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ELYSIUM — Official Full Trailer

June 20, 2013

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n the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and… read more

Video Source: Sony Pictures

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The Singularity Is Near | The six epochs

February 22, 2012

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A video produced by TranshumanistForums with audio excerpt from Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity Is Near, describing “the six epochs of technology evolution.”

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Video Source: TranshumanistForums / The Singularity Is Near

Singularity Hub | Exclusive interview with Ray Kurzweil on How to Create a Mind

October 30, 2012

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Singularity Hub’s Keith Kleiner interviews Ray Kurzweil about his new book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.

Video Source: Singularity Hub

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DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0

July 11, 2013

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The DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0 kit offers you the opportunity to turn any object into a drone, simply by attaching four motors and a control unit — no technical know-how needed. The kit consists of multiple parts that are easy to assemble and can be attached to a wide range of different objects.

For more advanced uses, you can take the original designs and alter the kit… read more

Video Source: Jasper van Loenen

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DIY (Drone It Yourself) v1.0

TED | 2012 Intel Science Talent Search grand prize winner Jack Andraka and his detection method for pancreatic cancer

February 14, 2013

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TED | Jack Andraka: Detecting pancreatic cancer. Fifteen-year-old Jack Andraka recently won the world’s largest high school science competition for his development of a new, cheap and accurate test for detecting pancreatic cancer. Jack was the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search Grand Prize Winner.

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Forbes |… read more

Arthur C. Clarke predicting the future in 1964

January 2, 2013

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A great clip from the BBC’s Horizon programme in 1964. Arthur Charles Clarke was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.

He was also a host and commentator in the British television series “Mysterious World.”

For many years, with Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke were known as the “Big Three” of science fiction.… read more

Video Source: BBC

War with Syria?

June 17, 2013

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John McCain and his contemporaries are saber-rattling in the general direction of Syria and Howard Bloom offers his opinion on that.

– The Amazing Atheist

Video Source: The Amazing Atheist

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Honda announces new UNI-CUB personal mobility device

May 16, 2012

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Honda’s new UNI-CUB personal mobility device is designed for “harmony with people.” Featuring a compact design and saddle, the UNI-CUB offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that the average person has while walking.

Video Source: SportsCarIllustrated

Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?

March 22, 2013

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Throughout humankind’s history, we’ve driven species after species extinct: the passenger pigeon, the Eastern cougar, the dodo … But now, says Stewart Brand, we have the technology (and the biology) to bring back species that humanity wiped out. So — should we? Which ones? He asks a big question whose answer is closer than you may think.

— TED

Video Source: TED

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My 90 year old grandmother tries the Oculus Rift

April 20, 2013

My 90 year old grandmother tries the Oculus Rift

Paul Rivot’s 90 year old grandmother tries Oculus Rift VR (Tuscany demo) in this viral video, with 1,426,368 accesses as of 4/20/2013.


YouTube celeb Rachel Mahassel (Grandma) says “Thank You!”

 

Video Source: Paul Rivot

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Fox | Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey trailer, sequel to Carl Sagan’s iconic 1980 PBS series

July 23, 2013

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Full episodes are now available for viewing at this link: Fox | Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Entertainment Weekly | Fox has debuted the trailer for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a follow-up to Carl Sagan’s iconic 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Among sweeping shots of valleys and mountains are pictures of the solar system and the infinite blackness of areas of the universe. Part animation and part awe-inspiring real… read more

Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado | Long for This World — documentary teaser trailer

August 28, 2012

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Trailer of a documentary about the science and philosophy of the longevity movement, and the scientists making science fiction a reality. The film is by Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado.

Video Source: Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado

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University of Illinois Chicago | CAVE2 wraparound virtual world

February 20, 2013

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Video Source: Telegraph UK

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PayPal Galactic: aiming for the final frontier

June 28, 2013

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PayPal Galactic aims to create a secure and functional space commerce ecosystem.

Video Source: PayPal

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TED | An equation for intelligence by Alex Wissner-Gross

December 10, 2013

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TED | What is the most intelligent way to behave? Wissner-Gross explains how the latest research findings in physics, computer science, and animal behavior suggest that the smartest actions, from the dawn of human tool use all the way up to modern business and financial strategy, are all driven by the single fundamental principle of keeping future options as open as possible.

Consequently, he argues, intelligence itself may be… read more

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