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The Daily Conversation | Future of driverless cars

May 18, 2015

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The Daily Conversation | The future of driverless cars. Autonomous vehicles have made significant progress in the last decade. This report looks at the history of self driving vehicles, and where the industry is heading.

An autonomous car — also called a driverless car, self driving car, robotic car — is an automated vehicle capable of sensing its environment and driving without human input, or with limited human interaction.… read more

PayPal Galactic: aiming for the final frontier

June 28, 2013

PayPal Galatic

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

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PayPal Galactic: A Bold New Initiative

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

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

August 28, 2012


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.

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Long for This World: Live Forever or Die Trying

Kurzweil Interviews Minsky: Is Singularity Near?

January 27, 2016


Terasem Motion Infoculture/KurzweilAI | Kurzweil Interviews Minsky: Is Singularity Near? (2010)

  • Understanding how the brain works: “The brain is 400 different computers.”
  • Modeling and building a brain: “You can’t do it from the bottom up.”
  • Backing up the brain: “There’s no ‘you.’ … I’m not exactly like I was five minutes ago….”
  • Is the brain “just” a machine? “There’s no person

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Gravity — official teaser trailer

May 14, 2013


At 372 miles above the Earth, the view is breathtaking.

Don’t let go.

Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney:

In theaters October 4th.

Video Source: Warner Bros Pictures


Parallella: a supercomputer for everyone

October 31, 2012


The Parallella project aims to make parallel computing accessible to everyone. The project has successfully raised its Kickstarter.funding goal of $750,000, with $898,921 pledged.

According to Adapteva founder Andreas Olofsson:
Making parallel computing easy to use has been described as “a problem as hard as any that computer science has faced”. With such a big challenge ahead, we need to make sure that every programmer has access to cheap and… read more

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Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone
$99 Raspberry Pi-sized ‘supercomputer’ touted in Kickstarter project

Deus Ex: the Eyeborg documentary

March 6, 2013


To celebrate the launch of critically acclaimed video game DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, Square Enix commissioned filmmaker Rob Spence aka Eyeborg (a self proclaimed cyborg who lost an eye and replaced it with a wireless video camera) to investigate prosthetics, cybernetics and human augmentation. How far are we from the future presented to us in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION?

— Square Enix

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Bill Gates on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Microsoft Surface

October 24, 2012


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Bill Gates Talks Windows Future, Touch Interfaces

Elon Musk: the mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity …

March 22, 2013

Elon Mus the mind behind Tesla

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company, and a fully reusable rocket.



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Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

First time-travel movies reveal surreal universe

February 1, 2013

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Developed by Wolfgang Schleich and colleagues at the University of Ulm in Germany, the first time-travel videos mathematically recreate the weird world of Gödel’s universe.

New Scientist

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First time-travel movies reveal surreal universe

Rodney Brooks: why we will rely on robots

June 29, 2013

Would you trust this robot? (credit: Rethink Robotics)

Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, the robot with eyes that

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Video Source: TED

Rodney Brooks: Why we will rely on robots

Asteroid to fly between Earth, satellites

January 7, 2013


An asteroid will narrowly miss hitting Earth in February.

Video Source: CNN

Cambridge University & Toshiba | Zoe the emotional avatar of the future

April 13, 2015

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Cambridge University & Toshiba | Meet Zoe, a digital talking head that can express human emotions on demand with unprecedented realism and could herald a new era of human computer interaction.

A virtual talking head that can express a full range of human emotions and could be used as a digital personal assistant, or to replace texting with face messaging, has been developed by researchers. The lifelike face can… read more

Apple — Introducing iPad mini

October 24, 2012


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