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Elon Musk's Boring Company Finishes First Tunnel for 155mph Vegas Loop . Last month I attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas. I had a list of all the tech I wanted to see, talk to someone about, or try for myself, and I spent two days speed-walking between bu...
Have Humans Evolved Beyond Nature—and Do We Even Need It? . Such is the extent of our dominion on Earth, that the answer to questions around whether we are still part of nature, and whether we even need some of it, rely on an understanding of what we want as Ho...
Scientists Jump-Started Consciousness in Monkeys by Pinpointing This Brain Region . In 1991, a devastating car crash left 32-year-old Munira Abdulla with severe brain injuries and in a deep coma. Doctors thought she had no chance of recovery. Yet her story blew up when, miraculously, ...
This Breakthrough Just Got Us One Step Closer to a Quantum Internet . While quantum computing tends to garner all the headlines, quantum technology also has huge promise for the communication networks of the future. That’s why on top of the roughly $450 million the Trump...
Could a USB-C Charger's Chip Get You to the Moon? This Guy Did the Math so You Don't Have To . Comparing today’s computers to their famous ancestors is a popular pastime. As we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing last year, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) became a particularly...
How to Optimize Your Headspace on a Mission to Mars . Imagine being confined to a metal cell with a couple of other people and few amenities for months or even years. Maybe after that, you’ll be moved to a new compound, but you still have no privacy and e...
This Is What an AI Said When Asked to Predict the Year Ahead . “What’s past is prologue.” So says the famed quote from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, alleging that we can look to what has already happened as an indication of what will happen next. This idea could be i...
How Advertising Will Get Way More Personal—and Then Vanish Completely . Today, less than two decades after the arrival of the internet, Google and Facebook together command more advertising dollars than all print media on the planet. In 2017, Google’s ad campaign revenue t...
Neuromodulation Is the Secret Sauce for This Adaptive, Fast-Learning AI . As obstinate and frustrating as we are sometimes, humans in general are pretty flexible when it comes to learning—especially compared to AI. Our ability to adapt is deeply rooted within our brain’s che...
The Company That Wants to Fling Rockets Into Space With a Giant Centrifuge . The rapidly falling cost of getting into orbit has spurred a boom in the space industry as a host of new applications become economical. Now a secretive startup plans to slash the cost to just $250,000...
Blind Woman Sees With New Implant, Plays Video Game Sent Straight to Her Brain . It’s been over a decade since artificial retinas first began helping the blind see. But for many people, whose blindness originates beyond the retina, the technology falls short. Which is why new resea...
The Weirdest, Wildest Ways We’re Using Drones—and What’s Ahead . Drones haven’t made too many headlines over the past few months, but they came back with a vengeance this week and last, with all sorts of new uses being reported. Some have the potential to make a dif...
Work in the Age of Web 3.0

Work in the Age of Web 3.0

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Work in the Age of Web 3.0 . What is the future of work? Is our future one of ‘technological socialism’ (where technology is taking care of our needs)? Or will tomorrow’s workplace be completely virtualized, allowing us to hang ou...
How AI Helped Predict the Coronavirus Outbreak Before It Happened . Coronavirus has been all over the news for the last couple weeks. A dedicated hospital sprang up in just eight days, the stock market took a hit, Chinese New Year celebrations were spoiled, and travel ...
Verily’s Bold New Project Aims to Predict Depression Using Your Phone . Depression is a shifting, amorphous beast that silently haunts millions. It’s also difficult to pinpoint. Psychiatry has formulated well-tested questionnaires to diagnose depression. But these tests re...
Could Photonic Chips Outpace the Fastest Supercomputers? . There’s been a lot of talk about quantum computers being able to solve far more complex problems than conventional supercomputers. The authors of a new paper say they’re on the path to showing an optic...
Engineering Bugs, Resurrecting Species: The Wild World of Synthetic Biology for Conservation . Imagine a world where a mosquito bite is just an itchy annoyance. No malaria. No dengue fever. Last month, scientists announced they had taken one more step toward that vision. A paper in the journal P...
7 Business Models Reshaping How We Work, Live, and Create Value . Some of the most potent innovation taking place today does not involve breakthrough technologies, but rather the creation of fundamentally new business models. For most of history, these models were re...
How Smart Roads Will Make Driving Easier, Safer, and Greener . Roads criss-cross the landscape, but while they provide vital transport links, in many ways they represent a huge amount of wasted space. Advances in “smart road” technology could change that, creating...
Decoding the Brain Goes Global With the International Brain Initiative . Few times in history has mankind ever united to solve a single goal. Even the ultimate moonshot in history—putting a man on the moon—was driven by international competition rather than unification. So ...
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Kirk Nankivell

Awesome!!

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