Futurism

A New Route for Quantum Computing: Photons Quantum Walk to Your Future

A New Route for Quantum Computing: Photons Quantum Walk to Your Future

Researchers from an international group led by scientists from the University of Bristol announced “a new approach to quantum computing that could soon be used to perform complex calculations that cannot be done by today's computers.” Science Daily (with editorial adaptations from materials provided by University of Bristol), writes: “Scientists from Bristol's Cent...

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Losing Your Nails: How Technology will Shape Human Evolution

An interview with Timothy Taylor in a recent issue of New Scientist highlights how, contrary to Darwin’s theory, human evolution is more complex than simply “survival of the fittest.”  In fact, many of contemporary humanity’s physical features are “weaker” than the earlier model due to the technologies used by our ancestor hominins (australopithecines) and ...

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The Geography of Paradise (part II of “Hedonistia 2050)

The Geography of Paradise (part II of “Hedonistia 2050)

See also: Happy Morning in Hedonistia, July 22, 2050 (transcript of orientation speech delivered to cryonics survivors) Greeting to everyone who "woke up" this morning, all you recent arrivals from Alcor and KrioRus.  Ted Williams?  I'm honored.  Britney?  Cheers. You're ecstatic to be conscious again but befuddled and frightened? Understandable. That's why...

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Resuscitative Resurrection: who’s first?

Resuscitative Resurrection: who’s first?

Nicolai Federov — the Russian proto-transhumanist philosopher — believed that the "Common Task" of humanity was to technologically conquer death.  Immortality for the living... right?  No, think bigger.  Federov believed  that the evil horror of death that we have all suffered from would not be fully conquered until everyone who had ever died was bro...

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Wired For War or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Let Dystopian SF Movies Inspire our Military Bots

P.W. Singer's latest book, Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, is exciting, fascinating and frightening. Singer covers the history of robotics for warfare (and robot history in general) before delving into the dizzying plethora of robotic systems being developed and/or used at a tremendously accelerated rate.

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