We are at an extraordinary crossroads of human history. Our actions, or failure to act, during the next 20 years will determine the fate of the Earth and human civilization for centuries to come. This is a make-or-break century…
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Click on the book title The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future by James Martin to learn more about his book.
I just finished watching the 1 hour documentary. Here’s my reaction. If you watch one movie/video in the next year. Make it this one! If you’d like to increase your understanding of what’s happpening in the World. Watch this documentary! If you’ve got an hour to spare, watch this documentary! Better yet, make an hour available and watch this documentary. Then encourage your friends and family to do the same.
“Technology 25 Years Hence” by Ray Kurzweil is part of a New York Times series titled “Why Do We Need Predictions?”. See what Ray and others have to say…
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Click on the book title The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil to learn more about Ray’s book.
“O.K., here goes: when it comes to the Amazon Kindle, I’ll admit it, I was wrong” per New York Times writer Nick Bilton…
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A roundup of the most significant technologies to come to market in 2010…
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Ray Kurzweil responds to the IEEE Spectum article about his predictions…
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Learn why people are calling Word Lens the magic arrival of the future.
This one minute video is well worth a look…
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Besides being installed in everything from automatic teller machines and airport check-in kiosks to pacemakers and ocean monitoring sensors, microchips also are going into a staggering array of once decidedly low-tech items…
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Despite its shoestring budget, Japan’s space programme has boldly reached for the stars, pioneering solar-powered galactic travel, exploring a distant asteroid and planning a robot base on the Moon…
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South Korea is already ahead of the global technological curve but it is looking to forge even further ahead by boosting broadband speeds across the nation…
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In a report being issued Thursday, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues says that at present the technology — which involves creating novel organisms through the synthesis and manipulation of DNA — poses few risks because it is still in its infancy…
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Are you worried about the coming robot apocalypse? Does research into artificial general intelligence freak you out? Do you look at computers and start dreading for the safety of your children? If so, world renowned physicist and science champion Michio Kaku has a message for you….
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“Computerworld – Shipments of smartphones, tablets and other app-enabled devices will overtake PC shipments in the next 18 months, an event that may signify the end of the PC-centric era, market research firm IDC said…”
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George Dvorsky is finding himself a bit disturbed these days about how fashionable it has become to hate Ray Kurzweil…
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Posted by Frank Whittemore in AI, Colonizing Space, Cryonics, Cyborg, Ethics/Dangers, Futurism, Genetics, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Robotics, Scientific Research, Singularity News, The Brain, Virtual Reality
Transhumanists advocate the improvement of human capacities through advanced technology…
Click here to read the special report by Michael Anissimov found on the Lifeboat Foundation website.
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