Now, at age 48, Olafsson can move his right ankle by thinking about it. When the electrical impulse from his brain reaches the base of his leg, a pair of sensors embedded in his muscle tissue connect the neural dots, and wirelessly transmit that signal to the Proprio Foot. Since the command reaches the foot before the wearer’s residual muscles actually contract, there’s no unnatural lag between intention and action.
Why we need a secular moral education for our children to survive the accelerating technological and societal change. We need to fund the systematic study of human moral limitations and find ways of living with ourselves or changing ourselves.
Inspiring and terrifying TED talk by Zeynep Tufekci about the crisis of building AI to maximize profit from advertising.
HHMI scientists have designed a revolutionary “3D printer” for small molecules that could open the power of customized chemistry to many.
Origami inspired vacuum-based muscles that are cheap to make (out of a compressible skeleton of metal or plastic and air or fluid encased in a flexible skin) and capable of lifting 1000x their own weight.
Developing the technology for a “bioprinting” industry where printers lay down layers of living cells.
Technology innovation firm Cambridge Consultants has successfully completed initial trials of the world’s first fully digital radio transmitter – a turning point in wireless design and a real enabler for the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and 5G technology. It’s a radio built purely from computing power.
Humans may have one thing that advanced aliens don’t: consciousness. Super intelligence may only be ethical without consciousness and may not need it.