Attendees at the Auckland TEDx event this weekend got a glimpse of the future when they met Baby X, the brainchild (literally) of Academy Award winning Kiwi, Mark Sagar.
Pitched as the future of artificial intelligence, the baby reacts to visual stimuli and responds in real-time with appropriate human-like emotions. [source]
Medical research pushes the human understanding: crossroad of Nanotechnology, robotics, artificial intelligence and DNA.
“Europe’s position as a knowledge superpower depends on thinking the unthinkable and exploiting the best ideas” said Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President. As part of this plan, European Union awarded considerable funding to “Human Brain” and “Graphene” initiatives. Their results, along with those of another national strategies, will impact the future of humankind.
Current crisis can be seen as part of the narrative of our world. Each period of humankind has many, but they fade with the time. The science and its effects, though, are irreversible leaving behind concrete marks that change the evolution of the world. Simultaneous announcement by participants countries in the Human Genome Project (HGP) of the total deciphering of human genome characterized 2003. The discovery paved the way to the biological understanding of humans. Suddenly, the genome became data. [source]
Researchers at MIT have implanted false memories into the brains of mice, causing them to be fearful of an event that didn’t actually occur. This is a very important study that demonstrates just how unreliable memories can be, and goes a long way to explaining why humans regularly recall things that didn’t actually happen — such as alien abductions, or when giving eyewitness testimony that they believe to be true, but is actually a false memory. [source]
Researchers at Harvard University have created the first noninvasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) between a human… and a rat. Simply by thinking the appropriate thought, the BBI allows the human to control the rat’s tail. This is one of the most important steps towards BBIs that allow for telepathic links between two or more humans — which is a good thing in the case of friends and family, but terrifying if you stop to think about the nefarious possibilities of a fascist dictatorship with mind control tech. [source]
And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. Revelation 13:15