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- #Futurology - #Quantum #computing could #change the #way the #world uses #energy


Our connected devices are hiding a big secret. They use energy—a lot of it. Every time you use your phone, your computer, or your smart TV to access the internet, you’re sending data requests to warehouse-sized buildings around the world, full of hundreds of thousands of servers.
https://qz.com/1566061/quantum-computing-will-change-the-way-the-world-uses-energy/


 
- #Futurology - #Quantum #computing could #change the #way the #world uses #energy
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Our connected devices are hiding a big secret. They use energy—a lot of it. Every time you use your phone, your computer, or your smart TV to access the internet, you’re sending data requests to warehouse-sized buildings around the world, full of hundreds of thousands of servers.
https://qz.com/1566061/quantum-computing-will-change-the-way-the-world-uses-energy/


 
- #Futurology - A #library in #Oslo #Norway that won't be #opened until #2114


On a lone tree in the Nordmarka forest just north of Oslo, there's a sign that reads "Framtidsbiblioteket - Future Library."
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/future-library-oslo-katie-paterson/index.html


 
- #Futurology - A #library in #Oslo #Norway that won't be #opened until #2114
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On a lone tree in the Nordmarka forest just north of Oslo, there's a sign that reads "Framtidsbiblioteket - Future Library."
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/future-library-oslo-katie-paterson/index.html


 
- #Futurology - #China’s new #Artificial #SUN will be #completed this #year


In November, Chinese researchers announced that the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor — an “artificial sun” designed to mimic the nuclear fusion process the real Sun uses to generate energy — had hit a milestone by achieving an electron temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/new-artificial-sun-china


 
- #Futurology - #China’s new #Artificial #SUN will be #completed this #year
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In November, Chinese researchers announced that the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor — an “artificial sun” designed to mimic the nuclear fusion process the real Sun uses to generate energy — had hit a milestone by achieving an electron temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/new-artificial-sun-china


 
- #Futurology - #Circular #economy could #save #GCC #cities $138bn over a #decade


By minimising waste and making the most of resources through a circular economy, GCC cities could save $138 billion (Dh507 billion) and 148 million tonnes of C02 emissions between 2020 and 2030, according to the managing director at Strategy&, Middle East.
https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/circular-economy-could-save-gcc-cities-138bn-over-a-decade-1.834710


 
- #Futurology - #Circular #economy could #save #GCC #cities $138bn over a #decade
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By minimising waste and making the most of resources through a circular economy, GCC cities could save $138 billion (Dh507 billion) and 148 million tonnes of C02 emissions between 2020 and 2030, according to the managing director at Strategy&, Middle East.
https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/circular-economy-could-save-gcc-cities-138bn-over-a-decade-1.834710


 
- #Futurology - The #Anonymous #Decentralized #Assassination #Market
An adversarial country could create a specific artificial intelligence (AI) to control a given aspect of their military operations like those of the army, air force, navy, and nuclear systems.
https://medium.com/@yaqubali1971/the-anonymous-decentralized-assassination-market-baf558c97086


 
- #Futurology - The #Anonymous #Decentralized #Assassination #Market
An adversarial country could create a specific artificial intelligence (AI) to control a given aspect of their military operations like those of the army, air force, navy, and nuclear systems.
https://medium.com/@yaqubali1971/the-anonymous-decentralized-assassination-market-baf558c97086


 
- #Futurology - #Team #discovers #double #helix #structure in #synthetic #macromolecule


Researchers in the College of Science and College of Engineering have discovered that a high-strength polymer called "PBDT" has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications.
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-team-helix-synthetic-macromolecule.html


 
- #Futurology - #Team #discovers #double #helix #structure in #synthetic #macromolecule
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Researchers in the College of Science and College of Engineering have discovered that a high-strength polymer called "PBDT" has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications.
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-team-helix-synthetic-macromolecule.html


 
- #Futurology - #China knows #artificial #intelligence is #rewriting the #geopolitical #rules, but the #rest of the #world looks #unprepared


Power is being redefined by data, leaving states unprepared for the global consequences of the AI revolution and individuals vulnerable to new techniques of control
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/world/article/2189137/china-knows-artificial-intelligence-rewriting


 
- #Futurology - #China knows #artificial #intelligence is #rewriting the #geopolitical #rules, but the #rest of the #world looks #unprepared
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Power is being redefined by data, leaving states unprepared for the global consequences of the AI revolution and individuals vulnerable to new techniques of control
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/world/article/2189137/china-knows-artificial-intelligence-rewriting


 
- #Futurology - #Corn and other #important #crops can now be #gene #edited by #pollen carrying #CRISPR


A major agricultural company is using pollen from one genetically modified plant to carry CRISPR’s components into another plant’s cells. The solution promises to speed the creation of better and more versatile crops.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/corn-and-other-important-crops-can-now-be-gene-edited-pollen-carrying-crispr


 
- #Futurology - #Corn and other #important #crops can now be #gene #edited by #pollen carrying #CRISPR
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A major agricultural company is using pollen from one genetically modified plant to carry CRISPR’s components into another plant’s cells. The solution promises to speed the creation of better and more versatile crops.
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/corn-and-other-important-crops-can-now-be-gene-edited-pollen-carrying-crispr


 
- #Futurology - #OpenAI's Eerily #Realistic New #Text #Generator #Writes Like a #Human
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Trying to understand how new technologies will shape our lives is an exercise in managing hype.
OpenAI’s Eerily Realistic New Text Generator Writes Like a Human


 
- #Futurology - #DARPA chooses two to #develop #insect-size #robots for #complex #jobs like #disaster relief and #hazardous #inspection
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U.S. military researchers have chosen two organizations to develop enabling technologies for insect-size robots able to perform complex jobs like disaster relief or inspecting hazardous environments that are inaccessible to larger robots.
https://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2019/03/insect-size-robots-complex-jobs.html


 
- #Futurology - #DARPA chooses two to #develop #insect-size #robots for #complex #jobs like #disaster relief and #hazardous #inspection
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U.S. military researchers have chosen two organizations to develop enabling technologies for insect-size robots able to perform complex jobs like disaster relief or inspecting hazardous environments that are inaccessible to larger robots.
https://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2019/03/insect-size-robots-complex-jobs.html


 
- #Futurology - #Machine #Learning and the #Space of All #Possible #Futures


If you were a designer of physical things like buildings or cars or bridges in December 1982, you would have been forgiven for thinking that computer-aided design was a novelty. It probably seemed like an abstract technical exercise that would never be able to supplant the maylines, rotring pens, and tilt-y tables that were stalwart in design offices. There was simply too much material complexity in this endeavor, it requires too much human creativity and too much mental plasticity to be all nicely packaged up into an IBM 5150.
https://archinect.com/features/article/150124210/machine-learning-and-the-space-of-all-possible-futures


 
- #Futurology - #Machine #Learning and the #Space of All #Possible #Futures
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If you were a designer of physical things like buildings or cars or bridges in December 1982, you would have been forgiven for thinking that computer-aided design was a novelty. It probably seemed like an abstract technical exercise that would never be able to supplant the maylines, rotring pens, and tilt-y tables that were stalwart in design offices. There was simply too much material complexity in this endeavor, it requires too much human creativity and too much mental plasticity to be all nicely packaged up into an IBM 5150.
https://archinect.com/features/article/150124210/machine-learning-and-the-space-of-all-possible-futures


 
- #Futurology - #Zuckerberg Wants #Facebook to #Build a #Mind-Reading #Machine


A brain-computer interface, to allow people to use their thoughts to navigate intuitively through augmented reality. No typing, no speaking, even, to distract you or slow you down.
https://www.wired.com/story/zuckerberg-wants-facebook-to-build-mind-reading-machine/


 
- #Futurology - #Zuckerberg Wants #Facebook to #Build a #Mind-Reading #Machine
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A brain-computer interface, to allow people to use their thoughts to navigate intuitively through augmented reality. No typing, no speaking, even, to distract you or slow you down.
https://www.wired.com/story/zuckerberg-wants-facebook-to-build-mind-reading-machine/


 
- #Futurology - #AI will #eliminate 130,000 #US #government #jobs over the next two #decades
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AI will play a significant role in helping government agencies to more efficiently provide services, but it will reshape the workforce in ways that are dramatic and largely unforeseen, according to Partnership for Public Service.
https://government.diginomica.com/2019/03/05/ai-will-change-or-eliminate-130000-federal-jobs-over-the-next-two-decades/


 
- #Futurology - #AI will #eliminate 130,000 #US #government #jobs over the next two #decades
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AI will play a significant role in helping government agencies to more efficiently provide services, but it will reshape the workforce in ways that are dramatic and largely unforeseen, according to Partnership for Public Service.
https://government.diginomica.com/2019/03/05/ai-will-change-or-eliminate-130000-federal-jobs-over-the-next-two-decades/


 
- #Futurology - The #End Of #Work: The #Consequences Of An #Economic #Singularity


Today, we are no longer confined to what nature or natural intelligence must offer. From the steam engine to electricity and digital transformations to artificial intelligence, molecular manufacturing and bioengineering, each new transformative innovation has brought us a new (man-made) way of doing things in ways that nature did not provide for.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2019/02/17/the-end-of-work-the-consequences-of-an-economic-singularity/


 
- #Futurology - The #End Of #Work: The #Consequences Of An #Economic #Singularity
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Today, we are no longer confined to what nature or natural intelligence must offer. From the steam engine to electricity and digital transformations to artificial intelligence, molecular manufacturing and bioengineering, each new transformative innovation has brought us a new (man-made) way of doing things in ways that nature did not provide for.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2019/02/17/the-end-of-work-the-consequences-of-an-economic-singularity/


 
- #Futurology - #Scientists #identify #gene #partnerships that #promote #spinal #cord #regeneration


Researchers are one step closer to solving the mystery of why some vertebrates can regenerate their spinal cords while others, including humans, create scar tissue after spinal cord injury, leading to lifelong damage.
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-scientists-gene-partnerships-spinal-cord.html


 
- #Futurology - #Scientists #identify #gene #partnerships that #promote #spinal #cord #regeneration
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Researchers are one step closer to solving the mystery of why some vertebrates can regenerate their spinal cords while others, including humans, create scar tissue after spinal cord injury, leading to lifelong damage.
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-scientists-gene-partnerships-spinal-cord.html


 
- #Futurology - Nine #Jobs That #Artificial #Intelligence Should #Never Take #Over (And Why)


The capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) expand year by year. Still, there are always going to be tasks that require qualities that are difficult—if not impossible— for technology to replicate, such as creativity, empathy and emotional awareness.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2019/03/05/nine-jobs-that-artificial-intelligence-should-never-take-over-and-why/


 
- #Futurology - Nine #Jobs That #Artificial #Intelligence Should #Never Take #Over (And Why)
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The capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) expand year by year. Still, there are always going to be tasks that require qualities that are difficult—if not impossible— for technology to replicate, such as creativity, empathy and emotional awareness.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2019/03/05/nine-jobs-that-artificial-intelligence-should-never-take-over-and-why/


 
- #Futurology - #Scientists #developing a #safer and more #effective #Tuberculosis #vaccine that can be #delivered #simply through an #inhaler
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For years, scientists have been trying to come up with a better way to protect people against tuberculosis, the disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria. Texas Biomedical Research Institute Professor Jordi Torrelles, Ph.D., says new hope is on the horizon after a recent experiment performed in mice showed great promise. The study was published in the journal Mucosal Immunology.
https://www.txbiomed.org/news-press/news-releases/texas-biomed-scientists-developing-new-vaccine-strategy-for-tuberculosis/


 
- #Futurology - #Combination #therapy ( #autophagy #inhibitor + #MEK inhibitor) #shows #promise in #pancreatic #cancer.


Top: blood-borne CA-19, a tumor biomarker, drops after treatment start; bottom: pancreatic bed lesion (red) and liver metastases (white) largely resolve within two months of treatment start.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/axlkx9/combination_therapy_autophagy_inhibitor_mek/


 
- #Futurology - #Goodyear #creates #concept #tire to turn #cars into #flying #DeLoreans.


Its implementation is not happening soon but some of its core technologies are already being implemented in current or incoming production vehicles.
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/goodyear-aero-flying-tire-car,news-29559.html


 
- #Futurology - #Scientists #developing a #safer and more #effective #Tuberculosis #vaccine that can be #delivered #simply through an #inhaler
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For years, scientists have been trying to come up with a better way to protect people against tuberculosis, the disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria. Texas Biomedical Research Institute Professor Jordi Torrelles, Ph.D., says new hope is on the horizon after a recent experiment performed in mice showed great promise. The study was published in the journal Mucosal Immunology.
Texas Biomed Scientists Developing New Vaccine Strategy for Tuberculosis


 
- #Futurology - #Combination #therapy ( #autophagy #inhibitor + #MEK inhibitor) #shows #promise in #pancreatic #cancer.
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Top: blood-borne CA-19, a tumor biomarker, drops after treatment start; bottom: pancreatic bed lesion (red) and liver metastases (white) largely resolve within two months of treatment start.
https://old.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/axlkx9/combination_therapy_autophagy_inhibitor_mek/


 
- #Futurology - #Goodyear #creates #concept #tire to turn #cars into #flying #DeLoreans.
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Its implementation is not happening soon but some of its core technologies are already being implemented in current or incoming production vehicles.
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/goodyear-aero-flying-tire-car,news-29559.html