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Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here...(Matrix plot hole explained) The future is brighter than you think Peter Diamandis says too much focus is placed on negative newsHe says the truth is that the world is poised for abundance through innovationDiamandis: Social changes have vastly increased wealth, reduced disease and violenceHe says smart phones put knowledge, tools in the hands of billions around the world Editor's note: Peter Diamandis is an expert on innovation, the author of "Abundance," and founder and chief executive of the X PRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit focused on creating large incentive prizes to drive breakthroughs. He spoke at the TED2012 conference in February. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas worth spreading" which it makes available through talks posted on its website (CNN) -- I've been talking to corporate groups a lot lately about the idea that the future is going to be better than many of us think -- that we will live in a world of abundance made possible by new technology. Repeatedly, I'm thanked by the audiences for giving them a positive outlook.

Hawking vs. Haraway - Transhuman Technology Abstract: Stephan Hawking and Donna Haraway are two scientists who have outspoken ideas about what the merge of technology and humans actually means to us. Hawking, who has recently joined a Cambridge University think tank that deals with issues of possible take-overs of the human species by apparatus (computers) with sufficient artificial intelligence, is concerned about the evolution of our species. For him, the Darwinian phase of evolution has ended as the human species is nearly done from a natural selection perspective.

Why change a running system? - › Antje Schrupp Als ich damals über Twitter mitbekommen habe, dass Stephan Urbach sich einen Magneten in die Fingerkuppe hat einbauen lassen, dachte ich erst, das wäre ein Witz. Wieso würde jemand so etwas freiwillig machen? Der einzige Versuch von Körpermodifikation in meinem Leben war ein gestochenes Ohrloch, das sich hinterher permanent entzündete. Dann kam ich zu der Überzeugung: Mein Körper ist völlig okay so, wie er ist, no need to improve. "No need" im doppelten Sinn des Wortes – keine äußere Notwendigkeit, weil ich keine gesellschaftlichen Normen darüber, wie ein (weiblicher) Körper auszusehen hat, akzeptiere, und keine innere Notwendigkeit, kein Bedürfnis meinerseits, weil – ja, so banal: Ich Angst vor Arztbesuchen und medizinischen Eingriffen aller Art habe. Fähigkeit zum Funktionieren Ich habe ein etwas ehrfürchtiges Verhältnis zu meinem Körper, oder, wie man früher sagte, meinem "Leib", den ich nämlich nicht "habe", sondern der ich "bin". Und deshalb las ich dem Heft "Ich, Cyborg?"

I'm Dr. Michio Kaku: a physicist, co founder of string field theory and bestselling author. I can tell you about the future of your mind, AMA Dr. Kaku, I'm a 21 year old Asian-American and my hair is starting to turn silver... Do you think my hair will become as awesome as yours? The key is to choose your parents well. Hey Michio, what is the one thing that blows your mind more than anything else? The idea that excites me the most concerns the two greatest puzzles in science: the origin of the universe, and the origin of consciousness. If an alien spaceship lands in my backyard, what should my first message to them be? Chances are, the aliens will not want to land on our backyard, or even the White House lawn, with their flying saucers. If I can make it 50 more years, will we be able to slice up my brain and cram my consciousness into a machine? By midcentury, we may have Brain 2.0, a backup copy of the brain, the byproduct of the ambitious BRAIN project of Pres. Hello Dr. My question: What is your take on the theory that electrons can surpass large distances via tiny wormholes to support quantum entanglement? Hello there Dr.

Transhumanist David Pearce will uns zu glücklicheren organischen Robotern machen Ich treffe David Pearce inmitten des überdreht-engagierten Tech- und Start-up-Festival Tech Open Air in Berlin. Vor Jungunternehmern mit ausgelatschten Chucks, teuren Uhren und einem unbändigen Glauben an eine technologisch verbesserte Zukunft hält er einen Vortrag über Transhumanismus. Den geneigten Festivalbesuchern erklärt David Pearce, wie wir die Menschheit mit der Hilfe von Biotechnologie, Drogen und der Umprogrammierung des Erbgutes unsterblich, glücklich und superintelligent machen werden. Allen über 40, die nicht mehr in den Genuss dieser Technik kommen könnten, riet er, sich einfrieren zu lassen. Glücklicherweise stehen meine persönlichen Chancen nach dieser Einschätzung auch ohne Einfrieren recht gut, und so habe ich mir von David seine Zukunftsvision zwischen Indianer-Tipis auf der Wiese vor dem Konferenzgebäude erklären lassen. Motherboard: Was sind die Prinzipien des Transhumanismus? David Pearce: Ein superlanges Leben, super glücklich und super intelligent.

Ex Machina and sci-fi's obsession with sexy female robots | Film ‘Did you program her to flirt with me?” Domhnall Gleeson’s character asks robot inventor Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina. To which the scientific answer would be: “Well, duh!” Ex Machina is a smart, elegant thriller posing some juicy questions about artificial intelligence, consciousness and gender. Being literally objectified women, female robots have traditionally been vehicles for the worst male tendencies. But once made flesh, these fantasies have a nasty habit of biting their male creators on the … well, on the penis in the case of Eve of Destruction, a trashy sub-Terminator sci-fi in which a malfunctioning android, played by Renée Soutendijk, goes rogue. It was all there right from the start, in what must be the great-grandma of female-robot movies: Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. And of course, Metropolis’s robot is irresistibly seductive, with her sashaying hips and art deco fetish-gear bodywork. “Our machines are projections of us. Ex Machina at least moves the debate on somewhat.

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