(Experimental transitions, sorry they are a bit over the top) Ben Goertzel speaks about the Singularity, what it is, road maps, the risks and the benefits etc


ScienceDaily (Mar. 6, 2012) — In a perfect world, we could eat to our heart’s content without sacrificing our health and good looks, and now it appears that maybe we can. Mice with an extra dose of a known anti-cancer gene lose weight even as their appetites grow. Not only that, but according to the report in the March issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism, the animals also live longer, and that isn’t just because they aren’t getting cancer, either.


Via Scoop.it - Knowmads, Infocology of the future

In 1977, NASA sent a pair of unmanned probes named Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space. Among the infrared spectrometers and radio receivers included on each probe were identical copies of the same non-scientific object: the Voyager Golden…

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Predator drone firing hellfire missile. Some herald it as the cure for terrorism, others deride it as mindless video game warfare, but few doubt that the American era of drone warfare has arrived.

when you take out all the cords what’s left is chaos