Carnival Booth: An Algorithm for Defeating the Computer-Assisted Passenger Screening System Carnival Booth: An Algorithm for Defeating the Computer-Assisted Passenger Screening System Samidh Chakrabarti Aaron Strauss 6.806: Law and Ethics on the Electronic Frontier Abstract Plant/Human Symbiosis and the Fall of Humanity: Interview With Tony Wright “I believe that the lost secret of human emergence..the undefined catalyst that took a very bright monkey and turned that species into a self-reflecting dreamer..that catalyst has to be sought in these alkaloids in the food chain that were catalyzing higher states of intellectual activity.” — Terence McKenna Tony Wright and Graham Gynn are authors of Left In The Dark- the book that presents Tony’s research outlining a radical re-interpretation of the current data regarding human evolution and, they contend, our recent degenerated state we call “civilization”. You can read the book for free here.
Philip Zimbardo: The Secret Powers of Time (Animated) Bio Philip Zimbardo Philip Zimbardo is internationally recognized as a leading "voice and face of contemporary psychology" through his widely seen PBS-TV series, "Discovering Psychology," his media appearances, best-selling trade books on shyness, and his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo has been a Stanford University professor since 1968 (now an Emeritus Professor), having taught previously at Yale, NYU, and Columbia University.
Danila Medvedev Danila Andreevich Medvedev (Russian: Данила Медведев) (born March 21, 1980 in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg)) is a Russian futurologist and politician. Specialising in the science and future of Russia, Medvedev serves as a member of the coordination council of the who serves as a membe Russian Transhumanistic Movement. In May 2005 he helped found KrioRus, the first cryonics company outside of the United States. Since August 2008, he has worked as Chief Planning Officer and Vice-President of the Science for Life Extension Foundation, based in Moscow. Education and career Medvedev graduated from the International Management Institute of St. Petersburg (IMISP) in 2000. The Boston Shuffler The Carnivore, the Boston Shuffler, the Knife… are some of the names of the algorithms on Wall Street that make up 70% of the operating system of stocks formerly known as known as your pension fund, and portfolio. What Kevin Slavin is talking about is High Frequency Trading/Black Boxes that dominate The Street.
Superman 2.0: How human-enhancement technologies are giving us all superpowers Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images In the summer of 1935, a pair of Bavarian climbers arrived in the Bernese Alps, hoping to become the first people ever to scale the monstrous north face of the mountain known as the Eiger. On their first day, they made good progress. On the second day, less so, and on the third, even less. 5 Great Science Books to Expand Your Mind From the dynamics of social networks to market bubbles, science has a lot to say about the world of technology. One of the great discoveries of modern science was the realization of how interconnected the world is. The deterministic, Newtonian view of a clockwork Universe was replaced by the much more dynamic, uncertain and entangled world of Quantum Mechanics. The new world is the one where Godel forever cut hopes for completeness in mathematics and Turing showed that computation, like the future, is fundamentally unpredictable.
Genomics History Etymology While the word "genome" (from the German Genom, attributed to Hans Winkler) was in use in English as early as 1926, the term "genomics" was coined by Dr. Tom Roderick, a geneticist at the Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine), over beer at a meeting held in Maryland on the mapping of the human genome in 1986. Early sequencing efforts
Rough Sketch: "We Made a Robot That Moves Like a Person" "Our robot, named Achilles, is the first to walk in a biologically accurate way. That means it doesn't just move like a person, but also sends commands to the legs like the human nervous system does. Each leg has eight muscles—Kevlar straps attached to a motor on one end and to the plastic skeleton on the other. As the motor turns, it pulls the strap, mimicking the way our muscles contract. SEE: Visionary pair imagines how humans will look in 100,000 years Nickolay Lamm/MyVoucherCodes.co.uk Large green eyes suggest that human vision might be more cat-like. Forget cyborgs — humans of the future might look more like Pokémon characters. In 100,000 years, people might have larger heads, Google Glass type contact lenses and sideways-blinking oversized Disney eyes that glow green with cat-like night vision. At least, that is what two researchers say could happen in "one possible timeline." "This is speculation based on reason," artist Nickolay Lamm told the Daily News.
Norman Borlaug Norman Ernest Borlaug (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009) was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor. During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these high-yielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. As a result, Mexico became a net exporter of wheat by 1963. Later in his life, he helped apply these methods of increasing food production to Asia and Africa. Early life, education and family
CyborgLove TechnoDesire CyberTenderness pt 12 (Originally published at URBNFUTR- graciously allowing me to republish here) Techno Desire and Cyber Sex – Part 1 That we are intimate with the world is not news. Human Cells Make Mice Smarter In spring a band of brainy rodents made headlines for zipping through mazes and mastering memory tricks. Scientists credited the impressive intellectual feats to human cells transplanted into their brains shortly after birth. But the increased mental muster did not come from neurons, the lanky nerve cells that swap electrical signals and stimulate muscles. The mice benefited from human stem cells called glial progenitors, immature cells poised to become astrocytes and other glia cells, the supposed support cells of the brain. Astrocytes are known for mopping up excess neuro-transmitters and maintaining balance in brain systems.