Stellar is a decentralized protocol for sending and receiving money in any pair of currencies.
Post-singularity human forced to deal with the computronium-based mind cloud where the inner planets used to reside.
An amazing musical commentary in 7 minutes. Featuring Ray Kurzweil and Alex Jones, Rap news investigates the Singularity and those who worship and fear it.
Are we headed for a Singularity? Is AI a Threat? Not anytime soon. Lack of incentives means very little strong AI work is happening. And even if we did develop one, it’s unlikely to have a hard takeoff.
Researchers fed mice a small drop of a liquid. Inside the drops, invisible to the naked eye, were thousands of tube-shaped, microscopic motors. The motors made their way to the mice’s stomachs, embedded in their stomach linings, and released their tiny payloads: nano-size flakes of gold. The research represented a major step toward putting microbots to work in human medicine, where they could one day ferry drugs efficiently into specific organs or even specific cells.
Do you worry about your vacuum? Not in the way where you’re concerned about breaking a valuable object - but in an emotional, empathetic concern for its being? If so, then you’re primed for today’s discussion about the wellbeing of robots! We can personify objects, assigning them human qualities, but will technology get to a point where it DESERVES these moral concerns? Can you imagine a day when you will empathize with your computer or care if it lives or dies?
If time is money, then the endlessly recycled quotes from Musk and Hawking are a goldmine for harried reporters and editors. What more context do you need, than a pair of geniuses publicly fretting about the fall of humankind?