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Posts like the elon musk is afraid of robots post sparked me to post this. * /r/Futurology

I am sure there will be a wall of fire below me but, I want to ask a pretty simple question. An AI is not tethered to a physical form. with that...

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Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.

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Why War is Killing Less of Us Than Ever - A Paradox Explained

We live in the most peaceful time in human history. Wait, what? Seriously? That can't be right, there are more wars than ever! Well, no and they're killing fewer and fewer people, even though the world population is at an all-time high...and the numbers prove it!

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Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle

A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved by a team of researchers at MIT and several other institutions. The finding is reported this week in the journal Nature Communications.

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NASA invests $50 million in 7 astrobiology research groups to answer all-important question: Are we alone in the universe?

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is spending $50 million to fund research teams that it hopes will provide significant contributions to its astrobiology program and planetary missions. The funding from the U.S.

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Carlos Slim: The 3-day work week will happen

Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom tycoon worth over $80 billion, believes life would be better with a three-day work week. "You should have more time for you during all of your life -- not when you're 65 and retired," Slim told CNNMoney's Christine Romans on Tuesday.

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Yes, the people going to Mars on a Dutch reality TV show will die

Mars One, an organization based in the Netherlands, has been recruiting amateur astronauts to send on a one-way, televised trip to Mars, with the hopes of building a colony there. The organization says that the technology to do this exists, or will be ready by the time of its expected 2022 launch date.

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Is Capturing Carbon from the Air Practical? | MIT Technology Review

Physicist Peter Eisenberger had expected colleagues to react to his idea with skepticism. He was claiming, after all, to have invented a machine that could clean the atmosphere of its excess carbon dioxide, making the gas into fuel or storing it underground.

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Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men

Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered traumatic injury. Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are assessing engineered penises for safety, function and durability.

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20 ways gigabit-speed internet access might change our lives by 2025

If you want to know the future of technology, should you ask a technological futurologist? On the one hand, it's their job to think about What Comes Next and What It All Means in regards to devices, connectivity and the digital services that they enable.

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Elon Musk's Artificial Intelligence Fear: Machines Could Wipe Us Out

Tesla and SpaceX C.E.O. Elon Musk said he was worried that people didn't understand how fast artificial intelligence was progressing, and expressed his concern that, in a worst-case scenario, a "super-intelligent" machine might decide to destroy human life. Musk was speaking to Walter Isaacson, the president and C.E.O.

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Hijacking the bacterial 'communication system' to tell cancer cells to stop spreading - or even die | KurzweilAI

A molecule used as a bacteria communication system can be hijacked and used to prevent cancer cells from spreading - or even to die on command, University of Missouri researchers have discovered.

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Generator Produces 25,000 Watts without Consuming Fuel | MIT Technology Review

Power plants waste huge amount of energy as heat-about 40 to 80 percent of the total in the fuel they burn. A new device could reduce that waste, cutting fuel consumption and carbon emissions by as much as 3 percent and saving companies millions of dollars.

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Join the SETI-JAM | SETI-JAM

Join your fellow intrepid game-scientists to create fun, educational games based upon the real science and data from some of the most advanced telescopes and NASA missions! The SETI-Jam is open to all, whether you're a veteran developer, hobbyist, or student.

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