 2013 in Futurism, Science with 0 Comments
‘Time Crystals’ Could Upend Physicists’ Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. Impossible as it seemed, Wilczek had developed an apparent proof of “time crystals” which could demonstrate a special form of perpetual motion.

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