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The Singularity - what is it, and when will it happen?



01/03/2010

How NOT to become posthuman

Unless you like risking your life & health, for a dream

Transcending the Human, DIY style




12/21/2010

Grand challenges in Global Health

Results not so grand, so far

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/health/21gates.html?_r=1&ref=health




12/24/2010

A cute vending machine that buys you a drink

Automating the sales of a coke.

http://singularityhub.com/2010/12/24/our-robot-culture-bots-sell-coca-cola-all-over-the-world-video/#more-24256



12/14/2010

Tinkering with the brain-computer interface

Another evolutionary step along the way to a cyber-human.

Tinkering with wearable robotics, and the brain

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-brain-machine-interface-additional.html



12/14/2010

Wanna be a six-million dollar man, for a discount?

Call the Lockheed Human Augmentation department

http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/12/hulc-exoskeleton-with-lift-assist.html


12/12/2010

What do you do, when you can't walk?

Suit up:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-japan-robot-disabled.html



12/12/2010

I Pad, You Pad, Everybody Pad

The people have spoken - the right balance of miniaturization and convenience

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-tablet-age-ipad-mania.html

(Apple deserves a <ahem> 'pad' on the back)



12/12/2010

Come here and gimme some sugar, honey

Or not.

Blocking fragments of a sugar molecule promotes wound healing

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-ubiquitous-sugar-molecule-key-deep.html



12/02/2010

Faster but not smarter

- not yet

http://www.kurzweilai.net/by-2018-supercomputers-could-operate-100-times-faster-than-the-human-brain





11/22/2010

The world in 2036

What will break, and what will fail

http://www.economist.com/node/17509373?story_id=17509373&CFID=149238396&CFTOKEN=89583226


12/04/2010

The Bed of Procrustes

Interview about Taleb's Aphorisms book.



12/01/2010

Streamlining cancer diagnosis

This is where medicine is going

New imaging technique accurately finds cancer cells, fast



10/27/2010

Will online learning replace traditional classes?

Count on it.

Online learning and traditional schooling



12/03/2010

Worried about your job being outsourced to foreigners?

Don't worry; it will probably be outsourced to domestic robots.  Do you feel better now?

Heartland's robots























12/03/2010

Eager for 3D TV?

Slow down.  It's not Virtual Reality, after all.  You might want to wait a while...

New technology adds new dimensions to purchases




12/01/2010

Exercise is supposed to 'slow down' aging.  But why?

Looks like stem cells will be in the news, again

Why older people who exercise age more gracefully




11/30/2010

You're driving me up the wall

Toy vehicles that drive left and right - and up and down?!?  Yep:

RC Tron Light Cycle drives on walls and ceilings





11/30/2010

Acupunture seems to make a difference

Take two needles, and call me in the morning.

Acupuncture Changes Brain's Perception and Processing of Pain, Researchers Find



11/30/2010

Humans and computers - us against them

Not necessarily:

Computers Get Help from the Human Brain



11/30/2010

Just cause you don't remember clearly, doesn't mean you're a numbskull

What's the relationship between short-term accurate memory and intelligence?  Possibly none.

Clarity in Short-Term Memory Shows No Link With IQ



11/29/2010

Mysterious planet

Not transhuman-related, but interesting and a little scary.   Why can't those comets leave poor us alone?  Here's one guess:

Dark Jupiter May Haunt Edge of Solar System





11/21/2010

Brooke Greenberg: the 16-year-old fountain of youth

A young girl who refuses to age - and succeeds at it.

You have to check this out one.  This kid even had a brain tumor, and the tumor just disappeared.




11/29/2010

Mobile Ultrasound

Partnering on-the-spot ultrasound, with cell-phones

Ultrasound Gets More Portable






10/28/2010


Confusing Marilyn and Michael

or Clinton and Bush, for that matter...

Exploring advanced biofeedback

Controlling individual cortical nerve cells by human thought



10/24/2010

The brain is the priority

Life extension is a humane and noble activity, but perhaps a priority shift is in order:

Why Life extensionists need to be concerned about Neurological Diseases



10/16/2010

Technologically blessed, but economically screwed

Continued entitlement spending - one of the downsides of life extension:

The Financial Time Bomb of Longer Lives



11/23/2010

Cancer treatement starting to heat up

An alternative to chemo

Nanoparticle thermotherapy as a chemotherapy alternative



01/09/2009

Molecular movement videos

They aren't what they seem

(Summarily, nanotech machines don't really move as smoothly as the online videos suggest.  The motion is much more random)

The videos lie because they must